Discover Rowing with GDRA

Greater Dayton Rowing Association has been operating since 1992. Our boathouse is on Island MetroPark, near downtown Dayton. We are focused 100% on adult rowing. We welcome everyone from college students to retirees. Both recreational rowers and competitive racers. Our membership is a pretty even split between men and women.

We will teach you how to row!

  • Come to Discover Rowing Day on May 11. It’s free. We will put you in a team boat with experienced rowers so that you can feel what rowing is all about. It’s really fun!
  • Sign up for Learn-To-Row. ($75 for 6 lessons)
    • Sculling 101 starts weekends on May 18.
    • Sweeping starts weeknights on June 4.
    • Sculling 102 starts weekends on June 15.
  • After graduating from Learn-To-Row, your first year membership is free !

If you already know how to row,
then join GDRA now!

  • As a member, you have full access to the boathouse at any time of day. So, you can row on your own schedule, or team up with someone, or join the regularly scheduled sweep practice.
  • We have 40 club owned boats to choose from, ranging from entry level boats to elite Hudson racing shells. The fleet includes 2 eights, 2 fours, 1 pair, 5 quads, 7 doubles and 23 singles.
  • If you own a boat, we have berths available. Contact the Boathouse Manager.
  • Membership fees are reduced for Young Adults (age 18-27) and summer-only College Students.
  • Active and Retired Military discounts on all classes and membership fees. Contact the Club President.
  • Go to Regatta Central to sign up now!

2019 Sprint Racing Schedule

GDRA’s masters racing team will be participating in the following sprint regattas:
  • Dogwood Masters Classic May 25, 2019 | Melton Lake | Oak Ridge, TN (USA)
  • Indy Summer Sprints Jun 22, 2019 | Eagle Creek Park | Indianapolis, IN (USA)
  • Independence Day Regatta Jun 28, 2019 to Jun 30, 2019 | Schuylkill River | Philadelphia, PA (USA)
  • Midwest Summer Sprints Championships Aug 3, 2019 | Dillon Lake | Nashport, OH (USA)
  • USRowing Masters National Championships Aug 15, 2019 to Aug 18, 2019 | Grand River| Grand Rapids, MI (USA)

ALL AMERICAN ROWING CAMP

Greater Dayton Rowing Association is hosting the All-American Rowing Camp on May 3-5, 2019!

Would you like to participate in a three day rowing camp with professional coaches right here in Dayton? Take your rowing to another level?

 

Here are the basics:
  • Three days of camp
  • Each rower picks the morning session or afternoon session.
  • Coaching, videotaping, rigging.
  • We design the camp according to our interests:  competitive, sculling, recreational, sweep, team boats, singles.
  • Professional collegiate and masters coaches

For registration information, E-mail: AARC@Daytonrowing.org

 

 

Discover rowing!

ATTENTION: FREE ROWING EVENT

    The Greater Dayton Rowing Association invites you to discover how rowing can boost your fun & fitness. Get introduced to the boats, oars, basic body mechanics, how to get in a boat safely, & get on the water in a sweep or sculling boat. Registration requested, walk-ins welcome. Receive a $25 discount for our Learn-to-Row program later in May!

When:  Saturday, May 11 & Saturday July 13

Where: 101 E. Helena Street. (Island Metropark)