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Judy and Patti

Ready All Row

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The sun rising over the water, bald eagles flying overhead, the silence broken by the click of the oars: There’s no better way to greet the day, early-morning rowers say, than in a shell on Lake Quinsigamond.

“It’s magnificent, absolutely magnificent,” says Judy Freedman Fask, 61, of Millbury, who took up the sport five years ago after attending a Learn to Row Day hosted by the Quinsigamond Rowing Club at Donahue Rowing Center here.

Patti Aiello of Upton came out to the same introductory lesson five years ago. The Framingham special-ed teacher was pushing 50 and with her two children grown, she was preparing for life as an empty nester.

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Excerpt taken from By Mark Sullivan’s Story
Telegram & Gazette Staff

Jeff Sturges

Jeff Sturges

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Thank you for the years of service to the Quinsigamond Rowing Club. You will be missed!!

Vice President Emeritus, Jeff Sturges (32 years )

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John Rekemeyer Bay Captain

John Rekemeyer

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Thank you for the years of service to the Quinsigamond Rowing Club. Your dedication and endless hours managing our boats and equipment was very much appreciated.

Bay Captain, John Rekemeyer 

Learn to row

Learn to Row

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If you are interested in learning to row – or at least to get to know the sport a bit better, visit us during the National Learn to Row Day or  join one of our seasonal programs.

Beginners classes start in June.  Classes are held from 5:30 to 7:30 am on Saturday and Sunday for 8 sessions in total.

The goal of the program is to teach you good rowing fundamentals from the beginning. You will quickly see how much fun rowing is, even if it takes place at 5:30am! Our goal with this program and the steps that follow thereafter is to develop you into a recreational rower by this fall. This may include sculling in singles or doubles.

Learn to Row

A few disclaimers:

– you may ride in the coach’s launch for part of a session. That’s because we intentionally take more participants than there are seats in the boats – so that if someone is away, there are still enough people to fill a boat. Observing others row can have quite a learning effect.

– the first couple of classes may not be physically demanding. We want you to row safely and correctly before you’ll get to row hard.

Use this link to sign up for the Learn To Row program or any of our seasonal programs:

Due to the limited number of spaces, and not being able to back-fill vacated spots, unfortunately the cost is nonrefundable if you decide to drop out before the end of the program.

Following the learn to row program you may join as a member for $275. You receive a credit of $100 towards club membership (normally $375) for the rest of the year. Membership allows you to row as much as you want without additional cost. More coaching will cost extra.

If you are not ready to decide whether to join the QRC as a member at the end of the program, we plan to offer a continuation program during the month of July.

Should your schedule prevent you from joining the June program, we foresee that there will be enough interested people to have an all-beginners boat as part of the Sweep II program in July.

Please email with any questions or comments.

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Caffeine Classic

When it rains it pours….

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Swan Song

It was our swan song for the season.

Rain our shine our annual Caffeine Classic was held on Saturday November 3, 2018. Over 40 members earned brunch braving the cold, rainy, breezy Lake Quinsigamond waters. See you back on the water in the Spring of 2019!
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Learn to Row 2018

National Learn To Row Day – 2018

The 17th-annual National Learn to Row Day was sponsored by USRowing and took place on Saturday, June 2, 2018, in rowing clubs and health clubs throughout the United States. Thank you to all participants who visited the Quinsigamond Rowing Club and enjoyed an early morning row on the lake.  Hope to see you again on the lake and enjoy the photos!

Register for the 2020 QRC National Learn to Row Day

Read more on how you can learn to row this summer.

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