Hanlan is proud to support a large, diverse Competitive Masters Program. Our rowers have accomplished top results on the Canadian regatta circuit. The program is open to anyone 21+ with at least one year of rowing experience. Single scullers are expected to own or rent personal equipment. The club provides crew boats. Masters athletes come to the program with a range of experience and interests, which results in a diverse array of training needs and understanding. A competitive training plan will be made available to all registered members, and the degree to which each athlete adheres to the program may vary. Experienced coaching will also be made available to all athletes of all experience levels provided they attend the scheduled training times. Athletes who own private equipment or have permission from the club are permitted to row at alternate times but do so without coach supervision.

Boating Orders

For experienced masters who are serious about training and aim to win at sanctioned local, national, and international regattas. Selection and boating orders will be made during the months of April and May and will be based primarily on 1km erg testing. Some adjustments may be made post selection based on the coaches discretion regarding on-water skill level. 

Athletes who own private equipment and/or who do not wish to be considered for competitive crew boats may opt-out of erg testing and continue to practice with the team and receive coaching and training plans regardless of activity level. These athletes may also still compete at all sanctioned regattas but must communicate their intentions to compete and the events in which they intend to race. 


1+ Year(s)


Ability to Swim | Moderate to Excellent Physical Fitness | Commitment to Most Practices and Regattas


21+ | Fee includes RCA Registration


All athletes are required to race in the current Hanlan unisuit: ordering details.


Every athlete must demonstrate a reasonable competence and fitness standard to race for Hanlan at any sanctioned regatta, as determined by the Club Captain, Head Coach, or Masters Coach.


  • Brings proper training attire to each practice and running gear in case of poor weather.

  • Puts forth his/her best effort in practice and contests.

  • Treats coaches, officials, teammates, and opponents with respect.

  • Conducts himself/herself in a manner that brings credit to Hanlan.


  • Understands unacceptable conduct may result in forfeiting privilege to participate.

  • Accepts training rules, team behavioral standard, safety policy, and responsibilities for equipment.

  • Must be in Hanlan uniform while competing.

2019 practice schedule

practice schedule

Tuesday  5:30AM-7AM
Thursday  5:30AM-7AM
Saturday  8AM-10AM
Sunday  8AM - 10AM (Fall Sunday 9am - 10am)

private boat safety group


Monday 7:30am - 9am

Tuesday 7:30am - 9am

Wednesday 7:30am - 9am

Thursday 7:30am - 9am

Friday 7:30am - 9am


coming soon!


Masters Coach: Sandra Farwell

Sandra grew up in St. Catharines and started rowing at 15 years old. She was a member of the Canadian National Rowing Team 2006-2012, where she competed and medaled at: Commonwealth (2006) and Pan American Games (2011), Royal English Henley (2000 & 2010) and World Cup (2010) and World Championships (2009). She is a former Assistant Coach to the Jr. Program at Don Rowing Club and is a current Personal Trainer and Coach at SCULLHOUSE! 

Email: for any inquiries