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Rocket City Rowing was founded in 1996 by a group of UAH alumni who wanted to continue to enjoy the sport of rowing after graduating.

Our rowing programs create opportunities for fitness and personal growth as we define and redefine ourselves through the course of our lives.

Rocket City Rowing rows out of the Madison County Community Boathouse located at 1000 Hobbs Island Road, about one mile east of Ditto Landing Marina. Located on a protected side channel of the Tennessee River, the Madison County Community Boathouse was completed March 13th, 2008. Rocket City Rowing occupies two bays in the four bay structure. The UAH Rowing Club occupies one bay, while the other is reserved for public use.


  1. Going south on Memorial Parkway, turn left onto Hobbs Island Rd.
  2. Proceed Southeast approximately 2 1/4 miles
        (4 km), past Ditto Landing.
  3. Turn right into boathouse parking lot across
        from the Hobbs Island Pit Stop.
  4. Park on the perimeter of the parking lot to
        leave the path from the boathouse to the dock

Rocket City Rowing is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization under the leadership of a volunteer Board of Directors. Board members and officers for the 2016-2017 club year are:

President: Mary D’Agostino – Master rower, parent of Junior rower

Vice-President: Dave Evans – parent of Junior rower

Secretary: Barbara Young – Master rower, parent Junior alumna rower

Treasurer: Michael Auffenorde – former collegiate rower, Master rower, parent of Junior alumnae rower

Masters Representative: Betsy Bock – Master rower

Junior Representative: Katie Van Houten – parent of Junior rower

Junior Representative: Sean Gamino – parent of Junior rower