Capital Sprints 2017 — Thanks for the racing!

Race results and blue sky! #capsprints2017

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Thanks everyone for the great racing yesterday at Capital Sprints! We had a record number of entries (300!!) and clubs (24!!) participate this year, meaning for almost every event we had 5 or 6 boats across, racing down the Anacostia river.

Results have been posted here:

If you have any questions, stories you’d like to share or photos from the day — please don’t hesitate to reach out to the Regatta Director via email

See you this fall for Head of the Anacostia and next year at CapSprints 2018!

The 2017 Capital Sprints is in full swing! #anacostiariver #capsprints2017 #bestwarmup

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Capital Sprints — July 8th

Get excited for some fun racing this weekend!


More Info: Capital Sprints

We are still looking for volunteers, so even if you aren’t a rower or a member of the club, but just interested in volunteering — get involved! You can sign up for the various volunteer positions here:

  • These are volunteers positions on land, including set-ups, selling merchandising, directing parking traffic, etc.

  • These are volunteers positions on the water, including launch drivers, stake boat holders, dock master, launch and recover assistants, etc.

See you Saturday!

National Learn to Row Day — 2017

Have you ever wanted to learn more about rowing? Come down to Capital Rowing Club for National Learn to Row Day on June 3 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.
We’ll teach you the basics of rowing, offer a boathouse tour and get you out on the river! Bring your friends and family and come on down and see what rowing is all about!
Date: June 3rd
Time: 11am – 3pm
Location: Anacostia Community Boathouse, 1900 M Street SE, Washington, DC

CRC Juniors Learn to Row Camp 2017!

Learn rowing at Capital Rowing Club in a free one week summer camp! No previous experience is needed. The camp will run for a half-day Monday – Friday, with the option of doing additional weeks during the summer. You can sign up for any of the weeks.

General Information

  • Dates:
    • Week 1: Monday June 19 – Friday June 23
    • Week 2: Monday July 10 – Friday July 14
    • Week 3: Monday July 17 – Friday July 21
  • Time: 9am-12pm
  • Ages: Rising 7th grader or 12 years old – 16 years old
  • Cost: Free


  • Students and parents are asked to provide a short response about why they want to learn to row (application link is below).
  • Students will have to inform us about their swimming proficiency. If your child does not know how to swim, they will be required to wear a personal floatation device (life vest) in the boat while learning to row.

Applications are now closed.

Deadline to apply: May 26th, 2017
Notification of camp assignment: May 30th, 2017

RaceRoundup: James River Sprints 2017

Capital Juniors had their first regatta of the season on April 8th. The tough conditions proved to be challenging for the Capital Juniors Varsity, but brought out a strong showing from the Capital Juniors Novice. Each event ran in multiple heats without progression to a final.

Event Place
Women’s Novice 4+ 2 entries, 4 of 4, 3 of 3
Men’s 4+ 4 of 4
Women’s 8+ 4 of 4
Men’s Novice 4+ (pictured above) 1 of 4
Women’s Novice 8+ (pictured above) 1 of 5
Men’s 2x 3 of 5
Women’s 2x 2 entries, both 2 of 4
Women’s 4+ 2 entries, both 4 of 5
Mixed 8+ 3 of 3
Upcoming races
  • April 30th – The Cooper Cup
  • May 7th – Baltimore Invitational
  • May 13th-14th – Mid-Atlantic Youth Championships