Organizational Membership FAQs
Do you have questions about USRowing organizational membership? Look for the answer among the most common frequently asked questions about organizational membership. If you can’t find your answer here, please contact USRowing Member Services at 1-800-314-4769 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where do I go to renew my organizational membership?
Renewing your membership can be done online at the USRowing Membership Portal: http://membership.usrowing.org. If you don’t want to pay with credit card you can press “mail check” and an invoice will be sent to the primary contact. You can also submit an application via fax, scan or regular postal mail. The form can be downloaded here. Please e-mail to email@example.com or fax to (609) 924-1578.
What is my RegattaCentral username and password?
To login you will need a RegattaCentral username and password. If you have forgotten your RegattaCentral username and password please use the “forgot username” or “forgot password” links here. If you have forgotten your password, please contact 1-800-314-4769 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
What is my access code and token?
After you have logged in with a Regatta Central username and password for the first time you will be asked for an access code and token. This access code and token is used one time only, to connect the RegattaCentral account to your organization. If you do not know your access code and token please contact USRowing at email@example.com or 800-314-4769.
Can I update my profile on the Web site or do I need to call/e-mail USRowing?
You have the ability to access and update your organizations information through the Membership Portal. You will need your RegattaCentral username and password associated with your organization (it may be a general account or associated with a specific person, depending on who connected the account)
What are the different prices for being an organizational member?
Organizational membership pricing is based on the number of current or active rowing members in the club. Click here for a description of membership tiers and their respective pricing.
What is Tier 7 membership?
This tier is for organizations that have outside insurance comparable to what USRowing offers. An itemized list can be found in our 2017 Organizational Membership Brochure, which can be downloaded here.
When do I have to renew my organizational membership?
Organizational membership runs the calendar year. It is strongly recommended that you renew your membership by the first week of January or in December of the previous year. Unlike individual membership, your organizational membership expires December 31 of the current year. If you purchased membership in September of 2017, it will expire December 31, 2017.
Do I have to be an individual member of USRowing as well as an organizational member?
Organizations must be members of USRowing in order to participate in any registered regatta.
If you are racing for a member organization at a registered regatta, Basic Membership is required. If you are racing unaffiliated, all members of the boat must be Championship Members of USRowing. The only regattas that require Championship Memberships for all individuals are events that are hosted by USRowing. A list of those events can be found here.
Plus, all individual members must sign a waiver (release of liability) to be covered by insurance provided by Organizational and Championship membership.
What events do I have to be an organizational member of USRowing?
In order to race at any registered regatta in the United States, you must be a current organizational member. Not all regattas register with USRowing. An easy way to tell if an event is a registered regatta is to note the “USRowing” symbol next to the regatta name on RegattaCentral.
Can I cancel my organizational membership if my club is no longer racing?
While your membership can be canceled at any time, we will only refund money within the first 30 days of purchase, provided that you have not raced at any regattas under that member number.
I want to race in a USRowing-hosted or -sanctioned regatta just once this season, but don’t want to pay $1,175. What should I do?
Please contact us directly at 1-800-314-4769 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
USRowing requires an individual membership, but I have an organizational membership. Does that count as the same thing?
No. If you are rowing as an individual at an USRowing-hosted event, you are required to have an individual Championship Membership. A list of those events can be found here. If you are racing as an individual at a registered regatta, you must have a Basic Membership with a waiver on file.
My club only races in the fall. Can I pay only half dues?
Please contact us directly at 1-800-314-4769 or e-mail email@example.com.
How do I obtain a certificate of insurance?
If you have purchased liability insurance through USRowing (every tier except the Tier 7 option), you can contact Wendy Pierce with Roehrs & Company, Inc. at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-363-7999. For more information, please click here.
Where do I submit my roster?
We no longer keep rosters on file. You can update and manage your roster using the Membership Portal.
My team/organization is holding a fundraiser that will include individuals that are not part of our club (such as National Learn to Row Day or a Learn to Row event). Are we still covered?
Yes. Miscellaneous special events and activities that involve groups other than your members (or USRowing members) are included automatically with your membership subject to underwriting review. Please alert USRowing to any events you intend to host that require specific insurance coverage such as liquor, camps, etc.
Why would my organization need to purchase a $375 membership with USRowing if our organization already has insurance elsewhere?
The benefit of this Organizational membership level is to provide the opportunity to attend USRowing sanctioned regattas. Many regattas are choosing to become sanctioned events with USRowing for the specific event insurance coverage they receive, as well as the commitment of holding a fair and safe regatta. There are many benefits your organization is eligible for as a USRowing organization. Please visit our member benefit section to learn more.
Our member organization also operates a canoe facility. Would its operations be covered under USRowing’s insurance policy?
More communities are expecting boathouses to be multi-purpose waterfront venues that serve a larger base. New for 2016, USRowing will offer multi-watersport coverage options for organizational members. Coverage will include canoes, kayaks, and standup boards for an additional fee of $350 for clubs in our insurance program. We are still unable to cover exposure for dragon boats. Please contact USRowing at 1-800-314-4769 for more information on this coverage.
What about other coverage that is not provided for my organization through USRowing?
Information for directors and officers, automobile, property and rowing equipment insurance is included in the latest Membership Brochure and through the Roehrs’ website. If your club is responsible for the coverage on the boathouse structure or for a vehicle, you should contact Roehrs & Company, Inc., at 1-888-467-3557 for a competitive quote.
Is the sale of alcohol by our organization covered?
The SALE of alcohol is not covered, but host liquor liability is included in the coverage and that covers you for fundraisers, banquets, etc., where you may SERVE alcohol as part of the function. If your organization is in the business of selling alcohol, you need to purchase coverage for this risk. Please visit the Roehrs’ website for a Liquor Liability application.
Will my member organization be covered if I race in an international event?
Your USRowing coverage is valid only in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. If you are attending an event outside these territories, you will need to contact Roehrs & Company about purchasing foreign liability coverage.
Do all my members need to sign an electronic waiver?
Yes, all members need to sign a USRowing waiver to be covered by the organization’s insurance if the organization has USRowing insurance. An electronic waiver is the most effective way to ensure USRowing has a record on file. If you or your members need assistance with the electronic waiver, please contact USRowing Member Services at 800-314-4769 or email@example.com. Also, if you’ve signed a USRowing paper waiver and are a current Championship or Basic member, please send a copy of the waiver by mail or email to USRowing, and it will be noted in your membership profile.
What is SafeSport and what does it mean for our organization?
We ask that all of our member organizations join us in the SafeSport campaign to protect athletes across the country. All USRowing member organizations must adopt an athlete safety program. While the primary focus is to safeguard children, policies should extend to all age groups including masters and college level. If your organization already has a policy in place, great! As long as it meets the minimum components, your current policy may be used. Please click here for more information on SafeSport.