URC Newsletters
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New URC boat shed opening
Union President Brendan O'Dea described the opening of the boat shed as a new beginning… Click to read more
Club Profiles
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Did you know?
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URC 150th Jubilee
The Union Rowing Club celebrated its 150th Jubilee in September 2014 - what a great weekend! Click to read more
URC photo gallery
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1970s URC Reunion
The 'maiden eights' from 1972 to 1974 and coach Jim Little met for a reunion weekend in November 2012, nearly forty years to the month after the crew first took the water..... Click to read more
Safety at URC
Safety is everyone's responsibility at Union. Click here to read more...

URC Strategic Plan
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URC President's Club
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Masters Rowing

Union Rowing Club caters for Masters Rowing and Recreational Rowing. URC has the largest group of Masters Recreational rowers in Canterbury and is well placed to offer rowing to anyone who wishes to participate in the sport within these categories.

URC Masters Women (Competition Group)

The Union Rowing Club supports an active and highly successful women's masters group, which covers a range of age categories. The team competes mostly in sculling events at regional regattas and the annual South Island and National Masters Championships. We have also raced in Australia and plan to compete at the 2014 World Masters Championships in Ballarat. The standard is high, with many participants training on or off water most days of the week, all year round. We welcome experienced and motivated female rowers who want to stay fit and enjoy the occasional thrill of competition.

URC Masters Men

URC has a solid core of Masters men rowers that rows regularly. This group currently comprises sweep oar rowers although a number of these rowers periodically also indulge in sculling. This group regularly competes at the Annual South Island Masters Queens Birthday Regattas and periodically at other regional regattas, with varying success. Like our women counterparts the mens group rows throughout the year, covers a range of age categories and welcomes anyone who wishes to once again get in a rowing boat and enjoy the rowing and camaraderie that comes from being part of a crew

URC Recreational Rowers:

URC also caters for those rowers male and female who enjoy regular weekend outings, but are not interested in competing at masters events. Once our facilities have been re-established, regular coaching sessions will be scheduled for intermediate or novice masters rowers.