The University of Richmond Crew was founded in 1891. Competing as Richmond College, the team boasted crews out of the vibrant Boathouse on Mayo Island. Richmond shared this space with VBC and VCU Crew competing up and down the shoreline to the enjoyment of thousands of spectators.
UR Crew is proudly a founding member of the Dad Vail Regatta where in 1939 George Little and James Littler (Captain) joined 7 other teams to form what is now the biggest and post prestigious collegiate Sprints Race in the country.
In 2012, the team moved from its home at Robious Landing Park, to downtown Richmond at Rockett's Landing. The team has a new boathouse with it's trademark red overhang serving as a standout along the river. With a growing interest and success, the team continues to cement its legacy among its longstanding history.
Richmond Crew is open to any students interested in rowing. Club members have ranged from those with no prior rowing experienced to seasoned high school rowers. All that is necessary to join the team is a desire to learn and commitment to the sport.
We believe in keeping academics first while striving for an all around successful student-athlete. To achieve that, practices are created via availability forms with squads assigned different schedules to accommodate for athletes' needs. This allows for top students, top athletes, and all-around successful Spiders!
Available sessions this Fall are M-W 6am-8am and/or T/Th/Fri from 4:30pm-7pm
Our regattas span across the East Coast ranging from Georgia up to New Jersey. We race within the state and have a home regatta every season competing against top crews across the state.
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