Today, the Duluth Rowing Club is a strong, thriving organization for a city of this size. Throughout the summer and fall, Duluth rowers, both men and women, compete in a number of regional and national regattas. Over the years, Duluth has produced a many excellent adult rowers. Several local rowers have gone on to be a part of nationally ranked crews. Internationally, former Duluth rowers have earned medals at the the Olympics, World Championships, the Friendship Games in Moscow, the Royal Canadian Henley, Canadian Henley, and World Masters regattas. Dave Krmpotich, a former Duluth rower and decorated rowing champion, won a silver medal in the 1988 Olympics.
Nationally, Duluth adult crews have competed and medaled at several prestigious regattas including the Masters National Regatta, Head of the Charles, Head of the Schulykil, and others.
Regionally, the Duluth Rowing Club competes in the Northwestern International Rowing Association (NWIRA) comprising ten clubs from the midwest US and Canada. The summer rowing season culminates with the NWIRA championships in mid August where member clubs vie for the prestigious Lipton Cup, in addition to individual race trophies and medals. The Duluth Rowing Club consistently has a strong showing at the NWIRA championships and medals in several Junior, Adult, and Masters events.