America's Oldest Rowing Club
Ever Since 1838
Why ROw? 

A Full-BOdy WOrkout

Rowing is a workout for just about every part of your body—legs, core, and arms are all part of the stroke. It’s a fantastic low-impact way to build strength as well as an aerobic exercise.


Our urban river is home to a surprising range of flora and fauna—nesting herons, osprey, and bald eagles are just a start. And sunrise over the water is a great way to start your day!

The Thrill of competition

You don’t have to race to enjoy rowing, but if you want to, opportunities abound. Whether you are a junior or a grandparent, there are lots of regattas close at hand, including the ones we host right here at NBC.


Synchrony and speed: the crew of an eight, including cox, is perhaps the ultimate team. But there is camaraderie in all rowing—and as a club, we are a team that always welcomes new members!

Recent Posts

NBC youth scullers went to California to compete at Youth Nationals, with great success. 

NBC’s John Fay and Lucien Gaitskell Take 2X Bronze
Lowell, MA/May 12-13: The Amber Zapatka Memorial Regatta on the 2000-meter Merrimack River Course includes high school programs such as Bay View and public high schools, as well as juniors who are rowing for clubs, which is our own NBC Scholastic. Saturday's somewhat soggy weather was not as bad as expected with a headwind that eventually became a whimper.

Amsterdam/March 10-11: This is a recap from the Heineken Roeivierkamp on the Amstel. Right up until the day before eight left for Amsterdam, there was still doubt that the entire 5K course would be free of ice. It was a very cold winter in Europe and, for the first time since 2011, the inner canals of Amsterdam were thick enough for skating. Well, mostly thick enough. A Dutch friend of Dan Gorriaran said that there were over 50 incidents of people falling through the ice. But, the Dutch are a hearty bunch and no one seemed to care all that much. The people who fell through just pulled themselves out and everyone else just skated on, no big deal.

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