Update to the update to the updated mask policy…

The Mayor has reinstituted the indoor mask mandate effective through January 31, 2022. So, ACBA has reinstated the policy requiring masks in the small tent.  Our CRC in-person coached Winter Training sessions will continue.  Coaches will have the option to erg in the small tent with masks (for low intensity workouts), or move the workout outside or into the boathouse.  Stay tuned for more updates and stay well friends!

Update to the updated mask policy

ACBA has approved erging in the small tent/erg room, with the following caveats:

  • Fully vaccinated athletes may erg without masks and without social distancing. Vaccination records must be on record with our CRC COVID coordinator.  Send to annediggs@capital.org

  • Not-yet fully vaccinated athletes must wear masks and keep a six-foot distance from others while erging indoors (this is normally not possible in coached sessions). 

  • EXCEPTION: Unvaccinated erg users may go maskless outdoors if they can maintain a 12 foot distance from others.

Please Sign Your US Rowing Waiver

US Rowing has a new waiver for 2021 that must be signed before your participation this year.  The updated waiver includes coverage of COVID risk.  You will not need to renew US Rowing membership to sign the waiver unless you were already due to renew.

To sign the new waiver, go to https://membership.usrowing.org, click on “Log In” under Individuals and log in using your member number and password.  Then on your profile page, click the blue button “Sign Agreement & Waiver” and follow the steps on screen.



How were these 2 (and 198 others) able to experience a glorious row this fall? We’re glad you asked. Capital was able to offer a thriving sculling program thanks in no small part to the overwhelming generosity of personal owners who lent their sculls to the cause.  

Please join us in thanking these brave and generous souls who saved the season:

  • Vic Martin
  • Andy Rabus
  • Brian McMahon
  • Bob Reichart
  • Fana Gebeyehu-Houston
  • Craig McKay
  • Eric Wolff
  • Rich Fitzgerald
  • Nancy Kellner
  • Anne Diggs
  • Kelley O’Connell
  • Kate Bonner
  • Stephanie Acerra

Message on Recent Protests and Senseless Killings


The deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Abery, Breonna Taylor and so many others have continued a trend of pain and division in our country that has gone on for too long and can no longer go unchecked. 

This racial injustice and lack of accountability are deeply concerning and have no place in our society. We at Capital stand in solidarity with the many peaceful demonstrators who are standing up for justice across our country and who demand that all people should be treated equally and feel safe. 

To our current and future members and to our larger community: even though we are not currently together on the water we are committed to creating a more inclusive, respectful, and supportive environment. We will continue to strive to be an organization that helps to make our sport more inclusive and accessible to all people especially through the Capital Juniors, by continuing to offer scholarships and by actively engaging with local high schools. We’ll also do this through our Learn to Row program which introduces the sport to more than 100 people every year.

Today, we reaffirm our values and commitment to the community we serve. Now is the time to be present, listen, learn and participate. Bring your empathy. Bring your heart. Don’t shy away from uncomfortable conversations. Thank you for everything you do, things both big and small, to make our community better.


Andy Rabus

President, Capital Rowing Club