Atlanta Rowing Club
Atlanta Rowing Club (ARC) is a non-profit 501(c)(4) masters rowing club located in Roswell, Georgia. ARC's colors are red and white. As a masters organization, it is the only club in the Atlanta area for rowers who are beyond high school or college age, although there are several members who are in college. The club is a volunteer-based organization with 200+ members throughout the year. ARC conducts three four-week long Learn-to-Row sessions each year. The classes teach people new to rowing how to row. ARC also hosts a National Learn-to-Row day where people can try rowing for one day at no cost. ARC has 3 buildings for storing boats; a large building mostly housing eights, fours and quads, a cage holding singles, doubles, and pairs, and a small building holding private singles. There is also an erg room, kitchen and bathroom in the main boathouse.
Founded in 1974, the club was initially located on the lake at Stone Mountain. By 1982 membership had grown and the club obtained the use of a small building and dock at the Chattahoochee River Park. By 1989 the main boathouse was constructed where it presently stands along Azalea Drive, across from the Chattahoochee River.
- Jeffery Koplan - Former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and currently vice president for academic health affairs Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.
- Norton Schlachter - One of the first members and officers of the Atlanta Rowing Club in the early 70s. He was a USRowing board member and later Chairman of the US Men’s Olympic Committee. He was the first Southerner and youngest Chairman at the time.
- Daniel Wolff - French Junior National Champion in doubles sculls racing.
- John and Lyn Wylder - 1 of 3 couples in the world that are both International Rowing Federation (FISA) referees.
The club's activities are managed by its Board of Directors and are governed by its By-laws. An election is held in January of each year to vote on the Board's five officers. Board meetings are held once a month to manage the club's business.
- President - Bernie Burgener
- First Vice President - Kerry Brown (Responsible for coaching)
- Second Vice President - Lynne Pfister (Responsible for community affairs)
- Secretary - Grace Teborek
- Treasurer - Richard Miller
List of Current Equipment:
|Type||Manufacturer||Boat Name||Year||Weight Class|
|1x||Maas||Party of One||1991||ALL|
|Peinert||One Track Mind||1995||HWT|
|2-||BBG||Nur die Nesten||1990||HWT|
|Vespoli||See Ya L-Eight-R||2004||LWT|
Key - 1x = Single, 2- = Pair, 2x = Double, 2x/2- = Can be Rigged as either a Pair or Double, 4+ = Coxed Four, 4x = Quad, 4x/4- = Can be rigged as either a Coxless four or Quad, 8+ = Eight. For information about different types of boats see this article.
ARC, in conjunction with Lookout Rowing Club hosts the Head of the Hooch Regatta in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Head of the Hooch has been held in two other locations throughout its 27 year history. It is the third largest regatta in the United States. The largest is the Head of the Charles in Boston, Massachusetts.
- Rangus, Eric. "The Koplan files." Emory Report 30 Sep 2002 7 Jun 2008 <https://www.emory.edu/EMORY_REPORT/erarchive/2002/September/erSept.30/9_30_02profile.html>
- Compare Head of the Hooch's 1,938 entries. See "Head of the Hooch". Regatta Central. Retrieved 4 November 2013.; with Head of the Fish's 2,028 entries. See "Head of the Fish". Regatta Central. Retrieved 4 November 2013.