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Our Fleet, Past and Present

DC Strokes maintains a diverse fleet of boats and other equipment to accommodate our many programs. We are grateful to the many generous people who have made these purchases possible, and to our members and volunteers who help maintain the fleet.

8+ boats

The Agenda

2014 Sykes Mould 27LH HC 8+ (wing)

Weight class: 180-210 pounds

Edie & Thea

2002 Vespoli Challenger DM8 (euro)

Weight class: 155-180 pounds

Named after Edie Windsor and Thea Spyer. Following Spyer's death, Windsor ultimately became the lead plaintiff in the 2013 Supreme Court case that overturned Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act, and was considered a landmark legal victory for the same-sex marriage movement in the United States 

2001 Sykes Mould 27H HKCC (wing)
Weight class: 180-220 pounds


2006 Sykes Mould 27 HKCC 8+ (wing)

Weight class: 145-190 pounds

Named after Oscar Wilde, the famous Irish poet and playwright, whose works included The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891) and The Importance of Being Earnest (1895). He was also known for his wit, his flamboyance, and his trials and jail sentence for homosexual acts. 

2010 Vespoli V1 EM8 (euro)
Weight class: 155-185 pounds

1998 Vespoli Ultralite I DM8 (euro)
Weight class: 155-180 pounds

2003 Sykes Mould 27 HC 8+ (euro)

Weight class: 145-190 pounds

4+ boats

Big Mo

Vespoli M2 DL4

Weight class: 185-220 pounds

Surrender Dorothy

Vespoli M2 DL4

Weight class: 185-220 pounds

Retired boats

  • Proud Mary

  • Liquid Therapy

  • Equality

A man walking while holding navy blue oars tipped with pink triangles.

Our oars are painted with pink triangles, which are a worldwide symbol of gay power and pride.

Small boats


2006 Sykes Mould 13 "Roadrunner" 2-/2x (wing)

Weight class: 135-185 pounds


2020 Peinert 26 (bow wing)

Weight class: 160-210 pounds

DC Strokes also has access to several single and double sculls, thanks to sharing agreements with other clubs and teams, including Wakefield High School and Capital Rowing Club.

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