Thanks all BOC Rowers for a great 2017 Rowing season!




Please email rowboc@gmail if you are interested in the 2018 season Learn to Row Clinics.

Here is a look at how the 2017 Clinics were structured: First Learn to Row clinic session begins at 9:00. Schedule is 6 Saturdays (9:00-10:30) and 6 Wednesdays (5:30-7:00). We offer 12 sessions but you must complete at least 8 to get cleared to row club boats. Coaches are Graeme King and David Gessner, assisted by RowBOC members. 2017 Learn to Row Clinic Application. Print out and mail completed application to Margery McCrum, 86 Orchard St., Brattleboro VT 05301.


“RowBOC” is the nickname of the Brattleboro Outing Club Rowing Program. We are in our tenth season rowing from our docks on the West River in Brattleboro, VT.

The view from the boathouse.

Join BOC to access the online registration forms. Rowers may join the Brattleboro Outing Club Rowing Program after either

1.completing a Learn-to-Row program or

2.demonstrating a proficient rowing ability to one of our coaches.

RowBOC Boathouse Directions: Spring Tree Rd. off Putney Rd., east bank of the West River. Drive in toward Marina Restaurant and turn right just before the guard rail, follow dirt road to tan Quonset Hut on the right.


Docks-in day 2010

Our members range from youth rowers to novice adult and experienced adult rowers. The rowing season  generally runs from late April to the middle of November. Our dock and boathouse on Spring Tree Lane gives us access to both the West River and beyond that, the Connecticut River.  We are so fortunate to have access to these two rivers with all their varied conditions.

Membership in RowBOC entitles rowers to use club equipment depending on their proven individual skill level and on a first-come, first-served basis. We do not use a reservation system for certain boats at scheduled times. There are planned group rows throughout the season and we welcome all members to join in. We have active local members who travel from as far afield as Peterborough, NH  and Bellows Falls to row with us!

The boathouse

The RowBOC boathouse has a variety of boats available for sweep and sculling in singles, doubles, pairs, quads, and fours. We place emphasis on safety and correct rowing form, as well as care for the boats and equipment. Certain boats are limited to members who have demonstrated advanced rowing skill and boat handling in and out of water.

Tim and Diana Whitney

The RowBOC coach is available for private lessons for those who cannot attend the clinics but wish to become skilled enough to join the club. Please contact or about private lessons.

Our fleet includes:

  • Vespoli 4+
  • Vespoli Double — mid weight
  • King — racing single, late 80s model, lightweight. A rare and fine wooden single shell built by local master Graeme King of King Boatworks
  • King Rec boat — nice mid step from trainers to racers. Wooden hull.
  • Maas 24 — single training boat
  • Van Dusen — Double
  • 2 Schoenbrod 4+
  • Zephyr — training/learning single
  • Alden Single recreational trainer
  • Kingfisher design — “Joe Burk” single recreational wooden scull
  • 3 Peinert 26 racing shells

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