Welcome to OLRA

The Blood Street Sculls Team Store is open again!

To go to the store click HERE. It will close, Midnight (PST): October 3rd, 2016 for delivery by November 21.

At the JL Team Store site, you can use your own credit card to order required team uniform items as well as training gear. Bulk shipping and handling will be calculated on the checkout page.
Everyone MUST get their order in by midnight (PST) on October 3rd, 2016. If you miss the store closing date, you will need to order your uniform as an individual, directly from JL. For individual orders, pricing and shipping will be different than a team purchase.
There is information on the site to help you place your order. Click on this link or copy and paste it into the address field of your browser: Link to store.

Fall Junior Program – Basic Information

We will again have a 3 day and a 5 day eight week program. We are considering 5 head race regattas.

The program starts September 6 for both programs. More information on the Fall Rowing page.


New Boathouse/Hains Park Improvement Project

The new boathouse project is about to start!

Boathouse Project Timeline for OLRA

The start of the project will be August 8. To prepare for the builder to demo the building we must prepare the site for outside storage of the boats and remove everything from the boathouse.

26 July              Three 20’ x 8’ x 8’ Containers arrive on site for use of OLRA. One will be for changing rooms, one for oars,                               slings and daily use equipment, one for general storage.

29 July              Portable boat racks will be set up in the park for storage of fours, quads and eights

30 July              All hands: general emptying of boathouse of all general storage items. Only boats, oars, spare parts will                              remain in house

31 July              Test location and spacing of outdoor racks

3-5 Aug            Boats will migrate to outdoor racks when prepared, oars, slings and spare parts to the container

5 Aug                End of Summer Junior Competitive and LTR programs

6-7 Aug            Final removal of any items

8 Aug                Contractor begins work, erects fence around boat area

20-21 Aug       Work inside containers to create two changing rooms and oar racks

Sept 6              Fall junior program begins

1 Nov                Substantially Complete

The Town of Old Lyme was awarded a CT Small Town Economic Assistance Program (STEAP) grant for a new boathouse in Hains Park and plans are taking shape.
Check here for news and information regarding progress on this very exciting project.

Here is the 2016 presentation to the Town Meeting about the BoathousePresentation Project.

Programs – Come Row With Us!

OLRA is pleased to offer rowing programs for athletes of all ages, experience and ability.  Rowing is one of the fastest growing sports in the country, and for good reason! For decades, OLRA/Blood Street Sculls has been hosting rowing programs on Rogers Lake in Old Lyme, CT.

For information about the Lyme-Old Lyme High School Spring Season, please click here or use the link above. For Blood Street Sculls programs from Learn-to-Row to junior and masters competitive programs, select the appropriate season under the Programs tab.

Highlights of the Blood Street Sculls programs are provided below:

Junior Rowing


Seven weeks of training and racing for those entering 9th grade through recent graduates


Competitive and Development programs for High School students Sept-Oct.

Masters Rowing

Competitive and recreational rowing for adults of all abilities is available from March through November.

Learn-to-Row (LTR)


Open to students entering 6th-9th grade who are interested in learning to row.  Young athletes are provided with a comprehensive


Open to adults and high school students who are interested in learning to row.

USRowing National Learn-to-Row Day

First Saturday in June.