Clermont Crew has four seasons of rowing activity! It is a regular bonanza of opportunity! This means that rowing is always available as a cross training option for folks who want to keep fit for another sport. It also means that once you get bitten by the rowing bug, you can stay engaged all year long!
Winter season is all about conditioning and keeps the athletes busy with a variety of workouts including, of course, the ergs. There is even an indoor competition where ergs are networked together for head-to-head power pulling.
The Spring season, known as "sprint" season, features 2000 meter side-by-side racing. It include photo finishes as crews strive to grab the best position at the finish line.
Summer season is a bit more laid back and focuses less on regattas and more on skill development. The crew often finishes up the summer with an out-of-town regatta just for fun.
The Fall season, known as "head racing" season, features 5000 meter racing. These long-format races include turns and bridges and other navigational challenges. Clermont Crew hosts its own "Head of the Hidden Dragon" at Harsha Lake which is a particularly twisted and challenging course. Head races are run as time trials, where each boat has its own start and finish time. But crews can overtake (and be overtaken!) on the course, so they pressure each other to the finish line.