Spring Competitive Masters

Spring Competitive Masters


Whether you rowed in high school or college, or learned as an adult, we welcome all experienced masters who want to row competitively in regattas. These rowers are expected to have a solid understanding of basic rowing techniques, concepts, and technical terminology. Those who join should be willing to commit to a consistent training schedule, willing to accept coach’s feedback and ready to compete with your teammates. Approval to be in the program is at discretion of CCRA’s Head Coach.

In addition to rigorous training and competition, we hope you will embrace a leadership role within the Cortlandt Rowing community, by helping to advance the skills of novice rowers, and setting an example of how to operate, train, and compete with dignity, respect, and professionalism.*

  • 14 week program, runs from March 6 – June 10
  • Coached practices on Lake Meahagh and the Hudson River at Cortlandt Waterfront Park.
  • Goal is to get us to set boats assigned by Head Coach that you will regularly practice with in preparation for regattas.
  • Must commit to minimum of 3 practice sessions with registered boat before regatta.
  • May attend any Row to Music session free of charge.

Fee $225 per rower. Regatta fees are separate.


Weekday mornings at 5:15am and weekday afternoons arranged on participant basis with at least one approved Competitive master rower.

Coached practices on Saturday and Sunday: 7:00am–9:30am

Competitive Masters Rowers are not required to attend every practice each week, but are encouraged to make as many as their schedule allows.


The Competitive Masters program will aim to compete in several local and regional regattas throughout the spring, summer and fall seasons. Races and events will be selected by the head coach based on the competitive potential of the crew and the attitude, attendance, and performance of the individuals throughout the season. Competitive Masters must review and agree to the regatta registration procedures and policies of the club (separate communication).


All Masters team members must sign a waiver OR pass a swim test each year consisting of: Swim 50 meters, tread water for 10 minutes, put on a PFD (lifejacket) while in the water. This is for your safety. Date and location of swim test will be announced.


Please fill out the forms and email them back to [email protected]

Questions? E-mail [email protected], or call Mrs. Dina Tompkins at (914) 589-9112

You can pay online via PayPal or credit card, or mail check to CCRA, PO Box 530, Verplanck, NY 10596. Check should be made out to Cortlandt Community Rowing Association.

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*Acknowledgement to Row New York’s program description.