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We Row In The Rain

If you didn't know already, we row in the rain.

Practices will continue in the event of rain and teams/coxes/coaches are expected to show up. If there are severe storms in the area, teams will be notified by email if practice has been cancelled. It will be up to your team to schedule a make-up practice.

The following CRF rules apply if there are storms in the area:

  • Crews are not permitted to go on the water when lightning or thunder is present.
  • Crews must wait 30 minutes after the last audible thunder or visible thunder before launching.

Shells caught out on the river in a thunderstorm should seek shelter from the lightning under a bridge until the storm has passed if unable to make it back to the dock and off the water.

On the upside, rowing in the rain does make the water flatter ...

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Coxing 101 Clinic

Saturday, April 29, 2017 -- 10 a.m.-11 a.m.

Ever find yourself unexpectedly in the coxswain seat? This clinic, will help you learn the basics and give helpful tidbits to increase your confidence in the 9th seat. This hour-long, off-water clinic will cover topics such as:

  • Responsibilities of a coxswain
  • Basic commands and steering
  • Moving the boat to/from the rack
  • Overview of the cox box and how to use it

If you are a rower who is interested in coxing, a buddy boat who rotates coxswains, or just want to know what that little person is doing up there, this clinic is for you! Please RSVP to

CRF Safety Notice: Cold Water Rules Lifted Effective Saturday, April 8, 2017

After careful monitoring of the current and forecasted air and water temperature, the Cleveland Rowing Foundation Safety Committee has ruled to lift the cold water rules effective Saturday, April 8, 2017.

As of that date, standard rowing rules will apply. Despite the early lift, rowers and coaches are advised to use caution when on the river.