MCRA has levels of membership to suit any level of commitment.  Memberships are available for youth, collegiate, and adult rowers.  The MCRA fee structure is designed to allow participants to select a level that best meets their needs.  Minimally, all participants must be a member of MCRA, with the exception of those who only take classes.  Membership fees cover operational expenses including administrative fees, insurance, and facility maintenance.  MCRA membership is included with all Collegiate and Juniors registrations.


Depending on the level of membership and experience, members will have access to select from various MCRA fee-based offerings including coached programs, attending regattas under the MCRA banner, attending social events, boat storage, and boat usage.


All Members are required to be members of USRowing.


MCRA has Open Row on most Saturday mornings from 8:30-10:30am throughout the summer which are available for all involved MCRA rowers including those in classes, Members, and Juniors.

Our program is designed to accommodate all levels of rowing.  Our Learn to Row Program teaches new participants the basics of rowing and water safety.  Novice rowers improve their skills and fitness.  Experienced or competitive rowers receive disciplined sport-relevant training.

Whether you are seeking to get in shape, stay in shape, or get in better shape, we have the structure to help you accomplish your personal goals.  Rowing is about more than the meters you put in on the water with an oar or sculls in your hand(s).  It is also about the steps you take off the water, both physically and mentally to improve yourself as an athlete.  It is about the discipline to pursue goals and challenges.  Once rowers move beyond the intermediate skill level, and after passing a Captain's test, they are eligible to row in MCRA events and use MCRA equipment.

USRowing Membership

Regardless of membership level, all members are required to have an active USRowing Membership.  US Rowing membership number and expiration date will be required at registration.

You must have a USRowing Basic, Individual membership in order to row with Maine Coast Rowing Association.  MCRA Club Code is F6VF3.

Individual Adult Membership

All participants, except for those enrolled in Adult Learn to Row classes, must have an active membership with MCRA.  Adult memberships allow an individual to participate in MCRA events and allow the member to access additional fee-based services such as boat usage, boat storage, private coaching, etc.


Full Year (Jan. 1 to Dec. 31):  $200

Fall only (Aug 1 to Dec. 31):  $100


Regatta-Only and Social Membership

Permission to row in privately owned equipment at any regatta under the official MCRA Club Name.

Regatta fees are the responsibility of the member.

You must be a member of USRowing and sign their liability waiver.

You must add MCRA to the affiliated club(s) in your USRowing account.

Full Year (Jan. 1 to Dec. 31):  $40

Additional fee-basesd services available to members

Personal Boat Storage

MCRA  has limited rack space for members to store privately owned rowing shells and oars.

Important:  Rack storage is restricted to rowing hulls ONLY.  Please do not request space for kayaks, canoes, or other types of boats.

  • Returning members will be allocated to their same location as the year prior as long as storage fees are paid prior to April 15th.
  • After April 15th, new members may purchase available spots.
  • After May 15th, boat storage will be allocated on a first come, first choice of available slots.



Full session:  $350 for one boat

Summer/Fall (after Aug. 1):  $200 for one boat

After May 15th:  If boat slots remain, members may store additional boats at the price of $150 per boat, space permitting as determined by the Director.

MCRA Club Boat Usage

Once registered for Club Membership, returning and new members may use MCRA boats.  The level of access to the boats will be determined by the coaching staff/Director.

  • You must pass a basic swim test to use MCRA equipment in supervised events.
  • You must pass a rowing and safety test (Captain's test) to use MCRA equipment without supervision.



Full Year:  $350

Fall only (August 1 to November 1):  $150



(for an individual who pays for boat storage, but may wish to use MCRA equipment occasionally)

Full Year:  $150

Book a Private Lesson

Private lessons are available by request at dates and times mutually agreed upon by the coach and the rower(s).  To request a private lesson, please contact


Single - $100/hour

Double - $50/hour/rower

Quad - $25/hour/rower