Wappingers Crew Club: News

Friday, March 15
HRRA Patrick Furr Award

A Note from HRRA 3/10/2013 ~ Congratulations to Will Karafelis !!!

Tracy Wright Mauer - HRRA

Each year we remember our friend, coach and teammate, Patrick Furr, by recognizing two junior rowers whose spirit matches that of Patrick - quick to smile, always ready to help and a genuine, unwavering love of rowing on the Hudson. The HRRA board realized that we did not give out this award for 2011, so we decided to retroactively award Emilia Otte and Corey Toscano for their dedication and hard work throughout 2011. For 2012, we felt Will Karafelis and Lindsey Smith best represented those qualities. We are proud to have all four of these junior rowers as HRRA members! Congratulations and keep up the spirit!

Wednesday, October 31
HRRA Boathouse Note, Pictures & Clean-up Request October 20, 2012

Hello All,


Please see note below from HRRA, they will be having a clean up day on Saturday starting @ 10am, This date may change we will let you know.  We would like to see as many of our members there Saturday to help clean up.  I will be up there after 1pm when I get out of work.

Let's work together parents & rowers as a team and help get the boat house back in shape.


Thank You!

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Hudson River Rowing Association <
Date: Tue, Oct 30, 2012 at 10:46 AM
Subject: Boathouse flooding

Good Morning Everyone - 


We want to update you on the flooding at the boathouse and ask that all tenants/keyholders NOT enter the buildings and start cleaning up until the insurance adjuster and any contractors walk through to assess the damage.


A group of us toured the boathouse this morning and as far as we can tell all rowing shells are safe and all ergs were moved upstairs so they were not impacted.  There is however, a lot of damage in the tank room, office and mechanical room that needs to be repaired and currently there is no plumbing (including toilets) or heat.  There is another high tide that will come through after noon today and we do not know if it will impact the boathouse once again.  


Again, we are asking that tenant programs not enter the boathouse buildings out of curiosity or to begin any clean up until after we have all the pertinent contractors and insurance adjustor's finish their assessments. We have started that process already, but it will take some time to complete.


We have tentatively scheduled a boathouse clean up for Saturday at 10am though we will reschedule if we need more time to prepare.  


For pictures and updates you can check out our facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hudson-River-Rowing-Association/288652894483474 and we will try and get the website updated on a daily basis as well.  


Thank you, 

Hudson River Rowing Association
Community Boathouse and Rowing Programs
P.O. Box 506, Poughkeepsie, NY  12602

845-481-0769 (HRRA voice mail)

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Janet Stangl

Thursday, September 1
HRRA Boathouse Storm Picture Link

For those of you who were curious to see how the boathouse and waterfront made out... https://picasaweb.google.com/104141842165829575390/IreneFlooding?authuser=0&feat=directlink


There are more photos and some videos on the Hudson River Rowing Association Facebook page if you want to see some more.


We built the boathouse to be just above the 100 year flood mark, and other than a small breech in the sculling bay (through the flood gates), the tank room (through the garage door) and in the office it remains dry!  These pictures were taken just after high tide Sunday afternoon.  The geese and seagulls still seem to find the place attractive and there were grasshoppers everywhere and I think even a few plovers (probably eating the grasshoppers).  The grassy areas were totally saturated - felt like walking on a sponge and in many areas bubbles were visible where the air from below percolated up, replaced by water.