Adult Recreational Sculling

Sculling programs are the best way to take control of your Charles River experience! Learn to scull then progress as far as you wish in a one-person rowing boat!

Prerequisite: The preceding class or equivalent. Must have a valid swim test on file. If you do not have a swim test on file, you will be required to wear a life jacket while rowing.

Intro to Sculling

Intro to Sculling serves as an introduction for those who are new to both sculling and rowing in general. If you have never rowed previously, or have most recently participated in one of our introductory programs (Adult Learn to Row, Novice Sweeps, Sculling I), this is the class for you! In this class, you will learn the basics of the rowing stroke, as well as how to navigate the river, in safe, stable one-person shells (singles). 

Novice Sculling

This program is a continuation of Intro to Sculling, for participants with some rowing experience, but who are newer to, or less experienced with, sculling. Coaches will work on refining the skills that you have previously learned and, depending on skill level, athletes will move into singles that are more responsive and require more balance and subtlety. If you have previously participated in one of our Adult Competitive teams or General Sweeps, but do not have much sculling experience, or you have completed Sculling II, this program is for you!

Intermediate Sculling

Team Boats (previously Sculling 3) is designed to be more interactive with other athletes, by having you row in doubles and quads. Team boat rowing creates a great team of rowers working together to refine their skills and develop the ability to scull in bigger boats.

Advanced Sculling

Advanced Sculling provides participants coaching in our fleet of racing shells. Participants in this class will already be comfortable in a racing shell. The class will enable participants to continue to refine and develop their capacity to navigate the river, row effectively, and gain fitness.

Logbook Sculling

Logbook Sculling is for rowers who have passed the CRI Captain’s Test and been cleared to row CRI club singles. Boats and oars are available on a first-come, first-served basis. These tests are for the rowers’ safety. Logbook sculling is a great way to gain access to one of the best rowing spots in the country.

Once a rower has passed the CRI Captain's Test, they should contact Nonna to set up access to Logbook reservations in RegattaCentral. Pricing for logbook sculling is charged to your RegattaCentral account automatically based on the length of the boat reservation. Pricing is:

1X  | $20 for a session up to 90 minutes  |  $26 for a 2-hour session
2x  |  $40 for a session up to 90 minutes  |  $52 for a 2-hour session

NEW FOR 2023:  Logbook scullers can now access their CRI Logbook Account via their RegattaCentral account

All CRI logbook scullers are also welcome to join coached logbook sessions (see below).

Private boat owners who are captains-tested and wish to also take outings in CRI club boats are charged at the rates above during sessions that they are using CRI club boats. Private boat owners who wish to participate in coached logbook sessions in their own boats pay the flat coached logbook fee of $400.

Logbook Coached Sessions

Coached sessions are for Captain’s-tested scullers to improve their technique for recreation or competition. Keep your independence and gain guidance. This program is for independent scullers who want feedback. In five practice sessions per week, coaches work with rowers of various skill levels to help them achieve technical and physiological improvement. Coaches provide a training schedule a month in advance with a training and fitness plan. Each class consists of a combination of technique, drills, and pieces.

  • Tuesday: 5:15 - 7:15 am
  • Thursday: 7:30 - 9:30 am
  • Sunday: 7:30 - 9:30 am