Paddles & oars

PSCC leads the initiative for a more walkable, bikeable, boatable river.

Paddlers face forward in their boats, using single-bladed paddles in canoes and double-bladed paddles in kayaks. Rowers face backwards, and use oars—holding either one oar in each hand (sculling) or just one longer oar in both hands (sweeping).

Paddles

  • PSCC Opening Day 2014 Clavey

    Get on the water the Saturday after Thanksgiving!

    The Turkey Relay is is a fun race for rowers and paddlers of every kind.  It happens every year on the SATURDAY after Thanksgiving. Click here for 2014 Turkey Relay results. Last year’s flyer is at  http://bit.ly/1zMDOwP.  In 2015 it will happen on SATURDAY, November  […]

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  • River Town Racers’ Fall News

    The River Town Racers, who bunk at North Bay Rowing Club and race all over the river, have just finished The Roostertail Drag Race, their first official event. October 12th was gorgeous, and the competition was fierce, as is announced in this newsletter: PSCC RTR News Late […]

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    Summer Camps put Kids on The River!

    2014 Small Craft Summer Campers go Outrigger Canoeing[/caption] PSCC runs three different camps, Small Craft Summer Camp, Introduction to Sailing, and Introduction to Kayak Racing for Youth. Our instructors are regular coaches of and participants in water sports through organizations like the North Bay Rowing Club […]

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  • NBRC Novice Womens 8 WCRC VII

    12th Annual Petaluma River Marathon/Half-Marathon (2015)

    Sunday, September 6th, 2015 7:45 am-12 noon, North Bay Rowing Club, 625 2nd Street Since 2004, the Petaluma River Marathon/Half-Marathon has served as the West Coast flat-water long-distance championship. It is one of the most beautiful and fun races on the west coast. Hosted by […]

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  • Young Hawaiian outrigger paddlers

    Outrigger canoeing

    Outrigger canoes can be paddled by one (OC-1), two (OC-2), four (OC-4), or six people (OC-6) sitting on or in a central hull with an “ama” to one side to provide stability. The six person canoes are 45′ long and weigh approximately 400 lbs. There […]

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    Stand Up Paddling (SUP)

    Stand Up Paddling (SUP) is the latest craze to sweep our waterways, and has been likened by some enthusiasts to walking on water. Paddlers stand astride their boards, which are more stable versions of their surf cousins, and use long paddles to propel them. A […]

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  • Ed paddles his sea kayak

    Kayaking

    Of all the boats you’ll see on the river, kayaks come in the most sizes and shapes. They include “sit-in” types which seat the paddler inside the kayak or “sit atop” types which seat the paddler outside, on top of the kayak. Surfskis are specialized […]

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Oars

  • PSCC Opening Day 2014 Clavey

    Get on the water the Saturday after Thanksgiving!

    The Turkey Relay is is a fun race for rowers and paddlers of every kind.  It happens every year on the SATURDAY after Thanksgiving. Click here for 2014 Turkey Relay results. Last year’s flyer is at  http://bit.ly/1zMDOwP.  In 2015 it will happen on SATURDAY, November  […]

    Read More →  
  • GraduationDay Chloe Cropped 1

    Summer Camps put Kids on The River!

    2014 Small Craft Summer Campers go Outrigger Canoeing[/caption] PSCC runs three different camps, Small Craft Summer Camp, Introduction to Sailing, and Introduction to Kayak Racing for Youth. Our instructors are regular coaches of and participants in water sports through organizations like the North Bay Rowing Club […]

    Read More →  
  • DOTR OC CREW Boats

    Saturday, June 7, is National Learn to Row Day!

    And North Bay Rowing Club is celebrating by volunteering to teach people how to row in Whitehall (picnic-style rowboats) during PSCC’s Day on The River on Sunday, June 8th in Petaluma’s turning basin. NBRC will hold its own summer Learn to Row for adults on […]

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  • NBRC Masters Women At Covered Bridge Regatta 2014

    North Bay Rowing Club Masters & Juniors Take Medals in Oregon

    By guest blogger Seana Gause [caption id=”attachment_2582″ align=”alignleft” width=”150″] Notice the pretty gold medals! Congratulations, North Bay Rowing Club![/caption] The North Bay Rowing Club (NBRC) had an outstanding regatta up in Oregon this past weekend.  The Juniors travelled up for their final race before Southwest […]

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  • NBRC Novice Womens 8 WCRC VII

    12th Annual Petaluma River Marathon/Half-Marathon (2015)

    Sunday, September 6th, 2015 7:45 am-12 noon, North Bay Rowing Club, 625 2nd Street Since 2004, the Petaluma River Marathon/Half-Marathon has served as the West Coast flat-water long-distance championship. It is one of the most beautiful and fun races on the west coast. Hosted by […]

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    Rowing

    Rowers in sliding seat boats harness the power of their legs by pushing against a fixed foot brace and sliding on tracks on their seats as they drive the oars through the water. Sculling boats can be rowed by one (single), two (double), or four […]

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Who benefits from river access?

Wanderers, voters, birders, swimmers (sometimes unintentionally!) Cyclists, community leaders, water contemplators, kids! Picnickers, collegiate competitors, friends, mud-lovers, tide observers. Rowers, ecologists & biologists, canoeists, businesspeople. Hikers, fishermen and women, homeowners, kayakers, environmental advocates, fitness enthusiasts. Naturalists, coaches, photographers… and what about you?