History

“By 1869, the year Riverside Boat Club was formed, there were approximately ninety American rowing clubs. Club memberships were booming, sixty-five regattas were held annually throughout the country, and racing for prizes was attracting widespread interest. Rowing was on its way to becoming America’s most popular spectator sport.”
– Dick Garver, Club Historian
The History of Riverside: A Book

In its nearly 150 years of existence, Riverside has evolved with the times and surrounding community. Historian Dick Garver has chronicled Riverside’s history in a book, where one can learn about how both Riverside and the sport of rowing have developed and how RBC has become the thriving association it is today.


Access RBC’s Complete History Here

The History of Riverside in the RBC Press

The Riverside Press, our blog, will also feature monthly posts that dive into Riverside’s rich history in more detail.


View RBC History in Our Blog


2016 Season Review, Part I

As Riverside Boat Club prepares for the 2017 outdoor rowing season, it’s a worthwhile moment to look back at a very successful 2016. The club’s depth and quality was reconfirmed at the 52nd Head of the Charles Regatta in October. Powering through the wind and rain, its 77 entries won
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