Corporate Rowing Program

Join our Corporate Rowing Program


Rowing is a great activity that can involve all types of people with varying skill sets, attitudes, goals and ideas. Unlike other sports, it is vital to have each team member participating at all times. Each individual in the boat is vital to the direction of the team, the balance of the boat and ultimately success is acheived through teamwork and patience. Rowers learn to anticipate every move of the rest of their team and blend to move quickly and gracefully through the water. This is what makes rowing a unique team building experience and an ideal team sport. Rowing benefits people through a delightful waterfront atmosphere, exercise, and social interaction outside the workplace:

  • Builds synergy.
  • Enhances teamwork outside the work environment.
  • Offers a low impact, non-confrontational sport.
  • Allows individuals to realize the importance of their contribution to the whole team.

As an employer, this is a great program designed to offer your team a fun, team building activity. The synergy developed through this opportunity will benefit your association, company, organization or alumni group in ways you didn’t know were possible.

As an individual, it introduces people to a new sport, a great new experience and leads to the possibility of continuing to row in our recreational or competitive programs at the Argonaut Rowing Club.


Corporate Rowing League–This program will be part of the Argonaut Rowing Club and the main goal of the program to introduce Corporate teams in to rowing and have fun.

Teams will row in 8+s only. They will have qualified instructors and coxswains to guide them from the club and will do five 90 min practices on the water. Each team will be built from 8 to 10 people (so there are spares). After each Corporate crew completes their on water practices; there will be a Corporate Rowing Challenge among all the Corporate crews. The race will be 250m long and the finish line will be infront of the ARC. Rowers from this program will have the opportunity to come back next season as a Corporate crew and do it all over again or join the Recreational or Recreational Development programs at the Club.

Corporate Learn to Row Day- The option offers a unique program set to accommodate any corporation’s specific needs: half or full day event with flexible timing. Recognizing this takes place during business hours, this program is a favorite for organizations to bring in outside colleagues to have fun in a team environment. Yourgroup will learn about the sport of rowing: the equipment, the basic technique on indoor rowing machinesand on an water experience in order to apply newly acquired techniques. The day will finish off on a high note with a race on the water. The day may include the following:

Catered lunch/breakfast/dinner/snacks or BBQ

Meeting facilities

Cash bar

Light refreshments and snacks will be provided throughout the day. Coaching is given by a group of energetic, experienced coaches.

Alumni Race Day
The second option is for alumni teams of experienced rowers to arrange a nostalgic race day. Crews can arrange to have practice days leading up to the event. We allow you to pick a date, time and group of people. We provide the shells, oars, safety boats, timers and referees as well as any of the following:

– Coxswains

– Catered lunch/breakfast/dinner/snacks or BBQ option

– Meeting facilities

– Cash bar