VIRGINIA BEACH NEEDS A PERMANENT ROWING LOCATION
WHAT DO WE NEED FROM VIRGINIA BEACH LEADERS?
The immediate need is access to property that will allow overnight storage of rowing
equipment, coaches launches/engines and supplies at a safe, central location, with access to rowable water consisting of >2,000 meters.
This mission requires the endorsement and support of our City leaders, School Activities Coordinators/Directors, and local sport enthusiasts. As leaders, we need rowing infrastructure that is equitable to the facilities that have been provided to other recreational, scholastic, and competitive sports programs throughout the City and State.
There are 55+ high school rowing programs, that all practice daily on their local waterways in
Virginia. Let’s work together to ensure Virginia Beach is not the only area limiting our students
from having this unique opportunity to learn a new sport!
20+ YEARS ROWING IN VIRGINIA BEACH
1997: Cox H.S. Crew Club Founded
2000: Catholic H.S. Crew Club Founded
2006: P.A.H.S. Crew Club Founded
2008: F.C.H.S. Crew Club Founded
2018: Cox Crew Partners w/Thalia Elementary for equipment storage allowing rowers to launch from low profile Thalia Creek dock
2020: CVCR founded to lead the charge in making rowing accessible to all Virginia
Beach High School athletes
2021: CVCR given permission to store
equipment at Thalia Creek Launch site
(with overflow at Thalia E.S.)
2023: CVCR displaced from Thalia dock due to dredging.
POTENTIAL ROWING SITES
Princess Anne High School
Saw Pen Point Park
First Landing State Park (regatta host potential)