Spring Season, 2023

APRIL 8, 2023
8:00 AM, 11:00 AM

Salvo Cup / Duxbury Race

We open our spring racing season with a double-header this year! We will start the day racing Boston Latin in the Salvo Cup, at 8:00 AM.

Brookline Rowing will provide breakfast for both teams, around 9:30 AM.

Then, at 11:00 AM, we'll turn those boats around, and have our race against Duxbury!

Location: rowers report to the Boathouse. The race is run downstream on the Powerhouse stretch of the Charles.

APRIL 14, 2023
6:30-8:30 PM

Parent/Caregiver Potluck

All Varsity and Novice parents and caregivers are invited to join in our spring potluck. Come and enjoy a relaxing evening with other crew families, and hear about the upcoming season from the coaches and FoBR leaders.

Sign up to bring a dish!

Location: many thanks to Michelle Ephraim and Marc Rysman, who will host tonight's event. They are at 181 Clark Road.

APRIL 19, 2023

BC High Race

This is an informal scrimmage with the boys crew at BC High School.

APRIL 23, 2023

Harvard Henley Regatta

This is a four-way meet with Boston Latin, Bromfield Acton-Boxborough, and Weston-Wayland, held in a beautiful spot on Bear Hill Pond in Harvard, MA. Teams race repeatedly, mostly head-to-head, in a variety of boats from eights to singles. See these links to the event website and a course map.

The event is partially funded by an entrance fee for spectstors: $5/person or $10/family, payable at an entrance station along the walk down to the pond. Please note that no pets are allowed, per town ordinance.

Sign up here to contribute food, drink, or service to our food tent for the event.

Location: the event will be held at Bare Hill Pond, in Harvard, MA. Here's a Google Maps link, and are map with parking information.

Recap: tough sledding out there today! Rain and wind, and lots of 'em. Rowers took great advantage of our warm-up tents, and braved the elements to post solid results all around. See the full race results on HereNow.

APRIL29, 2023
2:00-3:30 PM

Q Cup

The Q Cup is a 1500-meter race on a buoyed course on Lake Quinsigamond, run from the Quinsigamond Rowing Club docks on the Shrewsbury side of the lake. BHS varsity eights race against crews from Shrewsbury, Simsbury, Duxbury, St. Johns Prep, and East Lyme.

Please sign up here to contribute to the food tent.

Location: Quinsigamond Rowing Club in Shrewsbury, MA. There are two parking options: along North Quinsigamond Avenue, north of the rowing-club entrance, and at Shrewsbury High School, where you can board a shuttle bus to the event. Here's a course map, Google Maps link, and parking map; and here is a maps link and parking map of the Shrewsbury HS parking option.

APRIL 30, 2023
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM


All Novice and Varsity athletes are required to participate in the Crew-a-thon, Brookline Rowing’s major annual fundraising event. During the Crew-a-thon, our athletes knock on doors across Brookline in small teams, answering questions about our program and collecting tax-deductible donations. The Crew-a-thon raises about two-fifths of the $50,000 our team needs annually to fund costs (boats, oars, coaching) not covered by the high school’s athletic department.  Teams will be combinations of varsity and novice rowers, equipped with talking points, maps of their targeted areas, and solicitation forms.

Parents, please volunteer to drive teams to their designated neighborhoods, provide food and beverages, or help out in the tent at BHS.

Location: all athletes report to BHS at 9:30 AM.

MAY 13, 2023, 10:00-12:00

Scrimmage vs. Bromfield Acton-Boxborough

In lieu of the Amber Zapatka Regatta (canceled for unsafe conditions), we will have a scrimmage against crews from BAB.

Location: The races will be held in the Basin.  A great place to watch is either on the Mass Ave Bridge (Harvard Bridge) or anywhere on Memorial Drive between the MIT boathouse and the BU Boathouse.  The finish line is just downstream of the BU boathouse.  It can easily be seen from the footpath and is marked by 2 large oar shaped markers.

MAY 20-21, 2023, 8:00-5:00

USRowing Northeast Youth Championships

This is our qualifying event for nationals, and boats finishing well in these events will be admitted to the USRowing National Youth Championships in June.

There is a suggested $15 donation to USRowing for spectator admission. You can pay online using these QR codes -- one for each day of racing.

Parents with athletes competing this weekend, please sign up here to contribute to the food tent on Saturday; and please volunteer to help with race coordination. Each participating team is required to provide at least one parent volunteer. Thanks!

Recap: good day! BHS qualified three boats for USRowing Nationals!Congratulations to the boys 2-, girls 4+, and boys U17 4+ -- go get 'em in Sarasota! You can see full race results on HereNow.

Location: Quinsigamond State Park in Worcester, MA. Here's a course map, Google Maps link, and more.

MAY 20, 2023, AM times TBA

Novice Scrimmage vs. BLS and CRLS

While our select Varsity boats compete in Regionals in Worcester this weekend, our Novice boats will be squaring off against Boston Latin and Cambridge Rindge & Latin this Saturday on the Charles River.

Novice parents, please sign up here to contribute food so we can feed our hungry rowers after the race!

Location: rowers report to the Boathouse. The race is run downstream on the Powerhouse stretch of the Charles.

MAY 27, 2023, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

NEIRA Championships

NEIRA (New England Interscholastic Rowing Association) was created by New England’s private independent schools in the mid-1950’s, and Brookline High is still one of the few public schools that compete in the league. This year we are sending our 1V, 2V, and 3V boys eight boats and our 1V and 2V girls eight boats. We will also be setting up a small food tent for our athletes and family members cheering them on.

Parking is free (see below) and there is a $10 suggested donation per spectator, which can be given at the entrance. More details can be found in this parent guide.

The complete schedule is now posted on NEIRA's website, and you'll be able to see race results at RegattaCentral.

The NEIRA organization is holding a raffle: $10/ticket for a chance to win a new Concept2 erg. Here is the PayPal link.

Please sign up here to contribute to the food tent.

Location: Regatta Point Park in Worcester, MA. Here's a course map, Google Maps link, and more.

MAY 28, 2023, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

MPSRA Spring Championships

We wrap up our regular spring season with the Massachusetts Public Schools Rowing Association Spring Championships, a/k/a MPSRAs or "Mass pubs. BHS won the Fall Championships; can they repeat? Come out, cheer them all on, and see for yourself!

You can see race schedule and results as they appear on RegattaCentral.

Please sign up here to contribute to the food tent, and please volunteer to help with race coordination at the event. MPSRA requires five (5) volunteers from each participating eam, including one with boat experience.

Location: the event will be held at UMass Lowell, on the Merrimack River. Here's an area map, Google Maps link, and more. There is a $20 fee for parking at this event.

JUNE 5, 6:30 PM

End-of-Season Picnic

Come and celebrate a fantastic year of rowing and teamwork with the whole BHS Crew community, at our end-of-season picnic. We'll gather at Artesani park for a pot-luck picnic, hear from the coaches, say some well-deserved thank-you's, and send off our graduating seniors in style. See you there!

Rain date: June 13.

There are two ways to contribute to our feast: please either sign up here to bring a side dish, salad, drinks, or dessert; or click here to contribute towards the cost of the big old barbecue that will be served.

Location: Artesani Park, which will be plenty familiar to anyone who has ever dropped off a rower at the boathouse.

JUNE 6-11

USRowing Youth National Championships

BHS will be sending three boats to Nationals this spring! Lots of information is available at the USRowing website, and you can see our entries and track their progress, at RegattaCentral.

Location: Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota, FL For those not making the trip, check out the USRowing YouTube channel, which will show a live stream of events starting on Friday, June 9.