Riverfront Recapture’s Community Rowing Program is one of the largest and most successful community rowing programs in New England. Recreational and competitive classes, including the opportunity to compete on nationally recognized racing teams, are offered to everyone from pre-teens to retirees.
Are you ready to erg this winter? With each stroke on the ergometer you are actively stretching, increasing fitness, building strength AND avoiding the same old crowd and workout at the gym. Erg classes are held at the Greater Hartford Jaycees Community Boathouse in Riverside Park. View the schedule and rates on our WinterTraining page.
Adult and youth rowing classes teach both new and experienced rowers, while racing teams compete (and medal!) at national regattas. College students improve their skills and fitness over the summer, individuals with physical disabilities and/or visual impairments participate in an Adaptive Program and beginners and experienced teens can learn from college coaches in our 2-day or 4-day clinics.
Sweep classes are taught in the big, team boats where each rower uses only one oar
Sculling classes are taught in the smaller, individual boats where each rower uses two oars
Youth (rising 8th graders - high school)
Fall: Beginning and Experienced
2016 Fall High School Team
Adult (college students and older)
Intermediate and Experienced
Youth: Summer: Beginning and Experienced
College Coaches Clinic, 6.27 - 6.30 or 8.6 and 8.7, 9:00 - 3:30
Summer Youth Sweep Classes, TWTH throughout the summer, 3:45 - 5:15
Summer High School Membership (experienced only, TTh 6:00 a.m.)
7:45 A.M. Beginner-Experienced Sculling
Summer College Membership
Men's Racing Team, 2016-03-11 to 10-30
Women's Racing Team, 2016-03-11 to 10-30
A.M. Rec Team and Classes for Experienced Rowers, 2016-04-11 to 10-2
P.M. Rec Team and Classes for Experienced Rowers, 2016-04-11 to 10-2
Private Rowing Shell Storage, Annual