RRC Stories and Successes

RRC Stories

Posted: May 31, 2019

AHS Jrs Win at 2019 Scholastic National Regatta

Congratulations to AHS Juniors on their fantastic performance at the 2019 Scholastic National Regatta!


The Albemarle High School Rowing team trains and practices at the same boathouse (shared with UVA & RRC) on the Rivanna South Fork Reservoir. Under the leadership of coaches Cathy Coffman and Scott Stroney, AHS had 5 boats qualifying for Scholastic National Regatta, and each ended up winning a medal: 3 bronze, 1 silver, and 1 gold!

Posted: July 10, 2018

RRC Coach and Boatman Celebrated in UVA News

As boatman for the Cavaliers, Roger Payne was responsible for a little bit of everything. RRC members know Roger through his dedication as a sculling coach, and his handy expertise in maintaining the fleet. 

Read about his legacy, featured on this recent UVA News article, and be sure to give thanks to Roger as he makes a smooth transition to retirement!

Posted: November 26, 2017

Rivanna Rowers Push Hard and Win Big

Read the end-of-season recap of all of the great successes RRC rowers expereienced at regattas across the country.

Congratulations RRC rowers!


Posted: Oct 19, 2015

RRC Rowers Compete at Head of the Charles

A number of RRC members and friends competed in the 2015 Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston, October 17-18 (see list below).

Congratulations RRC rowers!


Posted: Oct 15, 2015

RRC's Kit Collins featured in Boston Globe

RRC's own Kit Collins was profiled in the Boston Globe for his history of exceptional performance on and off the water. 

Read the full story...

Posted:July, 2015

Wyatt Allen and the Pursuit of Passion

RRC Member Andy Thomson, MD interviews Olympic gold medal rower Wyatt Allen. A 2001 graduate of UVa and the men’s rowing team, Wyatt discusses his rowing career, Olympic experience, and coaching at Dartmouth College. Read more...

Posted: March 1, 2018

Charlottesville Inside Out: Rivanna Rowing Club

Terri Allard talks with Rivanna Rowing Club members about the sport, its history, and its quirky terminology. 

Watch the video