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.

Currently, rec rows go out Tuesday evenings at 6:30 pm and Sunday mornings at 9:30 am from Mariposa Hunters Point Yacht Club, in San Francisco.  Parking cane be a problem during Giants games.  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 wont 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!

Rec Row Times

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

Please note: Rec rows leave from the dock at Mariposa Hunter's Point Yacht Club. 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. Parking can be a problem during Giants games. If you are planning to drive during a Giants game please send an email to our Rec Row Coordinator.