The Museum expanded the Beaufort Oars program with the Sliding Seat Rowing Club in 2005.
A dock, boathouse and boat racks at the Museum’s Gallant Channel Annex provided rowing opportunities for members until the construction of the new Hwy 70 bridge forced the removal of the facilitates.
Current conditions allow for launching off the bank of Gallants Channel and is for very experienced rowers only.
Once appropriate docks are rebuilt the club will be able to offer prospective members a free orientation to determine if they wish to become a Sliding Seat Club member. A series of clinics and lessons will be offered to qualify the rower to use a club boat.
Member benefits include the use of club boats year round (18’ and 16’ recreational Echo and Alden singles), clinics for beginning rowers under the supervision of certified coaches, and training on the club’s Concept 2 rowing machine.
Personal rack space for privately owned shells is available for an additional $100.00 fee.
Brent Creelman, Director of Operations 252-728-2762
Annex of the North Carolina Maritime Museum
172 West Beaufort Road
Beaufort, NC 28516