Riverside Boat Club, founded in 1869 is a non-profit community of
rowers comprising about 250 men and women. Membership is open to all
who demonstrate a competence in rowing, comply with Club rules and
are willing to provide service to the Club.
From the beginning, Riverside's hallmark has been racing. Riverside
scullers were nationally ranked soon after the club's founding, and the
club's first team-boat national title was won in 1894. In 1936, Riverside
earned the right to represent the US in the four-with at the Olympics.
Since then, many athletes have temporarily traded their blue and white
stripes for red, white and blue blades of the US team to compete in World
Championship regattas and the Olympic Games. But just as important,
Riverside continues to be a dominant force in the club and masters racing
circuit as well.
The one constant at Riverside through our 140+-year history is that the
involvement of the membership defines the club. All management and
running of the club is by volunteer effort. Hundreds of people have
worked to achieve Riverside's goal of affordable, quality rowing at all
levels. We welcome new members who will continue the traditions of