Narragansett Boat Club offers the tranquility and solitude of rowing a single scull early in the morning as well as the camaraderie of sweep-oared rowing. And if you want intense competition, we have a strong program! In fact, NBC has some of the most competitive scullers and crews in the nation.
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.
THE BEAUTY OF NATURE
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.
CAMARADERIE AND TEAM-BUILDING
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!
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.
Amsterdam/March 10-11: This is a recap from the Heineken Roeivierkamp on the Amstel. Right up until the day before eight left for Amsterdam, there was still doubt that the entire 5K course would be free of ice. It was a very cold winter in Europe and, for the first time since 2011, the inner canals of Amsterdam were thick enough for skating. Well, mostly thick enough. A Dutch friend of Dan Gorriaran said that there were over 50 incidents of people falling through the ice. But, the Dutch are a hearty bunch and no one seemed to care all that much. The people who fell through just pulled themselves out and everyone else just skated on, no big deal. (Read on below.)
NBC Spring Youth and Adult Classes for Rowing on the Water Start March 26 Register now for Youth Spring and Adult Rowing. If you have rowed before, we have intermediate and advanced sweeps and sculls. Sweeps are the "big" boats, eights and fours, each person rowing with one oar. Sculling is usually one person, or two, each rowing with two oars. In all cases, the objective is to learn how to propel the boat with strength and skill to make it go as fast as we can. It's a great exercise and a great way to enjoy the beauty of the Seekonk and Providence Rivers.