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DeWolfe Boathouse DeWolfe Boathouse

Facility Tours: Men's Rowing | Women's Rowing

Built: 1999

Location: 619 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02139

Capacity: 68 shells

The DeWolfe Boathouse is the most recent boathouse to occupy space on the banks of the storied Charles River. It has served as the home of the Boston University men's and women's crews since its formal dedication on October 23, 1999.

The Boathouse, named in honor of the grandparents of Boston University trustee Richard DeWolfe, is located on the Cambridge side of the Charles River. It has both an interior and exterior balcony that affords racing fans an excellent view of the annual Head of the Charles Regatta as well as a spectacular view of the city of Boston and Boston University skylines.

In fact, the boathouse is situated at the starting line for the Head of the Charles, a junction of the two longest straight stretches of the river. Furthermore, it is only 500 meters downstream from the finish line of the 2,000-meter race course used by the local universities.

Rowers also have access to a 16-person tank room conveniently located on West Campus, adjacent to the team workout room and the varsity weight room.

  • Racks that can hold a total of 68 shells; 48 rigged 8's, 12 rigged 4's, and 8 rigged pairs
  • Main floor contains a large workout area, which includes 40 concept-2 ergometers, medicine and stability balls, airdyne and spinning bikes, workout mats and dumbbells
  • Ground floor includes six boat bays and repair shop
  • Spacious locker rooms for both the men's and women's crews
  • A team lounge which features display cases to house trophies won
  • Offices for both the men's and women's coaches
  • A spacious dock where parents and friends are able to greet victorious Terrier crews upon their return from a successful regatta
  • A Hall of Rowing that includes all former Terrier rowers and crew coaches

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