This is a series of narratives from various WBC rowers - of all levels - explaining their rowing or racing experiences. The idea is to start to compile and share these experiences with other members of the Club that reflect the nature of the sport of rowing and illustrate the inner drive to achieve success.
Please click (here) to read the story of Jeff Murt and Brian Homiak at the 2008 Stotesbury Cup Races.
WY-HI RESULTS 2013 - Please click (here) to see the final reaults for the 2013 WY-HI Regatta held on May 4th.
WY-HI PICTURES 2013 - Please click (here) to see the pictures from the 2013 WY-HI Regatta held on May 4th.
WY-HI HEATSHEET FRI. - Please click (here) to see the heatsheet for Friday for the 2013 regatta on May 4th.
2013 Wy-Hi Entry And Information Please click "here" for 2013 Wy-Hi entry and race information.
HEBDA CUP 2013 PICTURES - Please click (here) to see pictures of the 2013 Hebda Cup Regatta April 27th.
HEBDA CUP 2013 RESULTS - Please click (here) to see results of the 2013 Hebda Cup Regatta April 27th.
For Hebda Cup 2013 -- A note for all teams: Because of all the rain, the park's grass and ground is really soft. Please let your parent groups know that vehicles need to stay on the path's. If your team puts tire ruts in the grass we will be charged for the repairs from the city. I know that some of the food/supply trailers can be heavy, so please have your groups aware of the soft ground as they could get stuck if they sit for a few days on the grass.
Looking forward to a great day of racing.
2013 Hebda Cup Entry Form For Coaches Please click "here" for 2013 Hebda Cup Entry Form.
YOUTH LEARN TO ROW Please click "here" for information about the Youth Learn To Row Program.
5th Annual WBC Championship Regatta -- Thursday, April 18 for small boats and Saturday, April 20th for the remainder of the races.
2012 Blitzen the Dotte Please click on the Blitzen Logo above for details and results of the 2012 race.
News Herald Article - Please click (here) to read a great article in the News Herald about the WBC Rowing Programs.
2012 Grand Rapids Results Club - Please click (here) for results from Grand Rapids Regatta.
2012 Michigan Championships - Please click (here) for the results of the 2012 Michigan Championship Regatta.
2012 Mid-West Winners - Please click (here) for theresults of the 2012 Mid - West Regatta.
Youth Learn To Row For 2012 - Please click (here) for information about the 2012 Youth Learn To Row Program.
Adult Rowing For 2013 - Please click (here) for information about the 2013 Adult Rowing Program.
W.B.C. ROWING TANK RENTALS Please contact Tim Cardonha at firstname.lastname@example.org for information on renting the WBC rowing tanks for your program.
If you are able to donate a few dollars to the WBC Rowing Program to help with expenses, please click on the donate button. The WBC has set up a "Pay Pal" page for your convience. Thank you
NEW HISTORICAL PICTURES Thanks to Ray Hebda for sending some historical rowing pictures. Click on the HISTORY PAGE to see the pictures.
W.B.C. APPAREL ON-LINE You can now purchase WBC apparel on-line through Sew Sporty. Just click on the "SHOP WBC" at the top of the page and insert "wbc" as the pass word. You can then purchase any of the items listed with your credit card. Profits from purchases support WBC Rowing.
Member E-Mail Addresses Scroll down to the end of this page and fill out the form in the left hand banner to send in your e-mail address. All addresses on file will receive newsletters and notices via e-mail. This will reduce mailing expenses and keep you up to date.
WBC Slideshow Please click "here" to see a Power Point Slideshow about the WBC. It may take a minute or two to load then click on slideshow in the lower right corner.
Lounge Events The WBC Lounge was opened in 1968 and is in its 44th year. The Lounge was open as a place for WBC members and their guests to meet, have a beverage and promote the sport of rowing. Please support the WBC Lounge. A portion of the profits are given to the general fund to help the club and rowing.
2012 ROWING SCHEDULES Please click on "REGATTAS" at the top of this page to get the 2012 WBC Club and High School Regatta Schedules.
Current Passport Requirements - A reminder to rowers who travel to Canada - as of June 1st, 2009, as part of the government's Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative, anyone driving between the US and Canada will need a passport, passport card, or other WHTI-compliant document. Just in time for the final high school regattas and the club season. Here are some helpful links:
U.S. Passport Card: A new, lower-cost, license-sized document that can be used in place of a standard passport for land travel between the US and Canada.
Enhanced Michigan License and Enhanced Michigan ID: Details haven't been finalized, but according to the linked article Michigan has gotten approval to offer enhanced licenses and IDs that will also meet the passport requirement, starting Spring 2009.
The Wyandotte Boat Club is located on the Detroit River about 15 miles "downriver" of Detroit, in the city of Wyandotte. The Wyandotte Boat Club is one of the largest rowing facility in the United States. The lower level of the club features two massive indoor tanks, a weight room, ergometer room, coach's office, men's and women's locker rooms, five storage bays that can hold over 100 shells, and a workshop for repairs. The second level of the club features a beautiful bar and dance floor where members can enjoy each others company, a meeting room, outside patio, and a balcony overlooking the river.
The facility could not have been completed with out the hard work of many dedicated members and the help of the sponsors who contributed to the success of this project. These sponsors include: Members of the W.B.C., The City of Wyandotte, BASF Corp, William E. Kreger, Hienz Prechter/Heritage Fund, Charter National Bank, Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital, and Chrysler Corp Fund.
Membership You can be a member of the W.B.C. by getting an application in the Club Lounge. Dues are $35.00 per year. Retirees dues are $15.00 per year. You must be 18 years of age or older, be sponsored by another member and have an interest in rowing and helping the club. New memberships must be approved by the W.B.C. Board.
Competitive Rowing Anyone interested in any of the Club's competitive rowing programs can contact Tim Cardahna, our Rowing Committee Chairman. Click on the address to contact Tim, at email@example.com You may also contact any of the W.B.C. coaching staff for information.
Masters Rowing The WBC will be offering a Masters Rowing program for the 2012 summer club season. Masters Rowing will be open to experienced rowers at least 27 years of age that have been out of competitive rowing for at least one year. For further information please contact Tim Cardanha for more info.
Members Who Have Passed please click (here) to read about the recent members who have passed.
The WBC has a "Club License" in our lounge. Per L.C.C. regulations only members can purchase alcoholic beverages. Bring your guests? Certainly. But, only card-carrying members can buy drinks.
No children under the age of 21 are permitted in the Club Lounge after 9:00 p.m.
W.B.C. Board Meetings are held at 7:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month. General Meetings are held at 7:30 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of every month. All members are welcome to attend.
WBC/Lounge Phone Number - 734284-5560
Other Phone Numbers
Coaches Office - 734285-4021
Notice: Lounge closed on Mondays except for special events.
Tuesday Through Friday: 4:00 p.m. Till ?
Saturday 6:00 p.m. Till ?
The W.B.C. is located at No. 1 Pine Street next to Portofino in Wyandotte.