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Competitive Masters

Women’s Team: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 5:20-7:30 a.m.
Saturday: 6-9 a.m.

Men’s Team: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 5:20 -7:30 a.m.
Saturday: 6-9 a.m.

EBRC’s Mens and Womens Competition Teams race at the highest levels of masters regional and national competition. Competitive rowers have a high level of rowing proficiency, physical conditioning, and commitment to achieving the goals of the Competitive Program.


  • Four practices/week: $435/quarter, or $145/month
  • Annual equipment fee: $100, due August 1

Dues cover just about everything you’ll do at the boathouse, from the equipment to the dedicated coaching. Dues do not cover regatta costs.

Free 2-Week Trial

Row with us for 2 weeks free of charge.

  • Participate in all water practices and workouts, up to 6 days per week. How many is up to you.
  • On the first day, get a boathouse orientation and ride in the launch with the coach.
  • After that, the coach will put you in lineups.
  • At the end of 2 weeks, you can decide whether you’d like to join the program.

This is a very good way to learn about the coaches, the rowers and the program. If you’re interested, complete and send the form below. We’ll contact you to answer any questions and to arrange your particiation.


Jovan Jovanovic
Women's Competitive Head Coach
Jovan rowed on Cal's freshman eight that came in second at the IRA National Championships and at the Pac-12 Championships, and also beat Stanford. He won a gold medal at the 2011 World Rowing U23 Championships in Men's Coxed fours and posted U23 world record. He repeated the success in 2012. He currently coaches the Women's Competitive team.
Colin Heneghan
Women’s Competitive Team Assistant Coach
Colin brings extensive experience to EBRC. A transplant from upstate New York, he rowed for four years as a member of Dartmouth's Lightweight Crew. He was a two-time member of the varsity crew in 2011 and 2012, where he medaled at Eastern Sprints, IRA, and was the most improved varsity lightweight oarsman in 2011. Colin's coaching experience includes the junior men's team and Adult Learn to Row program in Upstate New York, Texas Rowing Center and Texas Crew in Austin, Texas, and Los Gatos Rowing Club in Los Gatos, CA.
Maggie Simpson
Competitive Men's Head Coach
Maggie Simpson graduated UC Berkeley in May 2014 with an English degree and an emphasis in Math and Business. She rowed for the Bears and lettered all four years, winning NCAAs with the Varsity 8 in 2013. During her 5th year, Maggie threw the hammer for Cal's Track and Field team, lettered by scoring at the Big Meet, and was voted most inspirational athlete by her teammates. She also played bass in the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra.


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