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Columbia Rowing Club

Welcome to CRC

All club meetings are open and we invite you to join us to learn more about rowing in Columbia.
Hope you can make it on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at Cafe Studel

Regatta Schedule

Fall Regattas

Head of the South, Augusta GA- November 10th.


Learn To Row

Learn to Row will be held on September 29th at 10am.

There will be a $20 fee for each

Please email Martin Shaffer at to sign up for the Learn-to-Row session.

No experience is necessary.  You are never too old to learn how to row! Our oldest member is in his 80's.
The general public is invited to row 3 different time before deciding whether to join the club.

New Dock Donated by EZ-Dock Is Installed
EZ-Dock has been great to work with....
Check their new low profile rowing dock at

E-Z Dock Crew got their part of the job done in less than a day....very quick installation....very professional and knew exactly what they needed to a do and when to do it. Good experienced crew. Thanks to Ray and the crew for coming down from New Jersey for the installation...
Great group of guys.

"We used this dock at the Tail of the Tiger" last fall at Clemson and had no problems launching the eight.

No more splinters from an old wooden dock.
No soft edges when placing the eight person shell in the water
(no wet feet).
No slip surface.
Very solid and durable structure.
UV protection for many years of no  maintenance.
Light color to help keep heat from building up on surface.

We want to thank EZ-Dock for donating a new low profile dock specifically designed for rowing shells.

Our total existence would be in jeopardy if EZ-Dock had not stepped up to the plate. The new dock will allow us to jump start our juniors and masters programs. A True Blessing...

Also thanks to the many rowers around the world that donated
to our Go-Fund-Me page....these funds, over $20,000 was used to pay for engineering, construction documents, placing the river piers, rip-rap and ramp concrete pad. EZ-Dock sent one of their best crews from New Jersey to do the installation.

Again many, many thanks to  EZ-Dock!
CRC wants to thank John Worrell, President of CRC for his endless hours working to get a new dock in place. Those hours include working with Richland County, SC Department of Health and Environmental Control,
SC Department of Natural Resources, City of Columbia and Army Corp of Engineers...

Columbia Rowing Club Flood Relief
We Lost Our Boat Dock
Former Location of CRC Dock Near I-20 Bridge
The Columbia Rowing Club in Columbia, South Carolina is still standing on the banks of the Broad River after the massive flooding in Richland County on October 3, 4, and 5th, 2015.  Approximately 7 feet of water rose into our boat house and slowly subsided over last week, leaving a lot of debris...





Youth Rowing

Our youth rowers have been land training for the last few weeks and will be starting water training around MAR 1st. Any interested rowers should contact Jonathan Zuraw,
head coach, at


Northern Colleges and High Schools Visit for Training

Rowing crews that have benefited from winter and spring training in Columbia include the University of Rhode Island, Georgetown, Michigan Vanderbilt and Vassar.
Message to potential visiting crews:
I believe training in Columbia, South Carolina is very good quality... some of the best training water you will find anywhere. The Broad River is protected from wind from the west and east because it is a high tree line and high banked river.... (not an open body of water that can build up waves from across a body of water).... Our section of the Broad River consist of two 2000 meter rowing straight-aways. It is ideal for detailed coaching instruction.... typically extremely calm water to get that nice solid catch that we all like to have in our rowing stroke.
Also the average high temperatures in the winter of about 55 degrees. If you are lucky you may get those nice 70 degree days that I personally enjoy about living in South Carolina.
I hope you will join us for the experience.
Mark Conrardy
Columbia Rowing Club

 Weekly Rowing Schedule

SAT: Community Row 8AM
WED: Community Row 6:00PM