Help us update our fleet!

Women's Crew Shell

UDWR begins it's 20th season on the water this fall. As the program continues to grow in size and success, so do our needs for new equipment. As a team we are comprised of over 50 student-athletes competing in both the fall and spring semesters with our conference championships in the spring.

We have $25,000 in our budget to spend on equipment but we would like to purchase a new eight-person shell for our spring racing season, which costs around $40,000. The "Eight" are the priority boats and events in the spring season and it is important that we keep our athletes racing in the best equipment possible.

As a past member, supporter or fan, you are a part of the UDWR family! Your support and encouragement on and off the water inspires us in our pursuit of excellence. Help us raise the additional $15,000 needed to purchase a new boat by making a philanthropic gift of any size today!

Below outlines additional boat costs and their potential impact on our student-athletes. If we reach our $15,000 goal, we would look to extend our fundraising goal in hopes of adding to our fleet.

New four-person shell is ~$26K

  • Two would be helpful, so that we can have matching boats to use for on-water selection.
  • This year we are racing two four-person shells at Boston's Head of the Charles Regatta.

New two-person shell is ~$13K

  • We are currently the only CAA school without any two-person shells in our fleet.
  • This would be a huge training tool, both for developing small boat 'feel' and giving us flexibility to train on-water numbers other than multiples of 8 & 4.
  • The benefit of a two-person shell would be great for training, however, with our current budget we can't invest in two=person shells without sacrificing the quality of our racing fleet.


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$2,600 Raised
17% towards $15,000 Goal

Supported by 20 Donations: