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QRA Regattas 2024

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The Quinsigamond Rowing Association (QRA) will be hosting crew races and regattas on Lake Quinsigamond this spring. Visit their website for the schedule and list of teams competing each week.

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Photos from June 3, 2023 – National Learn to Row Day

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Rise and Shine! Thank you to our guests who woke up early on Saturday, June 3, 2023 to join us for the National Learn to Row Day.

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2020 and the year of the sculler

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Wonder Woman to the rescue… please save us from 2020.

2020 and the year of the COVID sculler! Our annual Caffeine Classic was held on Saturday, October 24, 2020. Many members enjoyed celebrating the close of this rowing season with one final row.

See you back on the water in 2021!

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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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 5-7 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.

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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.