Welcome to Mendota Rowing Club!
Est. 1975

As Madison's oldest community rowing club and a non-profit, members come from all walks of life. Our club includes rowers with varying levels of skill, from brand new rowers to those who have been rowing for years. We welcome rowers interested in high level competition to those new to rowing. We believe rowing should be accessible and affordable, and that multiple generations have the opportunity to experience rowing together. Mendota Rowing Club's purpose is to foster amateur competitive national and international athletes, and to build a diverse community of life-long rowers.

Rowing out of the Bernard-Hoover boathouse on beautiful Lake Mendota, we use 25 high quality rowing shells rigged for both sculling and sweep rowing. When not on the water, we train on 16 indoor rowing machines to improve our fitness.

Are you an EXPERIENCED rower?
If you have rowed before, we offer three levels of sweep rowing based on experience. You may also learn to scull or improve your technique during our dedicated sculling practices or, once approved, row as an independent sculler. To find out more click Adult Programs.
Are you NEW to rowing?

We offer classes each year May thru August. Click Learn to Row Program Information to find out more. In the winter we also offer Indoor Rowing Classes.

To renew or become a member, visit our Membership Information Page or click Renew/Join MRC now. If you have any questions about membership, contact info at mendotarowingclub.com

2016 Midwinter Meltdown (Crash-B Qualifier) January 16, 2016 

Location: UW Porter Boathouse
             680 Babcock Dr
             Madison, WI  53706

Registration: Open now

The Midwinter Meltdown is an indoor rowing event that we host every year in January and is a Crash-B World Indoor Rowing Championships qualifying event (28 February 2016, at Boston University). There are 1000m, 2000m, and 6000m events as well as relays. All events are rowed on Concept2 Model D ergometers.

Concept2 Rowing Machines

For sale at a discounted price! See details on this great offer here.

Save the Date for...
Colectivo Coffee Sale, November 12-30
Yoga in the Boathouse, 5-week session begins Sunday November 15
Winter Training Begins, Monday, November 16, 515am
Midwinter Meltdown, Saturday, January 16, 2016

Next Board Meeting
As a current member, you are welcome to attend our Board Meetings held on the second Thursday of the month at the boathouse. If you would like to include any item on the agenda, please contact president at mendotarowingclub.com. Changes to the meeting day or time will be posted here.
Our next meeting is Thursday, December 10 at 6:30pm.