High School Spring '18

olympic rowers visit big group shotThe High School competitive teams have 3 distinct seasons on the water: fall, winter & spring.

The fall season is typically focussed on long distance races and conditioning.

The winter season is designed for indoor training and conditioning.

Spring season is characterized by sprint races of 2000 meters.

Both varsity and novice teams travel to regattas on the east coast and the elite boats may qualify for Youth Nationals in June.    

Varsity, Junior Varsity and Novice Team program dates:

March 5 - May 27, 2017 

The spring season begins while there may still be ice on the Harbor. We start this early in the season because it is necessary to allow sufficient time to peak at the most competitive competitions in April and May. Practices are 5 days/week, Mondays - Fridays, 4:00 - 6:30 PM and Saturdays 8:00 - 11:00 AM. Please note, schedules may vary during early portion of spring season. 

All new rowers to Port Rowing, must complete a swim test BEFORE being allowed on the water. Click here for a copy of our swim test form.

Since academics are important to us as coaches, we will continue to plan 'Port Study Days' into the schedule. These will be days where we will offer optional practices, so the rower can decide if he/she want to use the available time to study. These days will vary throughout the spring and will be determined by the coaches, but most likely will be planned on Mondays.

The mandatory informational meeting for rowers and parents will be held Thursday March 1 at 7:45PM Port Washington Library. All parents and rowers should attend.

Registration is open! NOTE: The registration is for both the varsity, junior varsity and novice/freshman group the same. Registration is divided into women's and men's teams. With the start of this spring season we will start to make a distinction between freshman and novice. The novice category is co-ed for all new rowers. Freshman who have already (middle school) experience will be based on experience placed into the varsity, junior varsity or novice group. 

If you sign up by February 26, you will receive a $50 discount ($850). The normal registration fee applies from February 27 till March 13 ($900), when you register after March 13, you will pay $50 extra ($950).

NOTE: when registering the discount/late fee should be applied automatically. If this is not the case, maybe refresh or try using a different browser. If that still doesn't work, contact either Holly Byrne or Michiel Bartman BEFORE you submit your payment.

Registration is open for the women's high school spring team (including HS novices):


Registration is open for the men's high school spring team (including HS novices):


Practices are held our boathouse located at North Hempstead Beach Park (North 2nd Entrance), address 141 Shore Road, Port Washington, NY 11050.

Scholarships: Port Rowing understands there are financial constraints and does not want that factor to limit an athlete from rowing. We provide full tuition, partial tuition, and payment plan options to those that require assistance. To request a scholarship, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Any requests or discussions about scholarship is kept 100% confidential. Our goal is to encourage and give the opportunity to all to row.

For more information about our sport, we suggest reading "Beginner's Guide to Regattas" found in our Parents Corner.