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Columbia Rowing Club

Welcome to CRC

PLEASE NOTE:  Due to construction at the Rowing Center, access will be CLOSED Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5pm starting the week of January 22 for about 3 weeks.  We will post here more information as work progresses.


All club meetings are open and we invite you to
join us to learn more about rowing in Columbia.

The next club meeting will be held on
Tuesday, March 17
7:00 PM
Cafe Strudel
300 State Street, West Columbia

Come Out & Row - Weather is Getting Better

Community Row
Weather is getting better...
SAT - Community Row 10AM
SUN - Eights @ 8AM
WED - Community Row 5:30PM
(sunset will cut this row short
but sunset is getting later and later ....
SUN MAR 8th is daylight savings...
so we will gain an hour for rowing
in the evenings)
Hope to see you in the flat waters
of the Broad River soon.
Mark Conrardy
Vice President
Columbia Rowing Club

Learn To Row

Coming In The Spring

FREE Learn-to-Row
is offered every Saturday morning
at 10:00 at the boathouse.  
The general public is invited.
Please click here to email
Martin Shaffer for details you
need to know before
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.

Community Rowing

The Masters part of our club is made up of mostly scullers
(singles and doubles rowers), but we do get in larger boats to train for regattas, train new rowers and for winter rowing.  The club has "Community Row" every Saturday morning at 10:00 am (note time adjustment for the hot weather).  
Other Community Rowing times should be developing as the weather and longer sunlight hours come closer to spring....
A new group is getting together on Sunday mornings at 8:00 am for sweep rowing.  Those times would be great times to get team boats together and maybe even prepare for some upcoming regattas.  They are great fun, and you don't have to win to enjoy it!  If you are interested in rowing in a team boat, for recreation or for competition,
please contact Mark Conrardy by clicking here.



Youth Rowing 

Spring 2015 registration is now open!  The OFFICIAL start of practice will be Tuesday, March 3, for returning rowers and Saturday, March 7, for new rowers.  Space is limited to 20 participants, so please register soon to ensure your position.  New rowers will be given an orientation and swim test on Saturday, March 7, and will row for the first time on Tuesday, March 10.  The regatta schedule will be published as soon as it is available.

Collegiate Crew

Carolina Crew Club at USC has been conducting land training during the last academic year.  They have had two outings on the Broad River, and we look forward to their rowing regularly on the river in the fall.  Perhaps we'll even have some of the graduates from our Youth Rowing on the team.   Here is the Link to their Facebook Page, if you are interested, just send a request to join!

Northern Colleges and High Schools Visit for Training

Rowing crews that have done winter and spring training in Columbia include Georgetown, Michigan and Vassar.
We will post others as reservations are confirmed.

2014 Oakridge April Regatta