The Pocock Rowing Center -- named in honor of local boatbuilder George Pocock -- is the undisputed hub of Seattle's community rowing culture. The boathouse was funded by local donors and sits on a prime spot at the south end of University Bridge, just west of Eastlake.
The center is the home of several local rowing teams, but also welcomes individual members on a monthly subscription basis. Once you've been checked out for swimming and basic boat handling skills, you'll have access to a wide range of recent vintage shells, from singles and other small boats all the way up to racing eights.
In addition, the center also includes a well-outfitted training room, with all the weight machines, free weights and (best of all) C2 ergs you need to keep your speed up.