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 - RowBuffalo U17 & U19 Competitive Program -

This program is for rowers with previous competitive experience.

Why choose RowBuffalo/BSRA?

  • Our coaching staff has over 42 years of coaching experience.

  • Learn the most efficient and effective physical training for rowing.

  • We will teach you the latest research into what moves a boat.

  • Having won a Worlds Championship in 2022 and having placed our crews in 10 finals at the 2022 Royal Canadian Henley we are energized to achieve more in 2023.

  • Our focus is to win.


The women’s program features Claire Martin Doyle and Mairead Donnelly. Claire has 17 years coaching at Div 1 MIT. She won four Dad Vail Championships, three Head of the Charles gold and silver and most recently an NCAA National Championship. Mairead started coaching at BSRA in the Summer of 2014. She has coached crews to top four finished at Canadian Henley and has sent junior athletes off to top teir division 1 and 2 collegiate rowing programs. As a rower, Mairead was a walk on at Mercyhurst University and made the varsity 4+ and varsity 8+ boats as a lightweight all 4 years of her undergraduate career. Mairead was part of the Mercyhurst team that were National Runner-Up NCAA Champions in 2015.  


The men’s program features RJ Rubino, a former US National Team Oarsman who won and medaled at both national and international regattas. RJ has coached programs to win a World Championship, four USRowing Youth and Summer National Championships, four US Schoolboys titles and five Canadian Schoolboy titles. Peter Spira and Lars Finlayson have won 2 Club National titles and Henley gold. In addition, RowBuffalo has four Senior Coaches with national and international records of success.


We want to make you a winner.

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U17 & U19 Men

Head Coach: RJ Rubino

Assistant Coaches: Peter Spira & Lars Finlayson

*Practice Schedule*

Practice begins on Saturday, June 17th @ 8-10:30a

Monday-Friday 5:30-7:30/8a and a few  evenings 5-7p. Saturday mornings 7- 9;30am

*schedule will be finalized by coaches with coaches & athletes availability in mind*

U17 & U19 Women

Head Coach: Mairead Donnelly

Assistant Coaches: Claire Martin-Doyle & Connor Shaffer

*Practice Schedule*

Practice begins on Saturday, June 17th @ 8:30-11:00a

Monday-Friday 6-7:30/8a and a few afternoon evenings 5:30-7:30p. Saturday morning 8-11am

*schedule will be finalized by coaches with coaches & athletes availability in mind*

- 2023 Summer Regatta Schedule -

West Side Invitational - Sunday, July 9th @ Buffalo, NY (all athletes)

USRowing Summer National Championships - July 13th- 16th @ Bethel, OH (select athletes who meet standard)

RowOntario Championships - Saturday, July 29th - Sunday, July 30th @ Welland, ON (all athletes)

139th Royal Canadian Henley Regatta - August 8th - 13th @ St. Catharines, ON (most athletes)

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