Cleveland's Premier Adult Rowing Club
Established 1989

Rowing in Cleveland

We have programs that will fit just about every type of rower, new and experienced -- Summer & Fall Rowing Leagues, Recreational, Masters Competitive, and Sculling. Outreach programs include Veterans & Military Rowing League, Para & Adaptive Rowing

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Try Rowing

Never rowed before but would like to give it a try? WRRA has been training Clevelanders how to row since 1989. Learn to Rows are half day instructional sessions that introduce new rowers to the sport on the Cuyahoga River.

Learn to row


WRRA operational costs are not insignificant. Dues and fees alone are not sufficient to cover the cost of all programs. In order to achieve its mission while keeping costs at a sustainable level, WRRA relies on donations. Several options are available to get involved.

Types of giving

Latest News

Nominations for WRRA Board of Directors

October 2, 2019

The 2019 rowing season will soon be winding down and that means we already need to begin thinking about the off-season and 2020.  One important thing…

Fun Row in Memory of Zita Varnelis

July 15, 2019

On December 29, 2018, WRRA lost one of its longtime rowers, Zita Varnelis. Zita and her husband Maris Kampe, began rowing in the Summer Rowing Leagu…

Registration For 2019 Is Open!

April 7, 2019

General registration is now open for all 2019 WRRA activites (except for Summer Rowing League which is still in the pre-registration phase of enrollme…

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