Tonight’s 6:30 meeting postponed; Racing Team report to Winter venues for practice

For Racing Team – coaches are asking athletes to report to their respective Winter training venues at regular time.

The Board has also decided to postpone tonight’s chat until Monday evening – same place and time.

We apologize about the change. Our desire was to gather at a common place right after youth practice, but with athletes scattered in separate locations, and the redirected travel, it was likely to create some havoc.

We look forward to seeing you – stay warm in the meantime!

Alex Chapman
Chairman of the Board
Norwalk River Rowing Association

Riverfront Fun

As we prepare for our BOATHOUSE, Norwalk River Rowing’s athletes headed to Hartford this past weekend to compete at the Head of the Riverfront!

33 crews competed with 24 finishing in the top 50% of their field.

Norwalk brought home 6 medals with them including:

  • GOLD in the Junior Women’s 1x
  • Silver in the Junior Men’s 4+
  • GOLD and Silver in the Junior Men’s 4x
  • GOLD in the Junior Novice Men’s 4x
  • Silver in the Master Men’s 2x

With two races down, we still have the Head of the Housatonic on October 8th, the Head of the Charles on October 22nd and 23rd, and the Head of the Fish on October 29th and 30th.


New Youth Learn-to-Row classes posted! Hurry – space is limited

Due to the popularity of our first session, we have added TWO new Youth Learn-to-Row sessions to our Fall season.

Our Learn-to-Row classes are geared toward middle school and early high school athletes new to the sport. The program is offered 2 times per week for two hours each, where you learn basic rowing skills. Once you get the knack of it, Middle School athletes can transition to the Development Experienced Team. High School athletes can join the Novice Racing Team in the next season.

For more information, click HERE 

Hurry – space is limited!



The NRRA Community invited to the Board of Directors Open Meeting Sept 13 – including Shell House update

The NRRA Board of Directors invites all Norwalk River Rowing Members, Masters and Youth families to join us at our open Board meeting on Sept 13 where we will hear reports from the various Board Committee and Task Force heads, including a special update on status of the new Shell House.

Date: Sept 13, 2016
Time: 7:30 pm
Location:  Riverway Condominiums Function Room, 3rd Floor, adjacent to NRRA


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Early Bird Pricing for Fall Programs extended to Aug 26! Sign up now to secure your spot!

Early Bird pricing ha been extended to AUGUST 26th for High School Racing Teams and Masters!

For those racing, we will be attending the following regattas this Fall:

  • 9/24 – Tail of the Fish
  • 10/2 – Head of the Riverfront
  • 10/ 8 – Head of the Housatonic (youth must provide own transportation to this event)
  • 10/21-10/23 – Head of the Charles (only qualified rowers, please speak with coaches)
  • 10/29-30 – Head of the Fish  (10/29: Masters; 10/30: Youth)

Youth Programs

High School Racing Team

Our High School Racing Programs Start August 29th and will run through October 29th.
Mark your calendars for Friday September 9th at 7pm for our parents meeting!

Register HERE for JV & varsity
Register HERE for Novice

Development/ Middle School

Two options this season, one for those brand new to rowing, and one for those who have experience and want to continue working on their skills and speed, but not yet ready for the Racing Team!

  • Development (experienced) Starts August 29th and runs through October 27th; Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 3:45-5:45
  • Learn-to-Row (3 weeks): Aug 31 – Sept 15 meets every Wednesday and Thursday from 3:45-5:45

Register HERE for Development/ Middle school programs

Adult Programs

Adult Offering this Fall include:

Adult Novice Rowing: Tuesday and Thursday from 6am-7:30am
Click HERE to read more and sign up!

Masters Fall Season Starts August 29 and is coached Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 6:00am-7:30am.
Click HERE to register!

Masters Racers will be attending the same regattas as Youth

Get ready to Row!