open water rowing

The ethic of the nineteenth century surfmen and lifesavers whose stories are told in the Hull Lifesaving Museum, is perpetuated through the Open Water Rowing Program where seamanship, teamwork, and open-boat voyaging skills are instilled in today's youth and adult rowers who row for recreation and sometimes to compete against other crews in regional races.

Nautical Knowhow 2/6/2021

Nautical Knowhow 1/30/2021

Nautical Knowhow 1/23/2021

Nautical Knowhow 2/20/2021- Taking a break to talk about outer space and the surface of the sun!

Nautical Knowhow 2/27/2021 - Ropes and Knots

Nautical Knowhow 3/6/2021 - Resistance and Propulsion

Nautical Knowhow 04/03/2021 Planning a trip to Spectacle Island

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Hull Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

Rowing to Peddocks Island

adult rowing in boston and hull

Adult Rowing in Boston Harbor

During the pandemic, the rowing club has been rowing in single sculling boats. This is probably the safest outdoor activity you can do because with one person in a boat, you are by definition, extremely socially distant. 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.  Learn more.

Relaunch of The Mighty Herring

south shore youth rowing

Summertime South Shore Youth Rowing

The Outer Harbor is out 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.  

Same boat

Same Boat YoungstersWe'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 abou 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

team building

Team BuildingOur rowing fleet offers an attractive platform for team-building, with a centrally located point of departure, attractive destinations in Boston Harbor, and equipment that is easy to learn and exceptionally safe. Rowing multi-oar boats offers a powerful metaphor for team dynamics. For more information contact us at 781-925-5433 or



Upcoming Races

annual races

Fort Point Channel Regatta StartFort Point Channel Open
Open Water Rowing Races in the Heart of Downtown Boston
Spring 2022

Our almost annual Fort Point Open is fast becoming a community-wide event, bringing rowers and spectators from all over the region down to Fort Point. Competitors from New England and New York come primed and ready to lay claim to the title of "Crewmaster."  Stay Tuned for More Information.

Weir at West CornerHead of the Weir River Race
November 6, 2021

The Head of the Weir 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 from all over New England and New York.  This highly-contested 5 1/2 miler, begins at West Corner (on the Hingham/Hull/Cohasset line), past Bumpkin Island across Hull Bay to the museum's Windmill Point Boathouse at Hull Gut. This is an exceptionally exciting race and a great spectator event.

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Race Results by Elapsed Time
Race Results by Category

Icebreaker crew in codThe Icebreaker
Northeast Regional Youth Open-Water Rowing Championships
Cancelled for 2021

Come be inspired! Watch and cheer as the best youth open-water rowers in New England compete for the coveted "Key to the Harbor" at our Boston Rowing Center on Fort Point Channel in Boston. All youth rowing programs are eligible to participate.

snow row with ferry41st Annual Snow Row
CANCELLED - Learn more.

HLM's signature-rowing race, the Snow Row, covers a 3 3/4 mile triangular course with a LeMans start off the beach at Windmill Point, continuing around Sheep Island, past the Peddocks Island day marker, and back to shore. 

                                       ~General Race Information
                                       ~Instructions to All Vessels
                                       ~Snow Row Venue Map
~Snow Row Parking Map

Upcoming Events

Hull Lifesaving Museum   |   P.O. Box 221, 1117 Nantasket Avenue, Hull, MA  02045   |   (781) 925-5433


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