About Rowing at the CBC

CBC has a very active rowing program with Club members logging more than 100,000 miles annually on the Charles River, as well competing at regional, national and international regattas.

Club members have a wide range of rowing-related interests and abilities. Some are current or past national team athletes, some row competitively at the masters, club and junior levels, and some row for fitness and simply to enjoy being on the water.

The majority of Club rowers are masters-level athletes, but in addition to this group, we are also the host club for the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School rowing program, and also sponsor competitive small boat programs for junior and U23 athletes. During summer months we offer a range of introductory programs, ranging from trainer boats for small children, to community-oriented youth sculling camps, to small group and one-on-one coaching for adults.

Our well-maintained club fleet of 45 racing boats includes singles, doubles, pairs, fours, quads and an eight, in a variety of weight ranges. The club has several stable trainer singles for members who are comfortable in a more stable boat or are working on basic boat-handling skills.

The Charles River features an 8.5-mile stretch from the dam by the Museum of Science in Boston all the way up to Watertown Square. CBC is ideally situated about halfway along this stretch, so members can choose to go either upstream or downstream depending on their preference and weather conditions.

Photo Source:
top: Lisa Pierce, Member