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MRRA Regattas

The MRRA is hosting the following regattas:

USRowing NE/Mid-Atlantic Masters Championships

Festival Regatta

Textile River Regatta

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Gear Up - MRRA Clothing for Sale Print E-mail

To place your order:  Use the PRINT icon above to print this page.  Then write your order on the back of the page; include your Name, Item(s), Size(s) and Quantities. Include a check with the page and leave it at the desk for Bronwyn or Dottie.   Quantities may be limited.

Vest.  Atlantic Blue shown- Also Available in Black
Vests: Ladies S-M-L- XL
Men's S-M-L-XL $60

Long Sleeve Performance. Silver: $19.50
Men's or Women's

Back view on top, front view below.
  • Blue Lagoon Fitness Tee $30.00 these are thick with Poly
  • Blue Lagoon and Lime Shock cotton $18.00
Sizing: Men's and Women's S-M-L-XL
MRRA Hats. $15
Bumper Stickers. $ 2

Unisex Jacket. S-M-L-XL $55.00


Last Updated on Sunday, 04 January 2015 02:21
MRRA Welcomes Coaches John Cotter and Mark Lewis Print E-mail


Born and raised in Buffalo NY, John went to and rowed at the University of Washington. He is currently the Head Coach at Thayer Academy in Braintree, MA as well as a coach at MIT rowing club in Cambridge MA. John continues to compete in masters sculling and sweep races.


Mark has recently moved over from Oxford, England, where he was a sculling coach for Claires Court Independent school, Maidenhead. He coached medal winners at both the British National School Regatta and the National Championship of Great Britain, during 2013.  John also previously coached an Oxford College women's crew, Marlow Rowing Club Seniors and City of Oxford Juniors. Currently he is also the Women's Coach at the University of Massachusetts Lowell and the Assistant Boys Coach for the Hollis Brookline Cavaliers.

Mark has personally competed as both a Junior, Senior and Masters, in both sculling and rowing, winning medals both Nationally and Internationally. He rowed for his country (Wales) at the Home Countries and the Commonwealth regattas. Before he left England he sculled/rowed at Masters Level where he has won at Henley Masters, the Fours Head and the National Veteran’s Championships of Great Britain.


Last Updated on Friday, 16 May 2014 10:11
A new session of Masters Coached Sculling starting soon! Print E-mail
The next session of Masters Coached Sculling will start July 7th.
Coach: Mark Lewis and Marcia Patteson
Fee: $80 for 8 sessions, Mondays and Wednesdays. 
Please reply with your interest to participate by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Last Updated on Monday, 30 June 2014 14:06
High School Racing in May - Rowing Restrictions Print E-mail
The following dates in May have rowing restrictions due to Lowell High School hosted regattas. 
The agreement is that MRRA boats are requested to be off the water and docks by the time boats are being launched (roughly 45 min before racing starts).  If you do still want to row, you must present yourself to Jess Hayes Murray who is the regatta director for the LHS races and let her know you would like to go for a row. Then, you are to check in with the Dockmaster and get the OK to launch and proceed upriver and past the power lines for your row.  When you return, you must stop at the DCR ramp or wherever the starting Marshall is located and ask permission to return to the boathouse. When the starter says you may proceed, you row on the extreme starboard shore all the way to the end of the 2K course and cross the river after the race course (so at the Pavilion), and proceed back to the boathouse and docks.  Your cooperation is greatly appreciated. 
** If you have time and would like to help with any of these regattas, please contact Jess directly - help is always appreciated.
May 3rd- Novice Challenge. Racing starts at 8am, so off docks by 7:15am
May 10th and 11th- Lowell Invitational. On Saturday racing starts at 7am, so off docks by 6:30;  on Sunday off docks by 7:30am
May 17th and 18th- US Rowing Junior Regional's.  Launch times TBD - expect off water by 7am.   
May 25th- MPSRA.  Racing starts at 8am so off docks by 7:15am 
Thank you for your cooperation.  Remember that you can still row, we just have to be very respectful and deferential to the race.
- Karen Scammell, MRRA President
Last Updated on Thursday, 08 May 2014 15:28
Masters Rowing Programs Summer 2014 Print E-mail

The Merrimac River Rowing Association will be running several programs this summer -- please sign up on the left under Membership Application and also Programs & Fees:      Learn to Scull will start at the end of May and run for 4 weeks (2 rows/week) and Learn to Row Sweep will start mid-June and run for 4 weeks.  The Learn to Row Sweep is a special introductory price of $99 !!   Come row with us on Saturday June 7th for National Learn to Row day and sign up then!!

MRRA Winter Club Meetings Print E-mail

MRRA regular club meetings are the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7pm.

During the winter, we will be meeting at the Chelmsford Police Station, training room.

* please do not park in the visitor spaces; park along the street and in the cul de sac

* winter meetings are Jan 14th, Feb 11th, March 11th


Last Updated on Monday, 06 January 2014 15:49
From seat 34A Print E-mail

Last Updated on Sunday, 17 November 2013 12:01
From the Coswain's seat Print E-mail

Photo by Danny Boy from the cox seat in the msweep 8+ tonight.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 October 2013 23:59
Textile River Regatta - Sunday October 6th - 8am to 4pm Print E-mail

All details are on the TRR website at

The event this year has more competitors than ever - more parking, more volunteers and more fun for all.  We look forward to see you on the Merrimack River on Sunday October 6th, 2013


Last Updated on Thursday, 26 September 2013 11:27
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Learn more about the MRRA competitive Open Sweep program, a year-round team environment with the goal of racing in many regional regattas.