Welcome to Berkshire Community Rowing

Berkshire Community Rowing (BCR, also BRASS) offers rowing experiences and coaching for people of all ages. We row in individual and team boats, for both recreation and competition. Since 1995, our not-for-profit organization has helped hundreds of people discover their ability to move a shell through the water, or rediscover their love of this. The Berkshire Community Rowing boathouse is located within Burbank Park at Onota Lake, off Valentine Road in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.

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Mod Champs

The Mods Medal! Congratulations to all our “mods,” which is to say middle school rowers, and their coaches Randy & Don for a successful day at the races. The Mod Champs is always a fun, scrappy affair. This year, our coxed quad came in second. Congratulations to rowers Gabe, Benji, Hayden, and Foster , and … Continue reading Mod Champs


BRASS Roots It’s not easy when we have to let go one of our long-committed BRASS rowers. But it’s always a pleasure to be a part of someone’s early discovery of a love for rowing. Gabriella started with us when she was twelve, in 2015. Rowing with our juniors in fall and spring, she always … Continue reading BRASS Roots

A New Quad

We just acquired a new quad, a lightweight of the sort we’ve been searching for for years now. Well done to Tom C. who regularly checks Row2K for high quality used equipment, to the equipment team for vetting it, and to the board for voting it through! It will be delivered sometime in July. Now … Continue reading A New Quad

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