Gentle Giant Rowing Club is proud to be a location for US Rowing's National Learn to Row Day!

On Saturday, June 2nd from 10am - 1pm, we open up our boathouse, which is located at 32 Shore Drive in Somerville, to people who have always wondered, "what is this sport called rowing and why is it becoming such a popular sport?"

Events will include:

  • Land Rowing on our Rowing Machines or "ergs"
  • "Tanking" on our dock - we'll put one of our boats in the water against the dock and our members will help guide you through the process of taking strokes.  
  • Taking some strokes out on the river - After you've "tanked", we'll send you out in our barge or one of our hulls with experienced rowers to have you take your first strokes on the river!  You'll experience first hand what rowing is like.

You'll also discover a very underused resource in our area...the Mystic River!  

For answers to any questions you might have, please email us at!