Programs and Workshops
Adult Rowing in Boston and Hull
The best mental health activity in greater Boston can be found three times a week at Windmill Point, Hull. 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 no 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, 7:30am, year round; Wednesdays, 6:30pm, seasonally
Where: Windmill Point Boathouse, 180 Main Street, Hull
Cost: $130 per year (includes HLM membership)
Boston: A few basics:
When: Saturdays, 10-11:30am, April-October; Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:00-7:30pm
Where: Boston Rowing Center at the Barking Crab Restaurant, Fort Point Channel, Boston
Cost: $130 per year (includes HLM membership)
Currach Project 1992 Video - Charlestown Navy Yard
Our 1992 Summer Gateway Program crew constructed this Irish Currach from start to gooey, tarred finish. Our thanks to videographers, Ed McDonough and Mike Equi.
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 once a week 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.
Watch a video of our youth rowers in action!
Summer Season 2014
July 14 - August 20
South Shore Youth Rowing - Summer 2014 Flyer
South Shore Youth Rowing - Registration Form
Summer Clothing List
Our coed program is for middle and high school aged students, 12-18. No experience is needed - only enthusiasm and a sense of adventure! Please register early; space is limited.South Shore Youth Rowing Basics:
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, CPR, 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 2 pm daily regarding on-the-water vs. on-land practice. Please call 781-925-5433 with any questions.
HLM Members: $125 per student
Non-members: $145 per student
PAYMENT IS DUE BY JULY 9.
(Financial assistance is available if needed. Please inquire.)
Weather and Practice/Event Cancellation
Whenever the weather allows, we're out on the water exploring Boston Harbor and the islands at this most mysterious and revealing time of the year, but sometimes the weather just doesn't cooperate! Spring is wonderful time of year to build fitness. 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!
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 p.m. Monday through Thursday) serving several hundred Boston kids, ages 10-21, every year. Boston Youth Rowing runs year-round out of the museum’s urban sites in South 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.
Ed's guide to being a Coxswain
Designated Worrier (DW) Procedures
Maritime Safety Protocols
Nantasket Beach Lecture Series are co-presented monthly by the Hull Lifesaving Museum, the Friends of the Hull Public Library, and the Department of Conservation and Recreation.
Behind the Scenes at the NEAQ Quincy Animal Care Center
with Barbara Bailey
June 19, 2014, 7:30 pm
Nantasket Beach Resort, 45 Hull Shore Drive, Hull
Free, Donations Welcome.
Join Operations manager Barbara Bailey as she provides a behind the scenes glimpse of the New England Aquarium's massive Animal Care Facility in Quincy. The 240 by 100 foot brick industrial building was formerly used in shipbuilding, but is now the futuristic looking home to dozens of rescued and endangered sea turtles, a school of cownose rays, and a nursery for baby bonnethead sharks. Join us to learn more about what it takes to tend to and care for the rescued animals of Boston Harbor.
"The Cape Cod Canal: Breaking through the Bared and Bended Arm"
with author J. North Conway
July 10, 2014, 7:30 pm
Nantasket Beach Resort, 45 Hull Shore Drive, Hull
Free, Donations Welcome
July 29, 2014 will mark the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Cape Cod Canal. Hull's own famous lifesaver Osceola James led the opening day parade of boats through the canal, as pilot of the Nantasket Steamboat Company's rose Standish. Join us as author J. North Conway discusses the history of the canal.
America's Oldest Lighthouse Site
with Sally Snowman
August 14, 2014
Nantasket Beach Resort, 45 Hull Shore Drive, Hull
Free, Donations Welcome
Boston Light is the oldest lighthouse site in the country. Situated on Little Brewster Island, the iconic lighthouse is a welcoming beacon into Boston Harbor. Join Sally Snowman, as she discusses what it is like living on island and what it means to be the last Coast Guard Civilian Lighthouse Keeper.
Don Salvatore, The Secret Lives of Fireflies
May 22, 2014
Cathy Stanton, Peddocks Island, A Study of Community
April 10, 2014
Elisabeth Elo, "North of Boston"
February 20, 2014
John Edward Huth, "The Lost Art of Finding Our Way"
January 9, 2014
Come learn about current projects in the marine sciences
Exploring the Intertidal Zone
with Sandar Frankmann, Ph.D.
Saturday, March 29, 2014
with the Crew from Air Station Cape Cod
Saturday, February 22, 2014
The Science of Storms
with Meteorologist Rob Gilman
Saturday, January 25, 2014
with Cynthia Travers, USCG
Saturday, December 7, 2013
The Power of Waves
with US Coast Guard Academy Professor Peter Tebeau
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Dive In: Exploring Shipwrecks of Stellwagen BankThis program is supported by a grant from the United Water Foundation and the Hull Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
Saturday, October 5, 2013
SUMMER ADVENTURE PROGRAM
The Summer Adventure Program offers six weeks of discovery and exploration for children ages 5-9. Summer Adventure meets Tuesday-Thursday from 9:30-12:30, with a different theme each week. *Registration for Pond Yacht Racers is $110 members, $130 nonmembers (due to a higher material cost). Registration for all other weeks is $100 members, $120 nonmembers (scholarships and 10% discounts for siblings and active military families available). For information, please contact Victoria Stevens at 781-925-5433 or email mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
2014 Summer Adventure Registration Packet
Emergency Contact Form
Holidays and Workshops
Junior Model Makers Club
February Vacation Lego Camp: Exploring Sea & Sky
Tuesday - Friday, February 18-21, 10 am - 1 pm
$145 members, $160 nonmembers
* fee covers all materials, including a LEGO Coast Guard plane, fishing boat, lighthouse & cottage
Recommended for children ages 5-10
Space is limited; Pre-registration is required.
In celebration of the museum’s 17th annual Sea & Sky Art Show, our February Lego Club will explore the theme of Sea & Sky by building a Coast Guard plane and fishing boat, as well as a lighthouse with keeper’s cottage.
In addition to building our Lego models, we’ll check out the Sea & Sky Art show, make some art of our own, and we’ll learn about Coast Guard Jayhawk helicopters and Ocean Sentry planes.
This program is open to children ages 5-10 years.
Children should bring a lunch (peanut free, please).
For more information, or to register, please call 781-925-5433 or email email@example.com.
3rd Annual Fort Point Channel Open - Crewmaster Sprints
Saturday, June 21, 2014
Registration: 8:30 - 9:15 am
Coxswain's Meeting:: 9:20 am
First Heat Begins: 10:00 am
Location: Boston Rowing Center at the Barking Crab Restaurant
Fee: $20 each
RACE SCHEDULE, FORMAT, and PARKING DETAILS
The Fort Point Channel Open provides a unique opportunity to race Pilot and Whitehall gigs in the heart of Boston. Zoom by the Tea Party Ships, then under the Congress and Summer Street Bridges, through a challenging course with tight turns, then sprint back home. This is an adrenaline filled course that will challenge rowers and coxswains alike. This event is suited for youth and adult crews with intermediate to advanced skills. We supply all boats and gear you provide the skill and grit. June 21st is also Summer Solstice, so come celebrate the longest day of the year with "tossed oars."
Pre-registration is encouraged. Spectators can follow the action alongside at the Boston Harborwalk. Please contact Rafael@hulllifesavingmuseum.org or call the Boston Rowing Center at 617-869-5882 for more information.
35th Annual Snow Row
2014 Snow Row Results
2014 Snow Row Times
Snow Row 2014 photos: Drew Lederman
Sliding Seat Rowers - Rules as of 2012
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 the museum'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 as 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 the Hull Lifesaving Museum, 781-925-5433 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Snow Row Results: 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
2013 Snow Row Results by Category
2013 Snow Row Results Finish Order
2012 Snow Row Video - Courtesy Tarah Llewellyn
|Crash-Bobs: Hull’s Indoor Rowing Races|
Saturday, February 1, 2014
Liffman Challenge Route Map
Initially 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), the more “mature” (82 is our age to beat), and those of all emotional ranges in between.
The centerpiece of the day is the notorious Liffmann 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 or bike sprint through Hull’s hilliest neighborhood.
Drop-ins are welcome for the individual events, but those participating in the Liffmann 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 in the Liffmann Challenge.
2013 CRASH Bobs Results
2012 CRASH Bobs Results
2011 CRASH Bobs Results
2010 CRASH Bobs Results
Icebreaker: Northeast Regional Youth Open-Water
2013 Icebreaker Race Results
2013 Icebreaker PHOTO ALBUM
Saturday, November 23, 2013
Bathing Beach, Hingham
The Icebreaker draws 200 of the region’s best youth open-water rowers – from Boston Harbor, Lake Champlain, Martha’s Vineyard, Maine’s North Haven, Rockland, and Vinalhaven, New Haven and Avery Point, CT, New York City, Plymouth, and Scituate – compete 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, culminating with a huge nautical mile race across the bay. 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.
2012 Icebreaker Race Results
2011 Icebreaker Race Results
2010 Icebreaker Race Results
2009 Icebreaker Race Results
2010 Icebreaker PHOTO ALBUM
|4th Annual Boston Harbor Youth Championships|
Saturday, November 9, 2013
Boston Rowing Center at the Barking Crab Restaurant
10:30 am - 1 pm
2013 RACE RESULTS
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 converge on the wonderful 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!
November 2012 Youth Championship photos: Sheila Connor
Spring 2012 Youth Championship Video by Tarah Llewllyn
Head of the Weir River Race
Saturday, November 2, 2013
View the Weir 2013 PHOTO ALBUM by Lucy Wightman
The Hull Lifesaving Museum's 27th 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 5-½ 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 one-minute 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.
2013 Weir Results
2013 Weir Finish Order
2012 Weir Results
2012 Weir Finish Order
2011 Weir Results
2011 Weir Finish Order
2010 Weir Results
2010 Weir Finish Order