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ARA Program Information
Thank you for your interest in the Arlington Rowing Association, Inc. (ARA). We hope you will become excited and impassioned by the rowing sport of the Hudson Valley Region.
As with all the area scholastic rowing programs, ARA is primarily funded through dues and donations. ARA is a 501(c)(3) corporation and can receive tax deductible contributions from individuals and businesses who would like to support local rowers.
The rowing community consists of all area scholastic teams (Arlington, Roosevelt, Poughkeepsie, Rhinebeck, Our Lady of Lourdes, Wappingers, Spackenkill) and The Hudson River Rowing Association (HRRA). Rowers are able to participate in crew during the spring, summer and fall seasons.
Varsity letters and pins are presented to our athletes at the annual AHS Spring Sport Awards assembly. In addition, ARA holds it’s own ceremony and presents awards to deserving rowers for the following:
Oarsman and Oarswoman of the Year
Outstanding Rower Award: Patrick Furr Spirit Award
Crew is a unique sport, and as such there is ‘nothing set in stone.’ Schedules will be made available when they are known. This is at the discretion of the coaches and may often be last minute.
Rowers have practice on the water and on land. Water time is contingent on the Hudson River. ATTENDANCE, PERFORMANCE and ATTITUDE are factors that the coaching staff use to decide the boat line-up for racing day. It is important to respect the boat line-up. It is decision of the coaching staff.
Alcohol and drug use are not tolerated. Rowers will be eliminated from the team if they are found using alcohol or illegal substances.
Also, the boathouse is near the MTA train tracks. Rowers are not to wander off and roam the train tracks. Rowers found on or near the train tracks will be dropped from the team.
Parent volunteers are an essential part of this sport. The ARA Board is made up of parent volunteers. The success of many of our events relies on having enough volunteers. Volunteers are the backbone of the organization. We are in constant need of volunteers for Land Supervision, Overnight Trip Chaperones, Food Tent Workers, and Fundraiser Workers.
Please contact the ARA President if you have any questions, comments, or information. Contact the president at crew president
We operate as tenant’s of the Community Boathouse (opened in April 2006) Boathouse information
Thank You! – The Board of Arlington Rowing Association, Inc.
Meal Service Overview
The Arlington Rowing Association Board and Food Committee strive to provide healthful, nutritious foods for our athletes because we know that our athletes deserve the best.
Safe Sport Policy
The Arlington Rowing Association has affirmed its dedication to providing a safe and supportive environment for our rowers to learn, compete, and excel in the sport of rowing through our participation in the Safe Sport Campaign. This campaign, adopted in conjunction with US-Rowing and the United States Olympic Committee, is focused on raising awareness and stopping child abuse in all sports. These policies will govern all coaches, volunteers, and participants.