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.
MBC 150th Anniversary
Friends & Family Activities
February 1, 2020 - March in Winter Carnival Torchlight Parade
March 2020 - Saturday Cross Country Ski -Snow dependent, watch for date announcement
Summer 2020 - Thursday evening Alumni Rows
Save the Date
September 12, 2020 - Anniversary Reunion, Raspberry Island, Saint Paul, Minnesota
Saturday, December 5th at 6:00 PM - 2020 MBC Gala
2019 MBC Gala
Saturday, December 7th at 6:00 PM
The Grand Gala of 2019!
The MBC Gala of 2019 was a great success! The amount raised was the grandest in well over a century! What a way to go into our 150th year. Thank you to all who contributed, donated, worked, coordinated and most of all, came to this wonderful event! With out you MBC couldn't have made this happen.
Several announcements also occurred at the Gala, including the new name for the youth endowment fund. This fund will now officially be called the The MBC Miriam Baer Youth Endowment Fund. Also, the erg/weight room will be named The Baer Den. Both in honor of our recently passed coach, Miriam Baer. Recognition ceremonies will be held later this spring/summer.
Thank you once again! May the remainder of the year be filled with joy and happiness. From everyone at MBC, thank you!
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.