Annual Learn to Row Day

Curious about rowing? Looking to escape the gym and spend time outdoors?

Learn to Row Day is a great opportunity to see firsthand what rowing is all about.

FREE and open to ages 18 and up.

Space is limited - Click here to learn more or to sign up!


Friends of Detroit Rowing  Let 'er Run 50/50 Raffle

DBCC Raffle

Information on drawing dates and award amounts are listed below:

  • Week 1 – March 6, 2016 - $200
    1st DRAWING $200 WINNER: Joan Weger (sold by Heidi Weger)
  • Week 2 – March 13, 2016 - $400
    2nd DRAWING $400 WINNER: Ramsey Shurafa (sold by Nabil Shurafa)
  • Week 3 – March 20, 2016 - $600
    3rd DRAWING $600 WINNER: Dan Govczyca (sold by Erin Ptashnik)
  • Week 4 – March 27, 2016 - $800
    4th DRAWING $800 winner Rae Ann Nadloski (Sold by Mark O'Brien)
  • Week 5 – April 3, 2016 - $1,000
    5th DRAWING $1000 winner Jen and Tab Semanision (Sold by Kara Semanision)
  • Week 6 – April 10, 2016 - $1,200
    6th DRAWING $1,200 Renee Jakubowski (sold by William Kelly)
  • Week 7 – April 17, 2016 - $1,400
    7th DRAWING $1,400 winner Justin Feutzi (sold by Mark O'Brien)
  • Week 8 – April 24, 2016 - $1,600
    8th DRAWING $1,600 winner The Nemeh Family (sold by John Nemeh)
  • Grand Prize - April 24, 2016 - $10,000
    GRAND PRIZE DRAWING $10,000 winner Linda Cassidy (sold by Donna Curran)

 The 50/50 drawings will commence on Sunday, March 6th for a prize of $200. Each subsequent Sunday, for a total of eight weeks, the prize money increases by another $200. So week two is $400, week three is $600, culminating in the week eight drawing, on Sunday, April 24th, awarding $1,600. All tickets remain valid for all drawings need not to be presented to win.

Our fundraising goal for the women’s lightweight four costs approximately $22,000. The sellers of the weekly winning tickets each receive $50. The seller of the grand prize winning ticket will receive $100, so there is added incentive for every rower, board member, coach and all other interested parties to sell as many tickets as they can. We are strongly requesting that every participant sell at least one, 10-ticket bundle of raffle tickets.

Tickets are available for pick up at Roy O'Brien Ford located at Nine Mile & Mack at the reception desk during the week. Please contact Mark O'Brien for additional information: (586) 776-7600.


Welcome to Detroit Boat Club Crew!

  • Support Operation:  LADIES 8+. Click to donate now.
  • Silver Medal Women's Single
  • Bronze Medal Women's Double
  • Gold Medal Men's Varsity Ltwt Eight
  • Gold Medal Men's Varsity Double
  • Gold Medal Men's 2nd Varsity Double
  • Silver Medal Men's Ltwt Four
  • Bronze Medal Men's FourSupport Operation: LADIES 8+. Click to donate now.
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Eye on Detroit - DBCC
175 Years of Rowing Excellence
Happy 175th Birthday Wishes

Donate to the 1902 Boathouse Restoration project!
Mail a check to Friends of Detroit Rowing 27551 Rackham Drive - Lathrup Village, MI 48076
OR click on the DONATE button below to pay via PayPal.

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

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.

Check out our programs and events, and if you enjoy rowing or
staying fit with friends,
Join DBCC today!!

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Need individual forms?  Check out our Downloadable Forms page, which has both the packets and individual forms.

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