Competitive and recreational rowing on the Oakland Estuary

who we are

The East Bay Rowing Club is dedicated to making rowing accessible to all. We believe in creating enduring relationships among our rowers as we serve our diverse community. We are proud of sponsoring and encouraging scholastic rowing programs in Oakland schools.

No Experience? No Problem

We welcome all levels. On any given morning, we have everything from first-time rowers to former national team members down at the boathouse.

Check out our FAQs.

Experienced coaching

We have a diverse set of dedicated and talented coaching staff to help all our teams achieve their goals on the water.

Meet our coaches

We train for fitness and competition

Our novice, club, and competitive teams offer rowers of different skills and ambitions the possibility to further their technique and experience as well as compete locally and nationally.


Learn To Row: Register for 2020

EBRC will conduct three (at least!) Masters Learn To Row sessions this year. Join us in May, June, or July for a 6-day program spread over 2 weeks, for $152 per person.

All sessions are open now for registration...including our annual, completely free USRowing-sponsored National Learn To Row Day! New rowers are welcome and encouraged to sign up for both the free clinic and the 2-week session that fits their schedule.

Sign up today!

From The Blog

A Promise Fulfilled

— submitted by Peggy Johnston, one of the founding coaches at JLAC and an important part of the East Bay rowing community for many years. She still rows competitively and coaches; at EBRC, she is one of the coaches for the Masters program. (more…)

USRowing Masters National Championships 2018: RECAP

This year, EBRC was delighted to race (and volunteer) on Lake Merritt in USRowing’s Masters National Championships.