Become a Member

OAR provides an opportunity for adults at any experience level to enjoy rowing on Budd Inlet. Club membership is not required for Youth Program participants. OAR’s Membership Manual (rev. 10/2021) can be found here.

The rowing ‘year’ starts on February 1st and membership fees for returning members are due at that time (payment plans/arrangements are available). After June 1, however, all membership dues must be paid in full.

New members joining for the first time receive pro-rated fees and an adjusted payment schedule (see below).

Join Date
February 1-28$580$875
March 1-31$580$875
April 1-30$536$808
May 1-31$492$742
June 1-30$447$675
July 1-31$403$608
August 1-31$354$533
September 1-30$309$467
October 1-31$265$400
November 1-30$221$333
December 1-31$177$267
January 1-31$110$167

Guest Rows
Prior to joining, experienced rowers are entitled to 3 guest rows coordinated with the coached adult team and/or with individual club members to share what OAR has to offer! You will need to email us to work out a time to row and bring with you printed, completed copies of USRowing’s Waiver and OAR’s Participation Agreement.

iCrew Account
Rowers interested in joining will need to create an account in iCrew and complete all documents and fees.

USRowing Membership
In order to be a member of OAR, members must maintain a Basic USRowing membership and accompanying waiver. Both are renewed annually and completed through USRowing directly. These documents are tracked through iCrew.

Safety Test: Float
Members will need to complete Float Tests in order to be a member of the club and get out on the water.

Volunteer Commitment
OAR is a volunteer-led non-profit and members are required to contribute some time to help keep things operating. There is an opt-out fee for the year.

Independent Rowing
Members of OAR (who are certified) can row alone or with other members any day and at any time during daylight hours, provided equipment is available and not already in use. We encourage new rowers to get to know each other so they can row together for safety and support.

Coached Team
Members of OAR can participate in coached team programming.

Individual Lessons
Members of OAR also have access to individual lessons with an OAR coach with a couple of additional perks: reduced rates, additional boat types, and unlimited number of lessons.

New to the Sport?
If you are new to the sport, you must first take a Learn to Row class or complete some Individual Lessons and then you can join the club.