About Cape Fear River Rowing Club
Celebrating more than 30 years on the Cape Fear
Rowing can be more than just an opportunity to get outdoors and enjoy the fresh air. It also provides a great low impact workout for your whole body.
Learning to row is a great way to ensure proper technique but also to understand the movements of your body in a classic sport and exercise.
Train and Compete
The Cape Fear River Rowing Club has a competition team that stays active in local, regional and national competition.
Learn More About our Club’s History
In 1989, Thomas Wright, III, helped launch the Cape Fear River Rowing Club (CFRRC) by providing the first modern boathouse on waterfront property. Ten years later, the property at the foot of Nun Street was sold to make way for residential development and the club sought a new location. Upon learning of their predicament, Bill Kaylor, owner of the Pointe Harbor Marina offered CFRRC waterfront access and eventually built and leased a building to use as a boathouse. In the spring of 2009, CFRRC moved its sculling facility to the Wilmington Marine Center (WMC) at the invitation of Skip Fry, General Manager. The club’s relocation was completed when the sweep boats and launch dock were moved to WMC at the beginning of 2010.
Rowing in the Cape Fear area is a time-honored sport. This Wilmington Star newspaper article appeared May 29, 1875 and expressed the benefits of rowing, as true today as they were then: