Seasons

Rowing is a year-round sport with the fall season focusing on head races (longer distances) and the Spring and Summer focused on Sprint races. CRF is nationally ranked and each squad participates in several regional and national regattas in the fall, spring and summer seasons.

Fall
Early September through Early November
On the water in 4+ or 8+ person boats. Races are usually 4000 meters or longer.

Winter
January through April
Training takes place indoors on rowing machines (ergs) and the moving water rowing tank at the WMS Boathouse at Clark Park. Focus is on conditioning and technique.

Spring
Mid April through Mid August
Spring is the most competitive racing season, on the water in 4+ or 8+ person boats. Races are 2000 meters.

Many CRF athletes participate in all four seasons; some athletes participate in select seasons based on other commitments.