Club Masters

Monday/Tuesday/Thursday: 5:20-7:30 a.m.
Optional: Saturday: 6-9 a.m.

The Club Program provides an environment where rowers can hone their skills and develop their conditioning; Club members have a wide range of skills. Coaches for the Club Program are tasked with meeting the goals of all Club rowers. Club members can race, if they choose, at all regattas EBRC attends, with the exception of races with restricted entry, such as the Head of the Charles Regatta.


  • Three practices/week: $360/per quarter, or $120/month
  • Four practices/week (Competitive and some Club rowers): $435/quarter, or $145/month
  • Annual equipment fee: $100, due August 1

Dues cover just about everything you’ll do at the boathouse, from the equipment to the dedicated coaching — think of it as roughly $10 per two-hour practice. (Compare that cost to a gym and/or personal trainer!) Dues do not cover regatta costs.

Free 2-Week Trial

Row with us for 2 weeks free of charge.

  • Participate in all water practices and workouts, up to 5 days per week. How many is up to you.
  • On the first day, get a boathouse orientation and ride in the launch with the coach.
  • After that, the coach will put you in lineups.
  • At the end of 2 weeks, you can decide whether you’d like to join the program.

This is a very good way to learn about the coaches, the rowers and the program. If you’re interested, complete and send the form at right. We’ll contact you to answer any questions and to arrange your particiation.


Patti Buck
Club Team Head Coach
Head Coach, Oakland Tech Rowing
A 2017 graduate of Tulane University, Patti has been rowing since 2010. Patti rowed for Lake Casitas Rowing Association in high school, where she served as the youngest team captain in the team's history. She then attended Tulane University where she was Tulane Rowing's boatswain for a year and then as the assistant coach senior year. A native of Ventura, CA, Patti also coaches the Oakland Technical High School novice girls' team and the Lake Merritt Rowing Club's youth program. Patti is excited to be back in California and working for a team as vibrant as EBRC.
Brian Marcais
Assistant Club Coach
Brian has been involved with competitive rowing since 1996, starting as a coxswain at Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY, where he coxed for four years.  He has also trained and competed with Rochester Rowing Club (Rochester, NY), Riverside Boat Club (Boston, MA), Boulder Community Rowing (Boulder, CO), and -- since 2015 -- with EBRC's Competitive Men’s team. His coaching experience includes juniors and master’s crews on both sides of the country: Brighton Rowing Club and Rochester Rowing Club (Rochester NY), Boulder Community Rowing (Boulder CO), and Brian is now the Assistant Coach for the EBRC Club Team, as well as the Varsity Men’s Coach for Oakland Technical High School.

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