Adult Rowing

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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 us 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.

As we all currently exist in a world with COVID-19, we have introduced some new safety protocols that all participants are required to follow. Before you sign up for a club, please review these protocols below.


Rowing Clubs

  • Rowing for Racing Club
    Tuesdays – Vergennes, VT – Intermediate to Expert
    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 are usually 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 Club
    Date TBD – Burlington, VT – Beginner to Expert
    Coming soon, we are excited to introduce a St. Ayles Skiff rowing club in Burlington for all rowing levels. We’re still confirming details for this club – if you are interested and would like to know when this club opens up, please contact Vermont Skiff Rowing club leader Ben Mayock, benjamin.mayock@gmail.com  

  • Community Rowing Club
    Thursdays – Vergennes, VT – Beginner to Expert
    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.

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.


Rowing & Safety Protocols

All rowers are asked to bring their own:

  • Mask or face covering
  • Suncreen
  • Water Bottle
  • Snacks (if needed)
  • Towel
  • Gloves
  • Seat Pad or Cushion

In accordance with the State of Vermont’s COVID-19 plan, we have introduced some new safety protocols that all participants are required to follow. Before you sign up for a club, please make sure you agree to and can follow the following items:

  • There will be no public restrooms available
  • Upon arrival, you will be asked if you have any symptoms and your temperature will be taken
  • Participants must wear a mask or face covering when on site and on the docks. While rowing, masks will be worn around necks at all times, to be used as necessary when physical distancing measures are difficult to maintain
  • When not in boats, participants will maintain 6’ social distancing as much as possible
  • Equipment, and other supplies touched by participants, including oar handles and life jackets, will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected between use
  • Do not share your personal equipment with others
  • No spitting when in the presence of other rowers or staff members
  • Participants must bring their own water bottle and cannot share water bottles or food with others

WEATHER IS IMPORTANT! If there is a change of plans due to the weather, or any other reason, we will email every weekly registrant by 3:00 PM on rowing day. If you don’t hear from us, we’re going rowing! We use the National Weather Service Lake Forecast.

Questions? Contact Lisa Percival at percival@madriver.com for help!

Pilot gig waits to be launched