Salvo Cup​

The Salvo Cup is a centuries old, good-spirited competition between the Boston Latin School and the rebel hamlet of Brookline (officially a part of Boston until its treacherous incorporation as a "town" in 1705). The cup itself changes hands based on the results of the day's battle and, in the event of a BLS victory, is kept during the intervening year in two month periods at the homes of the BLS head coaches, the BLS Headmaster, the President of FoBLS Crew, the Regatta Coordinator and the BLS Athletics Director.

  • WHO

    • Varsity rowers
    • Novice rowers typically do not compete but may do so in 2021 - stay tuned.


    • ARRIVAL: Athletes meet at the BLS Boathouse at the time announced on the Race Tracker.

    • RACING and VIEWING: The course finishes at Magazine Beach. Most spectators choose to watch from there. Small parking lots on both sides of the Veterans Memorial Pool are usually enough to accommodate spectators. It has traditionally been considered risky to park at Trader Joes/ Micro Center, but perhaps not THAT risky. There is a Starbucks across the street. Pay attention when crossing Memorial Drive as it is hazardous.)

    • CUP CEREMONY and BBQ: The Cup Ceremony and Brookline/ BLS Family BBQ takes place at the BLS Boathouse immediately after the racing. [Note: Not in 2021 due to COVID.]

    • DO NOT PARK in the BLS/Northeastern boathouse lot. Plenty of parking is readily available a very short walk from the boathouse at the Christian Herter Park/Artesani Playground. Parking information can be found at

  • WHEN

    •  Lineups and race times will be posted by Thursday evening on the Race Tracker.

  • NOTE FROM ORGANIZERS: HUGE THANKS TO Brookline for hosting past post-race BBQs! We hope to return to this tradition in 2022.