Ready All, Row! is a year-long fundraising campaign designed to show that our commitment to excellence in rowing goes beyond solid technique on the water and extends to how we care for and maintain our fleet.
The board demonstrated its commitment to excellence by purchasing 4 boats this spring to benefit every program directly. These recent purchases were made with no financing, no fundraising and without dipping into reserves. While the Club was fortunate to have the funds to make such a large purchase this year, we recognize we cannot assume this will be the case every year.
The board would like to continue these efforts and is committed to maintaining a regular boat replacement schedule, providing dependable equipment for every program practice and ensuring the club has a reliable truck and trailer available for transporting our boats and equipment. That is why, the board is asking you to help us carry these commitments into 2018 and beyond by contributing to meeting our $50,000 fundraising goal between March 2017 and February 2018.
We hope all of you share the board’s commitment to excellence both on and off the water. Gifts of all sizes, both great and small, are truly appreciated and will combine together to make us all ready to row!
The 2017 Season of Learn to Row is about to begin!
Session I: March 25, 26, April 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 22, 23, 29.
Capital Rowing Club offers an introduction to the sport of rowing for individuals in the Washington, DC area. Each session includes 10 classes, held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays (unless otherwise noted) at the Anacostia Community Boathouse. The course introduces the basics of rowing — such as language and handling equipment, to performing rowing drills and rowing all eight. The classes are taught by experienced coaches and volunteers.
No previous experience is needed. Each class is limited to 28 students, which allows for personal interaction with coaches, volunteers and other novices. Once novices graduate, they are invited to become club members and get more involved with Capital and their new sport!
Click this link to register.
Fee: $325 for ten 3-hour classes.
There’s still time to sign up for future classes, too.
- Session I: March 25, 26, April 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 22, 23, 29
- Session II: May 13, 14, 20, 21, June 3, 10, 11, 18, 24, 25
- Session III: July 1, 2, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30, August 5
- Session IV: August 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27, September 9, 10, 16, 17
- Session V: September 30, October 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29
If you have any questions, please check out our FAQs and/or email: email@example.com.
11:00-11:30 am Register and/or Sign-in for Relay. Find out your team.
11:30-12:00 pm Relay participants meet and warm up with team members. Come up with team name.
11:55 am Ringers Report for Duty
12:00 pm Relay Starts!
2:15 pm Awards
2:30-3:00pm Socialize! Buy baked goods and tacos!
11:00 am – 3:00 pm Learn to Row: Learn the basics of rowing on a rowing machine (erg). All ages and experience levels welcome.
11:00 am – 3:00pm Purchase Ergathon T-shirts, Capital merchandise, baked goods, and tacos!
Capital Rowing Club’s team who finished 26th of 572 team world-wide in the Concept 2 Virtual Team Erg Challenge for the month of January!! The team came in 8th of the 130 on-water teams. Capital’s 61-member team erged an impressive total of 5,535,579 meters in January. The top ranked team with 54,782,045 meters is Boston Rowing Federation with 428 members. Number two is the French Indoor Rowers Team, with 466 members who logged 52,146,405 m in January.
Congratulations to those at the top of Capital’s team! Scullers Alexander Lee and Chantel Sheaks did 513K meters and 311K meters respectively. Erging over 200K m during the month are: Brandon DuBois, Steve Neumann, Brian Luhman, Geoffrey Brown, and Paul Pearlstein. Over 150K m are Doug Lavin, Leslie Smith, David Lippold and Vincent Skwarek. A total of TWENTY of Capital’s 61 rowers broke 100K meters.
Read more about the Ergathon and get involved!
1. Donate to the Capital Juniors Ergathon — every $1000 over $10,000 raised, takes 12,000 meters off the total.
2. Buy a ticket to participate — $20.
3. Buy a shirt designed by the Juniors! — $20 in advance, $25 at the event. (Or participate & buy a shirt.)
4. Volunteer at the event.