KCRC began as a single ad posted on the Moose Pass Post Office community board in Dec 1996. The first meeting consisted of 4 interested women, and, although none had rowing experience, they decided to give it a try and the club was born. Two of the members began searching for equipment, and in Feb 1997 located 2 used 8+’s at Gonzaga University. Through community donations, membership dues and a no-interest loan by a club member, they raised $4500 to pay for both boats and a used set of blades.
Founded in 1997, the Kenai Crewsers Rowing Club is the oldest rowing club in Alaska. We are located on the eastern side of the Kenai Peninsula in south-central Alaska. Rowing season runs from April through October with the primary row sites being Bear Lake in Seward, and Kenai Lake in Cooper Landing. An annual regatta is held on Bear Lake
The Kenai Crewsers Rowing Club is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with federal tax ID number 91-1180313. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
PO Box 2863,
Seward AK 99664.
Our purpose is to include all individuals who want to row, regardless of age (14-99), gender or ability; enhance personal growth through the challenge of continuous learning for fun and fitness; foster unity, camaraderie, and fitness; promote a healthy community lifestyle through our visible example; provide members the opportunity to participate in competitive sweep-oar rowing and sculling on the Kenai Peninsula and in state, national, and international competitions.
Glory is in the team, not the individual
— Sean Sullivan