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About Our Club

Who We Are

Catawba Yacht Club was organized in 1939 to promote boating on the river.  The club is family oriented and members row, sail, power boat and enjoy the social events.  Rowing started at the club in 1991 and members built a boat house for shells a few years afterwards.
Catawba Yacht Club is a membership club and members may store their boats in the club’s boathouse.
The club owns recreational singles, and racing doubles, quads and fours.  Many club members have their own singles.  Rowers range in age from mid 20’s to mid 60’s and vary in skill level from novices to former collegiate rowers.  Many row for fun and exercise and others train for competition.  The club participates in several regattas each year including US Rowing Southeast Regional and several fall head races in the region. We have sent rowers to the US nationals and the FISA international masters regatta.

Youth Rowing- The club is the venue for Charlotte Youth Rowing, the high school age rowing program of the Siskey YMCA.  The program operates under the auspices of the ‘Y” and is independent of the club although members are involved in the coaching of the youth.. The program is open to high school students and information is available via the link below to the Stratford Richardson YMCA or from Byron Walthall [email protected].  The rowing program maintains a rowing specific site here:  CYC ROWING



  Club Patio overlooking the lake:

Many an evening or weekend is spent overlooking the lake on the patio of the clubhouse.   Members are welcome to enjoy the facilities which include an industrial kitchen, meeting/common room and the patio.    The Catawba Yacht Club has sailing and Rowing members who share maintenence tasks,, drinks, food and a common interest in racing on the lake.
   Club Facilities including industrial Kitchen

Boats and Covered Shell house

The Club facilities include a covered boat house for storage of Masters and Youth rowing shells as well as private singles/doubles owned by club members 
  Launch Docks

The team dry launches from these docks, which can accomodate multiple smaller rowing shells simultaneously (Quads, Doubles, etc.), and is large enough to launch our 8's as well. 

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Contact Us

Catawba Yacht Club 

19809 W. Youngblood Rd 
Charlotte, NC 28278

Email : [email protected]


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