“RowBOC” is the nickname of the Brattleboro Outing Club Rowing Program. We are in our ninth season rowing from our docks on the West River in Brattleboro, VT.
Join BOC to access the online registration forms. Rowers may join the Brattleboro Outing Club Rowing Program after completing a Learn-to-Row program or demonstrating their skill level 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.
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 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org about private lessons.
Our fleet includes:
- Vespoli 4+ — purchased from Putney School
- 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 and purchased from a private owner from a BOCEF grant.
- 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
- 2 Peinert 26 racing shells
RowBoc Program Director