Cleveland's Premier Adult Rowing Club
Established 1989

General Sculling

For Experienced Rowers

Program Description

The General Sculling program allows a rower to use WRRA sculling equipment on the Cuyahoga River (WRRA owned 1x, 2x, 2- and 4x sculls and oars). This is NOT a coached program. Scullers must be certified as an Independent Sculler or Independent Pair by the WRRA Sculling Committee and have passed the SQL test before using any WRRA equipment without an accompanying coach or fellow independent rower on the Cuyahoga River. See the WRRA Sculling Program Outline for more details.

If you own your own equipment, sign up for Private Sculling (Link:

If you are interested in learning how to scull, see the Learn to Scull program. (link:

Equipment Use and Reservations:

General Sculling members are responsible for using appropriate WRRA equipment taking into consideration their weight, the weight limits of the shell, the skill level of sculler, and any other restrictions on the use of the shell set by the Board of Directors.

All shells must be reserved through the Appointy reservation program.  Please be considerate of other rowers and CANCEL your session if you are not able to row.

2019 Program Cost

Half Session (July 15)

  • The General Sculling - Half Season fee is $110
    The General Membership - Half Season fee is $101
    Both Summer and Fall Assessments are still paid.
  • For anyone who is a member of General Sweeps (the activity, full season), the cost to join Sculling is $110
    If a person is joining for the first time this year, they will pay $101 (membership), $260 ( summer and Fall assessment)  and then the half season sculling fee.

Note: Sales tax (8%) along with a convenience fee of $1.25 will be added to each transaction. Other registration service provider fees are included in the program cost.

Payment Plan and Refund information 

Program Dates

WRRA membership period ends on March 31, 2020. Cold water restrictions apply between December 1 and April 15 of each calendar year. For details, refer to the Cleveland Rowing Foundation Safety Manual (SaM)

Sculling Rules and Restrictions

All sculling members must follow the safety guidelines as stated in the SaM as well as adhere to the WRRA Sculling Program Guidelines 

  • General sculling members using WRRA equipment MUST sign boats in and out on the CRF sign-out log. For complete boat reservation information, see the WRRA Sculling Program Guidelines.

  • Cold-water restrictions apply between December 1 and April 15 of each calendar year. For details, refer to the Cleveland Rowing Foundation Safety Manual (SaM)

  • General sculling members are responsible for the mandatory use of rowing mirrors, marine radio, boat lights and noise making device (whistle) as required by the SaMScullers are responsible for providing their own mirrors, marine radios, boat lights and whistles.  

Certified Independent Scullers:

For information on the Independent Sculler Certification process refer to the WRRA Sculler Certification Process.

For program and independent certification questions, contact:

For registration and fee questions, contact: