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Registration for 2014 Learn to Row is Now Open

Western Reserve Rowing Association is pleased to announce that registration for our Learn To Row program is now open. Please read the details and instructions about this opening below.
Learn to Row
We encourage all new rowers to enroll in our Learn to Row program - a one day comprehensive introduction to rowing, including two on-the-water sessions. A direct link to registration for Learn to Row and additional information can be found on our Learn to Row page:
General Registration Information
After arriving at the registration site through the link on the program page, identify the session of Learn to Row for which you would like to register and add it to your "cart". At that point you will be prompted to login (or create an account if you do not already have one). After that is complete, continue through the registration process, digital signing of waivers, and payment.
Payment is by credit card. There is a $1.25 Transaction fee that is added to each transaction.
Note: activenet (our registration service provider) places some "ads" on the last two pages of "checkout" for magazine subscriptions and Active Advnantage. We have no control over these and want to alert our customers to them. If you are not interested in either of those, do not make any selection. Scroll to the bottom of the "magazine" page and hit "next", and then scroll to the bottom of the Active Advantage page and hit "No Thanks". Do not provide any other info on those pages.  
If you have any difficulties registering, please contact
If you have questions about Learn to Row which are not addressed on the web page for the  program, please contact
We are excited to have you join us this summer rowing on the Cuyahoga River!

Meet & Greet - March 26, 2014 at 6pm

Interested in learning more about adult rowing programs in Cleveland? Come to WRRA's Meet & Greet, upstairs at The Flat Iron Cafe (1114 Center St., Cleveland, OH 44113) on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.

There will be a short information session outlining WRRA's programs and detailing the upcoming Learn To Row sessions. The event is free and will include beverages and snacks. Potential rowers are welcome to stay as long as they would like, and are encouraged to socialize with our current rowers in attendance.

Whether you can make it or not, if you have questions please contact

Bring a friend or two. We look forward to meeting you!



Coaches Wanted

WRRA is looking for coaches for its Learn-to-Row, Summer Rowing League, Rec and Sculling programs. This year we are also looking for someone who may be able to help out as an assistant coach with the Masters team a couple of days a week. If you've coached in the past, we'd love to have you back. If you know someone that you think would be a good coach (rower, student, coach with another program, etc), we'd gladly take referrals. We're looking for coaches for both SRL and Rec programs which begin in mid-May, as well as those who can help out with the Learn To Row sessions during the month of April. Come help a team improve, earn a little cash, and have some fun on the river this summer!
Complete details, including job descriptions and 2014 pay schedule can be found in the Members section here:
If interested, please fill out the application and return to Any questions can be directed to that same e-mail address as well.

Volunteers Needed for Learn to Row

What: Learn to Row - 2014
When: April 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 26, and 27 (every Saturday and Sunday in April except for Easter, April 20)
Time: varies with position (see below), but generally between 9:15 AM and 2:00 PM
Where: Boathouse
Who: Experienced rowers and experienced coxswains

Experienced rower: at least 1 full year (summer and fall) or any two seasons
Experienced coxswain: must have experience and be comfortable in that role.

Since there are only a small number of seats available for rower volunteers (stroke and bow), rowers who are experienced on both port and starboard are preferred. If you can only row on one side, please let us know when you respond.

Volunteers are needed to assist as rowers, coxswains and erg trainers. Rowers and Coxswains can also serve as the erg trainers but will need to arrive one hour earlier (see below).

Rowers: 10:15 AM - 2:00 PM
Coxswains: 10:15 AM - 2:00 PM
Erg coach: 9:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Note: There are 2 on-the-water sessions separated by a lunch break.

To volunteer for this, please respond to :

Please indicate the activity(s) and dates for which you wish to volunteer. If you are a rower and only row one side, please indicate the side. Flexibility is encouraged as it will facilitate filling available slots.

Since more people may volunteer for a given slot than there are positions available, we will confirm your assignment as the volunteer positions for each date are filled. 

Thank you for making our Learn to Row program a success!

2014 WRRA Budget For Review

At Western Reserve Rowing Association’s February Board meeting, held on February 10, the preliminary operational budget for 2014 was approved by the Board per the guidelines in the current Code of Regulations.

Please find the approved budget at the following link: WRRA 2014 Budget – Board approved 02-10-2014

The Code of Regulations calls for the finalized budget to be adopted by the Board by April 1 for the then current fiscal year and rowing season. The Board plans on having this completed by the next Board meeting on Monday, March 10.

We encourage you to review the details of the posted budget before the end of February and if you then have any questions, comments or concerns let them be heard by e-mailing or by speaking with any current WRRA Board member.

2014 Pre-season Sweeps Meeting

Saturday, March 1 the WRRA Sweeps Committee has a meeting planned to discuss the WRRA sweeps options and programs for 2014. If you are considering a different program this year, or just want more information on the coached programs (Rec and Masters) you should plan on attending.

There will be discussion and Q&A on the programs, budget, pricing, captains, communications and more. Get your 2014 rowing questions answered and then catch up with friends over a drink/bite to eat.

The meeting will be held on Saturday, March 1, 2014 from 10:00a.m. – 11:30a.m. in the upstairs room at The Flat Iron Café.

Hope to see you there.

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