2019 Row Around Manhattan


August 17, 2019 – DAWN TO DUSK

Every year, the Village Community Boathouse mobilizes its fleet of traditional wooden rowing craft for a circumnavigation of the most famous island in the world.

The Row Around Manhattan (RAM) is a challenging and incredibly scenic 30-mile voyage that begins at our boathouse on the south side of Pier 40, circles Manhattan on the Hudson, East, and Harlem Rivers in a counter-clockwise direction, and ends with a spectacular party back at the boathouse.

The RAM is also our biggest fundraiser of the year; we ask each rower to raise or contribute a minimum of $100. You may also elect to sponsor an entire boat for a minimum donation of $500. Please visit VCB’s fundraising website HERE to learn how easy it is to raise money for a great cause.

This year’s RAM will take place on Saturday, August 17 (rain date August 18) with a start time of 7 am (crews need to be on hand by 6:30 at the latest).

Non-members are welcome to join us provided they have sufficient rowing experience or join us for at least three practice rows between now and the event. Non-rowing friends, family, and colleagues are encouraged to support the effort by volunteering at the event or by reserving a seat in our chase boat, in exchange for a suggested $250 contribution (only 4 seats are available).

To register or for more information, email us at [email protected] or call Rob at 917-656-7285.

Donations may be mailed in by check or by hitting the “donate” button HERE.

Village Community Boathouse, 353 West St., New York, NY 10014


Twitter: @VCBoathouseNYC

(212) 229-2059

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