Founded in 2015, the Delaware River Rowing Club, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) organization, dedicated to encouraging the enjoyment of rowing in people of differing backgrounds and levels of experience.
Delaware River Rowing Club believes that rowing is a sport that anyone can learn. Our coaches are USRowing Certified and work with both experienced and novice rowers alike.
Coach Van Sciver
Currently the Head Rowing Coach for nearby Doane Academy, Coach Van Sciver is one of the founding members of the Delaware River Rowing Club. He coaches our Collegiate, Masters and Juniors programs.
Coach Hendricks is a Level II Certified Coach, and leads our Learn to Row program, adn coaches our Juniors as well.
Coach Dougherty a Level II Certified Coach, and coaches Masters on Weekend mornings.
The Water We Row
We row on the Delaware River between the Burlington-Bristol Bridge and the I-276/Turnpike Bridge, usually passing on the New Jersey side of Burlington Island. This stretch of river is about 3.6 miles (or 5800 meters) long.
The water South and East of the Island is well protected and provides ample rowing room (2200 meters) for when the wind picks up. On calmer days, it's possible to row between the bridges (over 10,000 meters), or around Burlington Island (5,000 meters).
There is a NOAA Tides and Currents station located at the Burlington-Bristol Bridge.
DRRC holds open rowing sessions for experienced rowers on most weekend mornings in the spring, summer and fall. During the winter, we move to the ergs!
New rowers are encouraged to take part in our Learn To Row program on Wednesday's during the summer.
Additional rowing opportunities and social events can be found on the calendar below!