2024 Spring Season Registration

Registrations are now OPEN for 2024 Adult Novice Masters Program.

For the Experienced Masters (Adult) Registration, please click here.

2024 Spring Novice Masters (Adult)

Cortlandt Rowing (CCRA) Spring Novice (‘Beginner’) Masters Programs

IMPORTANT NOTE: Adult Spring registration deadline is March 18!

For adults who are brand new to rowing or just started with CCRA in the past year.


Session (12 Weeks) February 29 – June 8
Novice Program Fee $300 per Rower
Registration Deadline March 18th

You must be a current member of US Rowing, and sign their online waiver, in order to participate in CCRA activities. Please refer to our Registration Form & Payments section of this page for more information.

Questions? E-mail cortlandtrowing@gmail.com, or call Mrs. Dina Tompkins at (914) 589-9112.

In addition to on-water instruction, the Spring Masters Program includes the following:

  • Row2Music sessions (drop-in, indoor erg program, Mondays, 6:45-8pm)
  • Independent erging/weight training at our indoor location
    • All spring masters will have access to our indoor facility (ergs and weight equipment), arranged on participant basis
  • Independent Zoom erg sessions with a buddy
    • All spring masters will have access to the CCRA Masters Zoom meeting ID, so they can erg remotely with their CCRA buddies at their convenience (for those who have an erg at home).

Program Schedule and Features

Until on-water conditions are consistently favorable (Feb 29 through approx late March):

  • Thursdays, 6:45-8:15pm
  • Sundays, 7-9am
    • Learn/refine the basic rowing stroke on a rowing machine (erg) with ALL masters at our indoor location (210 6th St, Verplanck, NY)

When on-water conditions allow (approx late March through June 8):

  • Saturdays, 9:00-11:00am
    • Learn how to row on the water at Lake Meahagh!
    • These beginner sessions will teach you basic on-water rowing skills on a shallow and protected lake: a perfect place to learn!
    • Coached sessions will focus mainly on team boat rowing (4 or 8 rowers plus coxswain)
    • Water safety, including safety video
    • Learn the parts of the boat and basic commands
    • Learn safe entry and exit from boat
    • Team drills to refine technical stroke skills

IMPORTANT NOTICE: There will be no practice March 30 – 31 (Easter weekend) and May 25 – 26 (Memorial Day weekend).

Novice practices will take place at Lake Meahagh Park, Westchester Avenue near 8th Street, Verplanck. Practices will be held rain or shine, unless there is a safety concern. In the event of unfavorable rowing conditions, practices will take place indoors at our 6th St location, and will be announced on SportsYou.

Click here for info and a map of all CCRA locations.

Safety / Health

  • Swim test requirements: Swim 50 meters, tread water for 10 minutes, put on a PFD (lifejacket) while treading water. This is for your safety.
    • New masters must pass this test in their first season.
    • Current masters must pass this test within the last 12 months.
    • Spring season swim test date/location is TBA.
    • Spring season swim test: Monday, March 4, 5-6:30pm. Premier Athletic (Montrose)
  • All Masters must abide by CCRA Safety requirements, and watch the US Rowing Safety video every year before attending the spring session. See the Safety Requirements page.


  • Our coaches use the SportsYou App App to communicate quickly regarding any updates needed for practices including important change in plans due to weather. Please download and register on the SportsYou App. All registered Masters will receive an invitation to join the CCRA Masters SportsYou “team.”
  • Join our Masters Facebook Community by clicking here and request to “Join group.”
  • Please follow Cortlandt Rowing on Facebook and Instagram. The number of followers counts when we want to show how quickly our club is growing here in our local communities!

Registration Form

You must be a current member of US Rowing in order to participate in CCRA activities. The club code for CCRA is EAYKZ (all upper case). Follow US Rowing registration instructions here.

Payment Options

Payments Online via PayPal Checkout

We accept credit/debit card payments online via PayPal Checkout. To pay online, please select which registration type and fill in the rower’s first and last name below, then add to cart. You will then be led to the checkout screen.

Note: there is a $10 fee for online payments.

2024 Spring Novice Masters (Adult) Registration


  • Session – (13 Weeks) February 29 – June 15
  • Novice Program Fee – $300 Per Rower (+$10 fee for online payments)
  • Registration Deadline – March 18th

SKU: ADLTNMSP2024 Category:

For adults who are brand new to rowing or just started with CCRA in the past year.

Payments with Zelle

Coming soon!

When you pay with Zelle there is no $10 processing fee. If you want to opt for paying with Zelle, please let us know that is what you’d like to do, and wait for the announcement that it’s ready to accept payment.

Payments by Check

Checks must be mailed to the PO Box listed. Please send a check payable to CCRA, with your youth rower’s name in the notation section:

  • By Mail: Cortlandt Community Rowing Association, PO Box 530, Verplanck, NY 10596

Questions? E-mail cortlandtrowing@gmail.com, or call Mrs. Dina Tompkins at (914) 589-9112.