open house june 1, 9:00 am–12:00 noon

Interesting in finding out more about rowing and the New Haven Rowing Club? Come to our Open House on Saturday, June 1, from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon. Meet current members, tour the boathouse, check out our racing shells, and even try an indoor rowing machine. If you’re new to the sport, you can learn about our summer Introduction to Sculling classes. For more information, please contact us at

Membership in the New Haven Rowing Club is a gateway to great rowing—both sweeps and sculls—on a beautiful, four-mile stretch of the Housatonic River. We are a collegial group of experienced rowers between the ages of 25 and 80 who share the bonds of friendship and connection to the global rowing community.

You should consider membership in New Haven Rowing Club if you are an experienced sculler interested in either recreational or competitive sculling, or an experienced sweep rower interested in racing. We do not have a recreational sweep rowing program at this time. If you have no rowing experience and are interested in learning the basics of sculling, please contact us by email at We have a limited number of seats for sculling classes beginning in 2019.

Membership entitles you to access to our gorgeous, two-bay boathouse, complete with rowing equipment, men’s and women’s locker rooms, and a third-floor exercise room with ergometers and free weights. Full membership also provides you with free professional coaching twice a week.

The men’s and women’s sweep teams practice on the water from March-November between the hours of 5:30–7:00 am (6:30–8:00 am on weekends). Scullers set their own schedules, but are typically on the water early as well. Members interested in racing have a variety of local and regional regatta options from May to November (regatta fees are not included in membership dues).

There are three forms required for membership applicants: the application form, a waiver of liability form, and a swim test certification. All three forms must be submitted to the club, along with your first-year dues, in order to be considered for membership. The club does not cash your check until the application has been approved by the Board of Directors.

Interested in a test drive? We welcome prospective members to tour the boathouse and have a guest row. To arrange your visit, or if you would like to learn more about membership in New Haven Rowing Club, please send an email to

Thank you for your interest in New Haven Rowing Club. We look forward to seeing you on the water with us soon!

Matt Broder & Mitz Carr
Co-Chairs, Membership Committee
New Haven Rowing Club

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