Cleveland's Premier Adult Rowing Club
Established 1989


Join our Veterans / Military Program!

WRRA is excited to offer our Veterans / Military program in conjunction with Freedom Rows. This program is open to all experience levels and is inclusive to Service-disabled Veterans. Members enrolled in this program will row once a week and will experience a fun and challenging training program. For interested members, WRRA will also be offering opportunities for our veterans to compete at regattas.

To learn more about the program, please see the Veterans/Military Program page for full details or reach out to with inquiries. 

Thank you to all our veterans for your service!

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.

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Latest News

COVID-19 Pandemic Response

March 10, 2020

Please read the message below from the Cleveland Rowing Foundation regarding closure of our boathouse. All events at the boathouse are cancelled throu…

VIPERS in Boston

October 17, 2018

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 o…

Veterans Learn to Row Day

July 14, 2018

Veterans Learn to Row DaySunday, August 26 - 7:30 AM - NOON FREE to Veterans/Service-disabled Veterans, Active Duty Service Members, National Guard a…