Masters Rowing @ DMCRC

The cohort of Masters Rowers at DMCRC are a passionate bunch,  many of whom have had extensive experience in rowing at all levels.  

From beginners (27 yrs +) to those who have rowed at national and international level over the years, and from recreational rowing to competing at the many regattas throughout the season, rowing offers you the chance to have fun whilst getting fit, socialise and form life-long friendships.

Fees for insurance and use of the Derwent Mercantile Collegiate Rowing Club gym, boats and equipment reflect your contact with the club.

We train on the River Derwent and have many options depending on the weather conditions (most importantly, the wind!). It’s an all year round sport, with the regattas and competitions taking place between October and May, and winter rowing (a lighter program) continuing through June-September (to keep up that hard-earned fitness).

For some general information on Masters Rowing (and to work out your age-group), visit the Rowing Australia.


To enquire about Masters Rowing at DMCRC please contact Eve Beecroft on

“Just opening the DMCRC website indicates you are curious about rowing. Whether you have rowed before, coached or never touched an oar, we welcome you. I know what it is like to be a beginner. I started at 50 and row competitively in my 70s. The skills are not easy to pick up but it is a thrilling sport”.

Eve has rowed on Lake Bled and Lake Barrington, in Canada and Canberra. Some races have been over long distances. In 2018 and 2019, before Covid put on hold many rowing events, Eve’s eight raced and placed in their age group in the Head of the Yarra. 

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