Youth Rowing Program
East Bay Rowing Club manages the Oakland Technical High School rowing program. Beginning in 2012, EBRC responded to the requests of youth and parents that were interested in developing the rowing program. Working with the parents, EBRC has committed the equipment, coaching and water access to train and develop youth’s understanding of teamwork, health and fitness, respect for the natural environment, safety, and constructive goal-setting through participation in rowing. EBRC specifically strives to promote the sport of rowing to youth and underserved members of our local community.
The Oakland Tech Rowing Club is registered as a school ‘club’; not supported by funding from the school or the athletic department. Oakland Tech Rowing Club will soon begin the process of fundraising to acquire a small fleet of shells, oars and accessories to sustain growth and hone a competitive edge. With the club being kept within 10-15 athletes in the first year, many races will be focused on rowing Novice 4+’s and a mixed 8+’s. Please contact us if you would like to learn more about this program.
Sign ups for the OTR Summer Rowing Camps are currently open, please see the Oakland Tech Summer Camps link or contact the coach Axel firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn to Row Events
Throughout the year, East Bay Rowing Club extends opportunities to the community to participate in Learn to Row events. No knowledge of rowing is necessary, and people of all ages and fitness levels are encouraged to attend. Our primary event is held on the first Saturday of June, which is National Learn to Row Day, when we hold a three-hour class that instructs on parts of the boat, rowing terminology, the rowing stroke (practicing on an erg), and rowing in our barge. After attending the session, interested participants are given the opportunity to join the club as beginner rowers. Our coaching staff is experienced in training beginner to advanced rowers. We also hold focused learn to row events throughout the year for the general public, corporations, military veterans and the general community. Please contact us to schedule an event, or to learn about the next scheduled introductory session.
Throughout the year East Bay Rowing club holds “Fitness Crew” sessions. These sessions meet twice a week for about 10 weeks total. These sessions focus on general fitness based around the rowing motion for a total body workout. No experience is required to join this no-impact, high intensity workout group. The sessions are normally held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am to 11am. Please contact us to find out more about and when the next session starts.
Masters Rowing Program
The East Bay Rowing Club masters program consists of beginner, intermediate and advanced rowers with ages ranging from mid 20’s to mid 70’s. Rowers practice and compete in a variety of rowing and sculling shells, including 8+’s, 4+’s, pairs, singles, doubles, and quads. The training programs focus on all aspects of rowing, and include participation in regional and national regattas.
The Masters program welcomes experienced rowers as well as those with no rowing background. The Learn to Row events are typically used as an introduction to new participants, allowing groups of beginner rowers learn the basics together. Adults of all fitness levels are welcome. If you are interested in learning if East Bay Rowing Club is right for you, please contact us- we would love to talk with you and introduce you to the team.
The men’s team practices on M, W, F at 5:20AM - 7:30 AM, with optional land workouts on T, TH, and Saturday mornings. Women practice times are T, TH (5:20 AM – 7:30 AM), Saturday (6:00 AM – 7:30 AM) with optional land practices on M, W mornings. Both water and land workouts are planned by our coaches for race conditioning and ongoing fitness improvements.