The High School competitive teams have 3 distinct seasons on the water: Spring, Summer, and Fall. The Winter season is designed for indoor training and conditioning.
Fall season is characterized by head races. A head race is typically a longer race with staggered start times. Therefore, the Fall training season focuses on endurance and technique and demands more precision from the coxswains.
Varsity, Junior Varsity & Novice Team Program Dates:
August 28 - November 16
Our Men's and Women's High School Teams are for experienced rowers in 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grades. Our Novice Team is for rowers in 9th grade as well as older high school rowers who are new to rowing.
All new rowers to Port Rowing must complete a swim test BEFORE being allowed on the water. Click here for a copy of the swim test form.
Informational meeting about the Fall program will be Tuesday September 5 at the Port Washington Public Library at 7:00PM. All rowers and parents must attend.
Both Varsity and Novice Teams travel to regattas on the east coast and the elite boats may be chosen to race at the world famous Head of the Charles. Trip fees apply for several away trips. You can find the 2017 fall schedule here.
High School Men & Women (9th-12th) - start: Monday, August 28, 2017, end: Thursday November 16, 2017.
For the experienced HS rowers we start on Monday August 28 with practice. The rowers who are completely new to the sport will start Wednesday September 6. However, if you want, you can come to the 'bring-a-friend' to practice on Friday morning September 1st.
Monday, August 28 - Thursday, August 31 will have two practices daily, 8:00 - 10:00AM & 3:00 - 5:00PM. Friday, September 1 practice 8:00 - 10:00AM. No practice September 2 - 5. Wednesday September 6 regular season starts.
Friday morning September 1 from 8-10 we will have a bring-a-friend to practice day. If you have a friend who is interested in rowing you can bring him/her to the boathouse for an introduction.
Regular season practices will continue Mondays - Fridays, 4:00 - 6:30PM and Saturday mornings 8:00 - 11:00AM.
For families registering 2 or more siblings, apply code "SiblingFA17" for a $50 discount at the time of registration.
Registration for the women's high school fall team (including HS Novices):
Registration for the men's high school fall team (including HS novices):
Save the Date: Our winter training trip will be FEBRUARY 17 - 24, 2018
Practices are held at our boathouse located at North Hempstead Beach Park (North 2nd Entrance), GPS address 141 Shore Road, Port Washington, NY 11050.
For more information about our sport, we suggest reading "Beginner's Guide to Regattas" found in our Parents Corner.