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Mission and Goals


  • We are a club of enthusiastic, welcoming, and experienced masters men and women rowers who train weekdays and compete on weekends so that all of our members can get better individually and as a team.
  • We are rower-centric: of the rowers, by the rowers, for the rowers. We require all members to participate in some administration and some activities of the team off the water.
  • At the boathouse, we are responsible citizens who care for the adjoining Canal/Rock Creek areas and we encourage others to take up the sport of rowing.


  1. For all members to improve their rowing technique individually and as a team. Coaches focus on all boats - the first boat(s) and others. Coaches develop all rowers.
  2. To maintain our fitness year-round, pushing ourselves athletically in a safe and healthy manner while avoiding injury.
  3. For the team to prepare for and participates in several or more regattas each season (summer & fall) on a local, regional, national and/or international level.
  4. For the team to achieve respectable results at regattas. For instance, at the Head of the Charles to have a guaranteed entry for the following year by placing in the top half of all events we enter.
  5. For each member to prepare for and row in at least 2 regattas each season. Coaches select lineups for local regattas based on regular participation at practices. Coaches select lineups at more competitive regattas based on regular participation at practices and technical ability to make a boat move fast.
  6. For members to participate in sustaining the club by assisting in its administration and events, such as practice logistics, regatta logistics, fundraising, recruitment of experienced rowers/coxswains/coaches, USRowing's National Learn to Row Day,  adoption/maintenance/clean up of Tidelock, and other social events.
  7. To be the happiest and most cohesive team on the river and one of the fastest, if not the fastest team, on the river.