The Pierce Boathouse grants access for recreational sculling to adults with a fitness center membership. Those who know how to row already may become cleared to scull unsupervised from April 1 through September 30. Those without experience or seeking to develop further may take a sculling class, offered each summer.Online registration can be found for both Rec Sculling and the Sculling class here.

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Recreational sculling shells are available for use by those qualified to row unsupervised. In order to use them an individual must: a) have a current fitness center membership, b) pass the swim/boat test, c) pass both a written and practical exam of sculling knowledge, and d) pay the annual fee. If you are interested in rec sculling, but unable to complete any part of the requirements, you may consider a private lesson to help establish competency. Please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Day/Time: Weekdays, during boathouse open hours

Dates: April 1 - September 28

Cost: $150

Location: MIT Pierce Boathouse (W8), Charles River


SCULLING CLASS - Registration begins on 5/5/14

This class is suitable for those who wish to learn to row, or to improve their sculling skills.  Each participant will take to the water in a single-person recreational shell and scull along the Charles River. Experience is not necessary, but participants must be at least 18 years of age and pass the small-boat swim test ( A DAPER Membership is not required.

Dates: Tuesday and Thursday's from 6/3 - 7/17 (no class 7/1 and 7/3).

Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Cost: $400 * Upon successful completion of the course, a discounted recreational sculling pass may be purchased for $100

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