Launch Project

In 2013, CRI’s dedicated boatman and three students from the Boston Public Schools designed, tested, and constructed an innovative  wakeless safety launch with applications in rowing, triathlon, swimming, and other water-based activities.  That work continues today...

This project, which originated from our need to replace our current fleet of launches, grew into an incredible learning experience for three BPS teens. Since then, we've taken the next steps with this program—manufacturing and selling launches—and will continue working with BPS to provide relevant work experience and hands-on learning opportunities in math and sciences for underserved and at-risk youth. 


By providing meaningful employment and guiding youth through the many facets of boat design and small business development, CRI’s LAUNCH project helps youth explore career options in science and engineering and gives them the tools and motivation they need to create a solid future for themselves. We believe that LAUNCH equips these young people with the skills, confidence, and desire to complete high school and pursue postsecondary education. In addition, and perhaps just as importantly, youth in the program forge strong personal relationships and gain a sense of pride and accomplishment that will carry them forward on whatever path they choose.


USRowing - Chula Vista Training Center

Michigan State University Crew

Tufts University Crew