Vero Beach Rowing’s masters program is for rowers at all levels. Whether you have tons of experience as a junior or collegiate rower, or are someone just getting in the boat for the 1st time, our club is for you. Masters members can use the club’s facilities and equipment year round and can participate in multiple scheduled coached rowing sessions each week.

You will have the opportunity to hone your skills on our sweep and sculling equipment, as well as to stay in shape with our rowing ergometers. Club equipment includes both sweep (2-, 4+, and 8+) and sculling (1x, 2x, 4x) shells.  Our singles include both stable open water boats and faster racing shells. If you have your own shell and would like to store it at our facility for you to use, we have that option as well.

You can usually find some of our masters rowers out every morning and most evenings as the weather permits.

Learn to Row

Focusing on the basics of safety, technique, timing, navigation, and “boat feel”, our Learn to Row sessions run for 4 consecutive weeks. Classes are on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:15 am to 11:15 am. 

Class size is limited to 12 rowers, so be sure to sign up soon as these sessions fill up fast!

Cost is $200. $50 of the tuition can be applied towards the cost of an annual masters membership.

Recreational Rowing

All Rowing memberships include coaching, full facility usage, and use of club owned scull and sweep boats and oars, pending appropriate skills assessment by our coaching staff. Masters members may row any day, sunrise to sunset, weather permitting.

Cost is $575 for an Annual membership or $350 for a Winter membership. Membership periods start on April 15th and October 15th. Discounted membership rates are offered to additional family members, including parents of Junior rowers.

Coached Drop-In Rowing Sessions

For members looking to improve their technique, VBR Adult Membership offers drop-in coached rowing sessions per week, at no additional cost. The current schedule is listed below, and is subject to change as sunrise/sunset times vary during the year.


  • 6:15-7:15 am
  • 7:15-9:00 am


  • 6:15-7:15 am
  • 7:15-9:00 am


  • 7:30-9:30 am

Associate Membership

This membership is only offered to competitive rowers who reside more than 50 miles from Vero Beach, FL. The membership offers a maximum 20 rows per year from the VBR dock, and limited access to club equipment and practice times.  Associate Membership is offered at the discretion of the Board of Directors. Please email Brian Colgan prior to registering to confirm your eligibility for this membership.

Membership cost per year is $150.00 and must be renewed annually on October 15th.

Visting Rower

Visiting experienced rowers can purchase a one month membership. After the required coach skills assessment and waterway orientation, Visiting Members will have access to club equipment and facilities.

Membership cost is $110.00 for one month and may only be used once in a 12 month period.

Guest Rowing Pass

Existing members may purchase a one day guest pass that allows their visitor an opportunity to row with the member. Guests must sign a liability waiver, may only use club equipment with prior approval from club coaching staff, and must be accompanied by the sponsoring member at all times, both on and off of the water.

Member Boat Storage

Vero Beach Rowing Boat Storage Rental is available for our Annual members only. The cost is $250 per year outside or $375 per year inside our boathouse. Space must first be arranged with our Director of Rowing. Please email Brian Colgan to confirm rack space availability prior to registering.

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Our Mission

To promote and teach the sport of rowing to the community in order to develop physical fitness, personal character, and an ethic of cooperation through competitive and recreational opportunities.

Our Location

We are located at 310 Acacia Road
Vero Beach, FL 32963, by the boat ramps directly across the basin from the Dog Park.

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Contact Us

Mailing Address:
PO Box 643063
Vero Beach, FL 32964

Telephone: 772-261-0747

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