Tulsa Rowing Club Rebuilding

The Tulsa Rowing Club is actively recovering from the damage caused by the fire in January. We have made progress towards building a new boathouse. We have set up temporary river-side storage that is allowing us to get back on the water. We have even been able to get some sessions of our Learn-to-Row class out on the river this week. The drive of our dedicated membership has kept us afloat.

An improved boathouse will be built in the same location, just across the river from downtown. Expect that the damaged structure will be demolished within a few weeks time. The design of the new boathouse is currently underway. We are seeking some additional funding to build a structure that will meet the needs of both our adult and youth rowing programs. Look for us to come back bigger and better!

The fleet is only 20% of its original size, but we are making the most of the limited capacity. Members have the opportunity to row both morning or evening schedules — and this Spring has provided some terrific rowing conditions. We intend to purchase new rowing shells to fill out our fleet again.

Finally, we have been able to continue operating our Learn-to-Row classes. The first two week class is currently running. The next class is scheduled for the beginning of June. You can learn more about the program at http://tulsarowing.org/learn-to-row/. At this time there are still 6 seats available.

Keep an eye on the river as we continue to rebuild.

Scott Fujan
TRC President
scott@tulsarowing.org
05/10/2016

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