The Dolphin Club maintains a boathouse on beautiful Lake
Merced in San Francisco, which is open to all members.
There are about a dozen boats available for members' use,
from training singles, that can be rowed easily by novices,
up to Pocock fiberglass single racing shells
Early Morning Row on Lake Merced
The camaraderie experienced at 502 Jefferson
Street also prevails at Lake Merced. A regular group typically
rows at 6:00 am several weekdays, with a larger group on
weekend mornings at 8:00 am.
Although there are few formal regattas, informal racing
can occur any time two boats get together on the water.
While several members out at Lake Merced have received
national as well as international recognition, most members
row for recreational purposes. The experience of sitting
two inches off the water and moving a boat along at 4-5
knots at sunrise, is inspirational.
The Lake Merced boathouse is owned by the city of San
Francisco and leased to the club.
For more information please call the Rowing Comissioner
at the Dolphin Club (415) 441-9329