COMMUNITY ROWING AT THE HRRA BOATHOUSE
HUDSON RIVER ROWING ASSOCIATION
was established in 1998 by a group of like-minded coaches that wanted to offer quality rowing opportunities to junior and adult rowers in the Hudson Valley.
More than 20 years later, HRRA has grown into the largest and most diverse rowing club on the Hudson. We have taught hundreds of people to row. Many of our junior and adult rowers have gone on to earn regional, national, and world championship medals.
We operate out of the Community Boathouse, a place that was built specifically to grow a greater community of rowers. It stands as one of the largest and most beautiful boathouses in North America and is home to seven scholastic and two club rowing teams in the Hudson Valley.
Hyde Park’s Haviland Middle School’s sixth graders spent some time at the HRRA boathouse last week.
They’re reading the junior version of The Boys in the Boat as part of the Big Read through the Poughkeepsie Public Library District along with other sixth graders throughout the county.
We hosted six groups over three days with about 40 students per group.
The teachers and students were quite impressed with our boathouse and now have a clearer idea of what the University of Washington Crew Team had to endure to accomplish their Olympic goal.
2023 Big Read – The Boys in the Boat
Author Talk with Daniel James Brown
Saturday, October 14 at 2:30
Spackenkill High School
Boys in the Boat is the Poughkeepsie Library’s selection for their annual “Big Read” program. Events are planned around the book including the author’s visit to Spackenkill High School on October 14.
Free Intro to Rowing Clinic - August 15, 2021
Join HRRA at one of our FREE introduction workshops. No prior experience is required. Junior athletes ages 12 and up, along with Adult rowers, are welcome. We have a beautiful facility equipped with indoor tanks for a simulated rowing experience. You will learn about our novice, recreational, intermediate, and competitive rowing programs. The workshop is designed to provide you with an overview of the sport and cover basic rowing terminology and techniques. You’ll get a chance to tour our facility, hear about HRRA programs, use our rowing machines (a.k.a. ergs), and row in our indoor tanks. If the river cooperates in May and June you will get a chance to sit in a boat! This is a great way to “test the waters!”
If you have never rowed before you can start with one of our FREE introductory sessions:
Sunday, August 15, 11:00am – 1:00 pm
Poughkeepsie Regatta Book Presentation
Mid-Hudson Rowing Association
The Poughkeepsie Regatta – Presentation & Book Signing
This newly-published book chronicles the establishment of the Intercollegiate Rowing Association and its Regatta. The Regatta was an annual tradition THE POUGHKEEPSIE REGATTA held on the Hudson River where university crews vied for supremacy and thousands of spectators lined the river.
At this event, authors Elizabeth Clarke and Ann Sandri will present their book with images of the races, crews, spectators, crew quarters, and more.
When: Thursday June 23, 7-8:00pm
Where: Hudson River Rowing Association Community Boathouse
270 N. Water Street, Poughkeepsie
Books will be available for sale for$23.99 + tax