Who We Are

Founded in 1983

Navesink River Rowing is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that has introduced hundreds to the skills, health benefits, teamwork, dedication and discipline that make rowing an exceptional – and lifelong – form of exercise and recreation.  Our rowers range in age from 13 to over 80. We focus on sculling, which is a type of rowing where rowers have two oars – one in each hand.

We row on the Navesink River in Monmouth County, NJ, and launch from a modest site at the end of Maple Avenue in Red Bank where we keep single shells, doubles, and quads for our members to row during a season that starts on May 1 and continues through early November.

NRR was founded in 1983 by a handful of rowing enthusiasts in an array of singles and doubles which they owned individually and carted down to public launch sites on the Navesink River.  Their numbers grew gradually over the next fifteen years, then dramatically increased beginning in 1999.

NRR offers lessons, coaching and summer youth programs in June, July and early August.

Although some programs do have age restrictions and enrollment in others may be limited due to availability of equipment or personnel, there is no residency requirement, and NRR does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, nationality, or ethnic origin. 

NRR and its small seasonal staff rely on the talent, energy, inspiration and contributions of its members to keep the organization and its programs running safely and smoothly.