Welcome to MRC

These pages explain our membership categories, how to apply/renew, and the affordability schemes we have to encourage as many people as possible to row with us.


Membership Categories


The club has various categories of membership

The following rates apply for the membership year 1 Oct 2018 - 30 Sept 2019:

    Annual Cost (£)
Category Membership Type Single payment Monthly payments
A Rowing Member over 18 and under 70 470 516 (£43/mth)
A1 Rowing Member over 18 and under 23 in full time education 420 456 (£38/mth)
B Rowing Member under 18 420 456 (£38/mth)
B1 Rowing Member in J14/WJ14 Group 320 348 (£29/mth)
C Rowing Member Junior Development Squad 220 240 (£20/mth)
D Gym (Non-Rowing) 260 276 (£23/mth)

GoRow Gym (Non-Rowing)

GoRow Gym Membership is open to those who have successfully completed the training class assessment. Gym use is restricted to weekdays 0900 to 1200

120 not available
E Supporter Member (Non-Rowing) 55 not available
F Temporary - at the Captains discretion for a limited period Cost on application not available
H Rowing Members Veteran (70 or over) 260 276 (£23/mth)
I Coaches (non-rowing) 50 not available
J Coxwains (non-rowing) 40 not available
Y Para Rowing Adult 235 252 (£21/mth)
Z Para Rowing Member under 18 or in full time education max age 23 210 228 (£19/mth)


Members in all classes are required to be in possession of an activated access fob the cost of which is £5. Members of Categories B, B1 and C will each receive one free activated access fob for parental use. Lost fobs must be replaced.

If you primarily row for another club (e.g. University Students, people who live abroad) then we can offer a discounted membership fees to reflect the time you actually train with us.

Category H membership is also available to renewing members who became eligible for this category when the entry age was 65 or over.


Lifetime Membership: For those entitled to Veteran membership there is an option to buy life-time membership for a one off fee provided they have been a full rowing member for a minimum of 5 years.

The one off fee is calculated as (80 - age on 1st Oct) x 255 x 70%, e.g. if you are 72 on 1st October you pay 8 x 260 x 70% = £1,456.

Members who have paid the lifetime membership fee or who row and are 80 or over pay no fee.


Trial Membership: For new members considering whether to join, there is a trial period option available (pay 10% of the marked fee for one month, then if you wish to stay, that is deducted from your membership).


Pro-rata: If you join part way through the year we will usually pro-rata your membership so that you are only paying for the months you are with us.

For full details, see the membership policy

How to apply/renew

Existing Members

All membership fees are due on 1st October and if paid after 1st November will attract a 5% surcharge.

Membership and racking can be renewed online except for Junior Categories B, B1 &C who must renew using the paper membership form.

All membership fees are due on 1st October and if paid after 1st November will increase by £50.

For racking information see the racking section.


New Members

If you have just finished the learn to row course, or have rowed before and would like to join the club, have a look at what squads and groups we have available.

To join, please use the paper membership form.

All membership fees are due on 1st of month of joining and must be paid within 30 days. If joining during the membership year please contact the membership secretary, who will advise the amount due for the remainder of the membership year.


Payment Options

  Existing members (excluding Cat B, B1,C) Existing Junior members (Cat B, B1, C) New Members
1. Online via Paypal
2. By Bank transfer: Full amount due transferred to 30-95-36 47516368 Ref 16SUB{surname}
See Note 1
3. By Cheque: Full amount due payable to Marlow Rowing Club
See Note 2
4. Monthly Direct Debit
See Note 3

Note 1: This must be accompanied by an email to membership@marlowrowingclub.org.uk, stating: Member's Name plus a detailed breakdown of the membership/racking options the payment covers.

Note 2: If payment includes racking and/or a donation please show build up to total payment on back of cheque. Cheques should be placed in the Membership Secretary pigeonhole on the first floor of the boathouse or posted to MRC, Marlow Bridge Lane, Marlow, Bucks, SL7 1RH

Note 3: [Requirements for DD to be added]


Payment Scheme: If you cannot pay in one lump sum, you can provide the membership secretary with three cheques for approximately equal parts of your membership fee dated October, November and December. Alternatively you can set up a Standing order to pay equal amounts in October, November and December. If you pay this way you avoid the late payment surcharge.

Hardship Fund: If you are unable to afford the normal payment scheme due to your economic circumstances, you can apply to the Trustees (via the membership secretary) for alternative payment schemes. Each case is considered on its merits.

President's Fund: The President's Fund provides grants to individuals from Marlow that are competing at country (e.g. Home Championships) or International level. 

Bar Access


150124MRC bar

 Bar Access

Access to the bar for MRC members is subject to membership of Marlow Rowing Club Trading Ltd rules. Members of MRC will have access and MRC pays a membership fee on your behalf


2014 11 09 gym1


MRC is also open to those who just want to join to use the gym. 

The gym is primarily focussed on ergos (rowing machines), mats and weights, as you can see from these photographs.

We also have probably the best view from any gym in the area, over Marlow Bridge and the river.

This area is for the membership only. Available here:

EGM 2011


 AGM 2011 Information


Documents and Reference

Other things to do:

If you're rowing at University and back in Marlow for the holidays, we'd be delighted to hear from you, even if you didn't row with us before.

Uni students can join as temporary members for the months they are back (at 2013 rates, that's about £18/month or £3/month for coxes). If you rowed with us before, just get in contact with the mens or womens squads as appropriate, if not, contact us and we'll sort something out.