Who We Are

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Founded in 2006 by a small group of rowers who believed that rowing in New York should be affordable, accessible and fun, HRCR offers quality rowing programs from learn-to-row classes, to recreational rowing opportunities to competitive training and regatta experience. We are the only rowing program in the city geared specifically toward adults, though recent initiatives have introduced rowing to New York’s high-school aged kids. HRCR hopes to provide these generations of future rowers with a place to row for the rest of their lives.

HRCR members hail from all five boroughs of New York City and beyond. Some of us learned to row in college or high school, many of us were students in HRCR learn-to-row classes. We range in age from early 20’s to late 60’s.

As of 2017 we are looking for a new location, after we have been asked to leave our home of 10 years in Roberto Clemente State Park to allow for renovation and development of a multi-million dollar baseball academy. HRCR stands in a tradition of decades of rowing on the Harlem River and was the only rowing club in New York to offer affordable rowing for adults. We are committed to bringing rowing back to New Yorkers.

As a volunteer-based organization, we rely on the generosity of our friends, supporters and fellow rowers to provide excellent rowing instruction and help us revitalize the Harlem River. Get involved or donate here! HRCR is an incorporated 501(c)(3) non-profit.