In 30 years on the Cuyahoga River, the Cleveland Rowing Foundation and Western Reserve Rowing Foundation have made rowing an institution in the city. Across the Columbus Road bridge, the two-year-old Foundry is using rowing and sailing to change the lives of city residents. See the story of both at cleveland.com/rock-the-lake. Share:

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Linda Muri, a three-time world champion rower and 18-time U.S. national champion, will speak at the Foundry Community Rowing Center, in a free, public event.  Muri is a world-renowned coach with long stints at at Cornell, Harvard, Dartmouth, and now MIT.  This summer, she is coaching the American Women’s Doubles team at the World Cup…

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More than 1,500 collegiate, youth, and masters rowers from Washington D.C., Philadelphia and Canada are scheduled to compete on the Cuyahoga River in the 22nd annual Head of the Cuyahoga regatta. You can watch from Merwin’s Wharf or elsewhere along the Cuyahoga River.     Share:

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I always wanted to sail and row. Blame it on reading too many books about East Coast boarding schools as a kid, but both sports seemed to embody a storied mystique. Each with its own vocabulary. Each a vaunted, exclusive club. Rowing and sailing were on my bucket list, activities I hoped to try in…

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The Foundry Community Rowing & Sailing Center aims to serve the greater Cleveland Community. By opening up our spaces to the public, the Foundry can further its mission of providing opportunities for Cleveland’s students to row and sail on the Cuyahoga River and Lake Erie. Tour the facility and try out the state-of-the-art indoor rowing…

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Four Cleveland high schools are competing in the Scholastic Rowing Association National Championships this weekend. Magnificat, Saint Joseph Academy, Shaker Heights and St. Ignatius will among the 556 boats from 185 schools racing on a 1,500-meter course in the Cooper River in Camden, New Jersey, on Friday and Saturday. St. Ignatius and Shaker Heights practice…

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The Western Reserve Rowing Association has created its first program for veterans, and members on Friday christened a boat “U.S. Armed Forces” in their honor. About 30 veterans, military spouses, rowers and Gold Star families attended the ceremony at the Cleveland Rowing Foundation. Association board member Kerry Watterson, a U.S. Coast Guard veteran, gave a…

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Coach Bob Valerian calls crew the perfect high school sport. “Everybody in high school starts from the same level,” said Valerian, waiting for two busloads of students from Shaker Heights High School at the Cleveland Rowing Foundation boathouse on the Cuyahoga River. “Unlike other high school sports, like soccer or basketball or hockey that kids…

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