Maine Coast Rowing Association

Opportunities and Excellence in Rowing

Maine Coast Rowing Association promotes the sport of rowing for people of all ages.

Our boatyard is located along the Androscoggin River at the Water Street boat ramp in Brunswick, Maine.  Dedicated coaches and a multitude of volunteers bring skill, experience, and passion to our organization.

Opportunities to compete as well as to embrace the discipline and rigor of the sport make MCRA a great place to row.


MCRA has levels of membership to suit any level of commitment. The MCRA fee structure is designed to allow participants to select a level that best meets their needs.  Depending on the level of membership and experience, members will have access to select from various MCRA fee-based offerings including coached programs, attending regattas under the MCRA banner, attending social events, boat storage, and boat usage.


Our Masters (adult) program is designed to accommodate all levels of rowers, from those who have never rowed before to those who wish to compete.  Once rowers move beyond the intermediate skill level, and after passing a Captain's test, they are eligible to row in MCRA events and use MCRA equipment.

The Masters program includes our Learn to Row and our Competitive Masters program.

Collegiate (18-25)

MCRA offers collegiate rowers an opportunity to continue training throughout the summer.  If the rower passes the MCRA Captain's Test and is approved by the Director, they may utilize MCRA boats as desired.  Additionally, collegiate rowers are encouraged to participate in the summer youth training sessions for no additional charge.

Juniors (18U)

MCRA offers year-round rowing training and racing opportunities to students in the 8th through 12th grades.  Rowers will have opportunities to race in regattas throughout New England.  Our goal is to spread the joy and technique of sculling and sweep rowing to the greater Midcoast Maine area.  Both new and experienced rowers are welcome.

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Upcoming Events and Announcements

Open House

Bring a friend to the Open House on June 1st, from 9-11am! This is a great time for new people who are intersted in rowing to talk with coaches, current members, see the equipment, and try a single for the first time!   Flyer for Open House

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May Boatyard Clean Up

Updated 5/6/2024 Thank you to everyone who came out on Saturday and made it a success! It is so great for our club to come together and make our space functional and beautiful!     Please join us on May 4th, 8:30-11am, to offically open and clean up the boatyard. There will be plenty of…

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Coaches Information

June Newsletter

Please see the June Newsletter here.

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2023 Annual Report

View the 2023 Annual Report here!

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Join our Mailing List!

If you are interested in subscribing to MCRA updates and Newsletters, sign up here!  

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Annual Meeting Slides

Thank you to all who attended our Annual Meeting, last night. Key topics include Board transparency, the 2024 budget, updated programming to better fit the personal growth of rowers, sharing the 5 year strategic plan, and call for volunteers to join committees. If you are interested in volunteering for any of the commitees, please reach…

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March Newsletter

Our March Newsletter is out, including updates, important dates, the Masters schedule, Member spotlight, and more. March Newsletter, V1 N7    

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Fall 2023 Newsletter

MCRA Newsletter V1 N6

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Fall 2023 Parents Meeting Agenda

Maine Coast Rowing Parents Meeting August 31, 2023   Welcome: Introduction Coaches Boosters leade 2. Mission:  Why rowing/ CREW – the ultimate team sport   Program – we do it all!  Growth and Developmen Top juniors program in Maine Aspiring top level New England program good processes = success will take care of itself    Structure…

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Summer 2023 Newsletter

MCRA Newsletter V1 N5

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Stay Up To Date on River Conditions

The following websites are useful to determine if the river is safe for rowing.  Before heading to the boat yard, it’s a good practice to check the river conditions.  The flow rate should be below 14,000 unless rowers are very experienced or in 4’s.   USGS Water Data Dashboard (search the Androscoggin River near Auburn)…

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Current weather and river conditions