Boston College Men’s Crew is a club program that competes against both club and varsity teams from across the country. While the team can trace itself through various predecessors, the modern Boston College Crew was founded on campus in 1987 with limited resources and has grown to one of the largest crews on the Charles River, competing among elite crews in the United States.
Rowing out of the Community Rowing Boathouse, the program currently supports over 100 student-athletes between the men’s and women’s teams.
The competitive rowing seasons occur in both the fall and spring, though the team trains throughout the school year. Highlighting the Fall season is the Head of the Charles, held on the river on which the team practices daily. During Spring Break the team makes a week-long trip to train in warm weather; Tennessee, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida being some of our past destinations. The Spring racing season runs from March until May, with most races taking place in and around New England.
Local schools that we often compete against include UMass, Trinity, WPI, Tufts, URI, and UNH. Our championship racing includes the New England Rowing Championships in Worcester, the ECAC National Invitational Rowing Championships, and ACRA National Championships in Gainesville, GA.
In the Spring of 2014, Conte Confidential published an article describing what it is like to be a member of the program.