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.

Rowing to Peddocks Island

adult rowing in boston and hull

Adult Rowing in Boston Harbor

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. As with all of the on the water programs, we row in Whitehall Fours, Pilot Gigs, and barges, choosing a boat each outing to match the crew that shows up on the beach.  Learn more.

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

snow row with ferry41st Annual Snow Row
March 14, 2020

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

annual races

Fort Point Channel Regatta StartThe Icebreaker
Northeast Regional Youth Open-Water Rowing Championships
November 21, 2020

Come be inspired! Watch and cheer as the best youth open-water rowers in New England compete for the coveted "Key to the Harbor."  This year's crews cover every skill level from novice to varsity competing over a full day of non-stop, round-robin style racing.

Weir at West CornerHead of the Weir River Race
October 2020

HLM's 34rd 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. A highly-contested 5 1/2 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 a "head of the river" format race.

Upcoming Events

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


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