RDU Crew
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about us

We are a rowing club based in the Triangle, dedicated to sharing our passion for rowing. We row on the beautiful Lake Crabtree in Morrisville, right off I-40.  Just a twenty minute drive from Raleigh, Durham, or Chapel Hill, to the most complete workout and relaxing hobby. RDU Crew was birthed in 2014 as a haven for our love of rowing sheilded from being tainted by the general inaccessibility to the sport. As a result, we have modeled our club around these ideals to bring the public a platform with scheduling freedom, in a centralized location, with world-class facilities, and more programming.

We provide year round access to  anyone willing to row, with special programs such as Learn to Row for beginners, Adaptive Rowing for people with physical or cognitive disabilities, and Weekly Group Rowing for everyone to enjoy.Members that exhibit an exceptional level of skill enabling  them to row safely and independently are permitted to check-out club owned boats at their discretion during daylight hours. Members who find it is preferable to row their privately owned boats can store their boats in the club's faciltiies.


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What we do


Learn to row

We provide the opportunity for people who yearn to row but have never rowed a single scull, to get their hands on two oars for the first time. The package is three lessons long and will teach you how to operate a single scull proficiently by the conclusion. Book with a friend a gain twice as much coaching time as well as proficiency in rowing a double. The package costs $200 per person.

adaptive rowing

We are fortunate to be based in a park with a state of the art waterfront for adaptive watersports. The waterfront upgrade project was pioneered by the Wake County Parks and BridgeIISports, and is designed for Paralympic style Canoeing, Kayaking, and Rowing. We work through an equipment partnership through the US Rowing's Freedom Rows to provide recreational therapy for athletes from the Durham Veterans Affairs, and provide both land and water based training. The water rowing is open to all adaptive rowers.

Boat storage

We allow members to store their single shells on our racks. This program is relatively new, so please contact us to find out more.

group rowing

Every Saturday morning, members take an advantage of the increase in general availability and meet at the lake to row in large groups. Together they take in the refreshing morning air and row our armada of quads, doubles, and singles. 


Most of the members of the club are busy and either can not always attend Saturday family rowing or want more time on the water. RDU Crew's boat check-out system allows skillful members the flexibility of rowing on their own

Good for your mind, your body, and your soul
— Jack Tucker, Member since 2014
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