Cambridge Boat Club

established 1909

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Welcome to the Cambridge Boat Club!

CBC Boathouse 2002 Established in 1909, the Cambridge Boat Club is a not-for-profit rowing and social club with 325 members who compete in regattas around the world. The club is also active in various community outreach programs; cleaning up the Charles River; supporting other rowing organizations on the river including Cambridge Rindge & Latin Rowing, G-Row and Community Rowing; and extending use of our facilities to Senior Citizens and area-wide charity organizations.

Summer 2015 Junior Rowing Program

The Cambridge Boat Club will be hosting a Summer Junior Rowing program again in 2015. The Program is designed to introduce high school boys and girls to the fundamentals and joys of sculling. Emphasis will be placed on water-safety, proper boat handling, the development of a smooth and efficient stroke, the elements of good physical conditioning and teamwork. This is a non-competitive program for both experienced rowers and true novices and is open to the children of both CBC members and non-members.

Students will begin sculling in stable, learn-to-row shells and will be encouraged to move up in boat class as their skills develop. Some classes will be conducted in double or quadruple sculls to work on team rowing.


Wine Dinner #55: California Dreamin’




Sunday, April 26th, 2015 from 5:00 PM


This is the one we’ve all been waiting for, folks! Halter Ranch Estates, in

the Central Coast’s bountiful Paso Robles district, is among the Golden

State’s most technologically-advanced & ecologically-sensitive artisan

     wineries. Their visionary winemaker, Kevin Sass, will be providing us with

a stunning portfolio of stylish varietals and creative blends. Also with us

will be Halter Ranch owner Hansjoerg Wyss, the celebrated Swiss

entrepreneur-philanthropist, who now lives locally. An avid life-long

rower,  he has recently joined the CBC. Let’s give him a hearty welcome!  


5:00 Reception with sipping aperitifs, bountiful hors d’oeuvres, live music

6:15 Tasting selection of Kevin Sass’s masterful varietal styles and blends

7:30 Four-course gourmet feast, paired with additional choice dinner wine

( vegetarian entrees available with five-day advance notice )

Finale: After-dinner digestif treat and a jam of West Coast Cool


Reservations required: First 125 respondents, members & guests: $70/per

(Cash or checks made out to C.B.C. are payable at the door)

RSVPs by April 21st, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 617-547-1933

  No Shows will be billed and no cancellations accepted after April 22nd

Rowing Technique - Workshop

These are the notes from the workshop that Boris held on Saturday 4th February 2012. There are links to some interesting videos


A Brief History of Cambridge Boat Club

Cambridge Boat Club was founded by civic minded Cantabrigians who gathered to create a common resource for athletics and socializing. The club was incorporated under the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts on April 7th, 1909. Its declared purpose was to "encourage athletic exercises, boating and yachting and to establish and maintain a place for social meetings".

This is the era when people began to formally take notice of the importance of individuals and groups to marshall their forces, in stewardship of the nation's open spaces and recreational lands. It is the time of Teddy Roosevelt's Presidency, the establishment of many of our great national parks and the environmental movement so capably espoused by the impassioned photography of Walter Muir. Mount Auburn Cemetery and Frederick Law Olmsted's Emerald Necklace are still in their infancy.