2019 Fall Meeting Recap

On Thursday Nov 14th club members gathered in Farmington to discuss the past year, club updates and plans for 2020. It was a great to see everyone and meet some prospective members. Registration will be posted soon for our winter training programming which includes both a Beginner/Learn to Row sessions as well as ... More

“The Flip Test”

Here is the biggest problem with racing singles, in order to make them fast, you have to make them narrow. A rowboat is wide and stable, but not very exciting to row. A racing single is narrow and tippy, but once you get the hang of it, is FAST and FUN!! There is definitely a phase while learning to scull which ... More

Unforeseen Benefits of Joining a Rowing Club

In 2013 I was in need of a local rowing club. Not to row with, but because I was intent on buying a 1x and needed a place to rack it. After an 11-year reprieve, I wanted to return to rowing but didn’t want to row with a club again as my previous experience had not been positive. Buying a 1x and rowing alone was the only ... More

Rower Connection: Janice Wingo

How did you find the sport of rowing? Or did it find you? As a freshman in college in 1980, the women’s crew coach approached me at registration and asked if I would be interested in joining the crew team. So rowing found me! The thought of learning a new sport was intriguing but intimidating. I did not act on his ... More

Fall Race Results 2016

Congratulations to the FVRA Racing Teams for a great fall season. We were able to enter 13 boats over four races through out October which is up from 9 entries in the fall of 2015. Improvements were made over the season and we were able to share some first races with members from both the men's and women's teams. It was ... More

Race Recap – Derby & Festival 2015

Derby Sweeps & Sculls FVRA rowers gathered en masse at the Derby Sweeps & Sculls Regatta Saturday, June 6th in Shelton CT. FVRA participated in a record number of 12 races. The mixed master’s 2x finished 4th as did the men’s masters 1x, men’s masters 2x, the women’s masters 2x, the men’s masters 4+, and ... More

Winter Training 2015

It’s February in New England. It’s cold, it’s dreary, and we’re all feeling winter’s cold icy clutch. Despite poor weather conditions, rowers are already deep into the winter training session preparing to hit the water in the spring ready to row. This year we have 12 new rowers and 20 experienced rowers, most of ... More

New Peinert 25x Added to the Fleet – “Edamame”

We are happy to announce a new addition to our fleet! We now have a second Peinert 25x, "Edamame". It is the exact same size as "In the Red" and built for rowers 110lbs - 160lbs. It came from a single owner in Cheshire, CT. It's a great addition to our fleet and will help us expand our sculling program. We've made a ... More

Dock Improvements and Summer Programs

New dock sections came in and were assembled this weekend. The dock is now much wider providing more stability while launching. While it has been put in, the water is still very cold and rowing is not set to start for another couple of weeks. We are wrapping up the details for our spring/summer programs. Around the end of ... More