NEW – WRC Novice Rowing

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After you complete WRCs Learn To Row, you will be ready to decide if rowing is ‘for you’ and if you are ready to commit to a more intensive (and fun!) training plan to become proficient on the water.  The WRC Novice Rowing Program is a comprehensive 9-week session consisting of three coached practices per week. WRC members who commit to the program and complete it become well versed in all facets of sweep rowing including safety, technique, training and competition. The Novice Program is a fantastic way to ‘get into’ this great sport.  Want more information?  Contact Betsy Rowland – WRC Rowing Chair.


2018 Learn To Row

Wilmington Rowing Center’s Learn to Row course is run by experienced coaches and coxswains and supported by volunteer WRC members. This program offers an introduction to the sport of rowing and is for adults who have no prior rowing experience in addition to those who have participated in the sport in the past and feel they need a refresher.

Our 2018 sessions are now posted!

Diamond State Masters Regatta July 21 & 22, 2018

Registration for the 2018 Diamond State Masters Regatta is now open! Register now here.

Please join Wilmington Rowing Center for the Diamond State Masters Regatta on Saturday and Sunday, July 21st and 22nd, 2018, at Noxontown Pond, in Middletown, DE.

Co-founded in 1991 by John Schoonover and Howard Smith, the Regatta has matured into one of the premier national events for master rowers.

For more information about the regatta, please visit the official website for Diamond State Masters Regatta.

Coaching at WRC – Jamie Gordon

This summer WRC members have had the pleasure of being coached by Jamie Gordon.  Jamie has been coaching for many years and is experienced in working with all levels of rowers in improving their skills.  He has been working with the Mens Racing Team, WRCs Experienced Sculling Team in addition to teaching our newest rowers in learning to scull. Stay tuned for more information on the winter training opportunities that we will be offering to WRC members.   This will be a great opportunity to prepare for a competitive Sprint Rowing Season!   Want more information?  Contact WRC’s Rowing Chair – Betsy Rowland at


Fall Regattas – Come enjoy great rowing

The fall racing season is off to a great start.  WRC has active members that love to row and race.  Below are the regattas that we are scheduled to attend.  Men and Women Sweep, Competitive Scullers all participate in the fall racing season.  Come on out to one of the regattas and enjoy some nice rowing.

  • September 12 – Wye Island

  • September 18 – Kings Head
  • October 2 – Head of the Christina
  • October 15 – Navy Day
  • October 22,23 – Head of the Charles
  • October 29 – Head of the Schuylkill
Learn To Row

Learn to Row at WRC

WRC’s LTR is run by experienced coaches and coxswains and supported by volunteer WRC members.  The program is for adults and offered and introduction tot he sport of rowing.  Cost is $250.  Limited to eight students.  Six two hour sessions.  No experience necessary.

Coach Bob Koehler – Lecture. Sunday April 17th. 8:45 – 10:30.

Coach Bob Koehler – Lecture.  

Sunday April 17th. 8:45 – 10:30.

Great News! We received a very positive response on the opportunity for WRC to bring in Coach Bob Koehler, the creator of the Body Balance Structural Evaluation program. Coach Bob will be with us for two different days. During his visit he will be working ‘one on one’ with 8 WRC members who have signed up for a small group training / evaluation sessions. In addition, Bob will be conducting a 90 minute lecture open to all WRC members at no cost. This lecture will provide a high level view of Bob’s perspective on training and conditioning. He will cover at a high level his philosophy on understanding and correcting specific flexibility and strength imbalances to help achieve a long, powerful and balanced rowing stroke, while at the same time reducing the risk of developing injuries or even eliminating chronic injuries.


  • What: Coach Bob Koehler – 90 minute Open Lecture
  • Location: WRC Boathouse
  • Date: Sunday April 17th
  • Time: 8:45 – 10:30
  • For Who: WRC Members

Any questions let either myself or Gerry know.

Betsy Rowland
WRC Rowing Chair
Gerry Halmagyi

The Physics and Mechanics of Rowing and Rigging – March 23rd 7:30 PM

Our very own Hans Mueller has offered to share some of his insights specific to the physics and mechanics of rowing and rigging.

Have you ever wondered any of the following …

  • How to use the boat’s mechanics to go faster?
  • Power required to move the boat?
  • Rigging variables that impact boat speed?
  • Impact of the recovery on boat speed?

Come join us for an informal seminar presented by Hans as he shares his knowledge specific to the mechanics/rigging that go into the rowing stroke.

Date: Wednesday March 23rd 7:30 PM
Location: WRC Boathouse
Who: Our very own Hans Mueller
Topic: “Some Physics and Mechanics of Rowing and Rigging”

RSVP to Betsy

Racing Program Information Meeting Saturday April 2nd at 10:30

It’s time for the WRC 2016 Sprint Season to begin. We will start on April 16, and continue through July 31st. We are putting together 3 teams; Men’s Sweep, Women’s Sweep, and Sculling. We hope to have experienced and novice race boats. There will be two information sessions held on Monday, March 28th at 7:30PM and another on Saturday, April 2nd at 10:30am both at the boat house.

Although you maybe already participating in some preseason practices, the way your team is organized will be changing for this Sprint Season.

If you cannot make one of these Info sessions, please contact me for information.

Hope to see you at practice,

Vicky Cochran
302 757 3013