For Upper Valley high school rowers with 1 or more spring seasons of racing experience and a commitment to training for two head races (endurance distances from 4-6km, roughly 15-25 minutes). Seats are limited so sign up well in advance (we will maintain a wait list).
Bonus Sculling Option - New for Fall 2021, we will offer a Sculling-only add-on for Fall Junior Racing Program registrants only. No prior Sculling experience necessary. Attendance at the Sculling-only day is optional, but no refunds will be provided for missed sessions. Tuesdays, September 14 - October 12 (5 weeks). Cost: $75
You must be at least 14 years old and younger than 27 to register as a Junior. You must be fully vaccinated (two weeks out from final shot whether 1- or 2-shot protocol) by September 7th in order to participate in this program per UVRF rules. Proof of vaccination will be required.
Attendance at all practices and races is expected. We will attend 2 away races: CRI Fall Classic on Sept 18 and NH Championships on Oct 17.
UVRF Junior membership is required. 2021 Leb Crew and 2021 Summer Junior Scullers are already UVRF members (no need to register for Fall Only membership).
For non-members, there is a discounted FALL ONLY Junior membership fee of $25. If you register for this FALL ONLY membership you may row for the fall season only (no summer sculling).
Coaches: Erika Dade, Linda Muri, Ala Crockett, Chuck Nagle, and special guests!
Location: Kendal Riverfront Park
Dates: Sept 7 - Oct 14, 4:00pm-5:45pm
First week only: Tues-Wed-Thurs, Sept 7-10
All later weeks: Mon-Wed-Thurs, Sept 13-Oct 14
CRI Fall Classic, Boston, MA - Saturday Sept 18
NH Championships, Pembroke, NH - Sunday Oct 17
Please note that Fall Junior Racing is not a school program. Participants will need to arrange their own carpools to practices and races.
Financial aid is available, and information is exchanged in confidence (see below).
UVRF has a number of Vespoli and Peinert racing singles and an assortment of recreational singles for members to use, starting in June. You can pay a seasonal equipment usage fee and choose from a pool of racing and recreational singles. This option allows you to use certain club doubles as well. Alternatively you can do a monthly or seasonal rental of one boat and one set of oars. Members who have been certified also have access to premium doubles and quads. For more information, visit the Sculling/Boat Rentals page of our website!
UVRF has 50 outdoor racks available at Kendal Riverfront Park for owners of private singles and doubles in 2021. To qualify, you must be a member of UVRF and register on the website. Once you have registered, you will receive a rack assignment. The cost of a rack rental is $250.
Are you new to rowing or have you been away from it for a while? Learn how to get the most out of your Indoor Rowing Machine in this hour-long video from coach Linda Muri. You will learn how to sit properly on your erg and position your feet for maximum comfort. The complete rowing stroke from the catch, through the drive to the finish, and through the recovery back to the catch is shown along with proper (and improper) body positions along the way. An overview of the Concept 2 performance meter is also given for those who want to keep track of their workouts and learn how to coach themselves to better form.
Board meetings are open to all members of UVRF. They are held on the first Monday of every month, starting at 5:45pm. During the pandemic, board meetings are held using zoom. The next scheduled meetings are:
Monday, April 5, 2021
Monday, May 3, 2021
Monday, June 7, 2021
Monday, July 12, 2021
Monday, August 2, 2021
Monday, August 30, 2021 (September meeting)
Monday, October 4, 2021
Monday, November 1, 2021
Monday, December 6, 2021
If you would like to join us, please send an email to uppervalleyrc@gmail to request an agenda and zoom link.