Adult Program

HRRA Adult Program

Our goal for our adult teams is threefold: to create strong racing teams, to create pride in our rowing community, and to expand access to a variety of rowing experiences.  We have been working successfully towards those goals since 1998.  In some cases, members of our teams have been rowing together for all of those 20 years, and to keep our adult athletes engaged and progressing, we provide a variety of programs to accommodate varied skill levels and goals.

In addition to providing the most extensive and thorough learn-to-row curriculum for adults within the region, we provide an Adult Recreational Team that remains flexible to life’s demands while still providing skill building and fitness. Our Adult Racing Team is focused on racing and becoming competitive on a wider scale, but coaches and teammates also retain the flexibility needed to help each other maintain their personal lives along with the rigors of training. Social activities and common practice sessions help maintain a connection between the adult teams, creating a friendly and welcoming environment for all levels of adult rowers.

Masters Racing Sweep Rowing:

The Masters Competitive Sweeps Program focuses on racing at regional and national regattas. Rowers enrolling in this program will commit to two regular season races. This is a competitive team and dedication to practice is expected if you wish to race. Prerequisite for enrollment on this team is two full seasons beyond novice year and by permission of the coach. Registration includes participation in one local regatta and free summer training shirt.

Dates:
August 22nd – November 2nd, 2023

Program Days & Times:
Tuesday & Thursday 5:30pm-7:30pm
Saturday & Sunday 7:00am-9:00am

Coach: Rich Humphrey

Rower Fee: $490 Register here.

Coxswain Fee: $0 Register here.

The team will be representing the club at the following regattas during the Fall.

  • Sunday, September 17th, 2023 – Head of the Hudson – Albany, NY
  • Saturday, September 30th, 2023 – Poughkeepsie Regatta – Poughkeepsie, NY
  • Saturday, October 7th, 2023 – Head of the Housatonic – Indian Well State Park, CT
  • Sunday, October 15th, 2023 – Head of the Passaic – Rutherford/Lyndhurst, NJ
  • **Saturday, October 21st – Head of the Charles, Boston MA (dependent on bid acceptance)**
  • Saturday, October 28th, 2022 – Head of the Fish, Saratoga, NY

For away regattas race fees are additional. Transportation, room and board are are the responsibility of the athlete.

Dates:
June 13th – August 6th

Program Days & Times:
Tuesday and Thursday 5:30pm – 7:30pm, Saturday and Sunday – 7:00 am- 9:00am

Coach: Rich Humphrey

Assistant Coach: Anna Sisung

Rower Fee: $490 Register here.

Coxswain Fee: $0 Register here.

The team will be representing the club at the following regattas during the summer.

  • Sweep & Sculls Regatta
    • Saturday, July 8, 2023
    • Providence, RI
  • Overpeck Summer Sprints
    • Saturday, July 29, 2023
    • Ridgefield Park/Leonia, NJ
  • Bridge to Bridge Regatta
    • Saturday, August 5th, 2023
    • Poughkeepsie, NY

For away regattas race fees are additional. Transportation, room and board are are the responsibility of the athlete.

Masters Recreational Sweep Rowing:

The Masters Recreational Sweeps program is focused on skill building and race preparation. This program is for rowers who expect harder training sessions in preparation for racing, as well as those who want to build up training and racing skills in preparation to join the competitive team. Prerequisite for enrollment on this team is three full seasons of water time or by recommendation of the novice coach.  Registration includes participation in one local regatta.

Dates:
September 5th – November 2nd

Program Days & Times:
Tuesday & Thursday 5:30pm-7:30pm
Saturday 7:00am-9:00am

Coach: Mark Dinges & Casey Darling

Rower Fee: $365 Register here.

Coxswain Fee: $0 Register here.

The team will be representing the club at the following regatta during the Fall.

  • Saturday, September 30th, 2022 – Poughkeepsie Regatta – Poughkeepsie, NY

For away regattas race fees are additional.¬†Transportation, room and board are are the responsibility of the athlete’s family.

Dates:
June 13th – August 6th

Program Days & Times:
Tuesday and Thursday 5:30pm – 7:30pm, Saturday 7:00am – 9:00am

Coaches: Josh Stratton and Nick Petramale

Rower Fee: $365 Register here.

Coxswain Fee: $0 Register here.

The team will be representing the club at the following regatta.
  • Bridge to Bridge Regatta
    • Saturday, August 5th, 2023
    • Poughkeepsie, NY

Adult Novice/Learn-to-Row Program:

Program for all adults over the age of 18 who are new to the sport of rowing. Program covers basic rowing technique, equipment handling, use of ergometers, rowing in the indoor tanks and eventually rowing on the water in sweep rowing boats (one oar per athlete). This is a teaching program, and does not focus on racing skill development. Registration includes participation in one local regatta and a free summer training shirt.

Coach:  Paul Stasaitis

Dates: September 6th – November 2nd

Practice time:  Monday & Wednesday 5:30pm Р7:30pm
Saturday 7:00am – 9:00am

Rower Fee:¬†$290 –¬†Register here.

Coxswain Fee: $0 –¬†Register here.

Coach:  Paul Stasaitis & Emily Luciano

Dates:  June 19th – August 7th, 2023

Practice time:  Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 5:30pm-7:30pm, Saturday 7am-9am

Rower Fee: $290 – Register here.

Adult Sculling Programs:

Dates:
June 26th – August 6th

Program Days & Times:
Monday-Friday

Coaches: Jude Kurzum and Jimy Hernandez

Assistant Coaches: Isabelle Rivera and Lily Stasaitis

Rower Fee: $415

Session I: 5:30am-7:00am
Register here

Session II: 7:00am-8:30am
Register here

For sweep rowers who also wish to scull with the RECREATIONAL SCULLING program. Must be in advanced, intermediate or sweeps program to participate.

Rower Fee: $250 – Register here.

All athletes must have a Basic USRowing Membership ($25.00) and an online waiver completed.  If you have already paid the membership under a different club name you must log in to the USRowing portal and add Hudson River Rowing Association to your club affiliations by the first day of practice. 

  • The HRRA code is H9RR4 and the online waiver link is HERE.

HRRA Program and race fees do not include uniform, hotel, traveling expenses, or USRowing membership (when applicable). Athletes are responsible for these additional expenses.  HRRA does not provide adult chaperones for unaccompanied minors.  

US Rowing Safety Video

Watch the video here

Adult Program
Juniors Program
Scullling Program
Novice Program