The Anchorage Rowing Association was formed in 1998 to provide a broad-based rowing program for the community of Anchorage. Thanks to the efforts of those who enjoy rowing and want to share their knowledge and those who are eager to learn, the association has grown every year since its formation. ARA provides opportunities for adults and teens to learn rowing and develop skills through classes, coached rows, and competitive events. We row from early May until early October on Sand Lake and our shell pen, where our boats are stored, is on the eastern shore of the lake, behind Sand Lake Elementary. We are a member of US Rowing, the national governing body for the sport of rowing. ARA is a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt organization and is funded by memberships, classes, and fund-raising activities.