2024 Summer Season Registration

Registrations are now OPEN for 2024 Adult Novice Masters Program.

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

2024 Summer Novice Masters (Adult)

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

IMPORTANT NOTE: Adult Summer registration deadline is June 29!

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


Session (7 Weeks) June 22 – August 10
Novice Program Fee $280 per Rower
Registration Deadline June 29th

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 Summer Masters Program includes the following:

  • Row2Music sessions (drop-in, indoor erg program, Mondays, 6:45-8:00pm)
  • Independent erging/weight training at our indoor location
    • All summer masters will have access to our indoor facility (ergs and weight equipment), arranged on participant basis
  • Independent Zoom erg sessions with a buddy
    • All summer 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

  • 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: No practice on July 13.

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.

Sculling Clinic

  • Schedule (Sundays):
    • Session A
      • June 9 — 9am-11am
      • June 16 – July 14 — 7am-9am
    • Session B
      • July21 – August 15 — 7am-9am
  • Fee: $140 per session; first come, first served; fee payable when seat confirmation is received. Registration is limited to one session per rower, unless there are unfilled seats.
  • ** All seats in both Sculling Clinic sessions are full. Register for the wait list. **
  • Each session includes six, two-hour practices that meet once per week
  • Available to summer season masters who have completed at least one on-water season, or with coach approval
  • These small group sessions (3 rowers/coach, 6 rowers maximum per session) will focus on gaining confidence and skill in single sculling boats.
  • The goal is to work toward passing an Independent rowing test. A test will be scheduled at the end of each session.
Register for the Sculling Clinic Waitlist

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.
    • Summer season swim test date/location is TBA.
  • All Masters must abide by CCRA Safety requirements, and watch the US Rowing Safety video every year before attending the summer 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.

Register with US Rowing Register with CCRA

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 Summer Novice Masters (Adult) Registration


  • Session – (7 Weeks) June 22 – August 10
  • Novice Program Fee – $280 Per Rower (+$10 fee for online payments)
  • Registration Deadline – June 29th, 2024

SKU: ADLTNMSM2024 Category:

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

Payments with Zelle

You can now conveniently pay for your registration using Zelle. Note: If you pay via Zelle, there is no $10 processing fee. Zelle offers a quick and secure way to transfer funds directly from your bank account to CCRA. Follow these simple steps to make your payment:

  1. Log in to your bank’s mobile app or online banking.
  2. Navigate to the option for sending money with Zelle.
  3. Enter the recipient’s email address: cortlandtrowing@gmail.com.
  4. Input the amount for your rower’s registration fee ($280).
  5. Add your name in the memo.

If you’re unsure if your bank is partnered with Zelle, you can check here. If you can’t access Zelle through your banking app, there is a button at the bottom of their page where you can download their official app.

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.