Orange County Rowing Association Offers Adult Learn-To-Row Program

Orange County Rowing Association

Orange County Rowing Association’s Summer 2013 season offers an expanded program list, including Adult Learn-to-Row, Masters/Open, Youth Competitive and Collegiate Prep.

OCRA’s Summer season will offer an Adult program for all skill levels, including a Learn-To-Row program for adults new to the sport. The six-week program begins July 7 and runs through August 15, culminating in a “mini-regatta” for the participants as well as a celebratory barbecue open to members, supporters and the public.

“I’m very excited to see our program offerings grow. Our primary mission is to introduce rowing to those that may be unfamiliar with it–who want to try something new. The Adult Learn-To-Row program is for adults of any age who have never stepped into a scull and get them that experience safely and while having fun,” said OCRA Chairman Austin F. DuBois.

The fee for Adult Learn-To-Row is $250. To sign up, contact DuBois at or Head Coach Megan Shedden, There will be an orientation meeting on July 7 at 8 a.m. at the OCRA boat yard. Please visit or “Like” the Orange County Rowing Association Facebook page for directions and more details.

Other programs include

  • Masters/Open for adult rowers with experience, both recreational and competitive;
  • Collegiate Prep for college and high school graduate rowers seeking to improve their performance before leaving for college; and
  • Youth Competitive for high school-age rowers seeking aggressive training for medaling regatta performances

OCRA is a 501(c)(3)-pending tax exempt nonprofit dedicated to promoting the sport of rowing, community service and quality of life in Newburgh, Orange County and the Hudson Valley. OCRA’s primary mission is threefold: (1) to operate a rowing club for all skill levels (no prior rowing experience is necessary), focused primarily on post-high school age rowers, with training for both recreational and competitive rowing; (2) to partner with other organizations, such as colleges and schools, to assist them in developing their own scholastic rowing programs; and (3) to develop the Hudson River into a venue for national-level regattas (rowing races).