Boys Varsity Crew
Thank you for your interest in the boys’ rowing program. FGS rows coxed fours out of the Beebe Boathouse on Lake Waramaug, approximately 10 minutes from campus. In the fall, we compete against high schools, clubs and colleges at the Riverfront Regatta, the Head of the Connecticut, the Head of the Charles as well as the Frostbite and Braxton regattas in Philadelphia. Our spring season includes dual meets and cup races with other NEIRA schools such as Derryfield, Choate, Taft, South Kent, Deerfield, St. Mark’s, Nobles and Berkshire. We host the annual Founder’s Day Regatta on our home course in early May and compete at the NEIRA Championships at the end of our season.
Over the last several years FGS has emerged as a recognized rowing power, finishing in the top six or better at the NEIRAs and placing first in the National Scholastic Championships in 2014. We have had a number of rowers compete on the US Junior and Senior National Teams and many have forged college careers at the Division I and III level. Over the past decade, the crew program has sent graduates to the University of Washington, Northeastern University, Brown University, Franklin and Marshall, Syracuse University, and Hobart and William Smith, amongst many others.
We are always looking for new rowers and coxswains to join our program. Most of our athletes come to us with no previous experience and we believe that it is our commitment to a strong novice and JV program that allows us to develop the competitive athletes who have contributed the continued success of our team
Rowing Operations ManagerIn addition to assisting the Crew Team and coordinating Frederick Gunn School’s Regattas, Sal is the Head Coach for the Boys and Girls Varsity Ski Teams and teaches U.S. History and in 2021, taught a popular Winterim course, "Revolutionaries, Spies and a Traitor." Outside of FGS, he operates the Bicycle Tour Company, based in Kent. As an Independent Revolutionary War Historian, he authored two Experiential Learning Travel Guides. In August 2021, Sal’s led a 700-mile Bike and Kayak Tour, following the 1781 Route of the French and American Armies from Newport, Rhode Island to Yorktown, Virginia, supported in part by a grant from the National Park Service. While at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, he studied Economic Development in Sri Lanka and enjoyed rowing competitively.
Head CoachLincoln received his BS from Ithaca College in photography and film production and his MFA in Photography from the San Francisco Art Institute. Lincoln is coming from Chase Collegiate School where he taught photography and filmmaking in addition to starting their rowing program. At The Frederick Gunn School, he teaches black and white photography, digital photography, filmmaking and graphic design. He lives in Roxbury with his wife, Cindy, son, Graham, daughter, Lily and their Anatolian Shepherd, Sarah, as well as two geckos, Nubs and Fast Lady.
Assistant CoachChristopher Visentin grew up in Rhinebeck, New York, and graduated Kent School. He rowed at Kent and Hamilton College, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in English, and lived in Montreal for a year, where he rowed competitively before starting his master’s degree program. In addition to a master’s in English from Boston University, he holds a law degree from BU School of Law. (His area of interest was intellectual property law.) Prior to joining The Gunnery, he was a freelance writer in Philadelphia. He is teaching English and coaching crew. He enjoys photography, painting, reading and writing (mostly) poetry.