We are a group of rowers and rowing enthusiasts dedicated to the promotion of the sport of rowing on Chautauqua Lake, a sport which once held great prominence here. Rowing is not only enjoyable, it has many benefits; it provides fitness, is environmentally friendly, and helps to strengthen the community. Contact us for more information.
MISSION: The Chautauqua Lake Rowing Association (CLRA) is committed to making the sport of rowing accessible to everyone for a lifetime. By revitializing a long tradition of rowing on Chautauqua Lake, the CLRA offers unique opportunities for teamwork, fitness, and competition.
VISION: Our vision is of a region that treasures the river and lake as a natural resource and pursues the development of a passion for rowing among youth and adults of all ages.
- Incorporated December 14, 2005.
- Not for Profit 501(c)3 Corporation.
- Governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.
- Programs are run by a team of volunteer coaches.
- Created and expanded a scholastic rowing program.
- During the first five years, instructed over 200 individuals per year.
Boathouse leased from the City of Jamestown.
Chautauqua Lake is located in the western most tip of New York State. The following is a list of some of the many rowing clubs and schools with rowing programs near us:
Mercyhurst Preparatory School - Erie, PA - 30 min. drive
Mercyhurst College - Findley Lake, NY - 15 min drive
West Side Rowing Club - Buffalo, NY - 1 hour 30 min drive
University at Buffalo - Buffalo, NY - 1 hour 30 min drive
Niagara University - Niagara, NY - 2 hour drive
Cleveland Rowing Foundation - Cleveland, OH - 2 hour 30 mins drive
Cornell University - Ithaca, NY - 3 hour drive
Three Rivers Rowing - Pittsburgh, PA - 3 hour drive
Syracuse University - Syracuse, NY - 3 hour 30 mins drive