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
HRRA Novice Program
HRRA rowing programs, and particularly our novice curriculum, follow a progressive theory of learning—we believe novice rowers learn best when they are in a group with similarly skilled participants. This allows our novices to learn at the appropriate pace, focus on the skills they need to get to the next level, and forge relationships through shared experiences with their fellow novices.
Hundreds of Hudson Valley residents have become competent, successful rowers using this method and have moved on to a variety of personalized and fulfilling rowing experiences that have included recreational sculling, racing casually with friends at regattas, coaching their child’s crew team, and winning medals at National and World Championships!
One size does not fit all! Join HRRA and begin your own rowing journey on the Hudson!
Junior Novice/Learn-to-Row Program:
June 26th – August 6th
Practice Days & Times:
Rower Fee: $290 – Register here.
Coxswain Fee: $35 – Register here.
Coach: Jacob Tivnan
The team will be representing the club at the following regattas during the summer.
- 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’s family.
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. If you have already completed a novice year at another program (HS, Collegiate, or other) please register for our Adult Comprehensive Program.
HRRA’s learn to scull program is for novice scullers and scullers who have been away from the sport for a while. You will learn to scull in doubles, quads and singles at the coaches discretion. You will learn a healthy new low impact sport with an aim to graduation into our recreational sculling program.
Registration includes a free summer training shirt.
All athletes must have a Basic USRowing Membership ($25) 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.