A group of adults get ready to row

Adult Rowing

Run by the Museum’s Champlain Longboats program, our rowing clubs welcome adults of all ages and all rowing abilities (including first-time rowers) to join them on the lake for weekly evening open-water rowing. Depending on the club or group size, we will be rowing in 32′ pilot gigs or St. Ayle’s skiffs. Browse through our current rowing club options to find the best fit for you.

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What to Bring

Three boats with adult rowers

Rowing Clubs

Due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19, our rowing season has been delayed and will not start until July 1, 2020. Adult rowing clubs will start in July and we look forward to seeing you on the water this summer!

  • Rowing for Racing – Tuesdays in Vergennes
    Rowing for Racing meets every Tuesday evening at the Museum campus in Vergennes, Vermont. Open to rowers with prior experience, this group is best suited for those interested in a more aggressive workout. The overall emphasis of the group is on strength training, rowing technique, and endurance. We usually row for 1 ½ to 2 hours per night on Lake Champlain. There will be several races in which rowers can participate, but racing is not a requirement. We’re always looking for experienced coxswains! Schedules will be posted here.
  • Vermont Skiff Rowing – Wednesdays in Burlington
    New for 2020, we are excited to introduce a St. Ayles Skiff rowing club in Burlington for all rowing levels. We will meet every Wednesday evening in Burlington, Vermont and there will be an option to participate in several of our rowing races. We’re still confirming our exact location for this club – if you are interested, please contact Vermont Skiff Rowing club leader Ben Mayock.
  • Community Rowing – Thursdays in Vergennes
    This relaxed rowing group meets every Thursday evening at the Museum campus in Vergennes, Vermont. Open to rowers from beginner to experienced this group is a great way to experience the beauty of Lake Champlain while getting a great physical work­out. We usually row for 1 ½ to 2 hours per night. Club members may also join our rowing teams to participate in rowing races around the region. Schedules will be posted here.

Pilot gig waits to be launched

Club Dues

  • Full Season Club Dues: $175.00
    This includes an individual LCMM annual membership and allow you to join any of our weekly rows for the whole season.
  • One-Day Club Dues: $10
    If you plan to join us for just one night, bring $10 with you to cover your one-day club membership.

Not sure if rowing is right for you? Just join us for your first row! No club membership fees needed. Contact Lisa Percival at (802) 475­-2022 or percival@madriver.com for more information.


What to Bring with You

  • Suncreen
  • Water Bottle
  • Towel
  • Gloves
  • Seat Pad or Cushion

Questions? Contact Lisa Percival at (802) 475­-2022 or percival@madriver.com for help!