Welcome to the community!

The adult rowing program at DBMS is available to both novice and experienced rowers. Rowing is a lifelong sport that takes many years to master. Learn To Row classes are available in the Spring and Summer seasons. After completing an entry level class, you and your coach will discuss the next best class for you. We have different paths depending on your goals, time commitment, and skill. Some rowers choose to row recreationally and others train for competition in regattas. We are flexible and will work with you to help you meet your goals!

Join the DBMS Adult Rowing Facebook Page to see videos and pictures of coached sessions on the water here at DBMS: DBMS Adult Rowing Facebook Page

Adult Intro & Single Sculling Class Registration

The next registration window for sculling classes...

Opens Monday, September 21st at 4pm – Closes Friday, September 25th at 5pm

Interested in becoming a DBMS Rowing Coach or a Rowing Ambassador?

Coaching candidates must have rowing experience, be comfortable with bow steering, complete a boater safety course, and have a general working knowledge of Duxbury Bay. We will support and mentor interested candidates. Please reach out to the Director of Rowing if you are interested in learning more. Email Betsy Davenport at betsy@dbms.org.

Path To Technical Excellence

Season 1 Learn To Row Class

  • Learn basic terminology, technique and mechanics
  • Learn basic boat handling, equipment care and safety
  • Row 1X a week

Season 2 Hudson Class

  • Improve technique and on water experience
  • Improve on rowing as a boat
  • Row 2X a week

Season 3 Beginner Quad Class

  • Develop balance and boat sense
  • Learn about boat handling, equipment care and safety
  • Row 2X a week

Season 4 Quad class

  • Build fitness and technique
  • Fine tune rate control
  • Row 2X a week

For those interested in racing through the DBMS Competitive Program, please see the progression below.

Season 5 Novice Race Team

  • Continue to learn about race procedures and practices
  • Continue to improve on fitness and technique
  • Commitment to the team is required
  • Race in 2-3 Head Races
  • Row 2-3X a week

Season 6 Experienced Race Team

  • Continue to improve on fitness and technique
  • Commitment to the team is required
  • Race in 8-10 races
  • Row 2-3X a week

*All decisions are subject to the Head Coach’s approval
*Previous experience will be considered when placing a rower