The Dream of a New Boathouse

Jan/Feb 2016 Portfolio Magazine Indian River Rowing Club (IRRC) is paddling forward with its plans to bring a rowing culture to Vero Beach with the signing of a 25-year lease with the City of Vero Beach this past November. They plan to build a $2 million boathouse at the north end of MacWilliam Park.  

VBHS Rowing Wins State Championship

May 2016 TCPalm.com VBHS Rowing Team wins State Championship The Varsity Lightweight 8+ from Vero Beach High School’s Rowing Team won the Florida Scholastic Rowing Association (FSRA) State Championship held at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota. The newly crowned FSRA state champions, coached by Phil Graveness and program director Gary Marra, were recipients of the Steeple Jack Cup. The crew is …

IRRC Summer Rowing Clubs Wraps Up

July 2016 IRRC News IRRC Summer Rowing Clubs Wrapping up this Week The IRRC is wrapping up its 2016 Summer Rowing camps this week with an impressive number of participants including 60 students from six different middle and high schools from around the Treasure Coast area. While attending the camps, participants learned a variety of rowing skills depending on their level …

20th Annual Halifax Regatta in Daytona

July 25, 2016 IRRC News IRRC Takes Home Gold and Bronze at the 20th Annual Halifax Regatta in Daytona More than 600 rowers turned out last weekend to participate in the 20th Annual Halifax Summer Regatta, an end-of-the-sprint-season event with teams and rowers converging on Daytona from around the states of Florida, Georgia and North Carolina. The Indian River Rowing …

Crew Team Getting Oared up

July 2016 Smoke Signals Crew Team Getting Oared up for a Successful Third Season Athleticism, tenacity, endurance, precision, teamwork, strong work ethic…just a few of the qualities needed to become a member of the VBHS Crew Team. This year, one of the youngest teams in the state of Florida will continue to stake its ground within one of the oldest sports …

“The Boys of ’36” Documentary

By Stephanie Labaff For Luminaries The Indian River Rowing Club (IRRC) hosted a special screening of “The Boys of ’36,” documentary about the 1936 U.S. men’s rowing team based on the New York Times best-seller, “The Boys in the Boat,” at Majestic Theater. The purpose was to “increase awareness of the importance of the sport of rowing and create a …

Halloween Regatta in Tampa

Oct 31, 2016 IRRC News IRRC brings home Two Gold, One Silver and One Bronze at the Halloween Regatta in Tampa October 29.   IRRC continues its successful fall season with VBHS Crew placing in several categories at the Halloween Regatta in Tampa. Congrats to the entire team and to the parents who volunteered last weekend. Full results here: Men’s Lightweight 4+: …

3rd Annual 10,000 Meter Erg-a-thon

January 24, 2017 Vero Beach Rowing News Vero Beach Rowing to Host 3rd Annual 10,000 Meter Erg-a-thon to Raise Funds for New Boathouse. Vero Beach Rowing is organizing their third annual Erg-a-thon on Saturday, February 11th at Vero Strength + Conditioning from noon to 2:00pm. Each participating high school level rower will row 10,000 meters on a rowing machine called …