All-ages ‘Learn to Row Day’ set for Saturday on the Neponset

The Neponset Rowing Club and Friends of Milton Crew will host a free learn-to-row event on Saturday.
Photo courtesy Maureen Hanley/@mohanley5

The Neponset Rowing Club and Friends of Milton Crew will host a free “Learn to Row” event at Milton Landing near 88 Wharf from 11 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 2 in honor of National Learn to Row Day.

Christine Fiske, a member of the board of directors, said the club is one of dozens around the country participating in the event, which is sponsored by US Rowing.

“We’re just hoping to create awareness and excitement around rowing,” she said. “Anyone and everyone is welcome to come.”

The event will offer those curious about the sport a chance to use an “erg” rowing machine and test out the waters in a boat.

“We’ll have coaches on hand at the event to show people how to row, and allow them to get in boats alongside experienced rowers,” explained Fiske.

The Neponset Rowing Club offers several rowing programs for residents of Milton and surrounding communities, including a competitive youth
program for kids at the middle and high school levels and a Masters program for novice and experienced adults alike.

Saturday’s event is free and open to all ages. For more information contact info@neponsetrowing.org.