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Community Rowing captures team points at North East Regionals


 Seven Gold Medals and 1,164 Points at USRowing Competition in Worcester

BRIGHTON, MA –Community Rowing, Inc. has captured its first-ever team points trophy at USRowing’s Northeast Youth Regionals competition in Worcester.

The fast-growing nonprofit rowing club on the Charles River in Brighton collected seven gold, one silver, and five bronze medals, for a total of 1,164 points. CRI led Greenwich Crew, which finished with a total of 1,068 points, and Saugatuck with 802.

Community Rowing, Inc. was in competition on Sunday against 48 other teams and programs from across the Northeast at the Regionals. Thirteen of 29 CRI boats entered placed in the top three of their respective events, and five crews qualified to compete with the top programs in the country at the USRowing Youth National Championships, to be held in Sarasota, FL next month.

“CRI’s investment in professional coaches and top-level coach education is reflected in the depth and breadth of the results in Worcester,” said Bruce Smith, Executive Director of CRI.

Seven of CRI’s coaches have completed or are in the process of completing the Advanced Certificate in Rowing Leadership at CRI’s graduate Institute for Rowing Leadership program. 

CRI’s competitive youth program draws athletes from 43 Boston area cities and towns to the Harry Parker Boathouse in Brighton.  They practice six days per week, using rowing as a tool to promote personal and community growth through teamwork, discipline and physical fitness. 

“Many of the CRI participants at the regionals started in Community Rowing’s Summer Learn to Row or another of the many programs we offer,” said Kane Larin, Director of Special Projects for CRI.


The Institute for Rowing Leadership, based in Brighton, MA, at Community Rowing Inc., is a one of a kind opportunity for leaders in rowing to study and share knowledge. As the only sport specific graduate level education program in the USA, the IRL provides an intensive yearlong post-graduate fellowship program for selected applicants seeking the Advanced Certificate in Rowing Leadership. The IRL fellowship program has a curriculum based on both academic and experiential learning methodologies with fellows spending 16-20 hours a week in the classroom learning from Boston-area professors, coaches and professionals, and 16-20 hours a week on-the-water coaching and implementing lessons learned in the classroom. The IRL identifies and develops future leaders for the sport equipping fellows with leadership and management training as well as the highest level of technical knowledge about the sport of rowing. In addition, the IRL provides additional community wide learning opportunities for continued professional development through monthly Coaching Education Series events highlighted by the annual ‘What Works’ Summit held each February.


Community Rowing, Inc., based in Brighton, MA, is the largest nonprofit rowing organization in the United States, with more than 2,000 members and a range of programs for beginners, recreational rowers, and competitive athletes. CRI promotes health and fitness for the entire greater Boston community, delivering after-school programs to urban youth, health and fitness programs to physically and mentally challenged members of the community, and learn-to- row programming for kids and adults. Programs include one-time learning-to- row classes to year-round memberships. CRI was founded in 1985 by a group of Olympic and National Team Rowers with the goal of widening the circle of rowing and securing public access for the sport on the Charles River. Today the organization has over 30 programs. Learn more at

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Tom Palmer, Tom Palmer Communication,

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