Whatcom rowing Association

WRA believes in the benefit of rowing access for all.

The Whatcom Rowing Association is a nonprofit, community-based rowing club that has served Whatcom County since 2011. We are dedicated to offering individuals of all ages the opportunity to learn the sport of rowing in a safe, fun and beautiful environment. WRA offers a variety of programs for all age groups and experience levels. We feel the positive attributes of rowing are tangible across a lifespan and we are passionate about providing access to all. Whether you have have previous experience or have never touched an oar we have something for you.

2020 Benefit Breakfast | 2.28.2020

Thank you to all of you who have contributed to such a year. The 2019 breakfast was the most successful to date, allowing WRA to offer over $5000 in program scholarships and update some of our equipment. We’re already looking forward to a great 2020. We want to let you all know about some of the what the Board of Directors has been working on and tell you to save the date for the 7th Annual Benefit Breakfast on February 28, 2020.We are pleased to announce that Heather Alschuler, the National Erg Ed Program Director at GPRF will be our keynote speaker at the 2020 breakfast. Besides running the Erg Ed program and its development, she has a very successful rowing career, having rowed at University of Michigan, earning All-American honors and the Big Ten Rower of the Year. She then rowed for the Canadian National Team from 2004-2008, competing in the 2008 Olympics in the women’s eight.

Mark your calendars for the breakfast on February 28 at Windows On the Bay and hear more about what WRA is doing beyond our boathouse.

Featured Programs

Juniors Winter Conditioning

Over the course of this session athletes will work with coaches on technique, strength, and stamina both on and off the water in preparation for regattas in safe and fun environment. Junior athletes will row in both sweep and sculling boats. No experience necessary. 


Spring rowing is a combination of land of water workouts designed by our coaches to build strength, endurance, and skill in a safe and fun environment. Racing opportunities will be available for those that are interested throughout the season.

Our Programs

 WRA is proud to have an active masters program in addition to our junior program.  We feel the positive attributes of rowing are tangible across a lifespan and we are passionate about providing access to all.


Boathouse Location:

Whatcom Rowing Association

2202 Electric Avenue

Bellingham, WA 98229

Mailing Address: 

Whatcom Rowing Association

PO Box 1163

Bellingham, WA 98227