Row the Distance
To help continue the growth and development of CMI and meet growing demand, in June 2013 we launched Row the Distance, a $90,000 3-year capital fundraising campaign.
In 2013, generous supporter donations totaling $22,000 enabled CMI to add a fourth Mainville 26 shell to the fleet, and expand our youth rowing program to more than 60 rowers. CMI also commissioned a second trailer for race transportation and purchased two sets of oars from the Boston College crew team.
In 2013, CMI’s rowing program also accomplished:
- A new partnership with Boston College Crew, which allowed 24 youth rowers to experience river shell rowing on the Charles River in the spring.
- Employment of nine local high school and college students over the summer as coxswains and coaches.
- The addition of three highly experienced coaches to the youth program.
Rowing ranks among the fastest growing sports in our country with students and adults alike. CMI has hosted a number of very successful “Learn to Row” clinics to introduce people to the sport. The “Row The Distance” campaign will enable CMI to achive new goals over the next two years including adding a fifth Mainville 26 shell, a chase boat for coaching and increased safety, a collegiate racing shell for calm water days, and replacing our aging Concept2 ergs (rowing machines).
The expansion and development of CMI’s rowing program would not be possible without the support from donations. With the Row The Distance campaign, we hope to continue to provide
affordable access to a valuable part of Cohasset’s rich maritime
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