The Blitzen the Dotte Fun Run/Walk has been a fall tradition since 2008. Thousands of runners and walkers have participated in this fun November event over the years to help raise money for the youth rowing programs sponsored by the Wyandotte Boat Club.
We wanted to continue the run/walk this year but due to concerns on social distancing and crowd gatherings dictated by government, we have decided to make the 2020 Blitzen the Dotte a virtual event.
What does that mean? You can still support the WBC rowing programs, get a run/walk in, and receive a Blitzen shirt without coming to downtown Wyandotte for the race.
Thank you for supporting WBC!
This is to notify WBC members that at the August 12, 2020 Board of Director’s meeting, the board unanimously voted to delay the club’s annual election scheduled for August 25th for one year and extend the term of the four board members who were up for election at this time.
This decision was based on current COVID executive orders and restrictions on group gatherings and the ability to hold a safe, confidential voting process. The board will meet on August 25th to elect club officers for the upcoming year.
As we navigate through this, the board is committed to returning back to normal operations as soon as we are allowed to by the government, and the United States Rowing Association.
Fall 2020 rowing update at the WBC. Three high schools are holding fall workouts on the Detroit River following safety protocols established by their school districts. The teams are rowing small boats with sculling being the main rowing style. Workouts will continue until the end of October when the dock will be removed for the winter.
The spring high school regattas hosted by the WBC are scheduled:
The Hebda Cup is set for Saturday, April 24th 2021
The Wy-Hi Regatta is set for Saturday, May 1st, 2021.
Both events are held in BASF Waterfront park along the Detroit River.
Last year’s races were cancelled, click on the links below for the last time the events were held.
Results and photos are now posted! Details at: https://hub.enmotive.com/events/2019-blitzen-the-dotte
Thank you to all the runners and volunteers for another great year!
For more information, including past results and photos, please visit the Blitzen Page.
The 2019 youth learn-to-row 2nd session camp has concluded. It was open to all students entering 7th – 12th grade in the fall. The WBC youth learn-to-row camps provide an opportunity to learn the basics of rowing in a fun environment.
For those who missed this year’s camps please check back for dates for the 2020 summer rowing camps.