BRASS Mission Statement
Brass is dedicated to the promotion and advancement of recreational and competitive rowing, with the focus toward education and camaraderie of the sport.
Welcome to BRASS
The Berkshire Rowing and Sculling Society (BRASS), is dedicated to teach rowing in single sculls and crew boats for pleasure and competition. Since 1995, we have helped hundreds of people discover their ability to move a shell through the water. Initially known as the Berkshire Sculling Association, we taught people how to row in single shells on the Stockbridge Bowl. As the popularity of rowing grew, our teaching expanded to include scholastic teams, and the need for a boathouse became apparent. In late fall of 2000, a city owned building became available at Burbank Park on Onota Lake in Pittsfield. The association subsequently applied and gained approval for developing a community rowing program from the Pittsfield Park Commission and City Council. After a successful fund drive, the building was converted into a boathouse and shells and equipment purchased.
Contact BRASS at:
PO BOX 787, Pittsfield, Ma 01202
Check us out on the web at berkshirerowing.com
DIRECTIONS TO THE CUYLER BOATHOUSE
Driving east toward Pittsfield on Route 20
-Pass Hancock Shaker Village,
-Pass a car wash on your See a Shell gas/convenience store on your left and a -MacDonald’s in the distance on your right.
-TURN LEFT just before the Shell station onto GALE ROAD.
-TURN RIGHT onto JASON ST; the first right turn.
-Travel straight crossing West St. at the traffic light, onto VALENTINE RD. Travel about half a mile.
-You will pass Taconic High School on your right. See a big sign on the left for BURBANK PARK. TURN LEFT into the park.
-Drive straight down to the south parking lot. You will now be facing the water. Park at the far right end of the parking lot.THE BOATHOUSE IS NOT VISIBLE FROM THE PARKING LOT.
-Walk north alone the paved walkway, about 200ft. Turn left at the first dirt fork. You will see the dock and the brown boathouse. WELCOME!
Driving west on Route 20 turn RIGHT onto GALE RD and follow the above directions.
Driving From Downtown Pittsfield on WEST ST, turn RIGHT onto VALENTINE RD and follow the above directions.
Driving From PECKS RD turn LEFT onto VALENTINE RD and RIGHT into BURBANK PARK.