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Last Learn to Row of the season!

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.

Saturday August 26, 2017

EARLY Session: 7:30AM - Noon
(If the early session fills, we'll open a second session)

Price: $48.00

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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.

NOTE: New Novice rowers will not have the opportunity to participate in Fall Rowing due to space limitations and safety precautions (the river has increased boater activity and the sun sets earlier). All are encouraged to join us for Summer Rowing League next summer.

To volunteer for this event:

Upcoming Safety Test Review Sessions

Passing a CRF safety test demonstrates that you have the proficiency and leadership to be responsible for the safety of others, which in turn can qualify you for additional activities at the boathouse and on the river [e.g. being able to help (row) with Adaptive rowing, row as independent "buddy" boats, coach others, earn a key to the boathouse, etc...] !

Safety tests aren't a walk in the park, but with a little studying anybody can become safety certified.

We are ready to help you along the right path with two study sessions to properly prepare you for taking the test(s).

Sessions will be approximately 1.5 hours and take place in the Cleveland Rowing Foundation boathouse conference room on:

Sunday, July 16 at 2:00 p.m.
Thursday, July 20 at 7:00 p.m.

Please take some time to read over the Safety Manual before coming to the sessions. We strongly encourage you to come to both sessions but it's not mandatory.

If you plan on attending, please print a copy of the SaM (…/uploads/2015/01/SaM-FINAL.pdf) and bring it with you AND register in advance by sending an email to

Note: Space is limited to 12 people per session.


Dominic Santora Selected As United States U23 National Team Coxswain

DomToss.jpgCongratulations to Dominic Santora on his selection as the coxswain for the United States U23 national team. After almost a month of grueling practices and competition, Dominic emerged as the team's top choice for the 9th seat. Next week, Dominic and his eight teammates will represent the United States in Plovdiv, Bulgaria at the 2017 World Rowing Under 23 Championships July 19-22.

Dom coxed for many WRRA programs -- Learn to Row, Summer Rowing League, Intermediate, and Masters -- as a student at Saint Ignatius High School (’14) and during the summers while at Syracuse University (’18). In 2016, he saw the Masters Men’s 8+ to gold at the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta in Ontario, Canada. In June, he was at the helm for Syracuse's 8th place finish at the 2017 IRA (Intercollegiate Rowing Association) Championship Regatta.

A truly great coxswain inspires our best rowing, and WRRA invites you to acknowledge this tremendous accomplishment by one of our own. The U23 team must raise $50,000 to compete on the international stage. Please consider supporting Dominic by clicking HERE to make a tax-deductible donation on the U23 team's RallyMe page.