The New Haven Rowing Club is a nonprofit rowing organization, located in the Town of Oxford, Connecticut, on the Housatonic River at 407 Roosevelt Drive, Oxford, CT 06478. The purpose of the New Haven Rowing Club is to encourage and promote the sport of amateur rowing among men and women both nationally and internationally by providing rowing programs and instruction, and by maintaining a boathouse and rowing equipment for its members.
Founded in 1970, the NHRC has nearly 100 members ranging in age from 16 to 82. Currently, men represent about 60% and women 40% of our total membership. We have a beautiful two-bay boathouse with complete locker-room facilities, a spacious clubroom, and a weight room with ergs.
Our Club is well known in the US and internationally. NHRC rowers have won medals at major regattas such as the Head of the Charles, the US Masters National Championship Regatta, the San Diego Crew Classic, and many others. In 1981, the Club set out on the first of its now annual trips to Europe to race in the FISA World Masters Championship Regatta.
New Haven Rowing Club Boathouse, Photographed by Robert Perron.
NHRC contributes to the community in a variety of ways, including: supporting competitive rowing, providing adult learn-to-row programs, organizing amateur regattas, and promoting stewardship of the Housatonic River Valley.
The NHRC welcomes new members of all abilities and backgrounds.