OPEN WATER ROWING
The ethos of the nineteenth century surfmen and lifesavers whose stories are told in the Hull Lifesaving Museum, is perpetuated through the Open Water Rowing Program where seamanship, teamwork and open-boat voyaging skills are instilled in today's youth and adult rowers who row for recreation and sometimes to compete against other crews in regional races.
Rowing to Peddocks Island Video
Adult Rowing in Boston and Hull
The best mental health activity in Greater Boston can be found at Windmill Point, in Hull and the Boston Rowing Center at Fort Point Channel in Boston. The uninitiated need only bring appropriate footwear (that which can get wet) and a good sense of humor to learn the time-honored skill of "pulling together." As with all of the on the water programs, we row in Whitehall Fours, Pilot Gigs, barges, and Captain's gigs, choosing a boat each outing to match the crew that shows up on the beach. Warning: open-water rowing can be habit forming.
For first time rowers, we suggest that you plan your first rowing voyage for a Saturday morning. Also, we recommend that you call to ensure that non impromptu activities have been planned for the day. Rowing memberships are open to all people 18 years and older. For more information or for daily scheduling questions call: (781)-925-5433.
Hull Rowing Schedule:
Where: Windmill Point Boathouse, 185 Main Street, Hull
When: Saturdays, 7:30 am, year-round
Wednesdays, 6:30 pm, (June 30-August 26 only)
Boston Rowing Schedule:
Where: Boston Rowing Center at the Barking Crab Restaurant
Fort Point Channel, Boston
When: Saturdays, 10::00 am
Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:00 pm (March 13 - November 6 only)
Annual Membership: $175 per year March 2017 through March 2018.
Summer Rowing Membership: $160
Summer Season 2017: March 13 - November 6
Winter Rowing Membership: $40
Winter Season 2017: November 7 - March 11, 2018
Financial assistance toward a rowing membership is available on a limited basis in cases of genuine financial hardship.
Adult Rowing Membership Registration
Home Waters Youth Rowing Program Brochure
South Shore Youth Rowing
The Outer Harbor is our playground in this after school program serving middle and high school aged students on the South Shore. Participants come to Windmill Point, Hull to embark on voyages of discovery, every day choosing a different island or shoreline to explore, a different boat to row, a new way to know their friends.
Spring Rowing 2018
April 24 - May 29, 2018
Tuesdays 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Windmill Point Boathouse, 185 Main St., Hull
Fee: $100 (financial assistance available)
South Shore Youth Rowing Basics:
Our coed program is for middle and high school aged student.. No experience is needed - only enthusiasm and a sense of adventure!
Weather and Practice/Event Cancellation
Every session will include education on the area, the weather, the boats, and rowing. On the occasion that weather does not permit us going out on the water we will have activities planned for indoors.
With questions please contact Elizabeth at (781)925-5433 or email@example.com
TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROGRAM, YOU MUST REGISTER!
Boston Youth Rowing
Combining on-the-water adventure and athletics with homework support, SAT and college prep, tutoring, and recreation, Boston Youth Rowing is an after school program (2:00 - 6:00 pm, Monday through Thursday) serving several hundred Boston kids, ages 10-21, each year. Boston Youth Rowing runs year-round out of the museum's urban site on Fort Point Channel in Boston and is open to any young person in Boston free of charge. Young people are welcome to drop-in or may contact us at: (781) 925-5433 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
We're All in the Same Boat: Learn to row in Boston Harbor! "Same Boat" is a summer-long project focused on offering camps and programs throughout the city a fun, upbeat, different way to learn all about teamwork and personal development. This program serves boys and girls, ages 9-15, and is suitable for mainstream children as well as those with emotional, cognitive, and limited physical impairments. Groups come to the program twice a week for two hour rowing sessions, receiving complete skills and safety training. By advance reservation only. Program directors or caseworkers, please contact us at (781) 925-5433 or email@example.com .
|Team Building Program|
Our rowing fleet offers an attractive platform for team-building, with a centrally located point of departure, attractive destinations in Boston Harbor, and equipment that is easy to learn and exceptionally safe. Rowing multi-oar boats offers a powerful metaphor for team dynamics.
For more information contact us at 781-925-5433 or firstname.lastname@example.org
39th Annual Snow Row
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Windmill Point Boathouse
185 Main St., Hull, MA
Registration: 8:00 am
Coxswain's Meeting: 9:15 am
Race Start: 10:30 am
Entry Fee: $35 registration
Pre-registration is required for all participants.
Due to safety concerns, the Hull Lifesaving Museum Race Committee has made the difficult decision to eliminate single and double sliding seat entrants to the Snow Row. We reached this decision after discussion with trusted friends in the sliding seat community and with consideration of the special safety precautions required for a race at this time of year. We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to welcoming the sliding seat single and double class to the Head of the Weir race this Fall. If you have questions, please contact us at 781-925-5433 or email@example.com.
Watch the race unfold on board the Spectator Boat.
Slideshow: Snow Row through the Years!
HLM's signature-rowing race, the Snow Row, covers a 3.75 mile triangular course starting off the beach at Windmill Point, continuing around Sheep Island, past the Peddocks Island day marker, and back to shore. The race is unique for its incredible LeMans-style start and its one-of-a-kind gathering of boats and athletes.
Spectators are encouraged to watch the race either from the Windmill Point Boathouse or beach. A great spectacle, the event is a much of a thrill for spectators as for participants. It is also a rare opportunity to see, a stunning array of wooden pulling boats -- peapods, dories, wherries, whitehalls, ocean shells, kayaks, pilot gigs, captain's gigs, and Irish currachs. Participants include experienced youth and adult crews and rowers from all over New England, New York, and along the East Coast.
A few notes to all race participants: 1) all boats must carry PFDs, bailers, and whistles, 2) the HLM Race Committee reserves the right to cancel the race or keep individual boats from setting forth due to weather conditions or rower skill level, 3) non-racing and non-support vessels are requested to be clear of the race course or remain on the beach for the entirety of the race, 4) this is an advanced race for experienced rowers, 5) coxed boats are required to have experienced coxswains and demonstrated competency, 6) first-time youth rowers are required to participate in a coxed boat with at least one experienced adult.
For more information please contact Michael DeKoster at (617) 233-7016 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
PLEASE NOTE: only race participants who pre-register will receive a Snow Row hat on the day of the event. Race participants who do not pre-register will be able to pick-up hats at a later date.
2016 Snow Row Results: Finish Order
2016 Snow Row Results: By Category
2015 Snow Row Results: Finish Order
2015 Snow Row Results: By Category
Snow Row - Drone Video - February 2016
Snow Row - Drone Video - March 22, 2015
Snow Row ~ HLM Slideshow - March 22, 2015
Snow Row ~ Patriot Ledger Coverage - March 22, 2015
Snow Row 2012 - Video by Tarah Llewellyn
|Past Races |
Icebreaker: Northeast Regional Youth
Open-Water Rowing Championships
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Registration: 7:15 - 8:15
Coxswains' Meeting: 8:30
Heats Begin: 9:00
Entry Fee: $25 per person
Come be inspired! Watch and cheer as the best youth open-water rowers in New England compete for the coveted "Key to the Harbor." This year's crews cover every skill level from novice to varsity competing over a full day of non-stop, round-robin style racing. Hosted once again at our Boston Rowing Center on Fort Point Channel, the day offers unequaled opportunities to watch over 250 young people giving everything they've got during skills-challenge heats, culminating in a Novice Distance Challenge and the traditional Nautical Mile events.
The Icebreaker continues to grow, with teams descending on Boston from New York City, New Haven, Avery Point, Boston Harbor, Cape Cod, Plymouth, Westport, Lake Champlain, and Maine's mid-coast, Rockland, North Haven, and Vinalhaven. The waterfront will come alive as 30 traditional, kid-built, wooden gigs take to the Harbor in a day of inspirational athletics and sportsmanship.
This event is by invitation only, pre-registration is required.
2016 RACE RESULTS
2015 RACE RESULTS
Head of the Weir River Race
Saturday, October 21, 2017
Registration: 11:30 - 12:30
Coxswains' Meeting: 12:45
Race Start: 1:30
Entry Fee: $35 per person
(Registrations received after 10/6/17 do not include Weir Race hat)
2017 Head of the Weir Times
2017 Head of the Weir Results
HLM's 31st Annual Head of the Weir River Race is a celebration of the estuary at the height of its fall beauty and the fabulous array of the region's open water rowers. As many as 60 boats jockey for position racing out the narrow estuary and onto open water, traveling from West Corner (on the Hingham/ Hull/ Cohasset line), past Bumpkin Island, across Hull Bay, to the museum's Windmill Point Boathouse at Hull Gut. A highly-contested 5 1/2 miler, the Weir draws coxed youth and adult rowers in gigs, single and double livery and workboats, currachs, and ocean shells, as well as experienced kayakers. In the "head of the river" format, boats kick-off the starting line at closely-timed intervals, and times are collated at the finish to determine the race winners. The Weir is an exceptionally exciting race and a great spectator event, featuring over 150 of the region's finest rowers from all over New England and New York.
2016 Weir Race Finish Order
2016 Weir Race - Results by Category
2015 Weir Race Finish Order
2015 Weir Race - Results by Category
2014 Weir Race Finish Order
2014 Weir Race - Results by Category
Crash-Bobs: Hull Indoor Rowing Races
Saturday, January 30, 2016
Point Allerton Lifesaving Station
1117 Nantasket Ave, Hull, MA
Initally conceived as a local warm-up for the World Championship CRASH-Bs in mid-February, the CRASH-Bobs has taken on a life of its own, now attracting dozens of hard-corps pain seekers to Hull in the deepest depths of winter. The day's ergometer races come in many shapes and sizes, and include both 2000 and 5000 meter pieces, as well as relays and sprints for distance. Individuals and teams compete in race categories that recognize the very young (we had one six year old), and the more "mature" (83 is our age to beat), and those of all emotional ranges in between.
The centerpiece of the day is the notorious Liffman Challenge, a biathlon combining rowing and hill running. The course is comprised of a 5000-meter erg pull immediately followed by a 2.5 mile run through Hull's hilliest neighborhood.
Drop-ins are welcome for the individual events, but those participating in the Liffman Challenge must pre-register by phone (781-925-5433) to reserve an erg seat. Contact Ed McCabe for more information about the Bobs or to reserve a seat for the Liffman Challenge.
Fort Point Channel Regatta
OPEN WATER ROWING RACES IN THE HEART OF
Saturday, June 3, 2017
Boston Rowing Center at the Barking Crab Docks
88 Sleeper Street, Boston
The Fort Point Channel Open will take place Saturday, June 3 at our Boston Rowing Center site. Entering its 6th year, the Fort Point Channel Open is fast becoming a community-wide event, bringing rowers and spectators from all over the region down to Fort Point. Competitors from New England and New York come primed and ready to lay claim to the title of "Crewmaster". Coxed fours line up side by side in a series of round-robin style heats. The course runs around the Boston Tea Party Museum ships, blasting under bridges and around tight turns, ending in a sprint for the finish line in front of the Children's Museum park. This event is open to youth, adult and mixed crews with intermediate to advanced skills. All boats and gear are provided by HLM.
Contact Ed McCabe or Michael DeKoster to register your team and to let us know if you will have your own cox or would like us to provide one for your team.
T-SHIRT ORDER: When you register your team please specify t-shirt sizes for each crew member at that time. If you register prior to May 26 you will receive your t-shirt at the event. Otherwise, t-shirts will be mailed to registrants after the event.
For more information, please contact Michael DeKoster, email@example.comFPC RACE RESULTS 2016
FPC RACE PHOTOS 2016