The North Shore Rowing Club welcomes year 10 Carmel girls who are keen to row into their club in Sept. They join the club 'Learn to Row' programme which consists of 8 two hour lessons costing $80.00+ tax. Those who wish to continue and show promise move into the club’s Development Squad the following year, in September, where they will train for 12 months in preparation for racing. The cost for this stage is $300.00 + tax. Once they are selected to represent NSRC as a novice, they become full club members and train and race competitively. The cost of this is $1,100.00 plus additional costs for regattas, rowing camps and the NZ Club Rowing Champs in either Twizel or Cambridge. Initial training is done on lake Pupuke at 3.30 pm twice a week and after that, training also includes regular sessions at Greenhithe. At the end of the club season in late Feb, the school rowing regattas start and rowers need to purchase a Carmel row suit for these. There are two school regattas on Lake Pupuke, the Mercury Junior Regatta at Karapiro and the North Island Secondary Schools’ Rowing Championships at Karapiro. Sometimes it is also possible to also attend the National Schools’ Rowing Championships ‘Maadi Cup’ but this is a joint decision between the school, the coaches and parents and requires parents to be in charge on the trip.