CMRC is located on the banks of the Waikato River at Mercer. CMRC is very lucky with the facilities, and the convenience of rowing a very long stretch of water.
CMRC caters for Club, School and Novice Rowers, and more recently, Masters Rowing.
School Rowing constitutes a major part of CMRC with many local students involved in training. At present, we have rowers from Rosehill College, ACG Strathallan, Pukekohe High & Te Kauwhata College. We welcome inquiries or check with your school sports office for more information.
The Club is well-equipped and the cost of membership is very reasonable and fees are structured to include all camps, meals, and lodge accommodation across the season.
We would like to dispel the myth that rowing is 'all early mornings' as the majority of CMRC training is undertaken after school hours and at a respectable time on the weekends. - we are lucky to not have to contend with tidal rowing.
The rowing season fully commences with daylight saving hours in late September each year and concludes for club rowers at the NZ Rowing Champs in February, and for school rowers at the secondary schools' national championships in March/April (MAADI Cup).
The month of April is usually taken as a rest month prior to commencing winter training.
Between May and September, we are in 'winter training mode' typically on the water at our Mercer based clubrooms on Saturdays and Sundays along with land-based fitness/erg sessions mid-week at affiliated schools fitness centres so it is easy to find a session for those rowers who also undertake a winter sport.
As with any sport, rowing requires dedication and commitment, yet offers a great reward and personal and team satisfaction.
CMRC welcomes rowers of all abilities.
There will be a place for you whether you are new or an experienced rower.
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CMRC COOK BOOK FUNDRAISER NOW ON SALE
Counties Manukau Rowing Club have put together an amazing professionally printed cookbook to assist with fundraising for camp funds and equipment maintenance - and what a perfect gift for Christmas!
The book Includes a personal favourite recipe from Kelsi Walters (NZ Rowing Womens Eight) and a dedicated Christmas section.
$35 each - contact us now via our Facebook Page / Messenger to arrange purchase (link below)
** AS OF JUNE 2021 LIMITED BOOKS LEFT AVAILABLE FOR SALE **