For our Master members: Many master rowers are meeting mornings during the week if you need help with equipment. Please use the buddy system. Private lessons are also available.
Looking for a fun and low-impact sport to try? Dragon boating is a fast-growing water sport; we are proud to be the first to introduce it to Vancouver. It is simple to learn and difficult to master. No experience is required.
After a quick land lesson, participants will don life jackets, grab their paddles and climb aboard.
We provide everything you need; please come dressed to be on the water and bring a water bottle.
We have a friendly group of paddlers who all started out just like you-they just showed up! For more information, practice times, or group activities go to https://www.meetup.com/VLCDBP/
Kayak - SUP - Outrigger Canoe - Surf Ski
Vancouver Lake Aquatic Center is now Clark County's paddling center.
There is a great deal to explore right on the lake. There are numerous nooks and crannies that are only accessible by small, manually powered water craft. But the lake is also the start of the 32 mile Lewis River-Vancouver Lake Waterway Trail. Pack a lunch! Wait till you see the birds and water fowl!
You can keep your Kayak or SUP in our covered, secure storage trailer, and it will be ready and waiting for you. Outrigger canoe storage is also available.
Contact Coach Debby for more information.
Forms and waivers
Required Forms for Youth and Adult Activities at VLRC
Required for All New Rowers (exception: not for kids boating camp).
Everyone must submit a signed Swim Test!
Part of the application procedure involves a swim test waiver. This waiver must be signed by a certified water safety instructor--not just a lifeguard.
VLRC is committed to making rowing available for all youth regardless of income. Available funds vary each year and are limited to a maximum 50% of season and regatta fees. Scholarships will be awarded on a first come-first serve basis, and are valid for one season.
VLRC has an amazing legacy that continues on with your support!
In Memorian: Bill Kalenius
The founder of Vancouver Lake Crew, Bill Kalenius, passed away Wednesday September 23, 2009 after battling colon cancer for 6 years.
"Coach Bill," as most of us knew him, was far more than just a rowing coach. For many of us Bill was a life coach. Coach Bill always said that rowing shouldn't be the first priority in our lives. He viewed things as Faith, Family, Friends, and then rowing. Bill had his priorities straight and throughout his life he touched the hearts of many, many people. Many people were able to see themselves differently and even find purpose in their own lives through rowing, all because of Bill.
We will all remember Bill as not only an amazing rowing coach, but an amazing man, who put others first and changed lives.
Vancouver Lake Rowing Club's mission is to serve the youth of our community, at risk individuals and adult rowers by teaching rowing techniques, water safety, sportsmanship, teamwork, and stewardship of resources.
Our 2021 Board
President: Alan Stewart
Vice President: Camille Cadran
Secretary: Bonnie Little
Treasurer: Hengameh Kerzemi
Youth Liaison: Beth Feustal
Dragon Boating Liaison: Anne Baker
Trustees: Dane Moseson, Delvan Johnston, Greg Borchers
Board Meeting are held quarterly, please contact the president for dates.
VLRC is a member of USRowing.
USRowing is a nonprofit membership organization recognized by the United States Olympic Committee as the national governing body for the sport of rowing in the United States.
Also, we are a member of Portland Vancouver Rowing Association.
VLRC is a 501c(3) nonprofit