WelcomeEdgewater stands proud among the first programs that established competitive rowing for high school students in Florida. Since our founding 50 years ago by EHS teacher Dennis Kamrad, we have trained athletes to lead their peers both on and off the water compiling a long tradition of excellence in rowing, scholarship and citizenship.
Today we compete with more than 40 other school and club programs in Florida, and annually venture out of state to race teams on a regional and national scale. Some of our athletes have gone on to row in college, and all have been served well in their adult life by the lessons of dedication and teamwork that are the heart of this sport.
We invite any student who is eligible to participate in Edgewater High School athletics to give rowing a try. Boys and girls of any size are welcome and no athletic experience is required. No one is 'cut'; if a student has the determination to train, we make a place for him/her to race.
Rowing operates as a club sport at the high school level; therefore our team gets no dedicated funding from the state, county or school. There is a financial obligation to participate, however we give students at least 2 weeks to try our program at no cost, and there are numerous opportunities to generate funds to offset dues and fees.
Orlando Rowing Association is a 501, (c)(3) charitable, educational, non-profit corporation made up of Edgewater Crew parents which provides all administrative, financial and logistical support to the team. ORA also conducts fundraising operations while soliciting donations and grants which are put to good use with NO administrative overhead.
Latest NewsProgress Continues at Metro Cup
Both Varsity8 boats turned in their fastest Metro Cup times in years on the Lake Maitland 2K course. Next stop is the OARS Invitational at Turkey Lake on March 8.
Spring Racing begins
Edgewater won its first race of the Spring Season with the Womens V4 taking its first Henley race at the Opening Day regatta in Fellsmere, eventually earning a Bronze Medal. The Boys V8 also won its initial race and finished 4th on the day. See the REGATTAS page for links to full results and photos from the day.
2nd Floor Raised, More Work Awaits
Dozens of volunteers installed the 2nd floor space and a set of doors at the boathouse March 22, adding 1440 sq ft of floor space. The lakefront doors and balcony are next on a date to be determined.
Junior Eagles to race twice in Spring
Our Middle School program has begun practice on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Racing dates are set for March 8 and April 5. Select the Middle School button for more details.
Masters win 4 trophies at Stetson Head Race
Edgewater Masters entered 4 races at the Stetson Fall Rendezvous and finished each strong to collect the 1st-place trophy for each. 19 different adult rowers ranging from ages 22 to 62 had an oar in the day's successful run. The Masters program has begun training in it Winter Season which will include racing at the OARS Masters Regatta on Sunday March 9. Adults of all ages and experience level are welcome.