Summer training and Canadian Henley

The Brookline High School coaching staff is offering six weeks of intensive summer training and the program culminates with a week of racing at Royal Canadian Henley Regatta. The Dirty Water Boat Club competitive rowing program is for experienced high school rowers looking to train and race during the summer season. Athletes will have the opportunity to row in a number of boat classes, including singles, doubles, quads, pairs, fours, and eights.

Erg Standards

The team is relatively small, capped at 25 girls and 25 boys. Placement priority will be given to athletes who meet or exceed the 2k erg standards below:

  • Rowers: Girls
    • U19 Girls (born in 1999/2000): 8:15 or faster
    • U17 Girls (born in 2001 or later): 8:30 or faster
  • Rowers: Boys
    • U19 Boys (born in 1999/2000): 7:15 or faster
    • U17 Boys (born in 2001 or later): 7:30 or faster
  • Coxswains
    • Coxswains will be contacted by coaches if additional information is necessary.


We recommend that you submit your application by May 15, when most acceptances will be sent out. Applicants will be accepted on a rolling basis after May 15 until the program is full.

Application link

Submit at


The cost is $2250 check or $2310 by credit card (covers 2.59% processing fee). The fee includes the trip to Canada. Uniforms will be ordered in early summer and are a separate cost.

Practice Schedule

  • Monday, June 26 through Tuesday, August 15
  • M-F 8:00–10:00am and 5:30–7:00pm

All practices will take place at the Boston Latin Boathouse – 1255 Soldiers Field Road Boston, MA 02135.

Race Schedule

  • Monday, Aug 7 – Monday, Aug 14 – Canadian Henley Regatta, St Catharines, Ontario

2016 Spring Regatta Schedule

Note: Spring 2017 season will have similar regattas and dates.

April 2:
Brookline v Boston Latin (Girls varsity; possibly Boys varsity)
at home

April 10:
Brookline, Essex, Arlington-Belmont (Girls and Boys varsity)
at Essex

April 13:
Fairfield Prep, BC High, Brookline (Boys varsity)
at home

April 23: Exeter Invite
Shrewsbury, Exeter, Boston Latin, Brookline, Hingham, Simsbury (Girls varsity)
Saint Johns, Shrewsbury, Exeter, Brookline, Hingham, Simsbury (Boys varsity)
at Shrewsbury

April 30:
BHS, Salisbury, Glastonbury (Boys varsity)
at Salisbury

May 1: Quinsigamond Cup
Brookline, East Lyme, Middletown, Simsbury, Shrewsbury (Girls varsity)
Brookline, East Lyme, Middletown, St. Johns, Simsbury, Shrewsbury (Boys varsity)
at Shrewsbury

May 7: Novice Challenge
Boys and girls novice
at Lowell

May 14–15: Lowell Invitational
Girls and boys, varsity and novice
at Lowell

May 21–22: USRowing Northeast Regionals
Select girls and boys varsity crews
at Lowell

May 28: NEIRA
Select girls and boys varsity crews
at Worcester

May 29: MPSRA
Girls and boys, varsity and novice
at Lowell

June 10–12: USRowing Youth National Championship
Qualified varsity crews
at Princeton, NJ

2015 Regatta Schedule

April 4 – First Salvo @ Riverside Boat Club (girls varsity)
April 12 –  Essex/Bromfield Race @ Essex Boat Club (varsity)
April 18 –  Andover/Exeter Invitational @ Worcester (varsity)
April 25 – Quinsigamond Cup @ Worcester (varsity)
May 2 – Novice Invitational @ Lowell (novice)
May9/10 – Lowell Invitational @ Lowell (novice & varsity)
May 16/17 – Northeast Regional Championship @ Lowell (select varsity)
May 23 – NEIRA @ Worcester (select varsity)
May 24 – MPSRA  @ Lowell (novice & varsity)
June 12-14 – USRowing Youth Nationals @ Sarasota, FL (qualified varsity crews)

Andover/Exeter Invitational – April 19, 2014

The Andover/Exeter Invitational is scheduled for Saturday, April 19th.  Boys and girls varsity crews will be competing.  The race will start North of the Donahue Boat House and finish just before the Route 9 bridge.  The BHS food tent will be set up near the boat house which is approximately 500 meters from the start.The race can be watched from either the Donahue Boat house or Regatta Point State Park near the finish line on the other side of the river.  There is parking in at Regatta Point or across the street at the UMass Medical Center for $4.

Race Schedule / Lane

3:40pm – GV1 / Lane 4
3:50pm – BV1 / Lane 4
4:00pm – GV2 / Lane 0
4:10pm – BV2 / Lane 1
4:20pm – GV3 / Lane 6
4:30pm – BV3 / Lane 5
4:40pm – GV4 / Lane 1
4:50pm – BV4 / Lane 5
5:00pm – BV5 / Lane 2

Note: Lane 6 is near side of Donahue Boat House shore.

Course Map


First Salvo Cup Race Schedule – April 5, 2014

The First Salvo Cup race is scheduled for Saturday April 5th.  The race will start up river towards Harvard at the Week Footbridge and finish just past RBC on Magazine Beach.


11:00 – Coaches and coxswains meet on RBC dock
12:15 – G3 Race
12:30 – G2 Race
12:45 – G1 Race
1:30 – Cup Presentation at RBC

 Course MapFirst Salvo Cup Course 2014