Fall Season, 2023

SEPTEMBER 22, 2023
7:00 PM

Parent/Caregiver Potluck

Parents and caregivers, please join us for our fall-season potluck, generously hosted by Kate Moschandreas and Jeff Grossman. Re-connect with returning families, welcome new ones, and hear from coaches and FOBR leadership about the upcoming year in rowing. Note that this is a parents-only event.

Please contribute to the potluck with an appetizer, salad, main dish, dessert, or beverage. You can sign up here.

Location: at the home of Kate Moschandreas and Jeff Grossman, 60 Hedge Road. Please park anywhere along Hedge Road or in the surrounding neighborhood.  Please join us on the back patio accessible by the stairs near the mailbox.

OCTOBER 1, 2023
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Textile River Regatta

This is a 4500m head race on the Merrimack River in Lowell. The Brookline food tent will be about half a mile down the road from the boathouse. You can find directions, general information, and a course map at the Textile River Regatta website.

Location: the at the UMass Lowell boathouse -- here's an area map, Google Maps link, and more.

OCTOBER 14, 2023


The 19th Annual Stuff-a-thon will kick off on October 14. 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.

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).

OCTOBER15, 2023

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.

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.

OCTOBER22, 2023

Head of the Charles

Maybe you've heard of this one! 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 22.

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.

OCTOBER 29, 2023

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.

And, hey, not for nothin', but you know Brookline is the defending champion, right? Fall 2022, Spring 2023 ... ?

Please sign up to contribute or help out at the food tent!

Location: the at the UMass Lowell boathouse -- here's an area map, Google Maps link, and more.



In this event, rowers fulfill their pledges from the Stuff-a-Thon, 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!

Location: Brookline High School

FEBRUARY 18-24, 2024

Winter Training Trip

Over winter break, our varsity rowers have the opportunity to train outdoors in a warmer part of the country. They get an early jump on the upcoming season, and it is a great team-bonding experience. We'll have more information on this opportunity as the trip takes shape.

Location: stay tuned for more details. In recent years the team has traveled to Statson University in Deland, Florida.