"There is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing around in boats."
-Keneth Grahame, "The Wind in the Willows"

Welcome to the Duluth Rowing Club

About The Club

Located on the western tip of Lake Superior, the Duluth Rowing Club is home to a thriving rowing program composed of both competitive and recreational crews. The club provides its members – youth, men, and women of all ages – with fun and fitness opportunities throughout the spring and summer months.

The DRC is currently 150 active members strong and provides its members with equipment, coaching, and a place to row. DRC also sponsors a number of events during and after the rowing season for further fun and competition.

The Sport of Rowing


Death Row: Sunday September 16, 2018

The standard Death Row course on the St. Louis River is 27 kilometers in length. In the case of windy and unsafe conditions on the standard course there are two alternate courses 12 miles in length on Lake Superior and St.Louis Bay.

Awards will be presented for the following categories:

Fours w/o
Recreational Singles
Kayaks, Canoes, Outrigger Canoes


Categories include men’s, women’s, mixed, junior, master and open.


The race will be started with a mass start at the Duluth Rowing Club at 8:AM. Cox’n/bowperson meeting at 7:15 AM. $40.00 (U.S.) entry fee per participant includes party and awards for all survivors. $45 if paid on race day.
For an additional $15, a Death Row T-Shirt will be included. In order to receive a T-shirt on race day, entries with payment and T shirt size must be received by September 8th. There may be a limited quantity of T-shirts available for purchase on race day. Race day entries are accepted for an entry fee of $45 per participant. Make checks payable to Duluth Rowing Club.

Send entries to:
Bonnie Fuller-Kask
714 W 5th St.
Duluth, MN 55806


Death Row Entry Form
Death Row Route

Club Rowing Hours
June 11-Sep 17, 2018

Masters Mon-Fri 5:45-8:00am

Juniors Mon-Fri 8-10 am

Open Rowing Mon-Thur 5-8pm or dusk

Open Rowing Sat-Sun 6:45-10:30am

Duluth International Regatta Photos

Duluth International Regatta Results

Death Row Photos


Help us Reach Our Fundraising Goal

We are very close to the finish line in reaching our $1 million goal. Just $50,000 is needed to complete the grounds work and landscaping. You can help by making a contributions. Donate now.

Buy a Brick

You can have your name or that of someone you wish to recognize engraved on a brick that will be permanently part of the new patio at the Rowing Center. Cost is $125 (tax deductible). Click here to obtain an order form.