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!!

Support Operation:  LADIES 8+

Our Masters Women's Crew needs your support!  Donate now for the purchase of a 2008 Vespoli 8+ for our Masters Women!

The Women’s Masters team is a dedicated group of adult rowers who train early in the mornings and race in regattas all over the region. Last year the team competed at the prestigious Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston, Massachusetts.

Check out the action at: https://vimeo.com/87414994

This year we’re setting our sights even higher, but rowing an old boat that is shared with other programs just won’t do. Our goal is to purchase a newer (2008) Vespoli 8+ and we need to raise funds for the boat. Below is a special link to directly support this effort. We are offering some exciting premiums for donors..

Planning An Event?
Contact Pat Linklater, Event Coordinator
313-799-0467 or

Whoever donates:
$5,000 gets to name our new boat.
$1,000 gets a seat dedicated in his/her name.
$500 gets an oar dedicated in his/her name.
$250 gets a personal rowing lesson provided by the Women’s Masters team.
$150 gets a Limited Edition Tote Bag.
$60 gets a limited edition ROW DETROIT t-shirt.
$40 gets a limited edition ROW DETROIT card signed by the Women’s Masters team.
$25 gets a Detroit Boat Club Crew decal.
<<-! This button is for Operation: Ladies 8 -->>

Make your Donation Today!

The Detroit Boat Club Masters Women’s Crew thanks you for your support, and ROW DETROIT!

Downloadable Forms
2015 DBCC Forms & Waivers

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

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