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Welcome to the Home of Chautauqua Lake Rowing!

Between the 1870's and the 1930's rowing was the most popular sport on Chautauqua Lake, fueled by two competitive rowing clubs, the Chadakoin Club (which later formed into the Chautauqua Lake Yacht Club) and the Chautauqua Club (organized at the Chautauqua Institution). Since rowing disappeared as an organized sport on the lake in the 1930's, single shells were all that remained to keep the memory alive, as they can occasionally be seen sculling on either end of the lake.

Following the example of these two historical teams, the Chautauqua Lake Rowing Association was created to return the sport of rowing to the area. Today, the Association continues to foster scholastic rowing and to educate the public on the benefits of rowing as a community resource and as a preferred form of recreation, teamwork training, and healthful conditioning of the mind and body.

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High School Rowing

The purpose of the CLRA High School Rowing Team is to give girls & boys an opportunity to learn to row or manage boat steerage. The team competes against other teams and schools in Western New York and Northwest Pennsylvania.

Recreational / Masters

CLRA Rec / Masters program is for those individuals beyond high school. The program is very flexible with no requirements as to attendance. The program also includes Seasonal, Reciprocal, Coxswain, and Coach Only options.

Learn To Row

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.

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