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Dues and Fees

The following schedule applies to the current rowing season:

The annual budget for each school year will be established in the fall when we have a sense for the number of athletes joining the program. 


Additional Costs: 

  • Uniforms are required by Virginia Scholastic Rowing Association at an additional cost.

  • Fairfax Crew Spirit wear is available, and optional, but available for purchase.

  • The team does participate in out-of-town events such as the Stotesbury Cup in Philadelphia and SRAA Nationals.  Costs of transportation, lodging, food and any logistical expenses are paid by rowers. Attendance on these trips is optional.


Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarships are available. Please contact our President for a confidential conversation about an alternative payment plan or to inquire about a scholarship. For example, please see the scholarship opportunity below:


Julia Shew Memorial Rowing Scholarship: Please click HERE for more information. 

Named in honor of one of Occoquan Boat Club's (OBC) most beloved members, these scholarships support high school athletes who need financial assistance to join their schools’ rowing teams. The scholarships are funded by proceeds from the Occoquan Masters Sprints and by generous donations from those who understand the value rowing has for young people.The fund supports students who row for high schools based on the Occoquan Reservoir (Sandy Run, Bull Run, Oxford House).

  • Deadline is early December

  • Awards range from $250-$400 per rower to assist with membership dues

  • In recent years, 15-20 scholarships have been awarded annually


To remain competitive, Fairfax Crew maintains a fleet of over a dozen racing shells (boats that cost as much as $40K), a large boat trailer for travel, several coaching launches/motors and advanced electronics for all boats.


Each year Fairfax Crew determines dues based on expected team size and capital costs. Dues go toward the cost of purchasing and maintaining equipment as well as regatta and park fees. Dues cover participation in both winter training (November-February) and the spring sprint rowing season (March-June.)


Because rowing is a club sport in the state of Virginia, FCPS does not provide funding to any rowing programs. Rowing in Northern Virginia is made possible by the parents of rowers who have found that no other sport or activity lends such a positive influence on their young athletes.

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Fairfax High School, 3501 Lion Run, Fairfax, Virginia 22030

(703) 219-2200

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