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

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.

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!