Rec Rows

ERC promotes whaleboat rowing as a community-building, healthy form of exercise as well as an environmentally-friendly means of access to the Bay that carries on an age-old local tradition. We offer free weekly non-competitive recreational rows open to the public, for all ages and levels of ability–beginners are welcome!

It is free to row for the first month so come out to try it! After that we ask that you pay our (very reasonable!) seasonal or annual dues to continue rowing. Contact our club Treasurer to pay dues.

All rowers must be fully vaccinated (two weeks post shot(s)) in order to row. Please bring proof of vaccination to first row.

Currently, rec rows go out Tuesday evenings at 6:30 pm and Sunday mornings at 9:30 am from South Beach Harbor (behind AT&T park). Meet at Gate 4, G Dock.  Please contact us if you plan to come out for a row as schedules may change or if you plan on driving during a Giants game.

Here’s what you need for your first row:

  • Layered, comfortable exercise clothing and shoes. you will be sliding on your seat, so it’s best if you have shorts or sweats with no seams or pockets on the back–if you wear jeans, your butt will go on strike.
  • If you have them, bring a pair of biking or workout gloves. a bottle of water also won’t hurt.
  • You can have your valuables with you in the boat as long as they are in a compact bag that can stand to get a little wet. we rarely get soaked on a rec row, but we make no promises nonetheless.
  • On Tuesday nights, after the row we often have a cold beer at our sponsor club — Mariposa Hunters Point Yacht Club — so bring your wallet!
  • A waiver is required to row – please fill out the electronic waiver prior to rowing. 

Rec Row Times

  • Sundays, 9:30am – 11:00am
  • Tuesdays, 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Please note: Rec rows leave from South Beach Harbor (behind AT&T Park). Meet at Gate 4, Dock G. Please arrive at least 15 min. prior to row to ensure you get a spot in the boat. Rec Rows leave promptly at scheduled time.