Calendar / Schedule

We have three different options for summer rowing programs. They differ in time length, intensity, and prior rowing experience. Please follow this link to learn more about our Race Team, Summer Camp, and Smooth Sculling! 

As a community rowing program, PCRA tries to race every rower during the season. Please keep in mind that not all regattas offer races in all categories. Additionally, unlike so many other “chase the ball” sports, a boat cannot be stopped mid-race to swap out a rower to give them a chance. There is also a finite amount of seats, if the number of athletes is not divisible by 4, it may not be possible to race every athlete at every regatta. If this is the case, every effort will be made to ensure that they race at the following regatta.

How are the race line-ups chosen?

Rowing is a meritocracy sport. PCRA boats the fastest line-ups without fear or favor.  Factors that are taken into consideration when choosing line-ups are (in order of importance):
1. Oarsmanship – it’s not just about how strong a rower is. That power is meaningless if their technique disrupts the flow of the boat.
2. Attitude, commitment and season-long dedication to the team. This typically leads to good oarsmanship.
3. Team chemistry – a boat that respects each other will go much faster than one that does not.
4. Weight adjusted erg score – A measure of strength and stamina.
5. Seat racing – in the unlikely event that the line up is not clear following the progression above.