Community Rowing (CRI) was founded in 1985 as a nonprofit organization dedicated to the belief that the sport of rowing provides unique abilities to promote personal and community growth through teamwork, discipline, and physical fitness. We are committed to making these opportunities available to all. CRI has become one of the largest rowing programs in the United States with over 1,500 people rowing with us annually.
Located on the Charles River, an internationally recognized attraction for rowing and a gem within the Massachusetts park system, CRI was the first public rowing club in Boston and remains one of the largest in the United States. CRI is committed to its mission of enriching the greater community and provides broad based programs for youth and adults, novice to elite skill levels.
Since its inception twenty six years ago, CRI has provided education and training for over 15,000 people, including:
• Youth (boys and girls) from local high schools
• Individuals with special needs such as sensory and mobility disabilities from Perkins School for the Blind and other institutions
• Adults of all levels of ability through recreational and competitive programs
• Olympians and National Team Rowers
• National Champions in Women’s, Men’s and Girls’ Competitive teams
A reputation for excellence and outstanding accomplishments in the sport, has made CRI the place to learn to row in the Boston area and a model for similar programs nationally.