Spring INTO A SEAT WITH NEW
Director - Dan Garrison
Our WRPC Rowing Division held their 2013 organizing meeting Feb. 11 at Chelan County PUD Auditorium. Eleven enthusiasts attended and began to identify plans for the year.
Masters Rowing has the largest number of participants in the Crew categories.
New programs for Women and Juniors are being worked out.
Because WRPC is committed to a balance of opportunities and choices that ideally provide Columbia River pleasure to all, an additional rowing program fee is necessary to foster the vision and establish a proud rowing tradition here in our community. Your support will be rewarded by the vitality it provides. (See store for fee details)
2013 rowing schedule
Rowing Director Dan Garrison has released the new Masters practice schedule. Here it is:
Tues. & Thurs.: 5:30 to 7:am | Saturdays: 7 to 9:am
More info or have questions, contact Coach David Bentsen at firstname.lastname@example.org
We reach out.
We partner. We engage.
A big part of Wenatchee Row & Paddle Club's mission is to partner
with other groups and businesses to better the health and fitness of
residents, to be good stewards of the Columbia River, and to educate
young and old about the great waterway's rich history.
signature program is Youth on the Columbia, 2013YOCSchedule which provides
1,500 local students annually a chance to paddle the river themselves in
26-foot Voyageur canoes and to learn more about native cultures and
early day exploration. We partner with the Wenatchee Valley Museum &
Cultural Center to put on this 25-day event. A host of sponsors provide
During the spring and fall, we hold clean-up days in Riverfront Park, which is the home for our facility.
reach out in other ways, too. Many of our members have a deep knowledge
of the river. They relish the opportunity to share that expertise with
others in the community - whether that be in schools or in service
Rowing AND Paddling
Join us in the love of
The Wenatchee Row & Paddle Club is the only facility of its kind in
the upper Columbia River. For those who live in the Wenatchee area, we
are at most a 10-minute drive away. And thanks to the Apple Capital
Recreation Loop Trail, which travels right by our facility, we are
within biking distance of the entire metro area.
Just as our name implies, we cater
to both rowers and paddlers. Within our club, those who enjoy these
amateur sports possess various skill levels. While most of our members
row and paddle recreationally for fitness, we do have some who train for
and compete in masters races. We also
have a growing program for juniors.
Getting out on the Columbia River provides amazing views of not only
the Cascade Mountains and foothills but also of the metropolitan area.
Wildlife is frequently spotted on the shorelines, including in the
habitat-rich Horan Wildlife Area adjacent to the Columbia's confluence
with the Wenatchee River.
For more on rowing and paddling, see the pages under the 'Activities' link.