Our coaches are ready to share their love of rowing with you! Read more about them below.

Debra Neufeld, Certified Learn to Row Coach, Trained RCA Coach
Debra started rowing in university at the University of the Fraser Valley in May 2010 and her life has not been the same since. Rowing has become her passion and coaching is a way for her to share this amazing sport with others.   

Rainer Straka, RCA Coach in Training
Rainer began rowing in the summer of 2000, with previous experience in bicycling, running and weight training. Since taking up the sport, he rows recreationally year round and competes primarily in Open Water events using the rowing shell he built.  He has been coaching adult rowers at the Nicomekl Rowing Club since 2005, and at Fort Langley Community Rowing Club since 2013. His coaching aims include ensuring proper boat set-up, developing effective rowing technique, and training appropriately to avoid injury, with an overall goal of encouraging life-long participant enjoyment and involvement in rowing. Rainer enjoys introducing people to the activity, and helping existing rowers gain new skill levels. 

Laurel Glanfield, Trained Learn to Row Coach
Laurel started rowing in Fort Langley in 2006. She assisted in organizing the inaugural Western Canadian University Rowing Championships here in Fort Langley in 2008 and 2009, became an NCCP trained Learn to Row coach, a Rowing Canada umpire, and joined the Rowing BC board of directors.  Her inspiration to develop a full-fledged community rowing club here in Fort Langley was realized in 2010 when the Fort Langley Community Rowing Club was founded.  She loves introducing rowing to “later in life” athletes, empowering people to realize their potential as athletes. Through her own journey of training and competing as a master, attending rowing camps and clinics, and officiating at regattas, she has a broad perspective of the unique and wonderful community of rowers. 

Chris Gulka

Chris began rowing in 2011 with the Fort Langley Youth Rowing Society, and now is a member of the University of Victoria's Varsity Mens Rowing Team. He and his brother Seb will be representing BC at the Canada Summer Games in the Lightweight Mens 4 this summer, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He is active competitive rower with a great passion for the sport, and wants everyone to develop great memories and skills that will last a lifetime. 

Seb Gulka

Seb began rowing in 2011 with the Fort Langley Youth Rowing Society and now is a member of the University of Victoria's Varsity Mens Rowing Team. He and Chris row doubles and pairs, as well as singles, and will be one half of the Mens Lightweight Four at Canada Summer Games 2017 for Team BC.  

Karen Chung, Trained Learn to Row Coach

Karen rows with UFV, and enjoys coaching masters athletes and teaching them to row.   Karen developed our Novice Program, and also coaches our increasingly popular Dryland Training in the off season.

Rebecca Van Noort, Trained Learn to Row Coach

Rebecca began her rowing career with the Fort Langley Youth Rowing Society, and has been expanding her reach into coaching juniors and masters, as well as continuing to row herself, as she continues her studies with TWU. 


For our members, FLCRC offers on-water sessions for ten months of the year, and dry land training in the fall and winter :

Coached Rowing

FLCRC offers opportunities to row from February until November.

Coached Rowing until November
Dryland Training  in the Athlete Training Centre

See more details here.

Come row with us!


FLCRC members simply enjoy rowing. We enjoy building community and camaraderie with members old and new. Regardless of your other time commitments, know that you are welcome to join us. Whether you can train several times a week, or might be more random in your participation in rowing. FLCRC is for "you" - we hope FLCRC can help you pursue your rowing and fitness goals, and be a club that you look forward to being a part of!  We enjoy training, improving, competing, socializing, and working together as a team.  

Come row with us!

Fort Langley Community Rowing  Club