WCR Progress

Dear WCR Community,

There was a very constructive meeting this afternoon concerning the future of Westford Community Rowing (WCR). The Town of Westford, Westford Parks and Recreation, Westford Academy, and the Friends of WCR (FWCR) were all represented.

All winter indoor rowing programs will run as scheduled with the exception of the Middle School program. The registered middle school athlete(s) will participate in the Junior Competitive program. Additional people can still register for these programs.

On-water programs at Forge Pond will resume in the spring! Lots of details need to be worked out but here’s an overview of what we discussed.

Westford Academy will organize and operate the High School Competitive Team. Principal Jim Antonelli will meet with the captains, representative parents, and FWCR over the coming weeks for input. Athletes from surrounding towns and Lawrence Academy will continue to be welcome in the program.

Westford Recreation plans to offer learn-to-row programs. As mentioned in our previous update, Friends of Westford Community Rowing will reorganize into an independent not-for-profit organization. This new organization will run the Masters Competitive programs and other programs not covered above, as well as manage the equipment.

Look for additional communications from Town Manager Jodi Ross and WA Principal Jim Antonelli, as well as further updates from FWCR as details become available.


Peter Klenk

Chairman, Friends of Westford Community Rowing