Dolphin Club rowing training is designed to help adults learn how to row on San Francisco Bay for fun, fitness, and adventure.
We’re a member run club and training is offered by members, to other members, as schedules allow. Membership at the Dolphin Club is less than $600/year, and you can join on the third Wednesday of every month. There are no additional charges to row beyond the club dues. Join Our Club
You don’t have to know anything about rowing to start learning at the Dolphin Club, but you should be aware that it can at times be a strenuous and challenging activity. You’ll need to be able to swim (you can learn that too) and be willing to enjoy getting pushed around by wind, waves, and currents.
Our introductory orientation class will teach you the basics of how to row, how to take care of our wooden boats, and give you a sense of the tides, currents, and safety aspects of San Francisco Bay.
Training is typically offered monthly and is available to members.
Your first rowing class is just the first step on your rowing journey. After the class, there are lots of opportunities for you to grow and improve.
Certification is a milestone for new Dolphin Club rowers. Once certified, you’ll be able to take our boats out onto the bay on your own schedule.
For your certification, you’ll need to:
After certification, San Francisco bay is open to you.
Rowers frequently get together for outings to nearby destinations including the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Sausalito, McCovey Cove and Angel ISland
The club also has lightweight open water shells and coastal boats. These are fast, seaworthy, and great for fitness and competition. The club participates in, and hosts regattas throughout the year.
Members often organize longer expedition rows to further destinations including Angel Island, China Camp, Petaluma, and Sacramento.