1) Where are the classes located?

All classes take place at the Anacostia Community Boathouse located at 1900 M Street SE, Washington, DC 20003. You can find directions here.

There is typically plenty of parking on site. However, Potomac Avenue Metro is a short walk and there is plenty of storage on site for bicycles, too! 

2) Do I need to know how to row to take the class?

Nope! This class is designed for the person who has never touched an oar. You do not need to do anything to prepare for the class either.

In addition, folks of all backgrounds are encouraged to join! From the fitness fanatics to the couch potatoes – rowing really does suit everyone. 

3) Do I need to buy equipment?

Other than your fitted athletic clothing and a bottle of water to carry in the boat, you will not have to purchase anything else. Capital Rowing Club provides all the equipment you will need.

4) What if I am out of town one weekend or have to miss a class?

Don’t worry – it happens.  Just tell the coach that you missed class the week before and he will make sure that you are up to speed with whatever you have missed from the previous class.

5) Are there any makeup classes if I have to miss one? 

Not really. Your coach will invite you to join in with our Intermediate Novice Program as graduation approaches. If you’ve had to miss a class for any reason, taking advantage of this will more than suffice for any missed time on the water.

6) What happens after the class?

Capital Rowing Club offers different sweep programs that should meet your needs.  We will have representatives from each program come down one day during the class to talk to you about the different options. Club membership is a flat fee of $300 annually, but program costs vary. For a preview, please check out our programs online, and see what we offer!

7) Is there a cancellation policy?

Because of the limited space in each of the classes, once the class begins, we cannot offer a refund. However, if you need to cancel before the class begins, please contact CRC Membership at membership@capitalrowing.org.

8) I see that the class I want to take is full – is there a waiting list?

Yep! Please email CRC Membership at membership@capitalrowing.org and ask to be placed on the list.  Please be aware that the classes are filling up quickly, and so if one of the later classes works with your schedule, consider registering for that class. You can still be placed on the waitlist and if something opens up in the class that you prefer, the coordinator will let you know.

9) Do I need to take the first novice class in order to take the other ones?

Nope, each session (of 10 classes) is self-contained. Just pick the session that best fits your schedule.

10) What if I have other questions?

Please email CRC Membership at membership@capitalrowing.org.