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DC Strokes 2018 Gala "A Night In Paris"

Join Us on November 2 for "A Night In Paris" DC Strokes 2018 Gala Celebration.

Join us on Friday, November 2nd at the Carnegie Institution for Science as we celebrate the 2018 season with our annual gala. This year’s theme: A Night in Paris! Please purchase your tickets by Friday, October 19th.

If you have any questions, please contact Andrew Coffey at

See you on November 2nd, and don’t forget - dress to impress!



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Registration Deadline is October 19, 2018

See What Makes DC Strokes So Great!

We are proud to premiere this video overview of what makes DC Strokes, the world's oldest LGBTQ+ rowing club, a truly amazing team to be a part of! Come join us!

Welcome to the 2018 Season!

Registration is Now Open! Use the Early Bird Discount!


Early Bird Discount
As an incentive for folks to enroll early, both the Competitive and Club Programs offer a discount for registering and paying Program Fees in full by 1 April 2018.  Check the "Early Bird Registration" when you register!  For those who want to pay in monthly installments, choose the "Regular Registration" option.  The Comp discount is $25 and the Club discount is $20.  

The Competitive Program
If you’ve got the competitive drive, this program is for you!  Rowing five days a week in the mornings, the Competitive Program focuses on racing at local, regional, and national regattas. One year of previous rowing experience (although not necessarily prior racing experience) is required.  Click here for more information and to register:

The Club Program
The Club Program is a great environment for rowers of all ages and abilities. This program practices in the afternoons four days a week and has a lot of fun doing it! If you want to become a better rower, compete, and (most importantly) have fun, this program is for you! Click here for more information and to register:

Are you wanting to join one of our programs as a coxswain? Register Here and let your coach know on the first day of practice. Program fees are waived for dedicated coxswains!

Installment Plan Dates
For rowers paying via installments, here is the payment schedule:

  • 34 % paid by 1 April 2018
  • 33 % paid by 1 May 2018
  • 33 % paid by 1 June 2018

Try Before You (fully) Buy!
Rowers are granted a 30-day pro-rated grace period. If you withdraw during the grace period, your fees will be prorated up to that point and your refund is reduced each session that passes accordingly. After that, you will owe the entirety of the program fees.

Got questions?
For information on all of the DC Strokes programs:
For questions on membership requirements, procedures, and registration:
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Capital Sports TV - Episode #5 -
21st Annual Stonewall Regatta

The Capital Sports TV crew traveled to the banks of the Anacostia River for the 21st Annual Stonewall Regatta. The Stonewall Regatta is the only Regatta in North America hosted by a LGBT rowing team and this year more than 400 athletes put their rowing skills to the test.