Duluth Rowing Club hosts two regattas annually – the Duluth International Regatta and Death Row. We also participate in many regattas throughout the midwest United States and Canada.

Regattas in Duluth

Duluth International Regatta

For over 60 years, the Duluth Rowing Club has hosted teams from throughout the midwest United States and Canada for the annual Duluth International Regatta. Typically held the second Saturday in July, the event attracts 300-400 rowers competing in Junior, Open, and Masters events. Spectators are welcome to enjoy a festive atmosphere and watch exciting races throughout the day.

The 2024 Duluth Regatta will be on July 13.

Death Row

Aptly named, Death Row is an 18 mile, 25 kilometer, race upstream on the St. Louis River. The race begins with a mass start in Superior Bay off the Duluth Rowing Club, follows the scenic St. Louis River, and ends near Chambers Grove Park in Fond du Lac. Participants include rowing crews in various boats, 8’s, quads, doubles, and singles, as well as those in kayaks and canoes.

DRC will not be hosting Death Row in 2024 due to many masters members competing at World Masters in Berlin. Check back for 2025 dates in early 2025.

Upcoming Regattas

June 15, 2024 Minneapolis Sprints; Lake Nokomis; Minneapolis, MN

June 29, 2024 Thunder Bay Sprints; Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

July 13, 2024 Duluth International Regatta; Duluth, MN

July 27, 2024 Tops and Bottoms; Rabbit Lake, Kenora, Ontario, Canada

August 16-17, 2024 119th Annual NWIRA Championship Regatta; Rabbit Lake, Kenora, Ontario

October 5, 2024 Head of the Mississippi; Minneapolis, MN


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