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Special Clinics in August – Rough Water and Guest Coach

Rough Water Clinic – Sunday August 10

Stefan Benton, who’s been coaching and racing successfully on open water for over two decades, will lead a Rough Water Clinic on Sunday, August 10th from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Only 6 spaces are available, so if you’ve wanted to take this special clinic give us a call (415-332-1091) or email to sign up. Cost is $92 per person. Deadline to sign up is Thursday, August 7.

If you’re not sure you’re ready for the Rough Water Clinic, talk with one of the OWRC coaches – Ellen, Chris, Pam or Shirwin; they can help assess your readiness and offer some suggestions as to how to prepare for this clinic.

Gordon Hamilton at OWRC

Gordon brings more than three decades of university, national, and international coaching experience to OWRC. His university coaching includes MIT Head Men’s coach for 20 years, Williams College, and University of Virginia. He has also coached US women’s sweep and sculling national teams at the World Championships, Goodwill Games, and World University Games, in addition to international crews from Puerto Rico, Peru, and Brazil and is the chief coach at Cambridge Boat Club in Cambridge, MA.  He is also the author of Sculling in a Nutshell Gordon will hold 3 coaching sessions each day (August 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 18 and 19th):6:30 – 8:00 a.m., 8:30 – 10:00am and 10:30 – 12:00 pm. The cost is $125 per session and sessions can be either private or shared with another sculler. The first 30 minutes of each session will be held on land with a focus on stability drills that will help you in the boat.  This coaching will be most helpful for those who are rowing at or near an intermediate level or beyond. To reserve a session with Gordon, contact OWRC, 415-332-1091 or email.

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Current Hours

Summer Hours

Weekdays 6:30 am to 1:30 pm

Weekends 7:00 am to 2:00 pm

Call to reserve boats, and definitely call if you need to cancel a reservation.