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Orcas Island Rowing Association is an active rowing club located on beautiful Orcas Island in San Juan County. It was founded in 1996 by Mike Reid and Dave Roseberry. They boot-strapped their own rowing careers and the club. Those two guys are still the backbone of the club as they have always been. The club built a beautiful boathouse on the shore of Cascade Lake in Moran State Park using all volunteer labor and expertise. The club and the local park service have an excellent relationship and frequently work together on projects to enhance life in the park.
OIR offers a competitive rowing program for high school and junior high age students. There are two seasons, a Fall season starting in September and finishing in November and a Spring season starting in February and ending in May.
OIR also offers rowing opportunities to adults. Experienced rowers can join the club and use the club boats on beautiful Cascade Lake. We periodically offer beginning sculling and sweep rowing classes.
We also have small but active and growing adult rowing program. We encourage experienced rowers and beginners to get in touch.
Experienced visiting rowers are welcome to row with our club.
Whatever your interest in rowing just get in touch via our contact page.
Our wish list is always long and our funds are short. We would appreciate any help. Please consider joining our club as a rower, supporter or an alumni member. Contact us if you want to get involved or at least be kept up to date on any news. Of course if you just feel like helping out our wonderful program and want to send us money or you have a nice boat you would like to give us contact us via email, phone or snail-mail. You can also donate money safely online via PayPal using your PayPal account or major credit card.