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North Star Rowing Club

North Star Rowing Club (NSRC) located on Lake Banook in the heart of Dartmouth has provided a home for the sport of rowing for over eighty years. The club provides rowers a warm berth where they can find high quality boats, coaching and club facilities as well as a supportive and friendly atmosphere.

North Star offers rowing programs for junior, youth, adult, and para in recreational and competitive programs. Our competitive athletes compete on the local, provincial and national and international levels. Our members have achieved medals in both World and Olympic competition.


North Star Rowing Club offers options for learn to row, youth/junior, high school competitive, senior competitive, masters recreational/competitive and para-rowing programs.

Learn to Row: The Adult Learn to Row program is designed to introduce adults to the sport of rowing in a fun and safe environment. Through a series of eight rowing sessions adults will work with our coaching staff the basic rowing skills using large stable eight man rowing shells. Following completion of the Learn to Row program adults can continue to row for fun and fitness by joining the masters rowing program. The program runs Monday night/Wednesday night/Sunday morning or Tuesday night/Thursday night/Sunday night.

Youth/Junior: The Youth/Junior Rowing program is offered to school age youth as a daily program during the summer months. Although age is not a factor rowers should be old enough and strong enough to safely carry the boats and the program is generally geared to grade 7 and older. With the help of our youth rowing staff , rowers will spend a fun summer on the water with lots of activities to keep their interest. The program runs daily from 8:30-11:30am.

High School Competitive: This rowing program is for youth who are still in High School or Junior High and have an interest is rowing competitively, with goals to attend both local and away regattas. This program is geared to athletes aged 14-18 and practice time is Monday-Friday at 06:30am with the option of an additional practice on the weekend depending on the regatta selection for the year. There is a high level of training and commitment involved with this program.

Masters Recreational/Competitive: The North Star Rowing Club offers a recreational rowing program for fun, fitness and socializing. Open to adults, rowing is available each evening from Monday to Friday and on Sunday mornings. Those interested in competition can upgrade their membership and compete at local regattas. Rowers can access top notch equipment and our coaching staff will be on the water to assist in stroke correction or a personalized training program.

Para-rowing Para-rowing is sweep rowing (one oar) or sculling (two oars) for people with physical disabilities/limitations, including, in part, hearing impairment, paraplegia, quadriplegia, blindness, visual impairment, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy and spina bifida. The North Star Rowing Club provides access to the sport through the use of specialized equipment and trained coaches.

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Mailing Address:
North Star Rowing Club
20 Boathouse Lane
Dartmouth, N.S. B3A 2L3