Gig Rowing

Come row with us!  We are an informal and fun community, and all are welcome to join in. We meet at the Seaport Center on Saturday mornings at 9:00 am during the rowing season, roughly April through November. (During high summer, we frequently go out on Tuesday evenings as well at 6:00 pm.)

Between two and ten rowers (from a roster of 40) row each session in the Jessica and the Carol H., two 21 ft. four-oared rowing gigs built by the Foundation in 1993. Informal instruction for both rowers and coxes spontaneously occurs as needed.

We dedicate one Saturday row each season to picking up trash along the Potomac as part of the International Coastal Cleanup sponsored by the Ocean Conservancy.

For the competitively inclined, we also compete in local races, including the Wye Island Regatta and the SurfAid Paddle for Humanity.

During the winter, rowers gather for a potluck dinner and movie night (with a nautical theme) as we plan necessary boat/equipment maintenance and repair, performed by the rowers themselves at Tuesday Night Open Shop.

If you’d like to get a flavor of what rowing with the Seaport Foundation is like before committing, several rowing sessions appear on YouTube:  ASF ROWING