Our club was founded in 2000 as a place for rowers, both old and new, to come together and share their passion and excitement for rowing. We want to create a comfortable and considerate environment where everyone is free to contribute and enjoy. In 2005, The Port Townsend Rowing Club became the Rat Island Rowing and Sculling Club, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping neighbors of all ages discover the joy of boats, the water, and each other. Our boathouse is located in the Northwest Maritime Center in historic Port Townsend.
The mission of the Rat island Rowing and Sculling Club is to provide opportunity to youth and adults in the Greater Port Townsend community to learn and improve sweep and scull rowing skills through recreational and competitive rowing programs, to preserve and celebrate the legacy of traditional wooden racing shells, and to be stewards of our marine environment.
Our Pocock Shells
What makes us unique is the number of classic cedar shells that have found their way to our boathouse, where they’re lovingly restored and maintained by those who still love to sweep, scull and race them!
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