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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July 9: Congrats go to RCR's Women who brought home a gold in the Women's 8 in the 2016 edition of the Capital Sprints on DC's Anacostia River. Next RCR travels to Middletown, DE for the Diamond State Masters Regatta on July 23-24.

June 25: The RCR Men struck gold in the Men's 8 in the 2016 Row for the Cure at RCR's home course on the Potomac. Two weeks to go until Capital Sprints.

June 5: Summer racing got underway on the Anacostia at DC Strokes' Stonewall XXIII. Highlights included wins for the Women's 8 and 4 and the Men's double.  Nice racing everyone! Next is the Schuylkill Navy Regatta in Philadelphia on June 18.

May 22:
  Our summer race schedule is set!  Check it out here, and follow the links for race info.  First up, DC Strokes' 23rd Stonewall Regatta on Sunday, June 5.  Go Rock Creek!

February 20:
Read some news about the management of Thompson Boat Center.

January 29: Congrats to RCR participants in the Mid-Atlantic Erg Sprints.  RCR rowers took home 7 golds and 4 silvers - nice job rowers!

January 25
: RCR members, don't forget our annual membership meeting this Friday, January 29, 7:30 a.m. at the Leavey Center on Georgetown Campus.  If you can't attend be sure you have given your proxy to someone who can!

November 15
:  Have you signed up for RCR 2015-2016 Winter Training?  Info here, signup here

November 1:
RCR got some hardware to end the 2015 fall season at Occoquan Boat Club's Head of the Occoquan (Saturday results, Sunday results, photos).  Gold in the women's single and women's 4, silver in the men's single, men's 8 and women's 8.  Great Fall season RCR!

October 24:
RCR continued a busy Fall season at the Head of the Schuylkill Regatta (results, photos). Six crews competed against some tough competition. 

October 18:
Another great Head of the Charles Regatta in the books (results, photos, race video)! RCR competed in the Men's Senior Master 8, Women's Senior Master 8 and Women's Senior Master 4, with the WSM8+ earning a guaranteed entry for 2016.  RCR was also well represented in Director's Challenge and Alumni events.  Go RCR!

October 11
: More head racing action for RCR at the Occoquan Chase (results) with 7 entries and a gold in the women's 4+.  Next up Head of the Charles!

September 27:
RCR kicked off fall racing at Potomac Boat Club's Charlie Butt Scullers Head of the Potomac (results). Winners in the Women's Veteran Single and Men's Senior Master Single, and lots more great racing on our home water.

July 26:
A great showing for RCR at the 25th Diamond State Masters Regatta (results, drone and finish line videos)! The men's team brought home golds in the G-J 2x and the E-J 8+, and our women's coxswain Desiree won the John R. Schoonover Coxswain's Award.  Great job everyone!  Next we finish up the sprint season at the USRowing Masters National Championships in Camden County, NJ.  Go Rock Creek!

July 19:
RCR is hiring a new women's coach!  Interested?  See more details on our coaches page.

July 11:
Another great day of racing at
Capital Rowing Club's Capital Sprints (results). Nine crews raced, with the Men's 4+ taking gold, and three other crews taking second.  Next up, the 25th Diamond State Masters Regatta in Middletown, DE. 

June 27: 
RCR braved wind and rain to prepare to race in Baltimore.  Sadly, the conditions were deemed unsafe and racing was cancelled.  We'll be back in action on Saturday July 11 at Capital Rowing Club's Capital Sprints.  Go RCR!

June 13:
A great day of racing at the Schuylkill Navy Regatta (results, photos: morning, afternoon, medals)! Eleven crews hit the water, and once again men's and women's 8s and a women's 4 brought home  golds. Next race will be Baltimore Rowing Club's Charm City Sprints on Saturday June 27.  Go RCR!

June 7:
RCR kicked off the 2015 racing season with a fun day and some shiny new hardware (and wine!) at DC Strokes' 22nd Stonewall Regatta (results)! A total of sixteen crews took to the water with gold medals going to a men's 8, a women's 8 and a women's 4.  A great start to the season!  Next up: Schuylkill Navy Regatta, Saturday June 13.

May 2: Our summer race schedule is set. Find convenient links to regatta websites on our regatta page.

March 2: Want to row with us this season? Our 2015 Membership Application is ready! See more details about our club and the application process here. Returning members - please use the online form to input your updated information. 

February 6: At our annual meeting today, we drank coffee, reviewed our 2014 season, looked forward to 2015, and elected our new board.  Thanks to outgoing board members, and welcome to our new board!

January 31: Congrats to RCR competitors at the 30th Mid-Atlantic Erg Sprints (results), including medal winners Barbara Heck (gold in the Veteran B 2000M), Joe Bracewell (gold in Veteran D 500M sprint and bronze in the Veteran D 2000M), Ira Hayes (silver in the Ltwt Veteran A 2000M) and Chris Conroy (silver in Senior Ltwt 2000M).  Well done everyone!

January 20: Meet our new men's coach!

January 18: RCR members mark your calendars for our Annual Meeting - Friday, February 6, 7:30AM at the Leavey Center at Georgetown University. If you cannot attend, please be sure someone who can has your proxy.

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