EVENT: Riverside Boat Club’s 2012 Cromwell Cup Regatta
DATE: July 8, 2012
TIME: 7:00 a.m. to 6:15 p.m.
LOCATION: Riverside Boat Club, 769 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 MAP
NUMBER OF ATHLETES: 600+ men and women athletes, from all over New England and the Mid Atlantic. Ages 16-70+ years old.
SUMMARY: The Cromwell Cup Regatta, named after Riverside Boat Club [RBC] member and 1964 Olympian Seymour Cromwell, is the largest summer
regatta held on the Charles River. Attracting rowers of all ages and skill levels, this regatta is run entirely by RBC volunteers. In 2010, we hosted rowers
from 39 clubs and representing eight states. Riverside’s goal by hosting this regatta is to encourage friendly competition on the Charles River and build
awareness of rowing in the Boston/Cambridge community.
Continued support of the local rowing community by offering competitive events
Raise awareness of Riverside’s past and present role in the (onshore) local community
Improve the physical structures that foster this active community
HISTORY: Riverside Boat Club was founded in 1869 by printers, many of them Irish and employed at The Riverside Press. Throughout it’s 140-year
history, Riverside has emerged as the most successful rowing club in New England. Despite the shift of rowing’s role in the American and worldwide
sporting scene, Riverside Boat Club has retained its commitment to making rowing available to working people. Today, even as Riverside maintains it’s
tradition as a member-run non-profit organization for oarsmen and women of all economic backgrounds, it has once again emerged as an energetic
rowing community and a competitive force in American rowing.
ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP: 275
NATIONAL TEAM ATHLETES: 49