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Private Sculling

For rowers with personal sculling equipment

The Private Sculling program allows a rower who has paid WRRA membership fees (no equipment) access to the private sculling bay for storage of personal sculling equipment.  Rowers are responsible for paying annual boat rack fees directly to the Cleveland Rowing Foundation. The Private Sculling program has access to WRRA 2x & 4x sculling equipment when available.  The Private Sculler needs to reserve their shell or a club shell through iCrew.  All scullers must have their own marine radio and lights.  WRRA’s primary rowing season is April 15 through the end of November.

For additional program information, contact  

Scullingdirector@westernreserverowing.com

Sculling Certification

A Private Sculling participant must be certified as an Independent Sculler by the WRRA Sculling Committee and have passed the SQL test before using any personal rowing equipment without an accompanying coach or fellow independent rower on the Cuyahoga River. For information on the Independent Sculler Certification process refer to the WRRA Independent Sculler Certification Process. 

All You Need to Know
  • Learn to Scull FAQ
    · Learn to Scull (LTS) is a 6-session program designed to introduce rowers to sculling. Participants will meet with a coach once a week for 90-minute sessions to learn boat and oar handling techniques in a stable training single; you will move into a more narrow rowing single when your technique and comfort level increases. · General Sculling allows a rower to use WRRA sculling equipment on the Cuyahoga River (WRRA owns 1x, 2x, 2- and 4x sculls and oars). Because this is not a coached program, scullers must be a certified Independent Sculler or paired with a sculling mentor approved by the WRRA sculling committee. · Private Sculling is for individuals who own their own sculling equipment and wish to row on the Cuyahoga River. These individuals may not use WRRA equipment. Similarly to General Sculling, this is not a coached program and individuals must be a certified Independent Sculler or paired with a sculling mentor approved by the WRRA sculling committee. · Coached Sculling is designed to allow our sculling members to build upon their sculling capabilities through access to a dedicated coach.
  • What is the difference between Learn to Scull (LTS), General Sculing, Private Sculling, and Coached Sculling?
    · Learn to Scull (LTS) is a 6-session program designed to introduce rowers to sculling. Participants will meet with a coach once a week for 90-minute sessions to learn boat and oar handling techniques in a stable training single; you will move into a more narrow rowing single when your technique and comfort level increases. · General Sculling allows a rower to use WRRA sculling equipment on the Cuyahoga River (WRRA owns 1x, 2x, 2- and 4x sculls and oars). Because this is not a coached program, scullers must be a certified Independent Sculler or paired with a sculling mentor approved by the WRRA sculling committee. · Private Sculling is for individuals who own their own sculling equipment and wish to row on the Cuyahoga River. These individuals may not use WRRA equipment. Similarly to General Sculling, this is not a coached program and individuals must be a certified Independent Sculler or paired with a sculling mentor approved by the WRRA sculling committee. · Coached Sculling is designed to allow our sculling members to build upon their sculling capabilities through access to a dedicated coach.
  • WRRA Independent Sculler Certification Process
    The following describes the process wherein individual WRRA members may be certified to independently row a single sculling shell, such persons hereinafter referred to as “scullers”. The process applies to those scullers who will be using WRRA equipment, as well as to those scullers who will be using their own equipment. The purpose of the certification process is to ensure WRRA scullers are able to operate a single shell in a manner that is safe for them and other waterborne traffic that they might encounter on the Cuyahoga River. This process has been designed to attempt to recognize the varying skill, aptitude and experience levels to be found throughout the WRRA community. Requirements By Experience Level: Prior to becoming an independent sculler, individuals must fulfill the following requirements based on one’s rowing experience level. The number of Mentored Rows required prior to becoming certified as an independent sculler varies based on one’s rowing experience level. Level 1: No rowing experience Complete either WRRA Learn to Scull (LTS) or show evidence of attending a minimum 3-day session at a Recognized Sculling Camp; Complete a minimum of 30 mentored rows. Level 2: Prior sweeps rowing experience, but limited (less than 3 years) or no Cuyahoga River experience. Provide report of previous rowing experience and two references (one from a coach) from most recent rowing club (which may include WRRA); Complete either WRRA LTS or show evidence of attending a minimum 3-day session at an RSC; Complete a minimum of 20 mentored rows. Level 3: Extensive Cuyahoga River sweeps experience (at least 3 full years, which may include high school, college, or any WRRA adult program, with WRRA SRL plus FRL in the same year counting as 1 year). Complete either WRRA LTS or show evidence of attending a minimum 3-day session at a recognized Sculling Camp, such as Florida Rowing Center, Calm Waters Rowing or Craftsbury Sculling Center. Complete a minimum of 12 mentored rows. Level 4: Prior extensive sculling experience at other venues, but no Cuyahoga River experience. Provide report of previous rowing experience and two references, from most recent rowing club, including one from a coach; Complete a minimum of 12 mentored rows. Becoming Certified as an Independent Sculler: Requirements for All Experience Levels: Due to the particular attributes of the Cuyahoga River, the following requirements apply to all potential independent scullers, regardless of skill level, sculling aptitude or prior rowing experience: Requirements may be completed concurrently, but must all be completed prior to the sculler taking the on-water certification test. It is strongly recommended that the sculler complete Requirement 1 as early in the process as possible. Must pass SQL test, and maintain SQL status per Cleveland Rowing Foundation (CRF) procedures. Safety documents can be found on the CRF website: https://www.clevelandrows.org/safetyforms Complete required Mentored Rows based on experience level (as outlined above). Maintain a log of required Mentored Rows. Log must include the date, the names of the sculler and mentor and any river or weather conditions of note. Concept2 has a great online sculling log: Concept2 Logbook | Log Sessions where a coach is accompanying a sculler in a launch do not count toward one’s mentored rows. At least one Mentored Row must involve the passage of a large commercial ship, which would require the sculler to identify, locate and navigate to the appropriate CRF-designated Passing Zone. If the minimum number of Mentored rows is accomplished without such a passage, then the minimum number will be extended until a passage occurs. Date of the large commercial ship passage should be noted on mentor log when encountered. Equipment: All mentored rows must take place in the shell type the sculler is to be certified in to count toward their required mentored rows. Single: If a sculler wishes to be certified in a single, the sculler must use a single without pontoons for all of the mentored rows. Rows in the WRRA Wintech flat bottom trainer or Peinert’s while using pontoons do not count toward one’s required mentored rows. Bow seat in larger sculling shells: Sculling in the stroke, two or three seat of any sculling shell does not require any additional training or requirements. Bow of a Double: The individual in the bow of a double must be a certified independent sculler. A sculler can choose to only be certified as the bow of a double. If one so chooses, the sculler must complete the required mentored rows, based on their experience level, and take the Practical On-Water Certification test in the bow of a double. If a sculler is certified as the bow of the double, and later wishes to become certified in the single, the sculler must go through the entire certification process, including mentored rows, and take the on-water certification in a single. Bow of a Quad: In order to become certified to row in the bow seat of a quad, the sculler must Be a certified independent sculler for at least two full years, and Pass an on-water certification test seated in the bow of a quad Practical On-Water Certification Test: Upon completion of the required Mentored Rows for their Experience Level (see definitions above), the sculler shall contact the Director in charge of Sculling at Sculling@WesternReserveRowing.com, to request an on-water certification test. The Director will pair the sculler with a coach who is different from the coach/coaches who may have conducted the sculler’s Learn to Scull sessions or Mentored Rows. The on-water competency assessment will consist of the coach using his or her judgment as to whether the sculler can safely operate the shell at a basic level. The sculler must utilize the shell type (single, or seated in the bow of a 2x or 4x), which the sculler wishes to be certified in. The on-water certification test will include the sculler’s ability to complete the following tasks: Handling the shell on land, and in & out of racks. Launch and landing the shell independently. General sculling skills, including stopping and backing. Steering skills: Able to use a sculling mirror and maintain the shell on the right side of the river, with particular emphasis around corners. Ability to safely and expeditiously turn the shell 180 degrees, using a “river” turn (one oar backing, one oar rowing simultaneously). Acceptable duration of turn to be determined by the Coach administering the test. • Identify the following: Landmarks on the river All bridges High & low sides of Carter Street and Columbus Road bridges All blind turns per the CRF Safety Manual (SaM) All straight stretches Make radio calls and identify when to use Channel 12, 16 vs 68 per the SaM If using WRRA equipment, identify WRRA boats and blades, understand how to reserve shell and the protocol involved Utilize the CRF/WRRA sign in/sign out process (iCrew) The administering Coach will report the outcome of the On-Water Certification Test to the Director of Sculling who will review the test with the Sculling Committee. The Director of Sculling will then notify the sculler whether they have been approved to row independently. If the sculler has not been approved, the sculler should consult with the Coach who administered the test as to what portions of the On-Water Certification Test should be re-addressed. This remediation may require an additional number of Mentored Rows as determined by the administering Coach. Definitions: Learn to Scull (LTS) - LTS is a WRRA program, which consists of six sessions with a WRRA Sculling Coach. Mentor – an experienced, WRRA independent sculler who has volunteered to assist those who have undertaken the independent sculler certification process. Mentored Row – an on-water session, of at least one hour’s duration, wherein the sculler is accompanied by a Mentor in a sculling shell for the entirety of the session. At least one Mentored Row must involve the passage of a large commercial ship, which would require the sculler to identify, locate and navigate to the appropriate CRF-designated Passing Zone. If the minimum number of Mentored rows is accomplished without such a passage, then the minimum number will be extended until a passage occurs. Recognized Sculling Camp (RSC) – a nationally recognized organization that provides on-water instruction to scullers in single shells. Examples include: Florida Rowing Center in Wellington, FL Calm Waters Rowing in Lancaster, VA Craftsbury Sculling Center in Craftsbury, VT Safety Qualification Level (SQL) – a safety certification granted by The Cleveland Rowing Foundation (CRF) to those individuals who has passed the appropriate written test as administered by CRF. Sculling Coach (Coach) – an experienced, certified WRRA sculling coach who is qualified to: Conduct Learn to Scull (LTS) program sessions. Assess and determine the sculler’s basic competence to begin the on-water portion of the certification process; and, administer the final on-water Practical Test Summer Rowing League (SRL) – WRRA program that provides a minimum of 15 sweeps rowing opportunities during the summer season. Fall Rowing League (FRL) - WRRA program that provides a minimum of seven (7) sweeps rowing opportunities during the fall season.
  • Questions
    Program and independent certification inquiries contact sculling@westernreserverowing.com Registration and fees: programdirector@westernreserverowing.com Private boat storage: executivedirector@clevelandrows.org
  • WRRA Private Sculling rules and restrictions
    All sculling members must follow the safety guidelines as stated in the Cleveland Rowing Foundation Safety Manual (SaM) as well as adhere to the WRRA Sculling Program Outline and Equipment Guidelines. All privately owned shells shall be signed in and out on the iCrew app. Private sculling members are responsible for the mandatory use of a mirror, marine radio, and boat lights as required by the SaM. All independent scullers and independent doubles shall be required to carry a whistle or other noise making device while rowing. Prior to going on the water all members must sign the WRRA Liability Waiver and Swim Waiver.
  • What is the procedure to become a Sculling Mentor?
    To become a sculling mentor, one must: Have been an independent sculler for 3 months Have 15+ sculling outings Email sculling@westernreserverowing.com expressing interest in becoming a mentor Go out on the river with an experienced mentor and new rower for an evaluation on your mentoring skills.
  • What are the required items I need to purchase to row a single? Are these also required if I’m in a 2x or a 4x?
    Individuals in a 1x or the bow seat of a 2x /4x must wear a rear-view mirror. In addition, all independent shells must carry a marine band radio, noise-making device (e.g., whistle), and should have bow/stern lights during non-daylight hours. Independent shells should also counsel the MarineTraffic website prior to going out on the water (note: this website is free, and there is a mobile app, as well)
  • Equipment Use and Reservations
    General Sculling members are responsible for using appropriate WRRA equipment taking into consideration their weight, the weight limits of the shell, the skill level of sculler, and any other restrictions on the use of the shell set by the Board of Directors. All shells must be reserved through the iCrew reservation program. All shells must be reserved through the iCrew reservation website (app available for iOS and Android) - when you create an account, enter registration code rowcrf, create a user ID and password and complete the remainder of the form No sculler may reserve a WRRA single, double, pair or quad more than once per week during peak times defined as: Friday until 8:00 am, Saturday and Sunday until 11:00 am. Scullers can sign up for another peak time if a shell is available 24 hours prior to the row. Please be considerate of other rowers and CANCEL your session if you are not able to row.
  • What is the procedure to become an Independent Sculler?
    To become an independent sculler, one must complete these steps. At a high level, individuals must: Complete the required number of mentored rows Pass the SQL test (scheduled through safety@clevelandrow.org Pass the on the water test (scheduled through WRRA once the SQL test has been passed)
  • What are the logical steps to improve my sculling capabilities at WRRA?
    The first is to join the Learn-to-Scull or Coached Sculling programs to receive coached feedback. While our Private and General Sculling programs are not coached, members can ask fellow scullers for pointers or to film themself for review later. In addition, online videos, books, and sculling camps (such as Craftsbury) are helpful resources to improve your sculling capabilities.
  • What are the peak times for General Scullers? How does this impact me?
    Peak times are defined as Friday until 8:00 am, Saturday and Sunday until 11:00 am. No sculler may reserve a WRRA single, double, pair or quad more than once per week during peak times. Scullers can sign up for another peak time if a shell is available 24 hours prior to the row. This has been implemented to ensure all members have the opportunity to row a shell during a peak time.
  • WRRA Sculling Rules and Restrictions
    · All sculling members must follow the safety guidelines as stated in the Cleveland Rowing Foundation Safety Manual (SaM) as well as adhere to the WRRA Sculling Program Outline and Equipment Guidelines. · All WRRA shells shall be signed in and out on the iCrew app. For complete boat reservation information, see the WRRA Sculling Program Outline and Equipment Guidelines (not published yet) · General sculling members are responsible for the mandatory use of their own mirror, boat lights and are required to carry a whistle or other noise making device while rowing as required by the SaM. A marine radio is required for all Independent Scullers and is suggested for General Scullers. · Prior to going on the water all members must sign the WRRA Liability Waiver and Swim Waiver.
  • Registration Masters
    · Prior to going on the water all members must sign the WRRA Liability Waiver and Swim Waiver. · For additional registration information, contact programdirector@westernreserverowing.com
  • Team Achievements
    2023 WRRA Masters Season: Nationals in Indianapolis: Gold medals: women’s lightweight C4+ and D4+, mixed D8+, women’s club C4+, men’s club C4+, men’s club C8+, mixed C4+, and men’s club D4+ Silver medals: men’s club D8+, mixed C8+ Bronze Medals: mixed B8+, men’s club 8+, men’s club D4+ WRRA ranked 5th (of 38) for the USRowing Club Trophy Royal Canadian Henley Masters Regatta: Gold medals: men’s B4+ and D4+ and the mixed B8+ Head of the Cuyahoga: Gold medals: master's 4+s and 8+s on both the men’s and women’s sides Silver medal: men's masters 4+ Head of the Charles: We sent four 4+ crews to the Head of the Charles, seeing three top-10 finishes (5th in the men’s master’s 4+, and 4th and 8th in the women’s master’s 4+) WRRA retaining three bids. The men recorded their fastest time in a 4 at the Charles in recent history. Head of the Hooch: Gold medal in the women's master 4+ Silver medal in the women's masters 8+ Men's masters team was not able to participate due to illnesses within the team We are grateful for the time and expertise offered by coaches Kate Hanseman, Will Fistek, Aaron Marcovy, Amber Douglas, and many others throughout the summer; they were instrumental to our success during sprint season. In the fall, the men welcomed coach Charles Richardson in the fall while the women were coached by Aaron Marcovy and Michelle Zacharias, and the team continued strong into the head season.
  • Program requirements
    A copy of your Military ID, DD 214 document, or Gold Star certificate required upon registration for eligible Military/Veterans.
  • Regatta Dates
    Saturday, June 29: Mid-season SRL Regatta. Saturday, July 27 : Midwest Sprints, Nashport, OH Saturday, August 10: End-of-Season SRL Regatta.
  • Program Info & Dates
    Veterans will start rowing on Friday, May 17th, 2024 Participants row once weekly with a dedicated team of 15-20 rowers. Program days and time availability are dependent on enrollment. Regular practice times which fall on holidays will be rescheduled through the WRRA Program Director at the convenience of the coach and crew. Typically, makeups will be held on Saturdays or Sundays and when equipment is available. Novice crews: The first week will be off the water and include an in-depth review of both the equipment and the boathouse, with a longer erg session to review technique and training. All rescheduled practices MUST be coordinated through the WRRA Program Director. Please use this google form to request make-up row. WRRA requires new rowers to participate in a Learn to Row (LTR) session before signing up for the Veterans program. The Veterans program hosts it's own Learn to Row sessions as needed to accommodate interested Veterans.
  • Preparation for Learn to Row
    What to bring: a water bottle and sunscreen. Participants will row rain or shine - plan to wear appropriate, layered clothing and outerwear that could be worn for a jog, please do not wear any loose clothing Rowing Resources – PLEASE REVIEW PRIOR TO YOUR SESSION: Rowing Glossary and Coxswain Calls
  • Directions
    We row out of the Cleveland Rowing Foundation Boathouse downtown on the Cuyahoga River. 1003 British St. Cleveland, OH 44113
  • Regatta Dates
    Saturday, June 29: Mid-season SRL Regatta. Saturday, July 27 : Midwest Sprints, Nashport, OH Saturday, August 10: End-of-Season SRL Regatta.
  • Registration
    · You may only register for ONE (1) SRL session per season · Prior to going on the water all members must sign the WRRA Liability Waiver and Swim Waiver. · Novice sessions will begin 5/6/24 · Experienced sessions will begin 5/13/24 · For additional registration information, contact Programdirector@westernreserverowing.com
  • What are the logical steps to improve my sweep capabilities at WRRA?
    The best course of action is to work with your coach on improvements during practice. Additionally, increasing your fitness, watching videos (of yourself and others), joining more competitive sweeps programs (intermediate and masters), and learning to scull (which improves overall technique) are all beneficial steps in enhancing your sweeps capabilities.
  • Program Dates and Times
    Summer Rowing League begins the week of May 13th/ Novice will start the week of May 6th and runs through August 10th. Participants row once weekly with a dedicated team of 10 to 12 rowers. Program days and time availability are dependent on enrollment. Holidays: No practice will be held on Memorial Day or July 4. Practices which fall on holidays will be rescheduled at the convenience of the coach and crew. Typically, makeup sessions will be held on Saturdays or Sundays and when equipment is available. All rescheduled practices MUST be coordinated in advance. Please use this google form to schedule your makeup row(s) All rescheduled practices MUST be coordinated in advance. Please use this google form to schedule your makeup row(s) All rescheduled practices MUST be coordinated in advance. Please use this google form to schedule your makeup row(s)
  • Registration Intermediate
    Prior to going on the water all members must sign the WRRA Liability and Waiver and Swim Waiver. For additional registration information, contact programdirector@westernreserverowing.comprogramdirector@westernreserverowing.com
  • Duration
    Intermediate rowing will begin the 3rd week of May and finish the 2nd week of August.
  • Program Dates and Times
    Fall Rowing League begins the 3rd week of August and runs through the 2nd week of October. Participants row once weekly with a dedicated team of 10 to 12 rowers. Program days and time availability are dependent on enrollment No practice will be held on Labor Regular practice times which fall on holidays will be rescheduled at the convenience of the coach and crew. All FRL make up sessions MUST be approved by the Program Director to ensure equipment availability prior to confirming with coach and crew.
  • Registration
    FDP sessions are contingent on the availability of coaches. If FDP is available, registration will happen in early August.
  • WRRA General Sweeps Rules and Restrictions
    Regularly scheduled coached sweep rowing programs, such as Masters Competitive, have equipment priority over independent use by General Sweeps rowers. When rowing outside of the coached sweep rowing programs in an independent crew: Equipment must be reserved using Boathouse Connect and is subject to availability. Please see “Boat Reservations on Boathouse Connect” for full details on how to reserve a shell. All rowers using WRRA sweeps equipment without an accompanying coach on the Cuyahoga River must have passed the necessary safety qualifications and adhere to all rules and procedures outlined in the Cleveland Rowing Foundation Safety Manual (SaM). Please refer to Independent Boat Guidelines for more detailed information related to rowing WRRA shells independently (without coaching).
  • What is the difference between WRRA and CRF?
    WRRA works closely together with CRF (Cleveland Rowing Foundation) to meet WRRA’s mission of “providing and promoting adult competitive and recreational rowing for the Northeast Ohio community through quality programming.” WRRA: Runs the programming for all of WRRA Programs (including Learn-to-row, Summer Rowing League, Fall Rowing League, Intermediate, Masters, Learn-to-Scull, General Sculling, Private Sculling, Coached Sculling, Veterans, VIPERS). Questions with regards to the following should be directed to WRRA: WRRA programming / membership WRRA merchandise Coaching / coxing for WRRA programs Racing at regattas Equipment reservations / equipment issues Independent sculling / mentorship certifications CRF: Maintains the CRF property / facility and oversees the safety procedures for all member organizations of the boathouse (WRRA, St. Ignatius High School, Case Western Reserve University, etc.). Questions with regards to the following should be directed to CRF: Safety Manual (SaM) includes procedures for all safety measures (e.g, cold water rules/dock closures, persons overboard, safety zones for passing, communications via radio, etc.) Incident reports (for injury, significant equipment damage, participant goes into the water, an emergency signal is sounded, freighter/barge stops or changes course for a crew, an oar/shell touches a commercial vessel/pleasure boat, crew loses control due to wash from bow thruster/propeller, or a radio confrontation) Obtaining SQL (Safety Qualification Level) and/or CQL (Coach Qualification Level) safety statuses
  • What are the differences between Summer Rowing League (SRL), Fall Development Program (FDP), Intermediate, and Masters programs?
    Summer Rowing League (SRL) is a program designed for rowers of all abilities who wish to row once a week. Sessions are 90 minutes long and are designed to assist rowers in developing their rowing and boat handling skills. Fall Rowing League (FRL) is a program, similar in nature to SRL. A good option for those who aren’t quite ready to end their season at the completion of SRL. Intermediate is one tier up from SRL/FRL. The =program included two 90 minute sessions per week, with a more competitive feel. Optional participation in regattas is possible. Masters is WRRA’s competitive program designed for rowers with at least one year of previous experience. The Masters team practices three times per week (with expectation rowers will maintain fitness on off days), participates in erg tests, and travels to regattas to compete against other Masters teams.
  • What water / weather conditions cause a practice to be canceled?
    Thunder and/or lightning heard or seen will result in a delay of 30 minutes from the last indication or either. This could result in full cancellation of planned practice. Other factors that could cause cancellation could be unsafe conditions such as very strong winds or a high river flow rate.
  • What are the different safety certifications and why should I have one?
    Earning safety certifications are beneficial in gaining a better understanding of the boathouse/river, and in keeping yourself and others safe. In addition, some items, such as taking out an independent shell or coaching, require certifications. There are two Safety Qualification Levels (SQL) and and three Coach Qualification Levels (CQL). A detailed list of certifications can be found in the SaM (Safety Manual), with a summary detailed below: SQL-0: All members, including guest members, are a SQL-0 after receiving a Basic Safety Briefing. This safety certification is required to row on the Cuyahoga. SQL: Required to take out an independent shell (e.g, sculling boats or sweeps boats without a coach). To become SQL certified, one must be a SQL-0, take a written safety test on the SaM (proctored via CRF and demonstrate proficiency in a shell. CQL-Trainee: Is the first level of coaching certification. To become a CQL-Trainee, one must pass both the test Safety and Coaching Tests (proctored via CRF), be CPR certified, attend a launch operations meeting, have a Safe Boater certification (if applicable), and have demonstrated river proficiency skills to a Senior CQL. CQL: A CQL has additional coaching privileges than a CQL-Trainee (such as taking out more shells at one time). To become a CQL, one must be a CQL-Trainee and have demonstrated coaching experience satisfactory to a Senior CQL / the CRF Safety Committee. Senior CQL: This is the highest level of coaching at CRF. To become a CQL-Senior, one must be a CQL, demonstrate satisfactory coaching experience, and have a history of good judgement with river navigation (e.g., inclement weather, interacting with other vessels, supervision of multiple boats, etc.).
  • Who should I contact about _________ ?
    General inquiries can be sent to programdirector@westernreserverowing.com. If you have something more specific, you can contact the specific Board member responsible for the committee you believe question applies to. Board members and contact information can be found here.
  • What is the "volunteer deposit" for and how can I get refunded for this?
    The importance of volunteering is to help sustain the current and future functioning of Western Reserve Rowing Association by encouraging volunteerism among our membership; encourage, reward and recognize exceptional volunteerism; foster a sense of ownership and community through engagement in a broader "WRRA Experience"; provide "parity" among all rowers with respect to their required service to WRRA; and finally to comply with our Code of Regulations. WRRA will collect a "volunteer deposit" in the amount of $60 during registration from all WRRA members. This deposit will be fully refunded upon completion of 8 documented volunteer service hours for WRRA during the current calendar year. Those who choose not to volunteer will forfeit the deposit, and, in so doing, establish parity with those who choose to volunteer. A member of the WRRA Board of Directors, representative of a Director’s Committee, WRRA Program Director and/or designated WRRA Member will be present at all official volunteer events to record all participants as well as their arrival and departure time. It is the responsibility of each volunteer to sign in upon arrival and sign out on departure. Year-round volunteer activities include: WRRA Learn to Rows WRRA SRL Regattas CRF Head of the Cuyahoga Regatta WRRA Corporate Rowing Events WRRA Maintenance Days WRRA Outreach Rowing Programs Canalway Partners RiverSweep Inquiries, please contact volunteer@westernreserverowing.com
  • How do I report an issue with equipment?
    New site to report will be launched in March, 2024
  • Questions
    Program and independent certification inquiries: sculling@westernreserverowing.com Registration and fee issues: programdirector@westernreserverowing.com
  • What is the SaM (Safety Manual)?
    The SaM is the Cleveland Rowing Foundation's Safety Manual. While on the river and boathouse property, all members must adhere to this manual. The SaM can be found here, on the Cleveland Rowing Foundation website.
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