This past weekend, our President, Dana Pagliara traveled to her alma mater with fellow rowing alumni to Chapel Hill to celebrate UNC Crew’s golden anniversary.  It was a three day event with festivities highlighting the university’s rowing past, present and future.

In February of 1970, the UNC Men’s Crew Club was born and received their first two shells. Rowing had officially come to Carolina! In 1973, the first Women’s Collegiate Rowing Team in the SouthEast was launched. Five decades later, rowing at Carolina continues to flourish. Between three distinct crew programs, nearly 2,000 men and women have bent an oar at University Lake.

Dana was a member of the 1985-1986 Women’s team.  She also coxed on occasion for the Men’s team when they needed her to assist at a regatta.  

“The love of competition, camaraderie, and being part of a team larger than myself are still true to this day as I take a shell on the water with my OBCR Masters or watch our junior crews on Oyster Bay. 

It was a great weekend and we remembered what it was like when we were all younger versions of our current selves! We may not have been in peak condition, but many of us jumped back into an 8+ to row again on University Lake.  I still feel the water seeping through my toes as we lowered the shell into the water from our old dock!

The Gala Dinner at the George Watts Hill Alumni Center was filled with over 300 rower alums, family, and friends. What an incredible trip down memory lane with a silent auction and a slide show on the history and highlights of our past victories. The future looks very bright for the UNC Mens and Women’s Crew teams, and I am thrilled to have had the opportunity to participate. As Mike Nicholls, lead speaker and for whom the boathouse is named, said to all assembled ‘Once connected by the oar, now connected for life’. Go Heels!”

-Dana Pagliara, UNC Class of ‘89


Building a Home with Habitat for Humanity

OBCR athletes build another HABITAT FOR HUMANITY home for a deserving family on Long Island! This was a 3D printed house and News12 was present with the recipient family to see it being built by our dedicated group.  We are proud of their volunteer efforts with Habitat for Humanity, a global organization that served more than […]

NYS Scholastic Championships in Saratoga, NY

Congratulations to the team on their excellent results at this weekend’s NYS Scholastic Championships in Saratoga, NY! Nine boats made it to the Finals, and we have some hardware to show for it: Women’s Varsity 2: Gold 🥇 and off to Nationals! Men’s U17 4+: Bronze 🥉 and off to Nationals! Men’s Novice 4+: ‘A […]

Friday, May 31st!

Annual Fundraiser and Senior Send-Off on 5/31

Get ready for an evening of celebration and support at the Oyster Bay Community Rowing End of the Year Annual Fundraiser and Senior Sendoff! Don’t miss out on this incredible night of camaraderie, generosity, and fun. Join us at Crescent Beach Club on Friday, May 31st, from 6pm to 10pm for an unforgettable evening by […]

April 26th!

Water Lovers’ Mixer at Oakcliff Sailing

Marine organizations around Oyster Bay and Cold Spring Harbor are sponsoring a Water Lovers’ Mixer at Oakcliff Sailing at 4 South St. in Oyster Bay on Friday, April 26th, from 6 to 8 p.m. The mixer will be a chance for people who own boats or have access to the water to connect with those […]

Mandatory Attendance

Parent Meeting Spring 2024

Our seasonal parent meeting is happening on March 16th at the OBCR Boathouse in Oyster Bay. One parent of each athlete enrolled for spring must attend the meeting. There will be a Zoom makeup meeting. 3/16 10:30am – 11:15am Parent Meeting 3/18 – Makeup zoom Parent meeting (time TBA)

December 9th from 1 to 5pm

Oyster Bay East Norwich Holiday Stroll

A Renaissance Holiday – Renewed & Revitalized Come and Rediscover! The OBCR athletes, families, members of our board and coaches will be hosting an “erg warming tent” as well as managing the gift-wrapping station and tree sales for the day to benefit the Oyster Bay Chamber of Commerce and the TOB holiday market and annual […]

It’s Official!

OBCR is now the tenant of the Building H Boathouse in Oyster Bay. It’s the culmination of lots of work, and we couldn’t be happier!

Building a Home with Habitat for Humanity

We’re working on another house, this time in Bay Shore.

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