Cleveland's Premier Adult Rowing Club
Established 1989

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WRRA's visually impaired rowers to compete in prestigious Head of the Charles regatta

Congratulations and good luck to our VIPER (Visually Impaired People Enjoying Rowing) crew, heading to Boston October 20-21 to race in the 54th Head of the Charles Regatta.

Donate directly to WRRA VIPERs fundraiser page

EHVZBHAZ4FH35HPF45VPZTRQJE.jpgFour years ago, Western Reserve Rowing Association (WRRA) began offering visually impaired athletes the opportunity to enjoy the fun and challenging sport of rowing.

Today, that same program - aka The VIPERs (Visually Impaired People Enjoying Rowing) - have gone from their humble beginnings on the Cuyahoga River to qualifying for the largest rowing regatta in the world, the Head of the Charles (HOCR) in Boston, MA. On October 20-21, 11,000 athletes from 26 countries will compete and amongst them will be the VIPERs!

The VIPERs are part of WRRA's Outreach Programs and are funded entirely by members and donations. Volunteers have given over 450 hours of their time helping to coach, row and cox in this program.

We are asking for additional help to get the crew of 7 adults (guides, rowers, coach & coxswain) and 2 guide dogs to Boston to vie for a coveted medal in this prestigious competition. 100% of monies raised will go directly towards the VIPER team's preparation for the regatta, travel, trailering the boat, and lodging.

Directly donate to WRRA VIPERs fundraiser page

Read & Watch Channel 19 news coverage of our VIPERs

WRRA can provide a Letter of Donation upon request. Additional donations raised will go to WRRA Outreach programs.

(photo credit: Micheal K. Dakota)

Veterans Learn to Row Day

Veterans Learn to Row Day
Sunday, August 26 - 7:30 AM - NOON

FREE to Veterans/Service-disabled Veterans, Active Duty Service Members, National Guard and Reservists, and Gold Star adult family members. Reservations required: http://bit.ly/VetLTR 

In appreciation of the men and women who have served our country and who love water sports or want to try a new sport. Thank you for your service!  

Rowing is a true team sport that demands the unremitting dedication of body and mind, heart and soul in a way required by no other team sport.

Advance registration is necessary for boat assignments. Secure your seat in the boat: http://bit.ly/VetLTR 

Program info

Learn to Row (LTR) is a half day comprehensive instructional session which introduces new rowers to the sport of rowing on the Cuyahoga River. LTR is an opportunity for adults (18 and older) to experience the sport of rowing. WRRA instructors will teach the basics of the sport of rowing, special safety considerations on the Cuyahoga, rowing terminology, and boat handling. Participants will receive instruction on basic rowing technique using a stationary rowing machine (erg) and on-the-water practice, rowing as a crew of eight.

Learn to Row registration is open!

August Learn to Row
Saturday, August 25th

Learn to Row is a half day comprehensive instructional session which introduces new rowers to the sport of rowing on the Cuyahoga River. LTR is an opportunity for adults (18 and older) to experience the sport of rowing and determine interest in joining Cleveland's rowing community through WRRA's Summer Rowing League or Veterans Rowing League.

Secure your seat in the boat: http://bit.ly/AugLearnToRow

WRRA instructors will teach the basics of the sport of rowing, special safety considerations on the Cuyahoga, rowing terminology, and boat handling. Participants will receive instruction on basic rowing technique using a stationary rowing machine (erg) and on-the-water practice, rowing as a crew of eight. 

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