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
In order to maintain the interest of rowers who want to compete, a “boat to win” could be seated for one or more of the regattas that the club participates in each year. This might be one event in the regatta or the philosophy for that entire regatta. In the preseason, the club will choose which regatta(s) will be priorities for competitive boats. The coach will establish and announce the criteria in a timely manner for being selected for the “boat to win” to allow everyone interested time to train. At no time does KCRC intend to foster a division of members or develop an elitist attitude within the club. The loss of members due to an emphasis on competition, or because of a lack of emphasis on competition, is not acceptable.