#GivingTuesday — Support Capital today!

Today, we need you to help us reach our $6,000 #GivingTuesday goal!

Donate online now at CRC #GivingTuesday Donation Page to support Capital Rowing this #GivingTuesday.

Thanks to the generosity of two lead supporters, your donation will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $3,000!  If you can be part of donating $3,000 through our Giving Tuesday page, with that 50% match, we will hit our goal with no problem!

Please, help us continue providing quality-rowing opportunities to everyone in our nations capital.  As our matching gift donor, Michael Brown said it best,

“No matter where life might take you, Capital will always be your home rowing club.  Capital is a club where you will always be welcome to row and will never be a stranger.  Please consider a donation to help Capital continue to thrive.”

Congrats to the 2018 Board of Directors!

Hello Capital!

Many thanks to all who voted in the elections. Please find below Capital‘s 2018 elected Board of Directors and Program Reps. Congratulations to our newest leadership team; we are excited for 2018!

A HUGE thank you to our Volunteers of the Year: Stephanie Acerra and Lain Wilson. Steph, you spend countless hours driving trailers, wrangling and organizing all of our regatta entries, keeping track of our US rowing memberships and so much more. Lain, we can always count on you to step up when help is needed…at learn to row, a community festival, or a regatta…someone says help and you magically appear. Thank you both for your time, excellent driving skills (Steph) and wisdom. Words can not express our gratitude for all you both do for the club.

2017 Capital Rowing Club Elected Officials 
President — Kirsten Peterson (2 year term, entering 2nd year)
VP of Resources –James Mauro (2 year term, entering 1st year)
VP of Operations — Mike Neumann
VP of Membership — Toni Kerns
Secretary — Lain Wilson
Directors at Large:
Stephanie Acerra
Kate Beukenkamp
Anne Diggs
June Marshall
Social Director 
Jacqueline Battistini

Program Reps:
Club AM — Mark Lance
Club PM — Mary McMenamin
Club Sculling — Chantel Sheaks
Comp Sculling — Rob Best
Comp Men — Craig McKay
Comp Women — Jacqueline Battistini
SAW (co-reps) — Sarah Grimes and Susie Allen Serpinski

If you have any questions, please submit them to membership@capitalrowing.org. On behalf of the 2017 Board of Directors, it has been a pleasure to serve the Club, and we look forward to closing out another successful year at Capital Rowing Club and welcoming the 2018 officials.

Capital Juniors is hiring for coaches!

Are you in the DC area and interested in coaching juniors? Capital Juniors is looking for a few more coaches for this fall.

Check out the posting on row2k and below, and reach out to juniorscommittee@capitalrowing.org with a resume if you are interested.


Capital Rowing Club Juniors is seeking head novice coaches for the 2016-2017 rowing season. We are a competitive co-ed club program committed to providing rowing opportunities to all students in the Washington, DC area, particularly those from low-income areas. Now in its 7th year, Capital has a history of success both on and off the water, and is seeking candidates who can continue this tradition.

More information can be found at http://www.capitalrowing.org/crcwp/join/special-programs/juniors/


  • Leading our novice girls or novice boys program
  • Recruiting and retaining new athletes
  • Fostering a positive, accepting, and competitive environment
  • Working with athletes of varying backgrounds and athletic ability
  • Maintaining all safety standards
  • Promoting the culture and mission of the program


Capital Juniors offers fall, winter, and spring programs from September 6th through mid-May. We practice Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 4:30-6:30 pm at the Anacostia Community Boathouse


  • Positive, inspirational attitude
  • Leadership and strong communication skills
  • Rowing and/or coaching experience
  • Ability to work with a diverse population

Interested applicants should submit a resume to juniorscommittee@capitalrowing.org