Vesper Boat Club is excited to announce that Sarah Trowbridge has been appointed as the head coach of the high performance rowing program. Sarah will guide Vesper’s top athletes towards medals at the World Championships, and ultimately, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Prior to joining Vesper, Sarah’s most recent international coaching […]

Vesper Boat Club Appoints Sarah Trowbridge As High Performance Coach


“In an excerpt from her new book, Boathouse Row: Waves of Change in the Birthplace of American Rowing, Dotty Brown, reveals what motivated these men, so hungry for gold.” “For more than 175 years, Boathouse Row has been a cradle of competition, a place where people develop a passion for […]

Boathouse Row: Waves of Change


Sarasota, FL — The Vesper Boat Club lightweight womens double of Katie Bertko and Devery Karz won the 2016 USRowing Olympic Trials. Rowing into a headwind, the duo completed the 2000m course 12 seconds ahead of the next fastest competitor. Most recently, Bertko earned a bronze medal at the 2015 […]

Vesper Lightweight Women’s Double to the 2016 Olympics



“The National Rowing Foundation announced the selection of two devoted patrons of rowing, and six crews comprising twenty-six athletes for induction to the prestigious National Rowing Hall of Fame. The crews of the boats being honored include exceptional men and women—heavyweight and lightweight—who undertook the daunting competitive challenges of international […]

Vesper Boat Club Members Inducted into the Rowing Hall of ...