America's Oldest Rowing Club
Ever Since 1838
Why ROw? 

A Full-BOdy WOrkout

Rowing is a workout for just about every part of your body—legs, core, and arms are all part of the stroke. It’s a fantastic low-impact way to build strength as well as an aerobic exercise.


Our urban river is home to a surprising range of flora and fauna—nesting herons, osprey, and bald eagles are just a start. And sunrise over the water is a great way to start your day!

The Thrill of competition

You don’t have to race to enjoy rowing, but if you want to, opportunities abound. Whether you are a junior or a grandparent, there are lots of regattas close at hand, including the ones we host right here at NBC.


Synchrony and speed: the crew of an eight, including cox, is perhaps the ultimate team. But there is camaraderie in all rowing—and as a club, we are a team that always welcomes new members!

Recent Posts

NBC's Albin Moser has had a long and illustrious career in rowing, and he is a big part of what we all love about NBC. He will be missed!

NBC youth scullers went to California to compete at Youth Nationals, with great success. 

NBC’s John Fay and Lucien Gaitskell Take 2X Bronze
Lowell, MA/May 12-13: The Amber Zapatka Memorial Regatta on the 2000-meter Merrimack River Course includes high school programs such as Bay View and public high schools, as well as juniors who are rowing for clubs, which is our own NBC Scholastic. Saturday's somewhat soggy weather was not as bad as expected with a headwind that eventually became a whimper.

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