N.W. Rowing Clubs
Rowing has always been a big sport in Washington State. In the days before the arrival of professional sports to the area, thousands of Seattle residents would flock to the shores of Lake Washington and the Mountlake Cut to watch the crew races as a spectator sport. Now there are thousands of rowers in the state, and the sport is still growing every year. Below is a listing of most of the rowing clubs operating in Washington State:
Map of Washington Rowing Clubs
Here is a map we created of the boathouse locations of the rowing clubs in Washington State. Please note that the locations are approximate, refer to the club web sites (listed below) for specific locations and directions. Give the map a couple of minutes for all of the markers to load. If you don't see the blue location markers appearing all the way from Orcas Island to Vancouver, Washington after a couple of minutes, click "reload" on your browser.
Map of Washington Rowing Clubs
Rowing clubs that don't have a boathouse or a specific meeting location aren't listed on the map, but are included in the list below. Corrections or additions are encouraged and appreciated, please e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
List of Washington Rowing Clubs & High Schools
Masters rowing club, operating out of the Pocock Rowing Center in Lake Union, Washington.
Bellingham Bay Community Boating Center
This is a non-profit organization which provides a boathouse supporting boating activities in Bellingham, Washington (including sailing, kayaking, and rowing), allowing boats to be rented rather than owned. New Whatcom Rowing (also mentioned seperately on this list) is currently using this facility as their boathouse.
Cascade Women's Master's Crew
Also known as the "Pocock Rowing Center Women's Club", this women's master's crew team also operatsout of the Pocock Rowing Center on Lake Union in Seattle, Washington.
Charles McIntyre Rowing Club
The Charles McIntyre Rowing Club is a master's rowing club for men and women, both sculling and sweep, using the traditional Thames watermen's technique of rowing. This club rows out of the Pocock Center in Seattle.
Masters Women's rowing program operating out of the Mount Baker Rowing Club boathouse in Seattle, Washington on Lake Washington.
Commencement Bay Rowing Club
Masters and Junior program located south of Tacoma, Washington (on American Lake at Harry Todd Park, near Tillicum, Washington).
Also known as the Pocock Elite Rowing Club, this masters rowing program operates out of the Pocock Rowing Center at Lake Union in Seattle, Washington. It is dedicated to preparing elite rowers for national and Olympic teams through intensive individual coaching.
Everett Rowing Association
Located on the Snohomish River at Langus Riverfront Park in Everett, Washington. This club includes junior and masters programs, as well as "Learn to Row" classes conducted in cooperation with the Everett Parks & Recreation Department.
Green Lake Crew
Green Lake Crew operates both junior and masters programs from its boathouse on Green Lake in Seattle, Washington in conjuction with the Seattle Parks Dept.
Holy Names Acadamy
Private Catholic school with a strong junior rowing program, located in Seattle, Washington.
Lake Stevens Rowing Club
This club offers both junior and adult rowing programs operating out of Lake Stevens, Washington.
Lake Union Crew
Located on Lake Union in Seattle, Washington, this club hosts programs for masters and junior rowers, including summer rowing camps.
Lake Washington Rowing Club
The Lake Washington Rowing Club is the oldest rowing club in the Seattle area. The main boathouse facility is located in the Fremont area of Seattle. The club offers coached Masters sweep and sculling programs, Learn to Row classes, as well as novice sculling and sweep programs.
A private school in Seattle, Washington with a well-developed junior rowing program.
A women's masters (age 27+) rowing club operating out of the Lake Washington Rowing Club.
Montlake Rowing Club
Previously known as the Seattle Yacht Club Rowing Club (or SYC) and Interlochen Rowing Club, this Masters program in Seattle operates out of the Pocock Center in Seattle.
Moss Bay Rowing & Kayak Club
Located on Lake Union in Seattle, Washington, this program has masters, juniors, and rowing camps as well as corporate programs.
Mount Baker Rowing Center and
Mount Baker Junior Crew
The Mt Baker Rowing Center is at Stan Sayres Park on Lake Washington Blvd. South in Seattle, Washington. The club takes its name from the Mt. Baker neighborhood on the west side of Lake Washington in Seattle. It has both masters and junior programs.
New Whatcom Rowing
An open-water rowing club located in Bellingham, Washington, currently operating out of the Bellingham Bay Community Boating Center.
North Cascades Crew
Operating out of Lake Stevens, Washington, this club was formed in August 2008 as a BSA Venture Crew focusing on rowing. It has both a youth rowing program and a master's program.
Northwest Crew is a new Seattle-based elite team organizing for Under 25 and Open competitions.
Orcas Island Rowing Association
Orcas Island Rowing Association is an active junior rowing club and masters rowing located on Orcas Island in San Juan County.
Ranier Rowing Club
Rainier Rowing Club is located at 15003 Silcox Road, Exit #123 off I-5, in Tillicum, Washington, rowing on American Lake. Founded by Kathryn and Ted Walkley in 1992, the club is based on "small boat" training (sculling and pairs), with the progression to quads, fours and eights.
Rat Island Rowing & Sculling Club
Rat Island Rowing and Sculling Club, formed in June, 2005 conducts sweep and sculling novice classes and conducts recreational and competitive rowing programs for adults and youth in the Port Townsend area. Working in partnership with the Wooden Boat Foundation and the Northwest Maritime Center, this club is also dedicated to preserving the legacy of classic wooden rowing shells.
Renton Rowing Club
A new rowing club in Renton, Washington. Club meetings are open to all, held at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at Jet City Espresso, 207 Main St. in downtown Renton.
Seattle Rowing Center
Located on the Ship Canal in Seattle, Washington, the Seattle Rowing Club offers a wide range of rowing programs and training for elementary through high school, collegiate/U-23, pre-elite and elite development. In addition rack and storage space is available for shells, kayaks, and other non-motorized craft.
Sammamish Rowing Association
Located in Redmond, Washington, Sammamish Rowing Association is located just south of Marymoore Park on Lake Sammamish. It hosts both masters and junior programs.
A masters club in Seattle, Washington which organizes and hosts a number of races every year.
Spokane River Rowing Association
Spokane River Rowing Association (SRRA) is a master's club formed in the summer of 2003, and rows on the Spokane River out of the Gonzaga University boathouse. They currently have about 35 members and are hoping to attract many more in the summer of 2005. SRRA offers instruction for both the experienced and inexperienced rower. Contact e-mail: email@example.com.
Union Bay Rowing Club
A registered sports club for Univ. of Washington students, faculty, or staff, located on the Univ. of Washington campus in Seattle, Washington.
Vancouver Lake Crew
A masters and junior rowing club operating out of Vancouver Lake in Vancouver, Washington.
Wenatchee Row & Paddle Club
Located at the end of 9th Street in Wenatchie, Washington, the Wenatchee Row & Paddle Club is expanding its programs.
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