YYRC, established in 1871, has a proud tradition of being run solely by volunteers. We aim to develop members rowing abilities and uphold a strong position in the rowing community through competition.
Versatility is our strength. Our program structure is capable of developing rowers to a high competition standard, has the ability to immediately integrate existing rowers new to the club and is able to train a complete beginner to bring them to a racing level.
Our Club’s focus is to race throughout the summer season across A-E events, with a specific focus on winning at B-D levels in regular competition and State Championships. Our rowing program is designed to support and enhance this focus by providing members with suitable boats, equipment and other resources necessary to achieve these results. Our three 2006/07 Victorian Premierships and several wins at State Championships are testimony to the success of our program.
We also have a very strong social culture at Yarra Yarra. While expectations to train hard are high, we also expect members to unwind and enjoy a chat and a beverage at the many opportunities that arise over the year. BBQs, trivia nights and other social gatherings are an important piece of club tradition and a willingness to participate is crucial for members to fully enjoy our club.
Members must also be willing to embrace the ‘volunteer’ culture at the club. Many important roles are necessary for the club to function and none of which are paid. From squad coordinating and helping at Beginner Programs, to maintaining the fleet and filling committee positions, there is something suitable for everyones skill, experience and commitment.
Yarra Yarra Rowing Club provides a welcoming and friendly environment. We run diverse rowing programs which support a broad membership base and fosters a strong club spirit. Yarra Yarra is a strong, self-governing, not for profit organisation.
Yarra Yarra provides open and fair access to all who wish to participate in the sport of rowing. Yarra Yarra’s programs provide development opportunities through the range of competitive and non-competitive participation. Through this Yarra Yarra promotes rowing, contributes to the sport and is an active participant in the rowing community. The flexibility of our rowing programs allows us to cater to the needs and ambitions of our membership and the changing needs of the rowing community.