Minnesota Boat Club
Rowing in Saint Paul Since 1870
Minnesota Boat Club has been promoting health and excellence through the sport of rowing since 1870. Our programs cater to a wide variety of competitive and recreational rowers. The historic boathouse is located on the shores of Raspberry Island and is the jewel of downtown Saint Paul's Mississippi waterfront. The club maintains a beautiful landscape and lovingly restored banquet hall available for your next special event.
2020 Membership Registration is Open
Our 2020 membership registration is open! Check out our registration page for boat storage, membership dues information, and instructions on how to register via TeamApp.
MBC 150th Anniversary
Save the Date
Saturday, December 5th at 6:00 PM - 2020 MBC Gala
With the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions in place, the Anniversary Reunion will be held in September 2021 on Raspberry Island, Saint Paul. More details will be forthcoming.
Check out our new sculpture on Raspberry Island!
Our summer learn to row classes offer a unique opportunity to experience rowing on a beautiful stretch of the Mississippi River in downtown Saint Paul. Learn the basics of the rowing stroke in a stable, catamaran-style training boat, and later feel the exhilaration and speed in an 8-oared racing shell.
Our boathouse on Raspberry Island is filled with history, surrounded by natural beauty, and conveniently located in downtown Saint Paul. Our intimate indoor and outdoor event space is professionally managed by Mintahoe Catering & Events for an unforgettable experience. Learn more at the link below.
Minnesota Boat Club has a rich history as the oldest athletic institution in the State of Minnesota. Our rowers have been nationally competitive for nearly 150 years and our boathouse is on the National Register of Historic Places. MBC was one of the founding clubs of the longstanding North West International Rowing Association and have called Raspberry Island our home since the club was founded 1870.