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Register your Corporate Team for the Corporate Program now!!

CHARGERS Rowing Club is proud to announce the 10th annual CHARGERS Corporate Rowing Program! Employers have a need to promote teamwork, health, wellness and camaraderie amongst their employees. The CHARGERS Rowing Club has a solution!

2019 Corporate Champions, Inficon, with the Corporate Regatta Trophy!

Any organization, company, school, church, or other affiliated group may participate. NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED. Individuals will spend seven weeks, once per week learning and perfecting the rowing stroke.

Fun Team Building & Boat Racing Challenge in Onondaga Lake Park! Rowing is the ultimate team sport-there is nothing like the experience of 8 people working together; synchronized in unison.


The CHARGERS Rowing Club brings you and your colleagues together for 7 weeks spirited by team camaraderie! Guided by CHARGERS experienced coaches, regardless of previous rowing experience, you will learn the skills necessary to achieve a common goal and experience the thrill of racing in an Olympic style racing shell.

Corporate Regatta

The focus: moving the boat as one unit, not as individuals. Our corporate rowing program creates a culture that promotes growth and trust in teamwork. Come join us!!!

Things to know:
WHEN:

Program runs from the week of July 12th – August 27th. Practice once a week for seven weeks finishing with a competitive race to put your skills to the test against other companies. You pick the day of the week; four slots available per day. First come, first served


WHAT DO WE NEED:
• 10 employees in order to accommodate busy schedules. 8 people in the boat at once. coaches work in athletes.
• Normal athletic gear (not baggy) and water bottle
• Fun attitude!!!!


HOW MUCH:
$2000 per team; $200 per athlete
Includes all the equipment, Chargers t-shirt, coach, coxswain (person that steers the boat) and end of program race.


WHERE:
Syracuse Chargers Boathouse located in Onondaga Lake Park in Liverpool across the river from Longbranch Park.

PRIOR PARTICIPANTS
King and King Architects
Lockheed Martin
O’Brien & Gere (Ramboll)
Terakeet
Carrier Corporation
Ferrara Fiorenza Law Firm
Parsons
North Syracuse Teachers
Syracuse City School District Teachers
Inficon
Day Automation
Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists
Onondaga County Parks
Advance Media Group
Club Fit Wear
Flexhose
Anchor QEA

TESTIMONIALS

“Most of us had never rowed before and the amazing thing is we all were able to learn the stroke, row as unit, have a lot of fun, and learn some things about teamwork along the way.” Jim King (Partner) 

King and King Architects

“The CHARGERS Corporate Program gave everyone a chance to come together as a team, no matter where they are in the corporate structure. For anyone who thinks rowing is easy – think again – it is one of the best workouts, and a lot more fun than running on a treadmill!”  Jill Russo (Senior Designer/Graphics Coordinator) 

Parsons Environmental Engineering

Private Lesson Request Form released!

The Chargers are now offering the opportunity to request private lessons. You may submit a request HERE!

You can also access this form via our Forms page. This form is for the purpose of submitting a request for private coaching lessons. Submitting a request does not guarantee a lesson. We will make every effort to accommodate your request based on your skill level and the availability of our coaches.  Sculling lessons are $80 per 1.5 hour session; however, committing to multiple sessions upfront may reduce the per session rate.

Boater Safety Law and Courses

As many of you know, Brianna’s Law is in effect as of January 1, 2020, which requires all operators of motorized boats and personal watercraft to take a safe boating course and get a boating safety certificate by 2025. This new law has a phased-in approach: depending on your age, the date by which you will need to take the course and get your boating safety certificate will vary. Learn more about the full phase-in details: Brianna’s Law

If you were born on or after: You will need a boating safety certificate when operating a motorized vessel in:

 Jan. 1, 1993

2020

 Jan. 1, 1988

2022

 Jan. 1, 1983

2023

 Jan. 1, 1978

2024

All motor boat operators regardless of age
will need a boating safety certificate beginning in 2025.

Boaters can obtain a boating safety certificate by taking either a classroom or approved online course– both free and paid options are available. Students 18 years of age and older will be required to pay $10 for their permanent certificate. There is no charge for students under the age of 18.

Here is a list of local courses and contact information:

Sunday, March 15, 2020
Van Buren Town Hall, 7575 Van Buren Rd., Baldwinsville (Onondaga)
Steinbarge, John (315)638-4727
This class is for adults and children
The instructor charges a fee for this course. If you are 18 or older in addition to the class fee you will be required to pay NYS Parks a $10.00 fee for your boating safety certificate.

Saturday, March 21, 2020
New Life Liverpool Church, 4617 Wentzel Rd., Liverpool (Onondaga)
Misciagna, Christian (315)877-3023
This class is for adults and children

Sunday, March 29, 2020
PS & ED HQ, 2154 US 11 South, LaFayette (Onondaga)
Mallory, Matthew (315)567-9268
This class is for adults and children, & 3/30 must attend both sessions
The instructor charges a fee for this course. If you are 18 or older in addition to the class fee you will be required to pay NYS Parks a $10.00 fee for your boating safety certificate.

Sunday, April 5, 2020
Van Buren Town Hall, 7575 Van Buren Rd., Baldwinsville (Onondaga)
Steinbarge, John (315)638-4727
This class is for adults and children
The instructor charges a fee for this course. If you are 18 or older in addition to the class fee you will be required to pay NYS Parks a $10.00 fee for your boating safety certificate.

Sunday, April 19, 2020
Van Buren Town Hall, 7575 Van Buren Rd., Baldwinsville (Onondaga)
Steinbarge, John (315)638-4727
This class is for adults and children
The instructor charges a fee for this course. If you are 18 or older in addition to the class fee you will be required to pay NYS Parks a $10.00 fee for your boating safety certificate.

Monday, April 27, 2020
Runnigs of Clay, 3949 Route 31, Liverpool (Onondaga)
Mallory, Matthew (315)567-9268
This class is for adults and children, & 04/28 must attend both sessions
The instructor charges a fee for this course. If you are 18 or older in addition to the class fee you will be required to pay NYS Parks a $10.00 fee for your boating safety certificate.

Saturday, May 2, 2020
Jordan Bramley Library, 15 Mechanic St., Jordan (Onondaga)
Wright, Jason (315)689-3296
This class is for adults and children
The instructor charges a fee for this course. If you are 18 or older in addition to the class fee you will be required to pay NYS Parks a $10.00 fee for your boating safety certificate.

Saturday, May 9, 2020
Van Buren Town Hall, 7575 Van Buren Rd., Baldwinsville (Onondaga)
Steinbarge, John (315)638-4727
This class is for adults and children
The instructor charges a fee for this course. If you are 18 or older in addition to the class fee you will be required to pay NYS Parks a $10.00 fee for your boating safety certificate.

Sunday, May 17, 2020
PS & ED HQ, 2154 US 11 South, LaFayettel (Onondaga)
Mallory, Matthew (315)567-9268
This class is for adults and children
The instructor charges a fee for this course. If you are 18 or older in addition to the class fee you will be required to pay NYS Parks a $10.00 fee for your boating safety certificate.

Saturday, May 30, 2020
Van Buren Town Hall, 7575 Van Buren Rd., Baldwinsville (Onondaga)
Steinbarge, John (315)638-4727
This class is for adults and children
The instructor charges a fee for this course. If you are 18 or older in addition to the class fee you will be required to pay NYS Parks a $10.00 fee for your boating safety certificate.

Saturday, June 20, 2020
Van Buren Town Hall, 7575 Van Buren Rd., Baldwinsville (Onondaga)
Steinbarge, John (315)638-4727
This class is for adults and children
The instructor charges a fee for this course. If you are 18 or older in addition to the class fee you will be required to pay NYS Parks a $10.00 fee for your boating safety certificate.

Friday, July 3, 2020
Runnigs of Clay, 3949 Route 31, Liverpool (Onondaga)
Mallory, Matthew (315)567-9268
This class is for adults and children, & 07/02 must attend both sessions
The instructor charges a fee for this course. If you are 18 or older in addition to the class fee you will be required to pay NYS Parks a $10.00 fee for your boating safety certificate.

Saturday, July 11, 2020
Van Buren Town Hall, 7575 Van Buren Rd., Baldwinsville (Onondaga)
Steinbarge, John (315)638-4727
This class is for adults and children
The instructor charges a fee for this course. If you are 18 or older in addition to the class fee you will be required to pay NYS Parks a $10.00 fee for your boating safety certificate.

We need coaches!!! Rowing experience not necessary! JOIN OUR TEAM…. ATTEND A US ROWING COACHING CLINIC

Want to coach? With growing programs and participants, we need coaches for our programs. Please contact our Program Director, Ashley Marsh at amarsh3790@gmail.com for more information.

Also, please consider signing up for the US Rowing Coaching Course that is being offered in Rochester, NY at the Genesee Waterways Center. The date is Feb 15&16. Registration ends on January.

For more information on the Level 2 courses, please follow the link below.

https://usrowing.org/sports/2016/6/20/2253_132107068162630605.aspx?fbclid=IwAR3AJofyazQC_n2w80wyyfw0hNkZtryzlcNbaBGyyBPiwDTZKe7GMuXkirw

 

Equipment Care Reminder!!!

 

Rowing shells, rigging and oars are easily damaged. If you believe there may be some damage to any equipment, inform our Equipment/Boathouse Manager, Dave Cusano
 by either completing this form HERE or contacting him at 315-546-6575 or by email at djcusano@gmail.com.

Safe equipment handling improves the safety and enjoyment of rowing and will maintain the quality of the rowing equipment for the Club.

SEE BELOW

Summer Equipment Care Reminder:
 
****Oar Carrying and Care****
 
-Carry blades forward in view, to avoid contact with obstacles. Not over the shoulders.
-No more than two oars per person.
-Do not drag the oars on the ground and do not drop the handles into the water.
-Do not throw or drop the oars on the ground. Place them on the ground gently.
****Walking the boat to the water****
-The rower behind the rigger watches to make sure the rigger is clear.
-DO NOT CARRY THE BOAT BY THE RIGGER. Only carry the boat by the gunwhale.
 

****Placing/removing the shell from the water****
-Very Important: Make sure a coxswain or coach is by the fin/skeg before placing the boat in the water or taking it out so the skeg does not hit the dock.
-Once the shell is on the water, at least one (more in windy conditions) rower must stay with the shell while the rest of the crew gets oars.
 
****Before placing the shell into the rack****
-The boat MUST be rinsed and/or wiped down.
 
****COXSWAINS: Cox Boxes and Head Gear****
-This equipment is extremely expensive (over $700 between the cox box and head gear) and must be handled with extreme care.
-Do not throw equipment or leave this equipment on the ground.
-Cox boxes and head gear must be placed in the charging rack and plugged in after practice on the far right hand side of the boathouse.

JUNIOR SUMMER PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS RELEASED!!! Registration opens on April 1, 2019 on RC

Please find our program dates and descriptions for our Junior Programs at the link below. Please note that registration opens for these programs on RegattaCentral on April 1 (first come, first serve). Some changes:

  • Our Youth Learn to Row Program takes on a new look this summer. 5 week long sessions are offered that run from Monday through Friday from 8:30 to noon. The cost remains the same.
  • Lots of options for all ages exist all summer long!

2019 Summer Junior Program Overview

Questions: Contact Ashley Marsh at amarsh3790@gmail.com.