2014 Save the Dates

The 2014 season is just around the corner. Here are some important dates to add to your calendar.

April 26 – 8am, Opening the boathouse an installing the dock. Remember “many hands make light work”, so please plan to come and lend a hand.

April 27 – 4 pm, 2014 Annual Meeting. Meeting will be held at Randy Oberle’s on East New Lenox Rd. More info will be posted at a later date.

Free Learn to Row event May 31st

BRASS is sponsoring a FREE Learn to Row event May 31st. Two sessions will be offered. First session starts at 8:00 and runs until 9:45, second session is 10:00 to 11:45.

To register (strongly recommended) call the BRASS boathouse at 413-442-7769 and leave  your name, contact information and preferred session. The event will be held at the north beach of Burbank Park on beautiful Lake Onota (not at the BRASS boat house).

Plenty of BRASS volunteers will be on hand to help you get into a boat  and try out this fun activity. Nothing like rowing around Lake Onota on a beautiful summer morning. Come get a taste of this great sport! 


Brass End of Season Party Nov 9th

When: November 9
5:30pm Social Hour; 6:30 Dinner
Where: Zucchini’s Restaurant
Route 7, Pittsfield
Tickets: $29 per person

Reservations please
Please e-mail reservations to:
Barb Daelman at bdaelman@verizon.net
Or phone 413-499-4525

Please mail checks to:
BRASS, PO Box 787, Pittsfield MA  01202

Please select from the following dinners:

  • Grilled Zucchini Pasta (vegetarian)
  • Chicken Marsala
  • Maple/mustard glazed Pork Loin, caramelized apples and onions
  • Stuffed Sole with seafood stuffing and lobster cream sauce

All dinners include garden fresh tossed salad and dressings,
rolls, vegetable & starch, coffee or tea

BRASS End of Season Party

Save These Dates

November 2 – Boat House Closing
Boat house closing on November 2  @ 8:30 AM – Remember many hands make light work when we store boats for the winter and break up the dock until spring. All members encouraged to come and lend a hand.
November 9- BRASS End of Year Party
November 9 at Zucchini’s, Upper North St in Pittsfield. Time, menu and cost still to be determined. Join all your rowing friends for a fun filled evening!

Green Mountain Head Regatta

On September 29th on contingent of BRASS rowers traveled to Putney VT for the Green Mountain Head. Racers included Harriet Cuyler, Chris King, Joanne Murphy, Randy Oberle, Tina McLaughlin and Don Roche. Sue Hanson and Lew Cuyler were also in attendance assisting the rowers by rigging (and un-rigging boats) carrying oars and packing equipment. Youth member Theresa Murphy, accompanied by her dad John, also made the trip to cheer for mom.

Harriet Cuyler brought home a gallon of apple cider for her Womens 1x (65-74) 3rd place with the time of 0:25:58.2. Joanne’s time in the Women’s 1x (55-64) was 0:27:05.9. Randy Oberle competed in the Men’s 1x (55-64) with the time of 0:24:14.4 and Chris King time in the Men’s 1x (45-54) was 0:24:40.2.

Tina McLaughlin competed in her first regatta in the  Mixed 2x – doubles (100 yrs total) with partner Don Roche and their time was 0:24:41.6

October 5th and 6th Weekend Competion

BRASS members traveled to Niskayuna, NY and Hartford, CT for the Head of the Mohawk and Head of the Riverfront.

On Saturday, at the Head of the Mohawk, in the Masters Men 2x (over 35) Dave Hall & Don Roche placed 1st with the time of 0:16:44. Chris King & Randy Oberle place 3rd with the time of 0:17:11. In the Maters Women 2x (over 35), Harriet Cuyler and Joanne Murphy placed 3rd with a time of 0:19:01

At the Head of the Riverfront on Sunday, Dave Hall, Randy Oberle, Don Roche and Chris King placed second in the Men’s Master 4x with the time of 15:53.44.


Good work BRASS Rowers!!!

Head of the Riverfront 2013

17A. MEN’S MASTER 4X (21 AND OVER) – FINAL Name Age Lane / Bow Raw Time Final Time Difference Boats Passed
1 SAUGATUCK ROWING CLUB, LLC D SCHLEY 63 431 16:55.65 15:24.95   1
2 BERKSHIRE SCULLING ASSOCIATION, INC. D HALL 52 434 16:37.24 15:53.44 28.49 (3.08%) 2
3 GREENWICH CREW P OUDHEUSDEN 53 430 16:55.82 16:08.52 43.57 (4.71%) 1
4 PELHAM COMMUNITY ROWING ASSOCIATION D SESLER 49 435 17:00.91 16:27.01 01:02.06 (6.71%) 2
5 PELHAM COMMUNITY ROWING ASSOCIATION G LEWIS 62 432 18:55.82 17:30.02 02:05.07 (13.52%) 1

The Bernie Ryan-Ultimate Club Day, Sept. 20th, 8:00am

  • 7:00 am: meet at the boathouse to move boats to Burbank Park
  • 8:00 am: Let the fun begin!
Hello BRASS Rowers,

If you have been a member from the first year or if this has been your first year, Saturday 9/21 is set to be a fun time for all.  The Bernie Ryan-Ultimate Club Day will take place at the North Beach at lake Onota begining at 8:00. There will be racing, short and long, beginner and advanced and maybe even a grudge match or two; games, on and off the water; did I mention fun and more.In the club day tradition, bring a snack or treat to share if you like, drinks will be provided. The more the merrier so plan to attend if you can, we would love to see you.Anyone who would like to help set up that would be great.  Come to the boat house at 7:00 and we will bring boats, slings, tables, tents and whatever else is needed to the beach.  Call me at 413 464-1130 to let me know or if you have any questions.Again, come if you can, it will be fun.See you there,

Don Roche, Chairman
BRASS Board of Trustees