“A good shell has to have life and resiliency to get in harmony with the swing of the crew.” ― Daniel James Brown, The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

Always wanted to row? 
You've come to the right place!

The ORU-PDX Masters Program offers rowing education allowing the master rowers to enjoy the sport of rowing and maintain good health. Whether your goal is to learn to row or improve your technique, to compete at regattas, or simply to stay in shape, you will find your niche on the ORU Masters Team. After practice, make sure to join the team at the local coffee house, where you'll find us sharing rowing tips and challenges, and connecting over life experiences. 

ORU-PDX Masters Program Overview:

  • All workouts take place at the Oaks Park Community Boathouse on M/W/F, from 5:45 am to 7:15 am. Practices are 1.5 hours long.

  • The training quarters are set as follows: Quarter 1 (JAN-MAR), Quarter 2 (APR-JUN), Quarter 3 (JUL-SEP), and Quarter 4 (OCT-DEC).

  • March through October practices are typically on the water. All equipment used for this program will be selected/assigned by the ORU-PDX coaches to correspond with the skill level of the rowers (i.e., mostly big and non-competitive boats will be used).

  • From November through February, when it is too dark to row safely, land-based training takes place at the ORU-PDX ergometer (erg) room in the boathouse. Practices consist of coach-led sessions utilizing ORU's indoor rowing machines.

    To join the ORU-PDX Masters Program, please complete the following Contact Form, sign our ORU-PDX Code of Conduct, and email the signed copy of the ORU-PDX Code of Conduct to info.oregonrowing@gmail.com.

    After completing the above two steps, an ORU-PDX staff member will contact you with a decision. Please note, that the ORU-PDX management reserves the right to approve or reject individual applications for participating in the ORU-PDX Masters Program. Upon acceptance into the ORU-PDX Masters Program, you will be contacted in order to schedule a date to come down to the boathouse to meet the coach and the team, ride in the launch to view a typical practice, and get any remaining questions answered. We look forward to having you join our ORU-PDX Masters Program.

    If you have any questions about joining the ORU-PDX Masters Program, please contact us.