Rowing Programs


Our active community of master rowers train throughout the year and compete in regional, national, and international regattas. We are the proud sponsors of the Charles River's first and only relay regatta each July. We offer members on-the-water coached sessions throughout the rowing season from March through November and indoor erg and circuit workouts from December through mid-March.

Junior Competitive Training

CBC offers a training program for high school athletes who train and race in singles, doubles, and pairs. The primary focus is developing highly competitive athletes and boats.

Junior Learn-to-Scull

CBC's Summer Junior Rowing program is designed to introduce high school boys and girls to the fundamentals and joys of sculling. The program emphasizes water safety, proper boat handling, the development of a smooth and efficient stroke, the elements of good physical conditioning and teamwork. This is a non-competitive program for both experienced rowers and true novices and open to the children of CBC members and non-members. Click HERE for program information.

Cambridge Rindge and Latin

The club is proud to share the boathouse with the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School (CRLS) Rowing Program. The program operates from mid-March through May and in September and October up through the Head of the Charles Regatta. This program has achieved considerable success, community support, and local interest and publicity.

Little Boats

Sessions for the Little Boats program are offered on select weekend mornings throughout the summer, enabling kids age five and older to experience rowing with adult supervision in specially designed little boats.

Kids learn by first being coached while the stern is held at the dock, then sculling while their boat is tethered to a rope. While on the rope, they learn to maneuver the boat: sculling, steering and backing, then practice sculling away from and backing to the dock. Once they can turn and back up accompanied by an adult they may scull without the rope. Several of the club’s experienced coach members volunteer their services to this program.

Stay tuned for further information about the schedule forgroup teaching sessions and individual sessions by appointment.

How you can get involved:

  • Help rehabilitate a wooden boat. Both boats are in need of some TLC, specifically caulking and painting.
  • Sign up to share the joy of sculling with the littlest CBC members. Anyone with coaching experience and a joy for working with children is welcome.
  • Donate a set of sculls that can be cut down to fit the rig of the little boats.

If you wish to get involved with this program or for more information on the program, please contact the Little Boats Committee at