ARC’s Character

As an organization based on volunteers, we depend on the efforts of our members in order to provide them with the facilities and equipment they need to pursue their rowing aspirations. It takes quite a few good souls willing to take time away from work, family and sundry projects to keep all those little (and some not so little…) things in place that allow everyone else in the club to enjoy their rowing. If you’re thinking of joining us (or if you already have…), we look forward to seeing you around the boathouse to row and to be a part of our community.

It is hard to make the boat go as fast as you want. Rowers have to displace the amount of water equal to the weight of the oarsmen and the boat.
So is life. The problems you must overcome also support you and make you stronger in overcoming them.

George Pocock

The Atlanta Rowing Club is also the only rowing club in Atlanta for those beyond high school or college age. That means that, unlike some other cities where one can find rowing clubs with various objectives, we cover a wide spectrum of “rowing worlds” under a single roof.Our members have a great variety of rowing concepts and expectations, ranging from those who simply want to enjoy the serenity of the river while watching the ducks and the herons, to those who pursue the eternal search for bubbles under the hull, or even those who have national team aspirations. That has consequences for the equipment we need, the money we spend, and the skills and speeds we exhibit on the water, among other things – being patient, respectful and understanding with each other is the key to making this club work for all members.

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