Join us! This free event is open to all!
We welcome teens, adults and children as well as those with physical and cognitive disabilities to get a free lesson on the indoor rowing machine, learn more about the sport and meet our coaches, staff and current team members.
Rowing offers something for everyone whether your goal is to improve your fitnesses, manage stress, meet new people or get recruited to row in college, Rockland Rowing can help you!
Refreshments for sale. Drop-ins welcome. No pre-registration required.
The success of this event, along with generous donations from individuals and businesses, helps us achieve our mission to improve people's lives through rowing.
For invited competitive rowers, strongly recommended for HP youth and open to adult rowers
The highlight of the winter season is the annual training trip to Austin, Texas where the team gets to take a break from indoor training and enjoy warm temperatures while rowing on Lady Bird Lake. The goal of the trip is to foster team spirit and prepare the rowers for their spring championship season.
The team stays in the heart of downtown Austin at the Omni Hotel just a short run or bike ride away from the Texas Rowing Center where athletes row 2-3 times per day. During down time, rower's take advantage of Austin's booming culinary scene choosing to dine out together as a team and excursions such as going to Barton Springs to cool-off on a hot day.
For active competitive team rowers
Team highlights from 2017
Gold - Women's Senior: Eileen McCabe
Gold - Men's Senior: Scott Baird
Silver - Men's Veteran: Ivan Rudolph-Shabinsky
Bronze - Men's Veteran: Peter Klose
Gold - Men's Adaptive A&S: Ron Gold
Gold - Women's Adaptive T&A: Caren Landis
Silver - Men's Adaptive LTA: Jack Davidson
Bronze - Men's HS Novice: Adrian Bugnacki
Silver - Women's HS Ltwt: Gabriele Welp
Gold - Women's HS Open: Juliette Frank
For selected HP youth rowers
For the past three years Rockland has guaranteed entry acceptance to the Women's Youth Four event on the basis of finishing in the top half of the field in the preceding year. We look forward to selecting and training a fast crew for 2017!
We're asking all fall season members, youth and adults to get involved and fundraise $200 for capital expenditures by means of buying/selling pies or collecting outright donations. Our pies are handmade locally at Meredith's Bread and will be delivered fresh the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, making them perfect for the holiday! Recipients will love them. The success of this drive is very important to RRA, please play your part.
The Great Nyack Get-Together is a FREE event for local and regional non-profits and businesses, and civic and governmental organizations serving Nyack and neighboring communities. A day of information for residents and visitors about the range of services provided by these amazing groups and individuals that make up the fabric of our community.
Rockland Rowing, a Nyack based organization since 2003 will be at the event and offer live demonstrations on land based rowing machines and invite community members to try it out for themselves. There will also be a two-person rowing shell on display which was recently donated to Rockland Rowing thanks to the generosity of Crestron Electronics.
For invited HP youth rowers
The training trip will aid in determining the lineup for Rockland Rowing's guaranteed entry, the women's youth four with coxswain, as well as any new entries from the lottery process for the The Head of the Charles Regatta which takes place the following month. The trip also provides valuable race course awareness and a wonderful team building opportunity.
Rockland Rowing will open its doors to anyone who wishes to try rowing for FREE!
Bring a friend and come on out! Participants will learn the rowing stroke on land and how to use the equipment before transitioning to the water.
"We hope this first time rowing experience will translate to a lifelong love of the sport," says rowing director Melissa Boyd.
Participants must pre-register.