Recreational / Masters Rowing

About the Program

The Recreation Rowing program is designed for the Chautauqua Lake Rowing members who want to learn the sport of rowing, enjoy the beauty of the Chadakoin River and Chautauqua Lake, and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow members.  Through the sport of rowing, members could hope to improve fitness, balance, and flexibility; all while learning more about teamwork.  While competition is not the main goal, we will offer the opportunity for competition to those who are interested.  Competition could be as informal as inter-club “meets” or as formalized as attending actual regattas.

There are no tryouts or attendance requirements for the program.  However, as with any endeavor, regular attendance generally results in better technique and outcomes.

Mx8 HOT Genesee 2016
Seasonal Member

CLRA Rower (Adult) Member:

Annual membership designated for those individuals over the age of 18. Full membership includes voting rights and ability to serve on the Board of Directors.

Seasonal Resident or Reciprocal Member:

Short-term membership designated for those individuals who will only be rowing with the CLRA during the months of June-August, and whose primary residence is outside the Chautauqua Lake Region.

Coxswain / Steersman (Adult) Member

Annual membership designated for individuals who wish not to row, intending only to serve as a coxswain.
High School Team coxswains must sign up as a High School Team Coxswain member.

Coach or Board Member Only (do not intend to row):

Annual membership designated for individuals who wish not to row, intending only to serve as a coach or Board Member.

CLRA Adult Rower Dues

$250 per Year, June 1st to June 1st

Seasonal Resident or Recip. Member

$175 June 1st through end of August

CLRA Coxswain Dues

No Cost per Year, June 1st to June 1st

Coach / Board Member Only - No Intent to Row

No Cost per Year, June 1st to June 1st



Covid-19: We have opened up team boat usage (doubles, 4+, & 8+) for rowing, Thursdays only effective 8/27/20. See our updated Covid-19 policy to be sure you are in compliance. 

(Weekly Rowing Schedule (June-September): Monday And Thursday @ 5:40-~7:45 Pm (Launch At 6:00), Saturday @ 8:00 -~9:45 Am (Launch At 8:15))

[Be sure to arrive at or before the scheduled start (either 5:40PM or 8:00AM) time to allow for arranging boat rosters!]

Note: Start and finish times will be adjusted during late September into October as the time of sunset changes.

There may be additional group rowing opportunities. Look for special email announcement of these options.

[2019 - CLRA Rec / Masters Schedule - Starting Thursday, September 26, Arrive No Later Than 5:30PM. Launch At 5:45PM. Saturday Rowing Will Be Difficult As Many Rowers Are Away At Regattas.}