Equipment, coaching, regatta entry fees, buses, hotels and equipment maintenance. We do everything we can to make rowing as affordable as possible, however, the equipment for rowing is very specialized and expensive. Carbon fiber boats - 60 feet long with 12 foot carbon oars transport our athletes down the river. We participate in local races, but we also give our athletes the opportunity to travel and race against regional and national-level competition. For those races we rent buses and stay in hotels. There are surcharges for certain races. We do offer fundraisers and scholarships to make rowing more accessible if it is out of reach for your family.