Welcome to HMC Adult Rowing!
The NEW Masters Rowing Program at HMC
More rowing, more value, more community.
The Fall rowing session runs September 10 – October 19
This Fall, we will be restructuring our Masters (Adult) rowing program. Rather than signing up for a class twice a week, you will be signing up for a Hingham Maritime Center Masters Rowing membership. When you purchase the membership, you will be registering for a specific time block Monday through Friday. Weekend programming such as social rows and regattas will be announced soon.
Registration: If you have already registered for a program for this Fall or purchased the Four Seasons Package please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will transfer your registration to the time block of your choice. If you have not registered please do so online at hinghammaritime.org If you have registered and do not wish to row this Fall please email and we will refund your registration fee.
The new Masters program structure will allow you to get on the water more, in different boats, and will give you the choice of the day’s intensity. If you want to row in a specific boat or with a specific group of people, your entire crew can come down at the beginning of the time block and speak to a coach on the docks. With weather, experience, and boat availability permitting, the coach will do their best to meet your requests. Once you have launched, you will meet up with a group on the water depending on the intensity you are looking for. We will have one coach on the water providing hints and tips to make you a better rower as you cruise the harbor and we will have another coach on the water offering a more structured practice with drills and a set workout for the morning. You do not have to decide which group you would like to participate with for the entire session, this new programming allows to listen to your body and take the conditions into consideration on a day to day basis. However, by Sunday at 5PM, you will need to sign up for the week’s practices on a Google Doc, if you have not signed up to row on a specific day that week, you are not guaranteed a seat on that specific day, but you may still attend and most likely will have the chance to row.
A Typical Practice for a 6:15 AM Time Block
6:00-6:15: Rowers are arriving, stretching and warming up, bringing oars to dock
6:15 AM: Everyone has arrived. Coach gives lineups and we head to the boats
6:15-6:25: Boats are launched and everyone is on the water
6:25-7:25: Rowers are rowing on the water
7:30-7:45: Boats are on the dock and being washed, cared for, and strapped down
● You can row up to 5x a week, 6x on weekends when we offer programming!
● You now have the flexibility to work around your schedule
● You can get the workout, or relaxing row, you want out of the morning
● You can row in many different types of boats throughout the season
● You will have a full boat every morning
● You might find a great new training partner with the same motivation and schedule as you
● Boats of different sizes, but same speeds, will train together, strengthening the training for all
● All rowers have access to coaching, you can decide if you want to log a lot of meters while getting some tips, or if you want to skill and drill before you do a structured workout
● You can get coaching when you want it and when you need it, while also having the option for a fun row if you want to unwind
● You have the opportunity to be a more competitive rower, if you would like to have that experience
● You can get on-land tips for stretching and strength
● You do not need to find a sub if you cannot make it for the morning
Things to consider:
● You might not get to row in the same lineup you have been with in the past. Coaches will do their best to accommodate boating requests with weather, experience, and boat availability permitting. We want you to have a great row with HMC and know that you love rowing with friends that you have rowed with for year. We will work with you to make this happen. We also know that rowing with different crews will make you a more versatile, and therefore, a technically stronger rower and the coaches may place you with rower or crew that become your favorite training partners.
● Your skill level might not be perfectly matched with your boatmates every row. You may be challenged some days in various ways whether it is rising to the next level to work out harder than you have before or focusing on technique and drills. Every rower in this program has something to learn and something to work on. Your workout is what you make of it and it always becomes positive when you take ownership of your rowing and development and create a supportive and inclusive environment where everyone is allowed to pursue excellence.
Q: What are the available time blocks?
A: 6:15AM – 7:45AM, 8:00AM – 9:30AM, 9:30-11:00 AM (Beginner Rowers and Independent Rowing), 6:00-7:30 PM
Q: What happens if I arrive after the start time?
A: If you are not on time, the coaches will do their best to incorporate you in the lineups, but you must be flexible with the boat you are assigned and there is no guarantee you will row that day.
Q: I signed up for the 6:15 AM time block, but cannot make that time this week, is there any way I can row in another time block?
A: On a daily, case by case basis, we can do our best to get you rowing as often as possible. Please try to email Sara by the Sunday before at 5:00 PM.
Q: What if I only plan on rowing once a week? Why do I have to pay the same price as people rowing 6 times a week?
A: It is a membership fee, just like a gym membership, you’re paying for the access to equipment, events, and coaching. We hope you’ll come more than once a week!
Q: What if I forget to select my schedule by Sunday night; can I still row this week?
A: If you haven’t signed up by Sunday at 5pm, please add your name to the Google Doc as soon as you know you are able to come, but please understand that you will be prioritized last when lineups are being made, even if you are there on time or early.
Q: When can I begin to sign-up for the following week’s rowing?
A: The Google Doc will be shared with all registered rowers from Friday at 8:00AM and you will have until Sunday at 5:00PM to sign up.
Q: If I’m in the evening class and it gets dark, do we still row?
A: Once the sun sets we will be on land with an erg and strength based workout, due to a shorter time block and less time on the water, the evening programming will be offered at a reduced price.
2018 Spring/Summer Rowing Session Dates
HMC offers four, six-week long rowing seasons. Most group classes run for 90 minutes, two days per week. HMC will be closed on Memorial Day (5/28/2018), July 4th (7/4/18), and Labor Day (9/3/18). Classes will be held on Columbus Day (10/8/18). Please note that $5 of every class registration will go towards an equipment fund for the rowing program. If you would like to make an additional contribution towards this program, please click here to donate. Please note: All classes require a minimum of four registrations in order to run.
|Spring||April 30 – June 8|
|Summer A||June 11 – July 20|
|Summer B||July 23 – August 31|
|Break||September 1 – September 9|
|Fall||September 10 – October 19
Want to row all year? Consider purchasing the Four Season package….
The Four Seasons Pass: Save money, spend more time on the water
Save money and guarantee your spot in your favorite rowing class by booking the 4 Seasons Pass! If you plan on rowing all four on water seasons with HMC then this is the package for you. Sign up for Spring, Summer A, Summer B, and Fall seasons in advance and you save on program fees. The package rate applies when you book four eligible programs (one per season). Please note that the 4 Seasons Pass rate cannot be retrospectively applied to bookings. Register today for the best rate and get ready to row all 4 Seasons! Eligible programs: Experienced Hudson, Men’s Rowing, Small Boats, Competitive & Recreational, Racing 4xs, and Sweep 8+ Advanced.
Purchase your 4 Seasons Pass Click on Prepaid packages and select your 4 Season Pass program. After purchasing your 4 Seasons Pass please go to New booking in your customer area to book your program in each season – Spring, Summer A, Summer B, and Fall.
Please note: your booking is not complete until you register for your class. The credits will automatically be applied when you get to check out.
Questions? Email email@example.com
2018 Spring/Summer Rowing Classes
LEARN TO ROW
OPEN TO: All
REQUIRED: No prior rowing experience necessary
Learn to Row programs are scheduled throughout the year to introduce adult community members to the sport of rowing. You will learn the basic phases of the rowing stroke, how the equipment works and what it’s called, how to get in and out of the boat and-most importantly-how to put your oar in the water and go somewhere! Also covered are the basics of coxing a boat – commands, steering and navigation. These classes are delivered in our 5 person coastal touring boats or in some of our more stable small boats. Many of HMC’s rowers go on to row for many years and have a chance to make friends, get fit, learn a new sport and discover Hingham Harbor. Learn to Row programs must have a minimum of 5 participants registered to run. Hingham Maritime Center has many options for you to get out on the water for the first time.
You can also:
- Schedule a Private Lesson with personalized coaching on the water
- Have a group of friends and want to get on the water together? Sign up for your own Learn to Row class at a time that works for you! Email Sara Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your class.
- Join us for National Learn to Row Day on Saturday June 2, 2018. A FREE event designed to give you a taste of what rowing at HMC is all about.
BEGINNER HUDSON QUAD (4X+)
OPEN TO: Beginner scullers who have completed a Learn to Row class
REQUIRED: A Learn to Row class or equivalent private lesson experience
Our Beginner Hudson programs are designed to transition new rowers from our Learn to Row program into our more mainstream rowing classes. This program is also great for those rowers needing a refresher class after a season away from rowing. Classes are delivered in our Hudson T11 Quads. You will learn more about the basic phases of the rowing stroke, how the equipment works and what it’s called, how to get in and out of the boat and-most importantly-how to put your oar in the water and go somewhere! Participants will get a chance to continue learning how to row, erg and cox as well as the opportunity to learn about other topics such as navigation and water safety. Many of HMC’s rowers go on to row for many years and have a chance to make friends, get fit, learn a new sport and see the harbor. Beginner Hudson programs must have a minimum of 5 participants registered to run.
EXPERIENCED HUDSON QUAD (4X+)
OPEN TO: Developing and experienced Hudson Quad (4x+) scullers
REQUIRED: 1+ session of Beginner or Experienced Hudson quads (4x+) rowing
For scullers with a variety of experience levels who enjoy the team atmosphere and stability of our open water Hudson touring 4x+s Register and then email email@example.com with your rowing ability to be matched with other participants (or if you have a group of 5 you would like to row with, we will also accommodate lineup requests where possible). Rowers will take turns rowing and coxing throughout the session. During Summer sessions there is the ability for groups of 4 rowers to hire a HMC coxswain for an additional fee. This is a multi boat class and rowers will be expected to help each other launch and rack boats at the beginning and end of row. The HMC coaches will work with all rowers throughout the session to offer workouts and grow rowing knowledge and skills. Rowers will work on gaining a greater understanding of the rowing stroke, learn how to navigate and cox, experience a multitude of drills, and gain a firm grasp of rowing terminology. Rowers may be given a workout or drill by the coach and should expect to row independently for part or all of a class. If weather conditions do not permit on water practice, rowers will have the opportunity to get a workout and technical coaching on land on the ergometers (rowing machines).
OPEN TO: Developing and experienced Hudson Quad (4x+) scullers
REQUIRED: 1+ session of Hudson quads (4x+) rowing
For male scullers with a variety of experience levels who enjoy the team atmosphere and stability of our open water Hudson touring 4x+s and may be interested in progressing to a men’s competitive rowing program. Register and then email firstname.lastname@example.org with your rowing ability to be matched with other participants (or if you have a group of 5 you would like to row with, we will also accommodate lineup requests where possible). Rowers will take turns rowing and coxing throughout the session. During Summer sessions there is the ability for groups of 4 rowers to hire a HMC coxswain for an additional fee. This is a multi boat class and rowers will be expected to help each other launch and rack boats at the beginning and end of row. The HMC coaches will work with all rowers throughout the session to offer workouts and grow rowing knowledge and skills. Rowers will work on gaining a greater understanding of the rowing stroke, learn how to navigate and cox, experience a multitude of drills, and gain a firm grasp of rowing terminology. Rowers may be given a workout or drill by the coach and should expect to row independently for part or all of a class. If weather conditions do not permit on water practice, rowers will have the opportunity to get a workout and technical coaching on land on the ergometers (rowing machines).
RECREATIONAL SMALL BOATS
OPEN TO: Developing and Experienced small boat scullers
REQUIRED: 1+ session of small boat rowing (Intro to Small Boats or other comparable experience)
This program is for scullers of varied experience levels who enjoy the small boat atmosphere at a recreational pace. Rowers will enjoy coach guided rows with a focus on skill building and distance rowing. This level is for rowers who are proficient at a variety of different rowing skills, including: steering and docking the boat, boat handling, rowing stroke fundamentals, and rowing terminology. Rowers can expect to be rowing for a large percentage of the class with skill talks and individual feedback provided throughout the session. Rowers will use both 1xs and 2xs.
COMPETITIVE SMALL BOATS
OPEN TO: Experienced small boat scullers
REQUIRED: 1+ years of small boat rowing or Director Approval
For experienced scullers who enjoy an independent workout based environment, incorporating technical drills, speed work and distance rows. Rowers are expected to be able to launch and dock independently, practice coach given drills, and have a firm grasp of rowing terminology. Rowers can expect to be rowing for a large percentage of the class with skill sessions and individual feedback provided throughout the session. Rowers will use both 1xs and 2xs.
OPEN TO: Experienced scullers
REQUIRED: 1+ year in small boats and racing 4x and/or Director Approval
Racing 4xs is for experienced scullers who wish engage in a fitness based team sculling environment. Rowers will use racing 4xs. The clinic is open to those experienced scullers who are competent in all aspects of being in and handling a racing shell and can handle the physical components of a more challenging on water workouts. Rowers are expected to be able to launch and dock independently, navigate the harbor, practice coach given drills, and have a firm grasp of rowing terminology. Rowers will experience independent distance rows or coach led speed work with technical talks and individual feedback provided throughout the session.
ADVANCED 8+ (SWEEP)
OPEN TO: Experienced sweep rowers
REQUIRED: 1+ year sweep rowing and Director Approval
Fitness and technique based sweep training program, that will build on previous years sweep rowing programs and prepare rowers for competition.
DEVELOPMENT 8+ (SWEEP)
OPEN TO: Experienced scullers
REQUIRED: 1+ year in small boats/racing 4x and/or Director Approval
Introduction to sweep rowing for experienced scullers and refresher program for rowers with prior sweep experience.
OPEN TO: ALL
REQUIRED: No prior rowing experience necessary
Want to get some extra meters in on land? This is the program for you! Our logbook erging program lets you hop on an HMC erg and increase your fitness and get in a quick workout on land during the on water season. Email email@example.com to reserve a seat. If on water classes are using the equipment you will be invited to participate in the workout.
Class fees will be refunded upon written cancellation received prior to 30 days from the start of class. A $50 administration fee will be assessed for these changes. There are no refunds after the start date of the class. Please direct all requests for cancellations to firstname.lastname@example.org.