This page contains the current wish list items for the team. As we all know the team cannot function without the
support of alumni, parents and friends. From time to time the team needs certain items to keep functioning in tip-top shape.
This wish list was provided by the coaches with the intention of making a significant difference to what they want to accomplish this spring season.
If you would like to contribute one of the item -- gaining a nice tax deduction at the same time -- please contact
Doug Rathburn for more details.
This year we have a focus on fitting out our second "new" wakeless launch. We acquired a used Pocock launch from The Hun School in Princeton. The launch
is an exact match to the other Pocock launch we acquired in 2017, and is a great addition to the Spartan Navy.
We only bought the bare hull without engine nor most of the bits and bobs to get it running for the spring. An anonymous donor bought the engine for us, but
we need the items like life jackets, emergency dry boxes, bilge pump, etc. Also the running lights need to be replaced/upgraded. We've broken down the items needed
into manageable chunks for all budgets.
Thanks to our 2021 Wish List Donors:
$750 Launch trailer to get the boat from Princeton and give us the flexibility to move it to Aurora Lake when needed.
Launch Light Package
$55 Includes the bow light, side strip lights and two stern lights.
Launch Bilge Pump Package
$45 Includes the bilge pump, hose and control switch.
Launch Emergency Dry Box Package
$100 Includes the safety paddle, first aid kit, emergency whistle, air horn, fire extinguisher, nylon dock line and the dry box.
Launch Rechargeable Spotlight
Launch Life Jackets
Launch Life Jacket Dry Box
$65 To store the new life jackets!
Launch Fuel Tank
$60 Includes the fuel tank and connector.
~$200 Help us pimp out the new launch with some Spartan branding!
Name the Launch
$500 Naming rights to the coach's chariot!
Annual Operating Cost Support
Annual Rack Rent & Insurance for One Shell
$500 each This is the core of what we do. We provide premier rowing equipment to our student athletes, and they need to be stored and insured.
Coach Endowment Contribution
Any amount. We are actively trying to build up our coach endowment. Current fund is now about $85,000 and pays 5% of the principal to the team each year. This is also the only area where we can coordinate a company match.
Spring Training Fund
Any amount. Spring training trips are the norm, and
very effective for building early season speed. Also, the team often scrimmages other teams
during this week to build valuable racing experience. Gifts to this fund are an effective way for parents to help the team get to
spring break and get some tax advantages at the same time!