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Community Rowing & Sailing

Participate in New Bedford's Water Borne Community Programs

Whaleboats & Rowing

Row in replicas of the very same 28-foot whaleboats designed and built in New Bedford during the 19th century or choose modern day shells.

Azorean Maritime Heritage Society
P.O. Box  40942
New Bedford, MA  02744
(508) 997-3941

Victor Pinheiro  

Buzzards Bay Rowing Club
P.O. Box  86
Fairhaven, MA  02719
(508) 961-5955

Heidi Hacking

New Bedford Community Rowing
New Bedford is partnering with Community Rowing Inc. of Boston to help bring the sport of rowing to the Acushnet River, benefiting the lives of the city’s school children and residents and reconnecting New Bedford to an important part of its history. The program is currently operating from a temporary site at Popes Island Marina, as plans proceed for construction of a boathouse and launch ramps further north on the Acushnet River.

Quest Center
1213 Purchase St.
New Bedford, MA 02740
508 717-4013
Anne Eisenmenger

Whaling City Rowing
This local rowing club is a non-profit organization dedicated to making open water rowing accessible to people of all ages and income levels. Club members row 28-foot long fiberglass whaleboats - replicas of nineteenth century whale boats. After school programs and summer day camps provide instruction to the region’s young people throughout the year.

P.O. Box  40625
New Bedford, MA  02744

Mark Hurley                                                                                                                        Mark@incabinated.com



Youth & Adult Sailing Programs

Community Boating Center of New Bedford (CBC)
Community Boating Center of New Bedford provides instruction and access to recreational boating for all, with an emphasis on children, without regard to financial situation.  Our instruction promotes water safety, navigation, boat handling, seamanship, and knowledge of the “rules of the road” within a safe boating environment.

1641 Padanaram Ave
New Bedford, MA  02740
(508) 992-6219

 Andy Herlihy

Youth Boat Building

Green Fleet, Inc.
122-124 North Front Street  (boat shop)
46 Pearl St.  (office)
New Bedford, MA 02740
(508) 971-6598

Christian Smith

Yacht Clubs

Low Tide Yacht Club
Meeting facility with full kitchen
Fort Taber
1000B Rodney French Blvd.
New Bedford, MA
(774) 451-5748
Racing Events:
(813) 545-2789

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