About The Club
Founded in 1871, the crew club carries on the long and successful heritage established by the Mass Aggies of years gone by. Like the champions of 1871, the club brings the same spirit and dedication to the Connecticut River.
The UMass boathouse was built by The Friends of UMass Rowing in 1988 with help from alumni, rowers and coaches. Located in Northampton, MA on the Connecticut River, the boathouse is approximately 6.5 miles from campus. The river gives the club row-able miles north and south. The boathouse is also located next to a very long bike trail, convenient for those mornings when a run is needed while waiting for the fog to lift.
Rowers in the UMass crew club learn what it takes to succeed in the arenas of life. The club has graduated men who have gone on to national teams and the Olympic Games. The successes the rowers have found on the water have carried them on to greater heights both personally and professionally. The club values success and expects nothing but the best from its athletes.
The 2010-11 racing season was successful. In duel races, the varsity 8+ had two second-place finishes and a victory over rivals WPI, Boston College and Rensselaer. The V8 also finished 8th at the New England Championships. The varsity 4+ finished fourth at the New England Championships and earned bronze at the ECAC National Championship. The highlight of the V4 was winning the Knecht Cup in Camden, NJ.
Events during the season include competitions at the Head of the Housatonic and Head of the Charles Regatta.
President: John Shattuck