Vero Beach Rowing is Growing
"Vero Beach Rowing is a great asset for our waterside community."
Vero Beach Rowing is a non-profit 501(C)3 organization. It is a community organization that has a mission “to promote and teach the sport of rowing to the community in order to develop physical fitness, personal character, and an ethic of cooperation through competitive and recreational opportunities.”
It is the club’s goal to bring the amazing sport of rowing to all residents of Vero Beach.
Our masters and junior programs currently run year round and we are always looking for new members.
We are working hard expand programs for the community and expose a wider variety of people to rowing on the Indian River Lagoon. As a community-based organization, Vero Beach Rowing provides a structure that fosters and sustains rowing among the broadest audience possible.
We recently completed building a Community Boathouse & Rowing Center which will enhance both Vero Beach’s economy and its cultural offerings. The boathouse will further emphasize our reputation as a vibrant, prestigious community offering a wide range of cultural activities to our residents and visitors.
Vero Beach is an ideal location for visiting crews to train. We have plenty of protected water and our rowing site is only a few minutes from the beach. Our new facility already has extra rack space for visiting crews to store boats safely and once the boathouse is finished, the current facility will be left in place for visiting crews to use.
Board & Staff
Shotsi Lajoie - President
Bill Kloppenburg - Vice President
Jimmy Michael - Secretary
Chris Ryan - Treasurer
Todd Young - Immediate Past President
Chuck Cook - Board Member
Jill Diniz - Board Member
Melissa Ellison - Board Member
Patty Gleason - Board Member
Chris Pensch - Board Member
Chuck Sullivan - Board Member
Staff & Coaches
Brian Colgan - Director of Rowing, Varsity Boys Coach
Julio Sanchez - Novice Juniors Coach, Interim Masters Head Coach