Rowing Resources

The web-links provided here are from outside organizations that are not affiliated with the South End Rowing Club. By clicking on a link, you will be re-directed to another website.

Jane Koegel savoring the view from one of our historic rowboats.


Nautical Map of SF Bay, NOAA Chart 18649:


How to read tide tables:

“Tides and Currents.” By Geoffrey Smart, from Bay Area Sea Kayakers (BASK):

(Website temporarily down, as of April 2015). 

2015 Current/Tide Table from UNR and NOAA:

Tides and Currents Education Section from NOAA:

Visit the Bay Model in Sausalito:


For local wind and temperature, search for data updates from NOAA buoy, “Station FTPC1 – 9414290:”

NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:


“Safe Boating Hints for the San Francisco Bay,” from the California Division of Boating and Waterways:

“Non-Motorized Boating in California,” Guidebook, from the California Division of Boating and Waterways:

Boating Safety Classes, from the California Division of Boating and Waterways:

Personal Floatation Devices (“PFDs” or “life jackets”): 
See more about PFD classifications and illustrations, here: 
Boat US:
Coast Guard:

“Navigation Rules: International – Inland,” published by the US Coast Guard. Available at boat retailers like West Marine, online, or click here for a free online copy (PDF file) from the Coast Guard:


Vessel Traffic Service (VTS), SF Bay, US Coast Guard:

Live Ship Map based on AIS data, from

* Note, while this website offers a great visual, for the most up-to-date vessel traffic information it is recommended to instead listen to the Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) updates.


Go to “Animated Knots” at “" Here is the link for a demo on how to tie the “cleat hitch” or figure 8 knot, which we use most often for rowing, especially when docking:


Open Water Rowing Center (Sausalito):

Lake Merritt Rowing Club (Oakland):

BAWRA: Bay Area Whaleboat Rowing Association:

San Francisco Rowing Club at Lake Merced:

Marin Rowing Association (Greenbrae):

Traditional Small Craft Association (Sacramento):

Sea Scouts – Youth (SF):

Stow Lake, Golden Gate Park (SF):


US Rowing’s Directory of Clubs:

Center for the Wooden Boat, Seattle, WA: 
A great place to rent a wooden boat for the day, and row on Lake Union:

South End’s sister club in London – Dittons Skiff and Punting Club:

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