Boathouse Home to Olympic
Ky Ebright Boathouse has been home to the University of California crew
since it was built in1924. It is named after the legendary Ky Ebright,
who coached Cal eight-oared crews to three Olympic Gold Medal and many
national championships. Inside are facilities for athletes including
showers, lockers, and meeting rooms as well as storage space for the
boats. The Estuary outside is one of the best rowing areas in the
country. It offers 11 miles of protected waters and is one of the few
courses in the nation where a straight three mile race can be held.
Since 1993, both men's and women's teams have been using this boathouse.
Quarters have become cramped. The Cal Alumni are working with the Port
of Oakland to identify a site to build a new boathouse for this world
Friends of Cal Crew
"Walk Along the Water"
© Oakland Museum of California, used with permission.
Update: Part of the historic Ky Ebright boathouse was
incorporated into the new T. Gary Rogers Rowing Center that opened in
2004 - just down Glascock Street from its original location.
Friends of Cal Crew, 2009
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