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CCRA Opening Day Celebration: May 10

Cortlandt Community Rowing Association had a very successful Opening Day on Saturday, May 10 on Lake Meahagh in Verplanck.

A tremendous push by the club, led by Dina Tompkins, resulted in a first class introduction to Verplanck and the greater Cortlandt community. If people were not sure what crew is all about, they know now!

We had a great showing by Newburgh Rowing Club, North Rockland Rowing Club, Kingston High School, Newburgh Free Academy, North Rockland High School, and of course our own CCRA.

Our mixed 8 won their race, which was like a fairytale ending for us. Kudos to Avery, Sam, Maya, Lochlann, Isabel, Nunzio, Geoff and Ollie. Cox was Jillian of Newburgh Rowing Club.

In what other sport will an opposing team bring down an extra boat, and loan it to you, so you can try to beat them? Thank you Coach Kennedy and NRC for the loan of the 4 for the boys race!

Be sure to join us as the Summer unfolds, there will be lots to do and a lot of fun for everyone.

Some of the women are talking about putting together a Masters Women’s 4.

We’d like to enter other races, and possibly the Head of the Fish in Albany this Fall, but we need you!

We have awesome CCRA T-Shirts, Caps, car magnets and drawstring bags for sale. All proceeds go to the club for boats, oars, loudspeakers, etc. CCRA is a not-for-profit club. Email [email protected] if you’d like to make a purchase!

Check out more photos over on our Facebook page, and “like” the page.


CCRA at USMA West Point

CCRA getting the feel of rowing in water at the training tanks at West Point.

Our friends at Newburgh Rowing Club graciously shared their time with us, and we had the benefit of Coach Kennedy’s experience as he coached our rowers on proper form.

Get ready for Spring Training

We’ve set up a space for Winter Training with 3 ergs at the former Water Department building on Seventh Street in Verplanck.

Check out our training calendar.

If anyone has a set of weights gathering dust, or other items that may be useful, and would like to donate them to a good cause, let us know and we’ll put them to use.

**Please note: You will have to have signed up at https://rosters.usrowing.org/index.jsp, using the Athlete code EAYKZ, in order to participate in our events. It’s free, and full instructions are posted here.

We’re going to train hard, and participate in some of the indoor erg races that take place during the Winter (Crash-B, Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre, etc.).

Become a US Rowing Member-FREE!

CCRA is now an organizational member of US Rowing, the national governing body for the sport of rowing in the United States.

Before you will be permitted to join the club’s rowing activities you will need to register with US Rowing (IF YOU ARE NOT A MEMBER OF US ROWING ). This will allow us to maintain the required waivers, and allow us to participate in regattas and rowing events held by other clubs.

You are invited to add your name to CCRA’s club roster. This is FREE to you, and is required for you to participate in the club’s activities, (Learn to Row, training, regattas, recreational rowing, etc.).

It’s easy:

Log onto US Rowing’s Roster/Waiver Portal at: https://rosters.usrowing.org/

In the box on the right, “Athletes,” enter our CCRA Club Code: EAYKZ (not case sensitive)

hit submit, and on the next page enter your last name and a date (asks for birth date, but enter any date and hit “next”)

a box will appear asking “add a profile?”, hit OK

fill out the form, accept the waiver, and you will get a member ID number, and you will be a member of US Rowing, eligible to compete in rowing events. Please email this Member ID number to: [email protected]



Here is the US Rowing site if you wish to learn more about them www.usrowing.org