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2023 Adult Spring Season

This program is for adults who want to register to row on American Lake with the Commencement Bay Rowing Club for the Spring 2023 season.


Registration closes on 05/04/2023 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 02/07/2023 to 05/04/2023

Adult Spring Season 2023

We are excited to be kicking off another season of adult rowing at CBRC. You should find all the information you will need to successfully find your place at our club below. If you have any other questions, email us at [email protected].

Season Schedule

First day of Spring Season - Tuesday, February 7, 2023
Last day of Spring Season - Thursday, May 4, 2023

Spring Program Fees

The participation fee for the Spring Season is $375.

Looking to join?

We are open to those with prior rowing experience to jump right into practices.

Rowers with no previous rowing experience are asked to attend and complete a learn-to-row season. Please view our  Adult Learn-to-Row Page for your next opportunity to take an introductory class at CBRC.

Rowers who complete our Intro Sweep or Intro Sculling Class can continue their rowing with our Novice Intermediate Program. If you have any other questions, email us at [email protected].

Program Overview

Athletes may pursue sweep rowing, sculling, or a mix of both disciplines at CBRC. Please communicate your preferences with the coaches using the Rowing Discipline Preferences form.

Practice Times

Monday 5:30-7 a.m.
Tuesday 5:30-7 a.m.
Wednesday 5:30-7 a.m.
Thursday 5:30-7 a.m.
Saturday 6:30-8:30 a.m.

Athletes may choose any or all practices during the week. Mondays and Wednesdays emphasize sculling; Tuesdays and Thursdays emphasize sweep rowing; and Saturdays are a mixture of both disciplines.

Practices are held rain or shine at the CBRC boathouse. Weekday access to the park is through the rear gate along N. Thorne Lane. Weekend access is usually through the main gate to the park.

Please arrive on time and ready to row. We try to have boats back to the docks by 6:50 am and most athletes depart by 7:05 am.

Please bring a set of indoor athletic wear in case of bad weather; also include a pair of closed heel athletic shoes for use on the rowing machines.

Locker room and shower facilities are available for those participants needing to head directly from practice to work. Please consult with one of the coaches regarding the proper use of the facilities and lock-up of the boathouse.

Spring Regatta Schedule

  • March 18 - Green Lake Spring Regatta, Seattle, WA
  • March 25 - Husky Open Regatta, Seattle, WA
  • April 1 - OAR Scrimmage, American Lake, Tillicum, WA 
  • April 15 & 16 Covered Bridge Regatta, Lowell, OR
  • April 23 - Lake Stevens Regatta, Lake Stevens, WA
  • May 6 - Windermere Cup/Opening Day Regatta, Seattle, WA - qualifying boats only
  • June 23 & 24 - Northwest Masters Regional Championships, Lowell, OR

Please visit our Calendar Page for other key dates in the current rowing season.

CBRC Membership Dues

Annual membership dues are $50. These are collected at the beginning of Spring Season in February or at joining. 

Season Fees

Season fees include Washington State sales tax and p
ractice costs. For example, coaches pay, payroll taxes, launch gas, and equipment repair costs.

Season fees do not include the following:

  • Regatta fees, trailering costs, event site fees and coaches' regatta pay.
  • US Rowing Memberships
  • Team Clothing costs
  • Costs associated with personal travel to regattas, for example: accomodations and meals.

Optional $50 or $100 donation for equipment replacement

Upon registering, you can choose:

  • "Yes, please accept my donation of $50.00"
  • "Yes, please accept my donation of $100.00"
  • or "No, thank you"

Payments may be made in full by credit card, check, or installment. See below and our registration page for more details.

Participation Requirements

Each rower is required to register online before participating in a rowing season. Athletes will also need to have completed an online USRowing waiver and received a member number to complete registration with CBRC. Additionally, we have a uniform requirement for athlete participation in racing.

Rowers attending races where junior (middle and high school) rowers are competing will need to complete the SafeSport training.

US Rowing Membership:

A USRowing membership is required by the Club.

For information on how to obtain a US Rowing member number please use the information found here.

  • A Basic Plus Regatta membership is required to race in any USRowing sanctioned regatta.  The Basic membership is $15.00 and the Plus Regatta add-on is $40.00 for a total of $55.00.  Or you can purchase a Championship membership for $70.00.
  •  US Rowing memberships are good for one year from month of purchase.


Volunteer Information

Volunteering is essential to the success of all of our programs at CBRC. We ask that you contribute through one or more of the following opportunities:

  • Volunteer with at least one CBRC event, for example Rock n Row
  • Contribute 3 hours or more per season in a Club task, for example the annual Boathouse cleaning
  • Donate food items or time in the cook tent at regattas
  • Volunteer for at least one task per month, for example tent set-up at regattas
  • Join a CBRC Board committee

Team Clothing

All Masters team athletes wishing to race are required to purchase the minimum racing uniform. Older CBRC uniforms can be substituted but we encourage the purchase of the current uniform. All other clothing items can be purchased as desired. Team supporters are welcome to purchase items from the casual wear listed, as well.

CBRC team clothing store is currently closed. When open, complete information can be found at the link below:

CBRC Team Clothing Store


Inquiries regarding Adult Rowing at CBRC can be addressed to: [email protected]

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Twitter: @combayrow

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 99512
Lakewood, WA 98496

Boathouse Address:
8928 N Thorne Lane SW
Lakewood, WA 98498

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PO Box 99512 
Lakewood, Washington 98496

Email: [email protected]


PO Box 99512 
Lakewood, Washington 98496

Email: [email protected]
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