Welcome to Central Crew!

Central Crew is a competitive club sport that provides an opportunity for Manchester-area high school students to participate in the sport of rowing, the oldest chronicled sport in the world. Well over 60 rowers and their families comprise Central Crew, making it one of the largest sports teams at the high school. 

No experience is required to join Central Crew. We accept athletes throughout the greater Manchester area, and the team includes a strong contingent of Trinity High School students.  Central Crew team has competed successfully at the state, regional and national levels since 2001. Looking for a good introduction to rowing? Contact us, maybe try one of our introductory summer programs!

Mandatory Parent Meeting: Wednesday, September 7th

Please join us at the American Legion Hall @5 Riverside St. Hooksett, NH. Join us for an Ice Cream Social, purchase apparel and uniforms and hear about the exciting upcoming Fall Season. Event kicks off at 6:30pm  (can you find a Hot fudge Sunday??)

Fall Registration is Open

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Registrations for the Fall 2016 season are now open. Returning crew team members please email complete the Reserve my Spot

Central Crew will be accept registrations for Novice(new) rowers in limited numbers, please email helpme@centralcrew.org with the subject line I’m interested in Rowing

There may also be a few spots available for JV/V rowers from the area that rowed for other teams. Please email helpme@centralcrew.org to inquire about availability.


Are you new to crew or just thinking about joining the team?  Check out our getting started pages and take a look at the photo gallery. Be sure to register for the upcoming season, and don't be afraid to ask questions, we're happy to help.

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Fall Schedule:

Sept 17 CRI Fall Classic JV/V Boston MA
Sept 24 WaterWorks Challange Manchester, NH
Oct 2 Textile River Regatta Lowell, MA
Oct 16 NH Champs Pembroke, NH
Oct 23 Head of the Charles * Boston, MA
Oct 29 Head of the Headless Hooksett

* Entries Awarded by Lottery


Please visit our sponsors and consider them when looking for services!

Dachowski Photography

Coaches Corner

Attention! Novice rowers will be having a swim test on Friday Sept 9th at 3:00 at the YMCA on Elm St. This is a requirement for all those who did not complete the swim test at the boathouse

Common Rowing Injuries

Prevention and Treatment


Coxswain = leadership opportunity

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And if your child is a big personality in a small body, he or she might consider becoming a coxswain (pronounced "cox'n"). One of the most unique jobs in sports, the "cox" is not equipped with an oar but is rather the captain of his or her boat, in charge of everything from getting it in and out of the water, executing the race plan, providing in-race tactical adjustments and coaching cues, as well as extracting maximum performance from the crew.

A great coxswain isn't simply someone who is 'bossy,  A great coxswain knows when to motivate, when to push, when to praise, and when to demand more.

Coxes are a vital part of any crew's success, and coxing provides one of the best opportunities for a teen to develop leadership skills, while for many kids it opens up a whole new world of athletics where small stature is actually an advantage. 

(To get a taste of what coxing a Championship junior race is like, this recording does a brilliant job.)