The Riverside Boat Club Masters program is a mixed team for athletes ranging from early 30s to mid-60s.

The team aims to provide a challenging and high quality rowing experience for our members, with the goal of competing successfully at regional, national and international regattas.

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 2-3 rows to receive feedback and to check out the team before starting the RBC application process.

Skilled coxswains of any age are always welcome.



Coached practice is M W Th F from 5:15-7:00 a.m. and Sunday 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. The training program also includes erg workouts and weights. The season runs from the end of March through October, although we can be on the water later in the fall until the river freezes. Members also train over the winter to be prepared for the spring season. We recognize our teammates’ work and family commitments, and try to provide a balanced training approach with some flexibility that still meets very high standards.



Local New England regattas, as well as Canadian Henley Masters, Masters National Championship, Head of the Charles, and some international regattas such as World Rowing Masters and Heineken Regatta.


to join

If you are interested or need 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


Jessica Smith

Jessica rowed and raced at the national level at Riverside in the late 1990s and at the Chicago Rowing Club in the early 2000’s.

She has invested more than twenty years coaching high school, college and club programs.