Joining Minerva Bath

Minerva Bath rowing club warmly welcomes adults of any age and juniors over the age of 13, offering the local community and surrounding area the chance to engage in the sport of rowing from a recreational level through to international. We accept new members all year round, whether you are a long time rower having moved to the area, making a return to the sport or hoping to try something new having never been near a boat before.

womens 8's head of the river


For those who haven't been introduced to the sport before Minerva Bath offers learn to row courses throughout the year. This involves a 5 week starter course designed to give you the basic skills and confidence around a boat. For more information on this course and what happens after, please follow the link to the Learn to Row page.

We are always looking for experienced rowers to join our team here at Minerva. Follow these 3 easy steps;
1) Email the relevant captain outlining your experience and level (click on photo for email)
2) Complete membership form (captain will email you the link)
3) Your captain will email you back with more information.

Liz Kebby-Jones Zoe Jones
Women's Captain
Elaine Hoyes
Men's Captain
Marcus Cooper

Junior Co-ordinator

Sue Hamilton



For Juniors, anyone aged 13-18, please follow the link to the Junior page for more information about how to join Minerva Bath rowing club and the links to the relevant membership forms.

 




Current Membership Prices 2016


Membership Type

 

Discounted Annual Fee £

(payable Jan 31st)

Monthly Fee £

(Standing Order)

 

Senior
288
25 (300)
Student
216
19 (228)
Junior
180
16 (192)
Cox/Life
No charge
No charge


Adults membership form - Online (see below)

Junior membership form - Online

 

Minerva is a community club. Bursaries are available if cost is a barrier to participating. Please contact the Chairman or Secretary in confidence for more information.

Boat Racking

Minerva Bath also offers boat racking to members at a cost of 120 a year for a single, £180 for a double and £240 for a quad. Anyone wishing to store a boat at Minerva should complete the application form and send it to the Chairman. If a rack is not currently available, names will be added to a waiting list.

Frequently Asked Questions


How much is membership and how do I pay?

Please see the above information for fees. We prefer you to pay either by monthly Direct Debit (payable on or near the 15th of each month) or a one off annual payment. Your captain will provide bank details.

When should I start paying membership?

Usually your captain will give you one or two free sessions as a taster to see if you like the club. However, you should start your Direct Debit for the next payment date after your first session (15th of the month).

When should I fill out a membership form and where can I get this?

This must be completed before you use any of the club's facilities. Please ask the captain for the link to the online membership form and then let them know when you have completed it.

How do I keep in touch with the club?

Your captain will add your email address to their squad distribution list - they usually email out with information once a week (sometimes more, sometimes less). The Club Secretary will also email out once a week with general news and information.

What about Facebook and Twitter?

Both are great ways to keep in touch with the club - on Facebook, search for Minerva Bath Rowing Club; we have two pages, one for all our internal club news and one for our fundraising / PR. On Twitter, follow @MinervaRowing

How do I start rowing?

Your captain will circulate your email to the squad. Initially, you should lookout for sub requests via email / Facebook. Your captain may also be able to link you up to a crew / mini squad. If you are an experienced sculler your captain will be able to put you in touch with our sculling coach.

I'd like to join a crew. How do I do that?

Try and get on the water as much as you can; either by subbing in or sculling. Attend land training sessions - more information can be found on the squad pages. Fill out any crew questionnaires you may be sent. Speak with coaches and captains and let them know your ambitions and availabilities. At certain crew selection points through the year crews will be reorganised.

What other ways can I get involved?

Look out for news of social events through Facebook and emails from our social secretaries.