COVID-19 Update

The ACBA Reopen Committee has authorized moving to Phase 2 as of Saturday, June 27th in accordance with Phase 2 guidance from DC regarding gym usage.

Please review the updated ACBA Rules and Requirements. Boathouse users are doing a good job of following land traffic patterns -thank you! Please remember to lock the parking lot gate and your car and be mindful of congregating around the bay doors.

Phase 2:

  • NEW: Erg room open! Maximum 4 indoor users simultaneously, with 12-foot distance between ergs.  No fans in the erg room.  Outdoor usage by fence -between middle ramp and flagpole. Masks highly encouraged.
  • NEW: Coached programs in session (see schedule for start dates).
  • Programs will be spaced out so as to not overcrowd the boathouse and maintain physical distancing.
  • Coach programs are limited to groups of 12, including the coach.
  • Allow a maximum of 25 individual use boat reservations simultaneously.
  • Independent sculling and private boat use will still require reservations in iCrew and reservations will continue to be limited.
  • Double partners must be living in the same household.
  • No Locker Rooms.

There’s still a lot going on. Please review the new ACBA Rules and Requirements and CRC Reopening FAQs. Email covid19@capitalrowing.org if you have any questions or comments.  Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for the latest news and information. Stay well, friends.

Message on Recent Protests and Senseless Killings

Capital,

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.

Respectfully,

Andy Rabus

President, Capital Rowing Club

Juniors Summer Learn-to-Row Camp

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, Capital Rowing is unable to offer the Summer Learn-to-Row Camp for Juniors this year. Please do visit the Juniors tab on the site to learn more about our program for young rowers and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for the latest news. 

Please reach out to us at juniors_rep@capitalrowing.org should you have questions or would like more information on our Juniors program. We will miss our new rowers this summer and look forward to returning to the water as soon as it is safe to do so. 

 

Learn to Row at Capital Rowing Club!

Learn to Row at Capital Rowing Club! Over 10 classes, you’ll learn the basics of the stroke, enjoy challenging workouts, and begin to row in the boat together with your crew!

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, Capital Rowing is unable to offer Learn to Row this year. Please stay in touch and we will let you know as soon as we have more information on when we can resume our Learn to Row program. In the meantime, stay well and safe.

Anacostia Community Boathouse Flagpole Dedication, September 28 at 2 p.m.

Please join the Anacostia Community Boathouse Association as we dedicate our new flagpole on Saturday, September 28th at 2:00 p.m. at the boathouse (1900 M Street SE).

The flagpole will be dedicated to the memory of Robert “Bob” Day Jr., a champion for Watersport access, recreation and competition on the Anacostia River—and visionary of the Anacostia Community Boathouse.

Over many decades, Bob developed and supported learn-to-row, learn-to-paddle and other educational programs for the at-large community. On the afternoon of September 28th, the boathouse will also be hosting a novice rowing scrimmage with brand new rowers from Capital Rowing, D.C. Strokes Rowing Club and Washington Rowing School. The facility will be bustling with activity as we dedicate the flagpole, just as Bob envisioned.

Diana Day and other members of Bob’s family will be in attendance.

Learn more about Bob Day and his contribution to the Anacostia Community Boathouse Association and to Capital Rowing Club.