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. Because Masters athletes come to the program with a range of experience and interests, there are three competitive streams to meet the various goals and commitment levels of every athlete.

Group I

For experienced masters who are serious about training and aim to win at sanctioned local, national, and international regattas. Group I athletes are expected to attend most scheduled practices, engage in dryland training, submit erg tests, follow the plan provided, train as a team under the guidance of the Program coaches, and race at most of the club-attended regattas. 

Group II

For developing and experienced masters racing for personal best results at sanctioned local, national, and international regattas. Although Group II athletes may not be able to commit to full-time competitive training, they are strongly encouraged to attend as many scheduled practices and activities as possible, where they will receive the same training plan and coaching as Group I.  Any athlete who joins in on a practice is expected to attempt all drills, maintain group discipline, and complete the workout to the best of their ability.

Group III

For members who train on their own schedule for personal best results at sanctioned local, national, and international regattas without any coaching. The Program Coordinator, Head Coach or Club Captain must approve before water access and regatta entries are granted. During cold water rules, a self-organized safety boat rotation is maintained by a group that rows together at 7:20am.


1+ Year(s)


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


21+ | Fee includes RCA Registration


$615 +HST Rower 


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


Any 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.


First Meeting - Sunday April 24, 8am 

spring practice schedule

MONDAY       5:45AM-7AM
SUNDAY        8AM-9:15AM


MONDAY       5:45AM-7AM
SUNDAY        8AM-9:15AM


Saturday May 7: Head of the Martindale

Saturday June 18: Tony Biernacki

Saturday June 25: CORA Guelph and Near North Classic*

Friday July 1: Canada Day Regatta

Saturday July 2: CORA Welland*

Saturday July 9: CORA London

Sunday July 31: Henley Masters

Saturday August 13: Hanlan Coastal Regatta

Saturday September 24: Head of the Welland

Saturday October 1: Head of the Trent

*no Hanlan trailer


Masters Coordinator - Jeanette Herrle
Jeanette Herrle discovered rowing as an adult, when a group of Queen’s University English Dept faculty decided it would be fun to do a Learn to Row in 2002 at the Kingston Rowing Club, and muddled their way through under the tutelage of future Olympian Morgan Jarvis. Having competed with a modicum of success as a Masters athlete for the past decade, first as a cox and then as a rower, she came to Hanlan in 2006 and fell in love with its rustic charm and endless expanse of water. With nearly twenty years of academic teaching experience at the secondary and postsecondary levels, she has come to love coaching and worked in almost every program at Hanlan, learning the trade from a series of gifted coaches while remaining an active competitive athlete.  Jeanette’s experience of the many benefits—and challenges—associated with a later in life entry into the sport give her a particularly empathetic and supportive approach to both novice and Masters rowers.

Email: for any inquiries