- General Information
and experienced rowers who were looking for a place to row in Cincinnati
founded the Cincinnati Rowing Club (CRC) in 1982 as the East Fork Water
Sports Association. Initially, the club was located at East Fork State
Park where we had the pleasure of hosting over 16 collegiate national
championships. As the club grew, it became necessary to find a larger
and more prominent site. Working with the City of Newport, Kentucky, the
Licking River boathouse was built in General James Taylor Park in 1995.
Rowing Club is an organization formed and maintained to promote the sport
of rowing, to teach and train oarsman and oarswomen without preference
to race, creed, religion, or color, to provide an equitable means for
both recreational and competitive rowing, locally, regionally, nationally,
and internationally, and to provide a means for community and charitable
involvement in the Cincinnati area.
CRC is an
organizational member of USRowing, a nonprofit organization established
over 100 years ago to serve an existing network of clubs now over 30,000
members strong nationwide. CRC members are encouraged to join as individuals
as this allows you to participate in registered regattas and receive the
2002, CRC became one of the 14 charter members of USRowing's
Club Partner Program.
Membership – How to Join CRC
If you’re interested in becoming a member of CRC,
contact the Club Membership Director (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
We are a sculling club with all sculling boats, but welcome experienced sweep rowers to join and learn to scull.
(Note: September 1st of each year is the last day to join for that current calendar year if you are new to rowing and/or sculling.
It starts to get cold and the daylight hours get shorter and we want you to have time to row after you learn).
New to Rowing
For those of you who have no experience, or just a little,
we require that you have formal training to learn proper rowing technique, safety considerations, and boat handling. We recommend that you
attend one of the Cincinnati Rowing Club's Learn-to-Row programs. Other possible options to acquire the necessary training include private
coaching or attendance at a rowing camp. If you want to verify that your program will meet our standards, feel free to contact the Membership
Director or the President to discuss it with them. We also will require an assessment by one of the Club Captains when you are ready to begin
attending Open or Coached Rows.
(Note: You must become a CRC Member before using a club boat for private lessons.)
The first step is to join CRC. You will need to complete the Membership Application Form and mail
with your membership payment to the CRC address on the form. At that time you will also need to sign
a USRowing waiver online. Insert GHLTL as the club code under the Athletes panel.
(Click on the right side links of this Membership page to access these forms and information on Membership Fees.)
If you have prior sculling experience, once your membership forms and payment are received by CRC we will arrange
for an orientation to Cincinnati Rowing Club, the boathouse, and our rowing venue (the Licking River). We will also schedule
an on-the-water assessment of your rowing ability. You must complete, sign and bring a copy of the Safety Assessment to the
orientation session. This is a requirement before going out on the water. Once everything is completed and we have verified
your sculling skills, you can start attending our Open and Coached Rows offered each week.
If you are a sweep rower and new to sculling, after your membership forms and payment are received by CRC,
we will arrange for an orientation to Cincinnati Rowing Club, the boathouse, and our rowing venue (the Licking River).
You must complete, sign and bring a copy of the Safety Assessment to the orientation session. This is a requirement before
going out on the water for lessons. Then you may attend one of CRC's complimentary group sweep-to-scull transition lessons
(tentatively scheduled to be offered in 2013 on Saturday June 8th and Saturday July 13th). Alternatively you may take private lessons
(available on a fee basis) to learn to scull. At the completion of your lesson, an on-the-water assessment will be conducted to verify
your sculling skills and clear you to attend our Open and Coached Rows offered each week.