The Riverside Boat Club Masters program is a mixed team for athletes range from late 20’s to mid-60’s.

The program welcomes new members as space allows. Applicants should be fit with good technical skills, and be experienced in rowing including racing. You may join us for a two-week try-out period before starting the Club application process. Skilled coxswains are also always welcome.



Coached practice is MWF from 5:30-7:00 a.m. plus Saturday 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. The training program includes erg workouts, weights, and additional rowing other days of the week. The season runs from the end of March through October, though we are on the water later in the fall until the river freezes.

We are a competitive group that enjoys rowing and racing but we also recognize the importance of rowing-life balance. Members typically row together at least 2-3 times per week with some significantly more.



Local New England regattas, as well as Canadian Henley Masters, Masters National Championship, and Head of the Charles.


to join

If you're interested, or more information, please contact the appropriate captain below and fill out the official Riverside Membership application.

Women's captain:
Janice Hayes-Cha: jhayescha(at)

Men's captain:
Matt Schonewald: enohcs(at)


2016 Masters Nationals - Worcester, MA

2016 Masters Nationals - Worcester, MA


Head coach

To be announced…

about our coach

Karen Chenausky