C&O Canal National Historical Park - gorgeous 184 mile canal parallel to the Potomac River
Coxing? Whether you are new or experienced, a rower who is cheerfully Cox-For-A-Day or are a Real Coxswain, here's some useful information: Potomac River upper and lower course map with traffic pattern guidance on Virginia/DC bridge arches and rocks/sunken debris from Fletcher's cove to National Airport, NK cox box instructions, NK speed coach instructions, Des's Coxing for Dummies...uh Rowers, classic Cox Guide, Coaching The Cox blog, Rock Creek/Thompson Boat Center coxswain tips, and vocabulary.
Georgetown Waterfront Park - a perfect place to watch rowing, the signature sport of the Potomac River
MEDIA - articles/photos/videos about or including Rock Creek Rowing and RCR masters rowers:
National Park Service project for a Non-motorized Boathouse Zone along the Georgetown waterfront. Study area includes 1200 feet of waterfront around Key Bridge. Any additional boathouses constructed there for universities or others teams would alleviate crowding at TBC.
Oar spotter - identify what team has what blade design
Tools - when you need it, you really need it and it's great to have your own. We row boats using both English and Metric rigging so you might as well outfit yourself with both sizes. These rowing tools are also available from multiple other sources.
Spacer tool to simply change a spacer on an oarlock and save your fingers
Wrench (English) combo fits every English nut, great for cox and rower on the water
Wrench (English) 7/16 ratchet for rigging
Wrench (Metric) combo fits every Metric nut, great for cox and rower on the water
Wrench (Metric) 10 mm ratchet for rigging
Val's Crazy Shorts
Vocabulary - coxswain terms, rowing shell/boat terminology, parts of a boat/equipment
Trying out and being evaluated by an RCR coach? Sign just 1 waiver:
1. US Rowing paper waiver - download, print & sign pdf for RCR rowing evaluation