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Adult Novice Team

Novice Team - Suspended 2020

More information for 2021 will be available late winter / early spring. Please check back.

For first year rowers who have completed a Learn to Row Class, and oarsmen and women who are returning to the sport after a long absence. Rowers will continue to develop their sweep rowing skills in a group setting that promotes the enjoyment of rowing by building skills and fitness.

More information in our Novice Team Q&A


  • All sessions run by professional, safety-certified coaches
  • Organized rows


  • Team members are expected to meet minimum standards for fitness and participation 
  • Sign up for practices in advance and attend
  • MRC is primarily a volunteer-run club. Please expect to contribute at least a few hours to help maintain grounds, volunteer during regattas, and or assist with docks out. 
  • Keep MRC financial account in good standing by paying program, regatta, and any other fees promptly
  • Comply with MRC Policies and Code of Conduct.

Schedules and Team Fees

UPDATED Practices begin June 18

  • Tuesdays 5:45-7:45 pm
  • Thursdays 5:30-7:30 am
  • Fridays 5:45-7:45 pm
  • Saturdays 9:30-11:30 am

Novice Team members may be eligible to compete at the following regattas

  • September 28, Head of the Des Moines, Des Moines, IA
  • October 5, Head of the Mississippi, Minneapolis, MN
  • October 26, Northstar Challenge, Minneapolis, MN

Participation on the MRC Adult Novice Team requires payment of both MRC membership dues and team program fees.

  • MRC Adult Novice Membership dues: $215
  • Novice Team Program Fees
    • $225 for participants in MRC Learn To Row course
    • $325 for individuals who have done Learn To Row or equivalent with another organization
Novice Team Registration

If you have participated in a MRC Learn To Row course, click here: Novice Team (former MRC participant)

If you completed a Learn to Row course at another club or those returning to the sport, click here: Novice Team (new to MRC)

See you on the Water!


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2968 West River Pkwy PO Box 583102 Jen Sowins
Minneapolis, MN 55406 Minneapolis, MN 55458 612-469-7999
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