Are you ready for the Gentle Giant Community Challenge?


Then Get on the Water & Go!


* Fun group exercise for friends & co-workers.

* Healthy teambuilding for businesses & organizations.

*  Unique outdoor activity for people of all ages & abilities.



Take the challenge! Sign up with your coworkers and friends to fill an eight-person boat.  During four weeks we will teach your group how to row – using our equipment and facilities – on the Mystic River in Somerville. Build teamwork and foster community in a truly unique way, while getting physically fit and being outdoors. No previous rowing experience needed! We’ll teach you.



Get ready for Race Day by training with your team twice a week for four weeks. Starting July 5th, learn the basics of rowing, improve your technique and show off your championship style. We will provide one of our coxswains to steer your crew. Gentle Giant Rowing Club’s coaching expertise will take your group to the next level of teamwork.



Prove your stuff on August 1stat the Gentle Giant Rowing Club Pineapple Regatta. Your team can show off your month-long training as you compete against all the other teams engaged in the Regatta. Enjoy a day filled with rowing, racing, friends and your new rowing companions. Cherish sweet victory with the gang as the fastest rowers receive their first-in-category awards in a post-regatta celebration!


The Challenge

With your group’s fee and registration complete, your group will receive:

  • 4 weeks of twice-weekly training
  • coaching for your team
  • a trained coxswain to steer your boat
  • use of Gentle Giant Rowing Club equipment
  • entry in the Gentle Giant Rowing Club Pineapple Regatta
  • a Race Day t-shirt for each registered team member


The Commitment

Classes start July 5th and go through July 30rd . Practices are twice a week for four weeks. Row at either 5:30am-7:00am or 6:00pm-7:30pm.

Compete in the Community Challenge on August 6 (Race day event times to be determined.)


The Location

Gentle Giant Rowing Club is located at the Blessing of the Bay boathouse, on 32 Shore Drive in Somerville, MA, which is just off I-93 and T accessible. We row on the Mystic River.


The Fees

$150 per person, ideally in groups of 8 to 10. You may register up to 10 people to maximize your team’s participation in the twice-weekly workouts (in case one of your teammates cannot attend a practice). If you can’t register at least eight people, we’ll find others to row with you. Every rower on your team in the Challenge on August 6th will receive a regatta tee shirt.


The Deadline

Register your team by July 1st! Click here to download this form to register your team


The Fine Print

Your entire team must have basic swimming skills and must sign a waiver prior to the first practice; see application for details. No special clothing is needed for rowing. We row rain or shine.


For more information

phone:         617.504.3782