Due to COVID-19, the 2020 Spring race season is canceled. Rec rows are also canceled until further notice. To learn about rec rows once they resume, click the Learn More button. Hope to see you out on the water before too long. Stay healthy.

What is a Whaleboat?

This is NOT a slim racing shell. Whaleboats, or “Monomoys” were used in life-saving and whaling for most of the 20th century. These open-water boats weigh about one ton and carry a crew of ten: 8 rowers, a coxswain and a bowhook.

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What's this about Racing?

The Embarcadero Rowing Club has men’s, women’s, and co-ed teams that compete in both Spring and Fall race seasons. Courses and conditions vary from 2-minute sprints to 45-minute endurance races.

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Where do we row?

Our boat is docked most of the year at the South Beach Marina behind Oracle Park. From there, we row north toward the ferry building and south toward India Basin with the occasional stop at McCovey Cove. We also row around Alcatraz and in the Oakland estuary.

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