High School Fall 2017

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.

Program Dates:

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. 

Note: the TeamSnap Calendar on our website is unfortunately not free accessible anymore without a current login and is replaced with a Google calendar, just for informational purposes. This has to do with a safety login issue from TeamSnap. Once you have processed your registration, you will be added to either the TeamSnap men's or women's Fall 2017 team roster, which will give you calendar access. If you have questions about particular holidays, know that we follow the Port Washington Public school calendar. If the students have no school, there will be no rowing practice. If you have particular questions, email either  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for the men or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for the women.

Normal program fee is $900. If you sign up before or on August 20, you will receive a $50 discount ($850). The normal fee of $900 applies from 8/21 till 9/8. A $50 late fee will apply for registrations after September 8 ($950). If for some reason you want to cancel the registration, there will be a $50 processing fee. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for more information.

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.

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.