COVID-19 Update

In late April, the Board convened a task force to draft plans to get us on the water safely when we are permitted. The task force, consisting of three teams, looked at our programs, operations, and racing schedule. They drew upon expertise from within the club, gathered input from coaches, and reviewed other clubs’ plans and USRowing guidance to draft our plans.

Safety has to be our first concern and our reopening date will depend on DC regulations and guidance. We will use a phased approach to reopening and will orient everyone to the plans, new rules and procedures at a virtual annual meeting to occur before we get back on the water.

In the meantime, we will continue to support our dedicated coaches and will provide updates with new information as we receive it. We look forward to getting off of Zoom and back on to the water as soon as it is safe to do so.

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Juniors Summer Learn-to-Row Camp

Summer Learn-to-Row offers boys and girls, ages 12–17, the chance to learn rowing for the first time, to explore the Anacostia riverfront, and to build teamwork and friendships with students from across all eight DC wards. The week-long camp runs 1/2 day and you can sign up for any of the weeks. 
Camp Dates: 
– Session 1:  Monday, July 20- Friday, July 24, 9am-12pm
– Session 2: Monday, August 3 – Friday, August 7, 9am-12pm
– Session 3: Monday, August 10 – Friday, August 14, 9am-12pm
Location: Anacostia Community Boathouse, 1900 M Street SE
Ages: Rising 7th through 10th graders (or 12 – 16 years olds)
Cost: $25
Sign-up with the participant’s information in Mindbody under the Juniors Tab by scrolling down to Juniors Summer Learn to Row Camp Session 1, 2, or 3. 

The program is taught in a fun and supportive environment, with a goal of developing a solid foundation of rowing skills. Over the course of the week, students:

  • are introduced to basic measures of fitness and strength on the rowing machine (erg)
  • learn rowing terminology and how to handle equipment
  • develop a basic set of rowing skills

The daily schedule includes warm-ups, on-the-water instruction and practice, and land-based team- and strength-building activities. On the last day of camp, students have an opportunity to race in a friendly, intramural environment. Afterwards, we celebrate our achievements with a pizza party at the boathouse.

Capital Rowing strives to ensure cost doesn’t preclude participation.  If you need a Scholarship for this program please email


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!

Graduates from Learn to Row have moved on to become members of our other sweep and sculling programs.

Register now! Session 1 tentatively begins on July 18, but please visit this website for updates as the situation may change to protect the safety of our rowers and coaches.

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.

Race Results: Masters Nationals 2019

Last week, Capital athletes traveled to Grand Rapids, Michigan, for US Rowing Masters Nationals at Riverside Park. Rowers represented Capital well, capturing 11 medals. A full list of results is available at HereNOW

  • Womens Open C 8+. Bronze: C. Elias
  • Womens Ltwt B 1x. Gold: S. Acerra
  • Mens Open F 8+. Bronze: R. Stedman
  • Womens Open B 8+. Silver: J. Battistini (Capital Composite)
  • Mixed C 4+. Silver: M. Neumann
  • Mens Club E 8+. Bronze: R. Stedman
  • Womens Club B 8+. Gold: J. Battistini
  • Womens Ltwt D 1x. Silver: R. Hollins
  • Womens Club D 4+. Gold: R. Hollins
  • Womens Ltwt D 2x. Gold: R. Hollins/S. Acerra
  • Womens Open B 4+. Silver: J. Reilly (Capital Composite)

Congratulations to all of our athletes!