Participation in 2015 is open to 12 female athletes who will compete as U23 scullers.
We will improve your technique, fitness and competition skills. One of
our goals is to provide the kind of rewarding learning experience that
encourages our scullers to compete for Boston Sculling throughout the year or at
least to return on a year-over-year basis. Since we race after only a few weeks of
getting together, we concentrate on honing your training, not building a basic
training program. This is a competition cycle, so the focus is on achieving
rate, speed and above all, rhythm.
Finals and better for all crews at Trials, Club Nationals and Canadian Henley.
Fees: $350 for the use of equipment and all regatta fees.
Start as early in May as you can.
In 2011 we had a lightweight quad that formed in early June and went on to compete at U23 Trials.
All scullers should plan to compete at Canadian Henley. Other competition will be entered as appropriate.
Erg scores are NOT required but our faster
junior scullers have been in the 7:20 - 7:40 range for 2K, with lightweights
just slightly slower. The U23 Quad that won Henley Gold in 2011 averaged 7:15. Sculling is a power sport and more power normally leads to more medals. The U23 Quad from 2014 that won Intermediate Club Nationals averaged around 7:25. They were also 4th at Canadian Henley.
All rowers must demonstrate the ability to swim 100 yards and tread water for 10
minutes before attending the camp. You must also submit a copy of a recent physical
(past year) which gives clearance for strenuous physical activity.
Rowing Monday through Friday, with weekends as requested.
Normal hours will be early morning and/or evening for women with
jobs in the middle of the day. If you need to know more details
before we post those hours, please contact us. All hours can be tailored
to each sculler as needed.
Events and Travel:
We will select our regatta dates from among the following as appropriate:
21 - 24 June: U23 Trials, West Windsor, NJ
15 - 19 July: US Rowing Club National Championships, Bethel, OH
22 - 26 July: U23 Worlds, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
4 - 9 August: Royal Canadian Henley Regatta, St. Catharines, ONT
Scullers will row in singles and doubles most of the time. We will compete in the
small boats as well as the quad where competition is available.
You are encouraged to bring your own boat and oars if you have them.
Our fleet includes late model Hudson and Sykes hulls in all
boat classes, across a range of crew weights. We have enough sets of Croker
blades for each sculler to have her own set for the summer.
We also provide Specialized road bikes for cross training in sizes to fit
Boston Rowing Center in the 1990's was a high-performance training ground
for many [pre-] elite scullers. In 2007 Boston Rowing Club launched a
Junior Women's sculling summer camp, rowing from Winsor/Belmont Hill.
After a few years many of the Juniors aged out and in 2011 BRC competed in
the U23 category at Canadian Henley. Both Juniors and U23s have
had RESULTS proportionate to their skill and
preparation, winning medals and championships at US Club Nationals and
in Canada. The name change to Boston Sculling reflects that focus. The Juniors
now row as Charles River Scullers, with Lisa Stone leading a great coaching
team at Winsor/Belmont Hill boathouse.