Members, getting certified is not as hard as you might think! It only takes about 90 minutes. Certification allows you to row a variety of shells without a launch. This gives you greater flexibility in rowing shells for both adult recreation and masters.
During adult recreation sessions without a coach, you might row a single or join a certified crew wishing to go faster or slower than the launch. For masters, it allows you to setup your own coachless practice schedule. This could be useful if you are preparing for a particular event, like the marathon row.
Blue certification allows you to row in a recreation single (1x), coxed four (4+), coxed eight (8+), all without a launch.
Green allows you to race in all of the blue certified shells, plus a racing single (1x), double (2x), pair (2-), straight (uncoxed) four (4-), or quad (4x), all without launch. Please note: testing for green certification requires that you flip and reboard your shell. Please come prepared!
All members are encouraged to get certified. It's free!