Our involvement in the rowing community goes far beyond just building world class racing shells. We actively support coaching education with clinics and seminars. We donate funds for the prevention of skin cancer. We support fellow rowers. When Hurricane Katrina struck we raised significant funds to keep the Tulane Crew afloat. Our staff of Regional Representatives are all former coaches and rowers who bring their knowledge and experience to 100-plus events a year. Plus, we stand behind our boats with the industry’s best 5 year Bow to Stern Warranty. When you row a Vespoli, you are part of our team.

Commitment to Masters Rowing: Tom Sanford

Tom Sanford

Tom Sanford has taken his commitment to rowing and shared it with the Connecticut communities of Stonington and Mystic, a region graced by rowing history at the National Rowing Hall of Fame in Mystic Seaport Museum, where he volunteers. “Folks (in the community) know me as ‘that guy who rows’,” says Sanford, but it wasn’t always that way.

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Champion Coaches Clinic: A great success!

Champion Coaches Clinic

The recently concluded Champion Coaches Clinic was an unqualified success. Over 150 coaches mid-Atlantic and north East states but we also had coaches travel from the west coast, Florida, Georgia and even Canada.

Here is what some of the attendees had to say:

“It was the most productive day of profession development in which I have participated.  It was great to hear successful coaches talk freely about their programs and guiding principles.”

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Ellen Kloss, A Committed Student & Rower

Ellen Kloss

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While other graduate students are burning the midnight oil, Ellen Kloss' commitment keeps her rising to an alarm clock to train at Baltimore Rowing Club. This 29-year-old doctoral student at Johns Hopkins in the department of Biophysics has support though: Her husband John is a coach at BRC, and her doubles partner, Christine Bevacqua, will be at the boathouse. Kloss, a lightweight rower for Washington University’s (St. Louis) club program during her undergrad years, met her husband through the sport. They both fell into the rowing lifestyle once they settled in Baltimore. 

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