Rowing Program

Our rowing program will resume in 2023! Thanks for a great season.

Looking for an opportunity to take part in meaningful exercise while experiencing the joys of being on the water?

 

Join us as we row around scenic Lewis Bay, and witness Cape Cod's maritime heritage first hand! Learn to row in a traditional fixed-seat rowing gig, a traditional small craft. Learn all about the marine environment, tides, currents, and weather. All sessions are led or taught by experienced Cape Cod Maritime Museum volunteers. 

No experience is necessary! Just come, and have fun and learn some new skills with other rowing enthusiasts.

The Rowing Program and CCMM thank Community Racing, Inc. for all of their help. 

To learn more about Community Racing, Inc. and the Lewis Bay Boathouse,

visit their website at: 

COMMUNITY RACING, INC.

FAQs:

Rates:

  • Rowing Membership - Full Access - $150 / year. Join any rowing session morning or afternoon.

  • Taster Session - Drop-in - $10. Ever wanted to try out rowing but never had the chance? Book any session as a "taster" to test your skills without investing in a year-round membership. 

  • Members of the rowing program can book to join ANY row at ANY point throughout the rowing season. Once you pay for your membership, you will receive a special membership code which gives you the ability to reserve your spots. It is recommended that you keep your member number handy or saved somewhere easy to find, as you will need it to book other rows.

  • RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED, even if you are a rowing program member. Please do not forget to reserve your row - space fills up fast, and priority is given to people who have already booked. Due to the limited seats in the rowboat, walk-ins are not recommended.

 

Duration: 1 to 1.5 hours.

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7am and 5pm or 7am and 4pm depending on daylight.  Saturday rowing sessions are 7am and 8:30am.  All sessions are weather dependent.

Where: 

  • 179 Berry Ave, "Englewood Beach", Yarmouth, MA 02673.

  • Parking is available: park outside the small gray building (you will see CCMM Rowing Program signage). You will meet a rowing program volunteer at the building who will guide you through the session.

What to wear:

  • Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes that are appropriate for exercise.

  • We recommend bringing a jacket or sweatshirt in case of colder weather, which can be removed and stored in the gig.

  • Bicycle style gloves are recommended, as the oars can grab your skin.

  • A baseball-style hat is recommended for sun exposure. 

  • Water shoes with a stiff sole are recommended as you will be pushing against the foot braces and will be getting your feet wet. 

  • Boots are a good idea when the water is cold, as cold, wet feet will ruin a good day on the water!

 

What to bring:

  • All equipment, including PFDs, are provided.

  • Bring water, sunscreen, a sweatshirt or jacket, and any other personal items like a cell phone or keys.

  • Please store all electronics or water sensitive items in plastic bags or waterproof bagging.

  • Please leave all other items that are not necessary in your vehicle, OR you may store them in a small gym-type bag that can be stored under your seat.

 

Recommended age: Due to the physical needs of the rowing gig, participants must be 18 and over and in relatively good health. If you feel you cannot meet these requirements, we do not recommend this program.

 

What do we row in: Our rowing gig is a 27' Whitehall rowing boat, and has space for 4 rowers, and 1 coxswain.  We do not row in a racing shell style boat, but rather in a traditional, wooden rowboat with fixed seats.

The mission of the Cape Cod Maritime Museum's rowing program is to provide opportunities for adults and youth to learn and improve rowing skills. 

Interested? Email us at: rowing@capecodmaritimemuseum.org or call 508-775-1723 for more information! 

Ready to join us? Sign up here:

Rowing Program Testimonials:

From Nicole Hamel, 2022 Rowing Member: 

"For the past ten years, Cape Cod was a location where my family and I always soaked up the summer sun.  This summer my father, sister and I were able to add to our very busy beach schedule by participating in the Cape Cod Maritime Museum Rowing Program.  We had no boating or rowing experience, but we were welcomed into the rowing program with kindness and patience.  Every time we rowed, we were able to make new friends, explore new areas of the Cape, and visit with people we met on previous rows.  My family and I formed many great lasting memories filled with laughter and we will cherish those memories for a lifetime. I am truly grateful for the Cape Cod Maritime Museum and its community who organized the rowing program.  My family and I are looking forward to more laughs and adventures with the program next year! "

Gallery - 2021 & 2022 Rowing Program

 
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