By Brian Deakyne
RED BANK – Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the Navesink River Rowing club had an impressive turnout for its open house on Sunday morning.
Running from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the club had a number of participants attend the event on the Navesink River off of Maple Avenue, ranging from Master Rowers to young kids looking to break into a sport that isn’t well known. The open house featured different practical steps to teach interested parties how to row, finishing with rowing in the water with an instructor.
Navesink River Rowing was founded in Fair Haven in 1983 by a host of rowers that helped build interest in the club. In 2001, they relocated to Red Bank where the interest exploded. Last year, there were 318 members in the club, ranging in age from 14 to 80.
Rowing season begins in the first week of May and concludes in the early part of November. Navesink River Rowing has youth programs for 14 through 18-year-olds and has novice, intermediate, and advanced levels.
Get the full story on the club’s open house in the June 28 edition of Two River Times.