Fall Season, 2022

SEPTEMBER 23, 2022
7:00-9:00 PM / 4:00-6:00 PM

Parent/Caregiver Potluck

We hope all varsity and novice parents/caregivers will join us to meet other crew families and hear from our amazing coaches about the fall season.

Please sign up to contribute to the potluck at this link.

We'll get together, rain or shine; and remember that this is a parent/caregiver-only event.

Location: Many thanks to Cher and Jeremy Duffield who will be hosting us at 40 Gardner Road.

OCTOBER 2, 2022
6:45 AM - ~2:00 PM

Textile River Regatta

Our first regatta of the season is a 4500-meter head race on the Merrimack River in Lowell, MA. Events run from 9:00 AM to around 2:00 PM, and athletes may need to be there as early as 6:45. You can find directions, general information, and a course map at the Textile River Regatta website.

Location: here's an area map, Google Maps link, and more.

Food tent: the BHS food tent will be located near the finish line (our usual spot for you veterans; Team Tent Area C on this area map. Look out for the red and blue BHS tent.  Feel free to text Tatiana at 508-320-7389 if you get up there and can’t find us.

Food may be sent with your athlete, brought up by you, or dropped off the day before at locations in South Brookline andnear the high school.

Recap: Tough conditions today, chilly and with high winds. Several events had to be canceled. Our varsity crews handled it -- wet launches and all -- and turned in solid performances all around, highlighted by two 1st-place finishes in the Mens' Junior eights.
See complete race results on HereNOW.

OCTOBER 9, 2022, 2:00-400 PM
NOVEMBER 1, 2022, 3:45-6:15 PM

Stuff-a-Thon / Erg-a-Thon

The 18th Annual Stuff-a-thon will kick off on October 9. This is one of the biggest fundraisers of the year, and is critical to our program. During the Stuff-a-thon, rowers personalize letters soliciting donations and pledges from friends and family. All BHS rowers must attend, and bring at least 10 names and addresses to personalize letters. Enjoy an afternoon of letter-writing and chilling with your teammates! Coaches and volunteers will be there to help with the letter-writing.

The ensuing Erg-a-thon goes off on November 1. Rowers fulfill their pledges by rowing 100,00 meters on ergometers. Please stay tuned for more information on this event, when the rowers attack the ergs and send thank-you notes to donors while raising awareness of our team!

Items we're hoping to fund include new sculling oars, a new 4 (boat), slings, tools, spare parts, speed coaches (monitors), and a new launch motor.

 Reach out to our wonderful parent volunteer Erg-a-thon leads, Ann Poduri and Oleg Schapov, with any questions.

Location: the Stuff-a-Thon will be in the Club Room at 20 Chapel Street in Brookline. Metered parking is available on Chapel Street, and free 2-hour parking can be found on Colchester Street. At Reception, let them know you are attending an event in the Club Room (contact is Oleg Schapov).

The Erg-a-Thon will be in the erg room, in the basement of BHS.

OCTOBER 16, 2022
Race starts at noon

Head of the Quinobequin

The "Head of the Q" is a 3000-meter head race on the Charles River, strictly for junior singles. It runs from the Eliot Bridge upstream to the North Beacon Street Bridge. Racing starts at noon; check with your favorite varsity rower to learn when they need to report to the boathouse.

Fun fact for today's regatta: Quinobequin is the name of what we call the Charles river, in ... what language? Well, that language would be Massachusett.

Location: select varsity athletes report to the boathouse. Good race viewing all along the river, especially at the North Beacon Street Bridge.

Recap: It was a beautiful autumn day and perfect conditions for racing. Several of our varsity rowers jumped in their singles and made a good showing for FOBR -- see full results on HereNOW.

OCTOBER 23, 2022

Head of the Charles

Friends of Brookline Rowing will have two women's and two men's 4+ (coxed four) entries in the 2022 Head of the Charles Regatta. All of our events will be on Sunday , October 23.

Location: select varsity athletes report to the boathouse. There's good race viewing all along the course, and some prime spots are the Weeks Footbridge, along Memorial Drive near Harvard Square, and the Eliot Bridge. See also the HOCR website.

Recap: good conditions and some great rowing! Three out of our four boats qualified for entries next year, and the U17 girls and boys came in 3rd and 4th places, respectively. That is a fantastic showing! You can see the full race results on Regatta Central: look for event numbers 47, 52, 53, and 58.

OCTOBER 24, 2022
8:00 PM

Informational Meeting on Winter Trip

Varsity rowers and parents are invited to a virtual, informational meeting about our winter training trip.  We will provide an overview of the trip, bring everyone up to date on any new details, and answer any questions that you might have.

Location: virtual meeting on Zoom -- click here to join the meeting.

OCTOBER 30, 2022
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

MPSRA Fall Championships

The Massachusetts Public Schools Rowing Association holds a semi-annual championship regatta, and Friends of Brookline Rowing will be participating fully in the Fall Championships. Varsity and Novice crews will race. This is an all-day event as our rowers will be heading up early in the morning, unloading and rigging their boats, racing in various events, and then de-rigging the boats and re-loading the trailer.

Location: the event will be held at UMass Lowell, on the Merrimack River. here's an area map, Google Maps link, and more.

Recap: What a way to finish the fall season! Several boys and girls boats medaled, and the team racked up enough points to win the MPSRA Fall Championship! A shiny new trophy is on its way to BHS. Great job, everyone! You can see all the race results on HereNOW.


Winter Training Trip

Over winter break, our varsity rowers have the opportunity to train at an excellent rowing and aquatics facility at Stetson University in DeLand, Florida. They get an early jump on the upcoming season, and it is a great team-bonding experience.

Location: Athletes will need to make their ways to and from Logan airport; all other transportation will be provided. Daily work at the Sandra Stetson Aquatics Center. We'll stay at the Courtyard Marriott in DeLand.

* We fly to Florida on February 19th, and head home on the 25th; but note that the flight(s) home may return early in the morning of February 26th.