Boats & Facilities

Club Oars in the Boathouse

The OWRC Boathouse:

OWRC FacilitiesOur home-base is in Schoonmaker Marina at 85 Liberty Ship Way in Sausalito, CA.  The club shells and some private shells are stored here while a second boat bay for private shells is in an adjacent building.

We store approximately 120 shells. There are floating docks for each of the storage areas and they are protected from wave action even in high winds.

The office contains a changing booth and three Concept 2 rowing machines. We have a small lending library of books on rowing and associated subjects, and an assortment of rowing apparel are available for purchase.

Men’s and woman’s rest rooms, with hot showers, are close by. Parking is available and permit decals are issued to members.


The OWRC Dock

Maas Aero shells at the OWRC Dock

Our floating docks are accessed from ramps (about 6 ft. of daily tide movement in Sausalito), and are perfect for rowing use. They are protected from waves and traffic but give rowers quick access to the bay. They are low and spacious to allow multiple shells to approach easily giving rowers an easy time preparing and entering their boats.


The Center’s outboard powered launch, Rowsbud, is used for lessons and clinics. Videos are often made during lessons, and then reviewed in the office. The office is always staffed while the Center is open, and dock assistants are there to help you move boats down to the dock and back to the boathouse.

Rowing machines in the clubhouse

In the OWRC Clubhouse


All boats (except our Whitehall dory) are stored indoors safe from the elements.  Most of the boats are in moveable racks or hung from the walls. A few are hung in frames from the ceiling. Oars hang from racks on the walls.



Club Shells

The club owns, and has available for club members and other renters:

OWRC Boathouse

The primary boat storage pace

The mix of club boats changes with the needs of the club.  There are almost always boats available on weekdays, but on warm, calm weekends they may be fully subscribed. Please call to reserve a boat, even on weekdays, since it helps the dock master manage the flow of boats and rowers.

The club boats are equipped with high-quality oars from Concept 2 and Dreher, in a variety of blade shapes. We also provide (and require) a personal flotation device for each club boat.



Equipment Care:

We take pride in well maintained boats and equipment, and make boat care a part of our training. Members rinse and wipe-down all boats as they come off the water, and our Boathouse Supervisor and Maintenance Manager, Mary Elizabeth Stone,  keeps all our gear in tip-top shape. All our club boats are less than three years old


Boat Sales:

We are a dealer for Maas Boats, and sell new boats from Maas, and used boats from the club and club members, along with oars.  Call our club manager for details.



The OWRC Office. Garrett at the desk.

Garrett mans the OWRC desk.

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