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Safe Sport Policy


$50 Referral Bonus: Members are eligible to receive a $50 referral bonus for each new rower who registers for a full ARC seasonal program. The bonus may be taken in cash or applied towards your next seasonal registration. The referred person must be a brand new rower who never registered for a seasonal program in the past; and will need to identify you as the person who should receive the referral bonus when completing their registration.

Family Discount: Families registering multiple rowers in a given season (Spring, Summer, etc) are eligible to receive a 10% discount for the seasonal fee portion of their registrations. This discount is applicable across Masters and Juniors programs. Please select the “Pay by Check” option during checkout if you desire to take advantage of the family discount and submit payment for the 10% discount price.

Payment and Refund Policy

Dues - Dues must be paid and waiver submitted before rowers are allowed to be boated. All registration is now done online on our secure registration page. If you elect to pay by check, please bring payment with you to the first day of practice. Make checks payable to "Albany Rowing Center".

If you are registering in advance for the season or for Learn to Row or Summer Camp and are paying by check, please mail payment to:

      Albany Rowing Center
      Attn: Registration
      PO Box 857
      Albany, NY 12201-0857

Anyone needing accommodation for making payments or wishing to set up a payment schedule may contact the ARC Treasurer at

Refunds - There will be no refunds unless a sickness or injury occurs within the first two weeks of the season. Refunds must be promptly requested by contacting the ARC Treasurer at A $20 administrative fee will be applied. No refunds will be given for early withdrawals prior to the start of a program. No refunds will be considered for Learn to Row or Summer Camps except when ARC cancels a session due to under enrollment. In the event that ARC cancels a session, a full refund will be provided and no administrative fee will be charged.

Equipment Use Policy

ARC equipment is to be used only as part of a sanctioned program. Members are not permitted to take or use boats, oars or other equipment except as part of regular practice for the program they are participating in. Master rowers who attend non-club scheduled regattas using their own sculling boats, may borrow a double for use at the regatta with the permission of the Head Coach. Use of equipment is subject to a refundable deposit equal to the insurance deductible in force at the time. Transportation and handling of the equipment must meet safety requirements identified for the equipment by the Head Coach.