Welcome to Mendota Rowing Club!

As Madison's oldest community rowing club, 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 people who wish to row for recreation as well as those interested in high level competition. Our belief is that rowing should be accessible and affordable and that multiple generations have the opportunity to experience the fun and healthy lifestyle of rowing together. Mendota Rowing Club's mission is 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 indoor rowing machines to improve our fitness.


Currently seeking Adult Masters' coaches for 2015, weekday and Saturday mornings.
Also seeking an experienced Junior coach, weekday afternoons.
These are paid positions.
If interested, contact  kpereira at mendotarowingclub.com

Interested in Rowing?

Are y
ou NEW to rowing?
We offer classes each year May thru August. Click Learn to Row Program Information to find out more.

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

To become a member, renew your membership, or sign up for a program, visit our Membership Information Page or click Renew/Join MRC now!

If you have any questions, contact us at info at mendotarowingclub.com.

Save the Date for...

Spooky, Sweeps, & Sculls Regatta Saturday October 25, 8 - 11am

Dock Out and Boathouse Closing Workday
Saturday Nov. 1, 8 am-11 am. Please use this link to rsvp (coming soon).

End of Season Party
Thursday November 20, 7-9 pm, Lakeside Cafe 402 W. Lakeside St.,
Guests welcome. $5 donation to cover costs. Please RSVP.

Next Board Meeting
As a current member, you are welcome to attend our Board Meetings.
They are held on the second Thursday of the month at the boathouse.
If you would like to include any item on the agenda, please contact Kathryn at kpereira at mendotarowingclub.com.
Last minute changes to the meeting day or time will be posted here.

Our next meeting is November 13 at 6:30pm.

Yoga in the Boathouse
Early Fall Session 2014
 Sunday's 8:45-10:00 am
        Starts:    Sept. 7 and runs for 8 weeks. No class Oct. 12. Last class Nov. 2.
        Where:    MRC Boathouse in James Madison Park
        Cost:       $80 for the full 8 weeks, $15 per class for drop in.

Late Fall Session 2014 begins Nov. 9 and runs for 6 weeks. Last class Dec. 14
For more information and to register, click Yoga in the Boathouse