Rowers of “masters” age (27+) are encouraged to join whichever squad they feel suits them best in terms of the time they have to train and their training aims. There are no specific masters-only squads, though some of the men’s squads have ended up as such by chance. You can find more detail on individual squads/crews under the ‘Squads’ menu item immediately above this page.
On the women’s side, athletes range in age between 18 and 70 in each of the 3 main squads: Senior, Intermediate and Progression.
When there are races with masters categories, or masters-only races such as Vets Head, crews are then formed either within or across the squads, depending on numbers.
In recent years, Cantabs women’s crews have won events at the British Rowing Masters Championships, Vet Fours Head of the River and Pairs Head, as well as Vets Head, in a composite crew, and in masters categories at open regattas. To find out more about the different women’s squads at Cantabs, click here.
As with the women’s squads, masters age men can be found across all of the different men’s squads and crews at Cantabs. These squads range from those which aim at national events such as Vets Head and British Masters, to those who row more casually and for fun.
These squads and crews train anything from once per week to 5 times per week, and welcome new members throughout the year. If you are interested in one of these squads, please contact our men’s captain to find out more.
If you are of masters age but are able to train and compete at a high level, please read more about our Senior Men’s Squad.
Learn to row
If you are of masters age (27+) and would like to learn to row, see the Learn to Row page for details.