Rock Creek Rowing

Masters Rowing on the Potomac

Masters men and women, launching from Thompson Boat Center in Washington DC, where Rock Creek meets the Potomac.

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April 5: Thanks to RCR members who participated in Rock Creek Conservancy's Rock Creek Extreme Cleanup, part of the Alice Ferguson Foundation's annual Potomac Watershed Cleanup.  RCR members helped clean up our own corner of Rock Creek around TBC and the Zero Mile of the C&O Canal.

March 23:
It's almost time to get back on the water!  Are you a coxswain interested in spending mornings on the Potomac?  Join  us! Are you a masters rower interested in training and racing this season? Apply now!

February 8
: Save the Date! RCR's Spring Shove-Off and Fundraiser is set for Saturday, March 1 at the Frys'.  Get ready to bid big on some great auction items.

February 1:
Congrats to RCR competitors at this year's Mid-Atlantic Erg Sprints (results)!

January 29:
RCR elected the 2014 board at today's annual meeting.  Congrats to our new board members and HUGE thanks to outgoing President Pete Thompson for his three years of excellent leadership. 

December 6:
Winter Training starts Monday - see you at Yates!

November 3:
RCR finished up the 2013 season at the Head of the Occoquan (results and photos).  The women took second-place in the 50+ eights and the 50+ fours while the men's 50+ 8 narrowly missed a 3rd place finish, and Dan and Joe medalled in the 2x on Saturday.  Special thanks to our great coaches Rachel Gabbay and Jack Vihstadt for getting us ready to row and for all their assistance.

October 20:
Congrats to RCR's men who competed in the Head of the Charles again this year (results, photos). In spite of losing out on crucial practice time due to the shutdown the men rowed hard and well in the Senior Master 4+ and 8+ events.  Several RCR women also competed with Avalon Rowing Club. 

October 6
: Despite being locked out of practice by the government shutdown, RCR's men competed in the Occoquan Challenge (results, photos), racing to a 3rd place finish in the 8+ and a 4th in the 4+.  HOCR awaits, gentlemen!

September 29: RCR started off the head race season with a gold in the Head of the Potomac (results, photos) in the Women's 4 - congrats!  Three more women's fours, two women's eights and two men's eights also competed.

September 9
: RCR has welcomed 2 new coaches just in time for the fall season: men's coach Rachel Gabbay and women's coach Jack Vihstadt. Read more about them on our coaches page.

September 6: the Head of the Charles draw is out, and RCR has 2 entries!  Good luck to the men in  the Senior Master 8+ and Senior Master 4+.  

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