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Otsego Area Rowing is a small but growing club with a home base on Lake Otsego in Cooperstown NY.  We have a fleet of rowing shells (singles, doubles and quads) available to our members and for rowing instruction, available seasonally at the Otsego Land Trust’s Brookwood Point.  In the off season, we offer land based rowing training and instruction.  We also support adaptive rowing and access to rowing for Veterans, in partnership with other non profits.  If you are new to rowing or new to OAR, please complete our interest form and will will reach out! 

OAR Members

Members of OAR have access to our fleet of rowing shells, once they have cleared safety requirements. We seek to help our members grow in skill as rowers as well as connect so as to strengthen our inter generational rowing community on Lake Otsego in Cooperstown. Active members participate in races as well as community rows and team based practice sessions. We also offer off water training programs on ergs for our club.  Returning Members may renew for 2023 by submitting our membership form.  If you are new to OAR, please submit our interest form and we will be in touch! 

Learn to Row

OAR offers Youth Learn to Row programs for groups of younger rowers aged 11-18 coached by volunteer coaches.  Programs run a week at a time and are typically offered 2-3 times each summer.  For more information on this years program, navigate to “Forms and Resources” to learn more.

Coaching for Adults who want to learn to row is offered 1:1 by a certified coach.  If you are a first time or novice rower looking for instruction, contact us.

2023 Fees

We are a non-profit fully volunteer organization and fees from our members as well as camps and clinics help cover insurance, purchase new equipment and maintain our existing fleet for our growing program as well as cover our access fees to Brookwood.

Adult Membership: $150
Youth Membership: $30

Personal Boat Storage: $100 per season (Seasonal outsoor storage is available to memebers in good standing on a first come, first serve basis).

Youth Learn to Row: $125

Adult Learn to Row:  Fees vary based on Coach.

All members must complete the membership form and sign a waiver and release each year in order to access the fleet.

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