Spring Crew

Use code EARLYBIRD2024 to save $75 on Spring Crew

The spring racing format differs from the fall. In the spring, athletes will be racing not against the clock as with the fall, but rather lining up next to other crews in a 2000 meter sprint style race. Once athletes hit the water, coaches will work on the fundamentals established the previous season to create boats in various categories which possess the best possible chance for success.  


Rowers are typically in 8th - 12th grade. No experience is necessary!


Monday, February 26th through the US Rowing Youth National Championships during the second week of June.


Practice is at the WYRA Boathouse, 500 E. Front St, Wilm, DE 19801. WYRA competes regionally and nationally but most of our regattas are in DE, PA and NJ.


Varsity, JV & Novice practice Monday through Friday 3:45 PM - 6 PM and Saturday 8:30 Am - 11AM.


Preliminary Schedule

4/6: Steve Neczypor Regatta (Camden County, NJ)

4/20-4/21: Mercer Lake Sprints (West Windsor, NJ)

4/28: Cooper Cup Regatta (Camden County, NJ)

5/11-5/12: US Rowing Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships (West Windsor, NJ)*

6/6-6/9: US Rowing National Championships (Sarasota, FL)*

*Qualifying Crews Only


WYRA will provide t-shirts to all Novice rowers, but Varsity and JV rowers will need to purchase a uni to race in.


The standard cost of Varsity/JV rowers is $1750 and $1550 for Novices (beginners). WYRA Offers an Early Bird Special discount of $75.00 if registered before the start of the first day of practice. WYRA offers Financial Aid Scholarships.

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All Varsity and JV rowers will need to purchase a WYRA racing uni, unless they already have one. Unis cost approximately $95 but only need to be purchased once.

Scholarship Information

If you are concerned about the cost of joining WYRA, we do offer scholarships for those that require it.

usra membership info

ALL WYRA competitive rowers need to be members of the US Rowing Association.

The requirement is mandatory and assures all WYRA members are covered under our Club’s liability insurance policy with USRowing.

To join or renew your USRowing membership, go to their membership page and follow the prompts for Individual Membership, Administration Fee and Waiver. You will need to repeat this process for each family member competing with WYRA.

Our club code is QRSBH.


Frequently Asked Questions

Where does WYRA race?

WYRA crews have competed all over the US, though most of the racing is in DE, MD, PA and NJ though some championships or national regattas can be held anywhere in the US. We have competed in the Henley Regatta in London, the Jr. Nationals and for over 20 years, we have proudly gotten crews in the Head of the Charles in Boston.

Do I have to join for the whole year or can I choose my seasons?

You can row in whichever season works for you. Though most kids row in at least two seasons, we have lots that have other sports they’ve already committed to and therefore only join WYRA for one season a year.

Who can race with WYRA?

Anyone between the ages of 12 and 18 can row for WYRA, but we do not take seniors as novice rowers. We are a co-ed composite program with students from public, private, parochial and home schools. There are no “bench warmers” in WYRA, everyone gets to row and compete. NO EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY!

Does everyone compete in every regatta?

The answer is mostly yes. Most regattas WYRA participates in are general regattas that accept novices through varsity, both boys and girls, though sometimes we’ll take crews to more specific regattas, such as the Junior Nationals, where crews have to qualify in order to compete. These types of races, however, are usually after the main season has ended. WYRA never ‘cuts’ kids. Anyone who joins will practice with the team and race with the team. We do organize boats so everyone in the boat will be at the same approximate skill level, making that boat as competitive as possible.

Spring 2024

Spring Crew Registration is Open!

Join the WYRA Crew! No Experience is necessary. We offer Novice (beginners), Junior Varsity, and Varsity programs.

Payment is due upon the completion of registration. E-checks are accepted with no additional fee. Debit and credit cards can be used with an added 2% processing fee. 

If you plan on paying by check, you need to register using the link below or you won’t have the option to pay by check. It will appear to the person registering as a free registration meaning it’s not asking for any payment.

To register and pay by written check, click here: https://www.wyra.org/registration/11928/custom/3076f648-b650-4cc9-bc27-22bd9f305160

Please remember they you pay at any time on the website with an e-check for no additional fee.

If paying by e-check, please have your bank details handy as you will not be able to save your registration.

Please note that WYRA does offer financial aid for families that qualify. The application may be found at the bottom of this page.

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