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!
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.
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.
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.