Our founders pulled some mighty hard first strokes

to get PCRA moving over Casco Bay. 


With immense gratitude we thank our founders: 

  • Ned Flint
  • Edward Demetriou
  • Savas Gunduz
  • Hallie Gilman
  • Emily Demetriou
  • Genevieve Meredith
  • Christopher Kerber
  • Susannah Kerest

Portland Community Rowing Association (PCRA) is a non-profit organization providing community members the opportunity for instruction, training, recreation and competition in the sport of rowing.

Our founders established Portland Community Rowing Association, a home base at Portland's East End Beach and obtained 501(c)(3) status, in 2009.  Without the founders this opportunity for community rowing in Portland simply would not exist.