The URI Crew Club has a rich tradition of excellence producing several Olympic and World Champion athletes, as well as several of today’s top coaches. The club offers members the opportunity to engage in intercollegiate competition, with no experience necessary. The Club competes in regattas primarily in the northeast, against colleges from all over the U.S., including other club teams, and fully funded varsity programs. The fall is spent developing technique and competing in “Head” style racing (against the clock) including the prestigious Head of the Charles. Athletes spend the winter doing land training, in preparation for head to head sprint racing in the spring. The club attends large regattas including the Murphy Cup and Knecht Cup, leading up to the New England Rowing Championships.
The club rows, and trains on an off campus facility which it manages, and has a fleet of Resolute Eights and fours, as well as Wintech fours, quads and doubles. The facility is equipped with an 8-station Swingulator, ample Concept II ergometers, “last 500” TR machines, and weights necessary for rowing specific off-water training. The club is equipped for and offers competition in both sweep (1-oar per person) and sculling (2-oars per person) events for men, across all boat classes. The club complements the University’s Div. 1 Women’s program, by offering instruction and competition for women in events and boat classes not contested in NCAA Women’s rowing.
URI Crew 50th Anniversary Celebration
Join us on May 7, 2016 to celebrate 50 years of rowing at URI! Festivities will kick off early Saturday morning at the boathouse with some alumni rowing and socializing. This event is free, and families are welcome!
The party continues with a banquet Saturday evening. Mingle with current and former team members at this historic event to be held in the ballroom at AquaBlue in Narragansett. Deadline to purchase tickets for the banquet is April 20, 2016. Don’t miss out on this historic anniversary!
To register for Saturday morning activities and the evening banquet, please visit the URI Crew 50th Anniversary Celebration page hosted by the URI Alumni Association.
Visit the Friends of URI Crew page at www.friendsofuricrew.org
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