Chautauqua Lake Rowing Association


The Chautauqua Lake Rowing Association offers a Learn-To-Row Program which includes a multiple day course designed to give you an introduction to the sport of rowing in a safe and fun environment. Now entering its twelth season, the CLRA club has perfected the program which has trained over 200 new participants in the first eight years. We hope to make 2017 even better!


Adult Learn to Row Program-June 3,  5-8, 2017

Adult Learn-to-Row program is designed to help transition potential members into the club with confidence in their rowing ability.  The program is open to anyone over the age of 15 interested in learning more about this team sport.

Saturday, June 3rd, will begin with registration at 8:30am with instruction beginning promptly at 9:00. We will include a 2 hour "dry-land" training session to learn rowing terms and safety, technique on "ergs" (rowing machines), and dock box instruction. After that, we will spend about an hour and a half on the water in one of the CLRA's beautiful 4 or 8 person rowing shells. At noon, after our row, all participants and volunteers are invited to join us for a picnic lunch provided by the club.

The following week, Monday through Thursday, the program will continue each evening from 5:30 to 8pm. At the end of the 5 day course, you will know basic rowing terms and safety, be able to use a rowing erg correctly, as well as comfortably row in a racing shell in the Chadokoin River and Chautauqua Lake.

This introductory program was created based on feedback from previous classes so we hope you will join us for this opportunity to learn a new sport!

Click Here to Register Today!

Learn-to-Row Day Program



 High School Learn to Row Day 2006: A high school crew rounds a bend on the Chadakoin
 National Learn to Row Day 2008: A CLRA member leads his crew of novices to the water.


General Info

 All Learn-to-Row events are geared toward inexperienced rowers so there is no reason to feel intimidated if you have never been in a boat before.   The cost to participate is $60. The course is free to CLRA members and coxswains and all entry fees will be credited to your yearly membership dues if you decide to join later.

 Learn-to-Row Day is your opportunity to spend some time on one of our regions most beautiful natural assets, learn an exciting new sport, and meet lots of other rowing enthusiasts.  To sign up, click the links above to register online.

 Chautauqua Lake Rowing Association Inc.  18 Jones & Gifford Ave, Jamestown NY 14701
 Incorporated in the State of New York, December 2005 PO Box 824, Jamestown NY 14702

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