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Class Day Weekend 2015
3/27-28: Conibear Shellhouse
Save the date! Our Annual Class Day Weekend is fast approaching, featuring the VBC Banquet, Class Day Cruise and races, and Free BBQ. Click the links for more information - 
See You There!


Class Day 2015
March 27th and 28th - See You There!

Friday, March 27th: The 2015 Washington Rowing Banquet
And VBC Induction
Featuring 2008 and 2012 Olympian Megan Kalmoe '06
Friday, March 27th, 6:00pm, Conibear Shellhouse
More Information: 2015 VBC Banquet

Purchase Tickets Here: VBC Banquet Tickets
About the Varsity Boat Club: Varsity Boat Club

Saturday, March 28th: Class Day Cruise with Croissants
Come join fellow alums, friends and parents on board the "Goodtime II" and get a birds eye view of the races as you follow the crews down the Cut!  The cruise includes breakfast croissants, fresh fruit and coffee, and play x play by the coaches. An annual tradition!
More Information and to Purchase Tickets Click Here:
21st Annual Class Day Cruise and Croissants

Saturday, March 28th: 5th Annual Women's Alumni Race
Saturday, March 28th, 8:00 AM at Conibear Shellhouse

Attention women alums!  Meet at the shellhouse Saturday morning, greet some familiar faces and get ready to have some fun! The race is 1000 meters and start time is at 8:00 AM.  Boatings are random - first come, first boated. Please RSVP to Denni Stobin ( or Ellen Ernst ( to reserve your spot! (Important details to include in your email if you plan to row: starboard, port or coxswain and your graduating class). If you don't want to get on the water, but you'd still like to join in on the fun, please come down to watch, say hello and reconnect. Snacks and beverages will be provided at the boathouse after the race. Please spread the word and help to continue the success of this event for our women alums. Looking forward to seeing everyone at the boathouse and kicking off another great year of racing. Go Huskies!

Saturday, March 28th: Class Day Free BBQ
Immediately following the races, join the athletes and coaches for the post-race awards on the docks and our annual free BBQ sponsored by the Stewards!
More Information Here (page down):
2015 Class Day Cruise and Free BBQ

Throwback to the 1949 IRA, a global event reflected by this newsreel coming from Argentina (and in Spanish). Some excellent footage of the off-water life at Poughkeepsie, including the dining hall (and Warren Westlund '50 eating dinner...) and sleeping porches. Washington would win the JV and Frosh events in '49, but lost the varsity race to Cal, setting up the sweep of the river by Washington the following year in 1950. Thank you Bob Koch for sending in the link!

At Washington, our team includes exceptional and dedicated athletes and coaches, a vibrant alumni group, active parents, and friends from across the globe. Our core values include an equal and inclusive environment for all of our athletes - men and women together - and emphasize tradition, community, education, and teamwork. These values do not end at the shellhouse doors, but are a commitment every VBC member has made - since the days of Hiram Conibear - to strive for excellence both on and off the water.  Welcome to our website!


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Conibear Shellhouse

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