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East Bay Rowing Club sponsors and manages the Oakland Technical High School rowing program.

In 2012, EBRC responded to the requests of youth and parents that were interested in developing a rowing program. EBRC committed the equipment, coaching, and water access to train and develop students’ understanding of teamwork, health and fitness, respect for the natural environment, safety, and constructive goal-setting through participation in rowing. EBRC specifically strives to promote the sport of rowing to youth and underserved members of our local community.

The Oakland Tech Rowing Club (OTR) is registered as a school “club” and is supported by fundraising events, not by the school or the athletic department.


Curt Frank
Executive Director and Head of Coaching
Curt’s rowing career began at UC Berkeley; after college, he came back to compete at the masters level and contribute to club leadership, first with Lake Merritt Rowing Club and then with Capital Rowing Club in Washington, D.C. In 1999, Curt began his bicoastal coaching career with LMRC. After moving to the east coast to pursue graduate studies, Curt started as an assistant coach, and later became the head coach, for the University of Maryland, College Park’s Women’s Team. Read More
In this capacity, he focused on building the startup team, raising funds to acquire equipment, and building a team competitive with their local and regional competition. While at University of Maryland, he also trained and mentored student and assistant coaches. In the same timeframe, Curt coached Capital’s Club AM and novice sweep programs, founded Capital’s Club PM sweep program, and coached masters and youth summer programs at Thompson’s Boat Center. As Curt finished his graduate studies and transitioned to professional life, he became involved with an annual Learn To Row event for WeCanRowDC, a breast cancer survivors group in Washington, D.C.; he returns to coach this unique program each year. Fast forward a decade and Curt has returned to his passion. At EBRC he is pleased to serve as the club’s executive director, women’s head coach, and assistant youth coach.
Summer Youth Rowing Camps

Our mission to get as many Bay Area youth rowing on the water as possible. Our summer camps are open to students in grades 8-12 from all Bay Area schools.

  • Novice rowers will learn basic rowing skills and progress to rowing in racing shells on the Oakland Estuary.
  • Experienced rowers will enhance skills, build fitness, and learn training and racing strategies.
  • All rowers will learn good sportsmanship, leadership skills, team building, and how to challenge themselves.

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