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Individual Membership FAQ
What is my member number?
If you have a Championship Membership, your USRowing member number can be found on the membership card that was mailed to you shortly after purchasing a membership. If you have a Basic Membership (or created a waiver-only profile prior to 2013), your membership number was provided online and emailed to you upon registration. If you forgot your member number (either Championship or Basic), you can locate it online at: http://www.usrowing.org/join/MemNumUserLookup.aspx. If you are still having trouble, call USRowing’s main line at 1-800-314-4769 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is my password?
Your default password is your current zip code. If you changed your password from its default setting and can’t remember it, call the USRowing main line at 1-800-314-4769 or e-mail email@example.com.
Where do I go to renew my individual membership?
Renewing either your Championship Membership or your Basic Membership can be done online at: http://www.usrowing.org/join.aspx. If you don’t want to pay for your Championship Membership with a credit card, you can submit an application via fax, scan or regular postal mail. The form can be downloaded here. Please e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to (609) 924-1578.
Can I reset my password?
Yes. If you changed your password from the default zip code and need help resetting, you can call the main line at 1-800-314-4769 or e-mail email@example.com. If you know your password and can successfully log in, you have an option to change your password under Update Your Profile.
Can I renew my Basic Membership (formerly waiver-only profile) number?
Yes. You are now able to renew an expired Basic Membership number. Much like a Championship Membership, you will need that Basic Membership number and the password (your current zip code by default, unless changed by you.)
What if I have multiple member numbers associated with my name? Which do I renew?
You may have multiple numbers associated with your name. If you are unsure which number to renew, check with your coach to see which number he or she has stored in your profile with RegattaCentral. If he or she doesn’t use RegattaCentral, you can renew whichever Basic Membership number you choose. Please note: If you have a Championship Membership number, you should sign your wavier under that number and NOT obtain a new Basic Membership number.
Can I update my profile on the USRowing website or do I need to contact USRowing?
Now you have the ability to update your profile online at: http://www.usrowing.org/join.aspx.
What are the benefits of being an individual member?
A list of benefits for both Championship Membership and Basic Membership can be found at: http://www.usrowing.org/About/MembershipBenefits.aspx.
What is the price of a Championship Membership?
For athletes 26 years old and younger, the cost of membership is $45. For athletes 27 and older, the cost of membership is $65.
What’s the difference between a Championship Membership and a Basic Membership number?
A Championship Membership is a membership you purchase, which provides you eligibility to receive numerous member benefits including the ability to participate in all USRowing-hosted events, USRowing conventions, and other USRowing-owned regional events. Basic Membership, which is free, has replaced the waiver-only profile.
Free Basic Membership allows you to sign a waiver and compete at all
registered regattas. The entire list of benefits for both types of membership can be found at: http://www.usrowing.org/About/MembershipBenefits.aspx.
Do I have to be a member of USRowing to row in any regatta in the U.S.?
USRowing's free Basic Membership (formerly the waiver-only profile) allows you to race as part or a member organization at any registered regatta. If you are racing unaffiliated at a registered regatta, all members of the boat must be Championship Members of USRowing.
The only regattas that require Championship Membership for all individuals are events that are hosted by USRowing. A list of those events can be found at http://www.usrowing.org/Events.aspx.
Can I get a one-day/weekend pass to participate?
For indoor events, we do offer a two-day pass for $10. If you are interested in purchasing a two-day pass, please call 1-800-314-4ROW or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I cancel my membership if I am no longer rowing?
While your membership can be canceled at any time, we will only refund money within the first 30 days of purchase, pending that you have not raced at any regattas under that member number.
Can I renew my old member number if significant time has elapsed between renewals?
Yes. We do not discard old numbers, even if there have been several years between active membership. If you would like to renew an old number, visit: http://www.usrowing.org/join/MemNumUserLookup.aspx. If you have problems, please call 1-800-314-4769, and we will assist you in resurrecting your old number.
Do I have to obtain a Basic Membership number in addition to my Championship Membership?
No. Please use your Championship Membership number to sign your waiver.
When should I renew my individual membership?
Championship Membership expires one year from when you joined or renewed. For example, if you joined in March of 2012, your membership will expire in March of 2013. However, if you forget to renew that month, you can pick up and renew at any time. While Basic Membership is free, it is set up on the calendar year. You will need to "renew" by signing your waiver each year. It is recommended that you do so as soon as possible in the calendar year to take advantage of all the benefits.
USRowing requires an individual membership, but I have an organizational membership. Does that count as the same thing?
No. If you are rowing at an USRowing-hosted event, you are required to have an individual Championship Membership. A list of those events can be found at http://www.usrowing.org/Events.aspx. If you are rowing at a USRowing registered regatta, you need to have a free USRowing Basic Membership (formerly the waiver-only profile) to participate.
What is the Rowing Outreach Membership?
USRowing offers high school athletes who demonstrate economic need
the opportunity to become USRowing Championship Members at the reduced
fee of $10 per year. Please click here for more information.