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. For more information or for daily scheduling questions call: (781)-925-5433.
Hull: A few basics:
When: Saturdays, 7:30 am, year-round; Wednesdays, 6:30 pm, seasonally
Where: Windmill Point Boathouse, 185 Main Street, Hull
Boston: A few basics:
When: Saturdays, 10::00 am, April-October; Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:00 pm
Where: Boston Rowing Center at the Barking Crab Restaurant, Fort Point Channel, Boston
Annual fee is $165 per year for April through November. (Any paid-up rower willing to brave the elements December through March can do so for free when the weather permits.)
Learn to Row is $30 for three sessions in our rowing Pilot Gigs and Whitehall Fours. This fee can be applied toward the full season membership.
South Shore Youth Rowing
The Outer Harbor is our playground in this year-round 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.
Fall Season 2015
September 14 - November 21
South Shore Youth Rowing Basics:
Our coed program is for middle and high school aged students, 12-18. No experience is needed - only enthusiasm and a sense of adventure!
Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:30 - 5:30 pm
Windmill Point Boathouse, Hull
1. Safety, both physical and emotional, is our primary concern. Our staff is trained extensively and continuously in Maritime Safety Procedures, First Aid, CPS, AED, and Psychological First Aid and Trauma Response. Ways you can help us ensure a safe program include filling out your registration form with emergency contact and medical information (including medications), and making sure rowers come to practice properly dressed for the weather.
2. Pre-registration and pre-payment is required for all students. Unregistered students will not be permitted on the water. Please inquire if you have questions regarding registration or payment.
3. Rowers are part of a team, and make a commitment to their crewmates, so we expect each rower to be at every practice. Of course, we understand that families have other commitments too; please let us know in advance if you know of any days that you will not be able to come rowing.
4. Coaches will make a call by 2pm daily regarding on-the-water vs. on-land practice. Please call 781-925-5433 with any questions.
HLM Members: $200 per student
Non-members: $225 per student
PAYMENT IS DUE BY SEPTEMBER 8.
(Financial assistance is available in cases of exceptional need. Please inquire.)
Weather and Practice/Event Cancellation
Whenever the weather allows, we're out on the water exploring Boston Harbor and the islands, but sometimes the weather just doesn't cooperate! We'll discover the joys, challenges, and rewards of erg'ing and strength training whenever weather dictates. If the weather is questionable, call (781) 925-5433 by 2 pm for updates on practice location.
TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROGRAM, YOU MUST REGISTER!
You can download the forms online, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
38th Annual Snow Row
Saturday, February 27, 2016
Windmill Point Boathouse
185 Main St., Hull, MA
Registration: 9:30 - 11:00 am
Coxswain's Meeting: 11:30 am
Race Start: 12:00 Noon
HLM's signature-rowing race, the Snow Row, covers a 3 3/4 mile triangular course starting off the beach at Windmill Point, continuing around Sheep Island, past the Peddocks Island day marker, and back to shore. Huge crowds gather on the beach beside HLM's Windmill Point Boathouse to share in the wild, LeMans-style start, unpredictable weather, and one-of-a-kind gathering of gorgeous boats and athletes. Entirely within view of the Boathouse, the event is a much of a thrill for spectators as for participants. It is also a rare opportunity to see, up close, rowers of all ages and their stunning array of wooden pulling boats -- peapods, dories, wherries, whitehalls, ocean shells, kayaks, pilot gigs, captain's gigs, and Irish currachs. Youth and adult crews and rowers from all over New England, New York, and along the East Coast will join them.
The race has five boat categories: workboats, livery boats, coxed boats, ocean kayaks, and ocean shells. A few notes to all race participants: 1) all boats must carry PFDs, bailers, and whistles, 2) all coxed boats must pre-register and begin the race bow on the beach, and, 3) 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.
After watching the excitement of the Snow Row's one-of-a-kind start, come to the Lifesaving Museum, a mile from the boathouse which will be open throughout the day with free admission. For more information please contact Ed McCabe at (781) 925-5433 or email email@example.com.
2015 Snow Row Results: Finish Order
2015 Snow Row Results: By Category
2014 Snow Row Results - Finish Order
2014 Snow Row Results - By Category
Snow Row ~ HLM Slideshow - March 22, 2015
Snow Row - Drone Video - March 22, 2015
Snow Row ~ Patriot Ledger Coverage - March 22, 2015
Sliding Seat Rowers - Rules as of 2012
Spectator Boat Information - TBD Snow Row 2012 - Video by Tarah Llewellyn
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.
Icebreaker: Northeast Regional Youth Open-Water Rowing Championships
Saturday, November 21, 2015
Cost: $25 per person; spectators free
The Icebreaker draws 250 of the region's best youth open-water rowers - from Boston Harbor, Lake Champlain, Martha's Vineyard, Downeast Maine, New Haven and Avery Point, CT, and New York City - competing for the coveted "Key to the Harbor." The young people, from middle school through high school, race throughout the day in a series of round-robin-style heats. The day offers great opportunities to see beautiful races, athletes, and vessels up close, so come cheer young people giving everything they've got during a day of inspirational athletics and sportsmanship.
I6th Annual Boston Harbor Youth Championships
Boston Rowing Center,
Fort Point Channel, Boston, MA
Boston Harbor's enthusiastic youth rowers will come together near the end of an intense fall rowing season to compete to be the best in the harbor! Athletes from all over Boston - from public schools, alternative schools, residential programs, and the South Shore Youth Rowing program converage on the wonder Fort Point Channel watersheet to sprint around marks and under bridges in a day of high-energy, high-fun competition. Races take place out of HLM's Boston Rowing Center, at the Barking Crab Restaurant. Please come be a part of this great, new tradition!
Head of the Weir River Race
Saturday, October 24, 2015
Registration: 7:30 - 9:00 am
Coxswains Meeting: 9:30 am
Start Time: 10:00 am
HIgh Tide: 8:44
Hull Public Works Building,
West Corner, Hull, MA
Cost: $25 per person; spectators free
HLM's 29th 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 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.
2015 Weir Race Finish Order 2014 Weir Race Finish Order
2015 Weir Race - Results by Category
2014 Weir Race - Results by Category
OPEN WATER ROWING RACES IN THE HEART OF
Fort Point Channel Regatta
Saturday, June 6, 2015
Boston Rowing Center at the Barking Crab Docks
88 Sleeper Street, Boston
Our 4th annual Fort Point Channel Regatta took place Saturday, June 6 at our Boston Rowing Center at the Barking Crab Docks. The race format consisted of round-robin style heats with twists, turns, and sprints. This event is suited for youth and adult crews with intermediate to advanced skills. We supplied all the boats and gear.