Press Release: Capital Rowing Club welcomes Stämpfli Express

For Immediate Release

Contact: Kirsten Spittel, VP of Membership
Phone: 412-867-7877 (cell)

Capital Rowing Club welcomes Stämpfli Express

Washington, D.C. (September 24, 2015) – Capital Rowing Club is excited to welcome “the largest rowing shell in the world” this Saturday for an exposition row on the Anacostia River from 1-4pm.  The Stämpfli Express consists of 24 rowers and a coxswain, and is over 140 feet in length.  The shell is a product of Stämpfli Racing Boats, a Swiss company founded in 1896, and is on a tour of the US, sponsored by Swissnex Boston.
Saturday’s event will cap off a day of racing on the Anacostia River as Capital Rowing Club hosts its annual fall regatta: Head of the Anacostia.  Spectators are welcome at the Anacostia Community Boathouse at 1900 M Street SE, Washington DC 20003.
Capital Rowing club appreciates the opportunity to showcase this example of Swiss engineering and innovation, and extends its gratitude to Stämpfli Racing Boats, Swissnex Boston, and the boat’s owner, Mr. Burgin Melch.
About Capital Rowing Club
Capital Rowing Club is the home of community rowing in the Nation’s capital for more than 300 residents from the greater D.C. area. As a non-profit 501(c)(3), founded in 1988 on the banks of the historic Anacostia River, Capital offers sweep and sculling programs for all ability levels, ranging from learn to row programs for people of all ages to competitive programs for veteran rowers. Capital is managed solely by volunteers and is devoted to bringing rowing opportunities to youths, adults and families. More information on Capital Rowing programs is available through the Club’s official website,

Photo credit: Swissnex Boston
Photo credit: Swissnex Boston




Check out photos from the first tour stop at Jordan Lake here.