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Detroit Boat Club Crew 175th Anniversary Celebration

Friday, August 22, 2014


To kick off the celebration, the 175th Anniversary Banquet will be held at Detroit’s Atheneum Hotel – This event will not only honor the club’s significant milestone, but also the 1940 Olympic rowing team, whose dreams were never realized due to World War II.

Saturday, August 23,2014


A three hour tour aboard the Ovation Yacht along the same river that has propelled innumerable crews – 300 guests are invited to join Friends of Detroit Rowing on a trip that will stop in front of the Boat Club for photo opportunities on Saturday afternoon.

Sunday, August 24, 2014


Open house and Sunday brunch at the Boathouse – Tour the building and the boathouse to see where today’s rowers continue to train and compete. Experience 175 years of historical photos and memorabilia on the Detroit Boat Club Crew History Walk.

Tickets are $130 for all 3 175th Anniversary events

Tickets are $75 for the 175TH Anniversary Banquet

Tickets are $75 for the Ovation Yacht Cruise.

Tickets are $20 for the Detroit Boat Club Crew Open House

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 The Detroit Boat Club Crew was founded
in 1839, which makes us the oldest
rowing club in North America.

Join us for our 175th Anniversary Celebration!

We race within the Midwest Rowing Association, with over 80 schools and clubs, but have plenty of beginners and non-racing members too! 

The mission of Friends of Detroit Rowing (our sponsor), is to educate and promote the sport of amateur rowing in the Detroit metropolitan community, provide competitive and recreational programs to men and women of all ages, and training opportunities for rowers competing on the national, international, and Olympic level.

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