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 come 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 is classified 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 and solicits donations and grants which are put to good use with NO administrative overhead.
Latest NewsFinal Push for Boathouse Completion
The drive to complete the 2nd Floor of the boathouse is in its final phase. A permit to being construction is expected to happen soon and a 'floor-raising' event to complete the task in one day is being planned. We are also making one final fund-raising push to our alumni and friends. Click on the DONATE button below to add to our total.
Head Race season finishes in Deland
Edgewater finished its Head Race season in DeLand with entries at the Stetson Fall Rendezvous. The top finishes on the day were a 4th-place finish by the Womens4 and a 6th place finish by the Mens4 boats. The 3 largest teams in the State made up the bulk of the field.
Edgewater mixed boat wins Gold>
Edgewater Crew entered 4 boats at the First Coast Regatta in Jacksonville for their 1st Head Race of the Fall. Four boys and four girls combined in a rare mixed8 event and won their event by more than 90 seconds. Our next race is the Stetson Fall Rendezvous in Deland November 9.
Junior Eagles prepare for December scrimmage
Our Middle School program has added some extra practices in November to prepare for a December 7 scrimmage on Lake Fairview. Plans for the 2014 Season will be announced soon.
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 is continueing to practice into mid-December. Adults of all ages and experience level are welcome.