About Duluth Rowing Club

Located on the western tip of Lake Superior, the Duluth Rowing Club (DRC) is home to thriving competitive and recreational rowing programs.

The DRC provides its members – youth and adult men and women of all ages – with a state-of-the-art Rowing Center, rowing equipment, access to Lake Superior and Superior Bay, and fun and fitness opportunities throughout spring, summer, and fall. The DRC also sponsors a number of events during and after the rowing season for further fun and competition. The DRC programs serve rowers aged 13 to “as old as you are.”

Over 100 youths (age 13-18) participate in the Junior Program each season. Duluth’s strong Junior program produces winning crews in competitions at local and regional regattas. Each year several juniors go on to row at colleges and universities throughout the US; many receive scholarships.

The adult rowing programs are open to anyone over the age of 18. Learn to Row courses introduce adults to the sport and, after completing the course, adults row at a level that matches their interest: recreation, fitness, and/or competition. Adult members are encouraged to row in any regatta the Club enters regardless of skill level. The Club has a strong contingent of competitive adult rowers who have competed and earned medals at Masters Nationals, World Masters, and other national regattas.

Our New Boathouse

In 2016, the DRC undertook a major construction project replacing the 110-year-old boathouse with the new Duluth Rowing Center. Completed in 2019, the Center includes the Joseph M Krmpotich Boathouse for storing all types of rowing shells; the Clubhouse with locker rooms, small-boat storage, classroom, and office space; three docks and area for coach boats; and a nicely landscaped grounds. The DRC is grateful to the great number of generous donors who made this project possible.

Volunteer Based

The Duluth Rowing Club is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization operated by a volunteer Board of Directors who perform administrative functions and manage all aspects of the Club. Club members also volunteer for duties as part of their membership requirements. The DRC has no paid employees. Each rowing season, the DRC contracts with a head coach and assistant coaches to run the Junior and Adult Programs.

DRC Mission Statement

The Duluth Rowing Club is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes. It is dedicated to promoting the sport of rowing, youth development, and health and fitness.

The Club commits itself to the principle that there shall be no discrimination in the treatment of persons because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or other protected class.

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