Rowing Program

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.

Ready to sign up? 

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.  Saturday rowing sessions are 7am only. 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, 1 rider, and 1 coxswain.  We do not row in a racing shell style boat, but rather in a traditional, wooden rowboat.

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:

 

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