Zoya and daughter Harriet, locals from the area take their first lesson off the City docks . They have added rowing to karate as their new sports to do together. Bravo, ladies! Oct. 11, 2021
Lawyer from Stone Ridge and mother of two beautiful daughters wanted to learn to row the EDON TS515. After a short introduction on land she rowed a couple of miles up and down the Rondout Creek. Not bad for a novice! Oct 14 2020
Jody Sterling, retired English teacher and US Sailing Certified Small Sailboat Instructor, took one off her bucket list. We hope she will continue to improve on rowing skills in the near future. July 15, 2020
Jamie Dryer, Fitness Coach, enjoys a row to the Rondout Lighthouse in our single trainer TS515. The water was super choppy at the lighthouse but wonderful on the Rondout Creek. A wonderful workout! July 11, 2020.
Vivian Yess Wadlin, owner/publisher, advertising director, designer of AboutTown. First time in sculling boat. She takes a spin by Island Dock in the Rondout Creek to check that off her bucket list. July 1, 2020. (During Covid19 pandemic.)
Amelia Villa, hairdresser, saw the rowers on her daily walk along the railway and wanted to learn to row. On October 1st, 2019 she made her dream come true.
Paulina Belsky, a physical trainer, sails with The Impossible Dream. On September 23rd, 2019 she checked “rowing in a shell” off her bucket list. TheRondoutRower was happy to make that little dream come true.
Brenda Miller, a new rower from the rowing club. Wanted to practice some sculling on her own. A sculptor, 77, swimmer and kayaker, is making inroads to a new sport. 9.5.19
Sandy, a human resources consultant, newly joined the rowing club and wanted to better understand sculling. 9.3.19
Bob from Essex, CT wanted to try out the EDON TS515 before buying. He is an avid kayaker and felt that he could easily learn rowing for which he has a great interest. But rowing requires flexibility in the knees and Bob realized this within a few minutes of riding the EDON. He vows to work on flexibility and return in the spring. Look forward to working with him again. Tue., Aug. 20, 2019
Peter and Sara from Ventura, California wanted to do something different on their mini-vacation. So they went rowing on the Rondout Creek with theRondoutRower! Fri., August 9, 2019
Victoria Johanet, a Special Education Contractor, from Greenwich, CT, and living in Monroe, NY. An avid kayaker wanted to try rowing. On her first lesson manages to row to the Rondout Lighthouse. A phenomenaly good first row. Bravo! 7.20.19
Antonio Flores-Lobos, “El Mochilero”!, 7/9/2019: Antonio Flores-Lobos, is a nationally awarded journalist and the former editor of Las Noticias, a weekly Spanish language newspaper that served the Hudson Valley and was published by the Daily Freeman from 2004 to 2013. Now a radio announcer, he is an articulate, well-traveled speaker, interviewer, and now appears to know how to row solo! Check out his Mochilero show archives at Radio Kingston and practice your Spanish! Great interviews, great music.
Wayne Ford, 6/12/19 sunset row. Wayne is a master woodworker and shipwright who teaches woodworking at the Riverport Wooden Boat School for the Hudson River Maritime Museum.
Yesterday we provided Ivan Rudolph-Shabinsky, of Rockland Rowing, our EDON TS515 sculling boat. Here he is at Rockland Lake State Park where his club currently rows. It was overcast but Ivan quickly jumped in and raced off into the lake. He and some of the members of the club had just gotten back from the World Masters Rowing Regatta in Sarasota Florida and will be going soon to the Head of the Charles Race in October. Oct 2, 2018
New friends, Jimmie D, certified sports nutritionist and personal trainer and Monique, a dog groomer, joined me on the Rondout Creek for a first lesson in rowing on our training sculls on the Rondout Creek. Avid kayakers and cyclists they enjoyed learning a new way of tenjoying the creek. Sept 5, 2018
Ian and Adina, musicologist and musician, visitors to Kingston from Cambridge, MA. Aug 9, 2018
Robin Masi, anesthesiologist, cosmetologist and baker! Now a Rondout Rower. 7/2/2018
Although she has sailed the Caribbean Sea, Suzanne Walton, owner at ROWAN Woodwork, likes to row the Hudson River and the Rondout Creek at 6am (or thereabouts).
Peter Wetzler, award-winning composer, musician, music director AND recent co-winner of the City of Kingston Distinguished Artist Award 6/7/2018
Tom Edwards, former owner of Fox & Hound Wines, former head of the New York State Liquor Store Association, former VP of the Rondout Rowing Club when I was President. He loved to say “you can go down to the dock at 6am and rest assured the rowing whores will be there to share a row with you!” To put it nicely “people get hooked on rowing and will go down to the dock to find others with their same addiction”. 6/6/2018
Beth Alden, veterinarian and mother of 2017 Kingston High School crew member Taylor, 5/29/2018
Alison Luria Wurtz, Certified Academic Language Therapist. 5/25/2018
RN HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley Emergency Department 5/23/2018
Sheila Wise, real estate agent, midwife, rowing coach and “Mother Teresa of Rowing” 5/22/2018
Margo McGilvrey, Geezers on the Go (Peripatetic People) May 18 2018
Noelle Adamo, writer, poet, board member Maya Gold Foundation 04/27/2018
Anezka Sebek, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Media Design, Parsons School of Design, New School University
Nelsie Aybar-Grau, the Rondout Rower.