Help Fund our Fleet

Racing boats are constructed of carbon fiber, fiberglass, and wood, and they can be damaged all too easily in a moment of inattention. This page describes some of our boats, as well as some boats that our rowers would love to see added to our fleet.

Club boats are workhorses. Covid restrictions during the summer of 2020 meant that our fleet of singles was in a constant cycle of useage, disinfectant, and reuse.  Rowing shoes are an item with a specific design--but they receive a lot of wear and tear when different people are using them. Most repairs are delayed until the winter season. They're generally too busy being used to take out of service for minor repairs.

Most newer boats can be scull (two oars x) or sweep (one oar -)

Training Single   


These are stable boats designed for inexperienced rowers. They’re not glamorous, and young athletes have a tendency to work as hard as they can to NOT be assigned a rowing seat in these boats. Newer training singles are no longer built like bathtubs, and can even be raced, in a pinch. 

Racing Single


  • Hull damage through to "honey comb." Materials for repair: ~ $210

Solid and stable, this workhorse's already old paint job needs attention after a summer of heavy use.

Wintech 21
  • Foot Stretcher Track - square tooth: $7.00

A lightweight training single with responsive steering. Many rowers with different length legs wore down the lower footplate track.

One of the beautiful aspects of participating in team rowing is that athletes are encouraged to embrace the challenge of rowing in different boats, teams, and configurations. Every boat has unique qualities, every boat brings out different aspects of an athlete’s personality. The single racing shell is tippy. And wayward. But, rowed well, it is a thing of style and beauty. A seat in a racing single has to be desired as well as earned.

Vespoli 1x
  • Rigger damage to hull. Estimate to repair: $335.

The club's finest single. An inspiration to row.

Great Scott
  • Damaged while sitting in slings. Repair costs: $140

Out of service this summer for five weeks during repair.

Racing Double 2-/x


Doubles are about partnerships, fluid and stable. Rowers are assigned to these boats by weight, size, and age. So a doubles partnership is a balance between developing a relationship with a Many rowers prefer to take their daily practice outings in a double, so doubles tend to do dual duty as workhorse boats.

Training Quad 4-/x


The training quad is… the workhorse that everyone rows. It’s stable, and fun, and can be rowed by a mix of experienced and inexperienced rowers.

Racing Quad 4-/x


The launch is the coach’s boat. Seen at every practice, it is the backbone of the club. We are hoping for a group donation, to name this boat in memory of the coaches who have inspired us.

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