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LITTLE HARBOR BOATHOUSE announces 3rd Season of ADULT & TEEN ROWING on Boston’s North Shore  6 week Spring Session begins MAY 7

No need to travel to Charles River rowing clubs, Little Harbor Boathouse Rowing & Paddling announces its third season with classes for adults and teens May through October.   Six week spring rowing sessions for Teens and Adults begin May 7.  Registrations are now open and early sign-up is encouraged due to small class sizes.

“I had a wonderful time learning how to row, and you and the Little Harbor Boathoue coaches were all so positive and have an obvious love for the sport. I think that I have definitely become hooked on it! I will be practicing on the erg machine at the Y over the winter and would love to take it up again in the spring when you are back on the water!” said Salem MA resident Gillian Andrews at the end of the 2011 season.

“We’re delighted to announce LHB’s 2012 coaching staff including Former Israeli National Team and Sarah Lawrence College Crew Co-Captain Chantal Gil from Swampscott ” said Maryellen Auger, Little Harbor Boathouse owner.  Coach Gil competed in the Head of the Charles in 2007 and 2009 along with the Henley Women’s Regatta in 2010. While living in Israel in 2008-2009 and 2010-2011 she was ranked #2 Female Israeli National Team Rower competing in single, pairs and quads.  She is currently a Masters student at the Boston University School of Medicine studying mental health counseling and behavioral medicine.

“I am looking forward to sharing my love of rowing with north shore teens and adults”, said Coach Gil.  Little Harbor small boat sculling program offers a ball sport alternative for teenagers.  It is a fantastic sport for building character, getting in shape, and being launched into a collegiate, Olympic, Masters and lifetime sport.  Our Learn-to-Row program introduces the sport of sliding seat Olympic rowing. Rowers learn the basics of the stroke and build skills on the water in single Echo Rowing Shells.   Our Developmental Program offers rowers an opportunity to build confidence and technical skills.  Training takes place on and off-the-water including Indoor Rowing Machines, Circuit Training and Stretching Exercises.  There are many advantages to learning-to-row in small boats – a distinct advantage to the Little Harbor Boathouse rowing program, ” said Coach Gil.

Little Harbor Boathouse will be offering six week sessions for both adults and teens from May through October. Two-week summer Teen Sculling Programs run July 16 to August 23, Monday through Friday.  Participants are encouraged to register early to be assured placement in small classes.  For registration and more information, visit


Meets on M/W/F: 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. May 7 – June 15


July 16 – July 26 – Monday through Thursday – 9:00 – 11:30 am

July 30 – August 9 -Monday through Thursday – 9:00 – 11:30 am

August 13 – August 23 -Monday through Thursday – 9:00 – 11:30 am


Starter Sculling

May 7- June 13 – Monday / Wednesday – 8:00 – 9:30 am

June 25 – August 1 – Monday / Wednesday – 7:30 – 9:00 am

June 26 – August 2 – Tuesday / Thursday – 7:30 – 9 am

August 6 – September 12 – Monday / Wednesday – 7:30 – 9:00 am

August 7 – September 13 – Tuesday / Thursday – 7:30 – 9 am

September 18 – October 25 – Tuesday / Thursday – 8:30 – 10:00am

Development Sculling

May 7 – June 13 – Monday / Wednesday – 6:00 – 7:30 am

May 7 – June 13 – Tuesday / Thursday – 3:45 – 5:15 pm

June 25 – August 1 – Monday / Wednesday – 6:00 – 7:30 am

June 26 – August 2 – Tuesday / Thursday – 6:00 – 7:30 am

August 6 – September 12 – Monday / Wednesday – 6:00 – 7:30 am

August 7 – September 13 – Tuesday / Thursday – 6:00 – 7:30 am

September 18 – October 25 – Tuesday / Thursday – 7:00 – 8:30am

Little Harbor Boathouse joins U.S. Rowing’s 11th Annual National Learn-to-Row Day hosting a free Learn-To-Row event on Sat. June 2 from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. “This is a community-wide event.” explained Ms. Auger. “We are inviting everyone to the boathouse to meet Little Harbor’s rowing and paddling coaching staff, watch demonstrations, try-out rowing and register for programs.”

Little Harbor Boathouse is part of Rowing and Paddling For All LLC, a Marblehead-based company dedicated to making kayaking, standup paddling and rowing accessible and affordable for all.  In addition to rowing programs, Little Harbor offers Kayaking and Standup Paddling Seasonal Memberships, Youth Summer Programs and Guided Tours. Further information about Little Harbor Boathouse Rowing and Paddling programs, Seasonal Kayak, Standup Paddleboard and Rowing Memberships, Coastal Rowing Weekends and recreational sculling programs including on-line registration for upcoming classes and events, visit: