1430BC: Egyptian inscriptions cite accomplished oarsmenship.
480BC: Greek trireme fleet reverses Persian invasion at the Battle of Salamis.
1715: Doggett’s Coat and Badge race is first held in London.
1818: Leander Club is founded in England.
1829: The Boat Race between Oxford and Cambridge is first contested.
1843: Yale University forms the first US college rowing club.
1852: The first intercollegiate sports competition, The Harvard – Yale Regatta, is held.
1920: Naval Academy Crew wins Olympic Gold; begins a 28 year win streak for U.S.
1980: The first Women’s National Collegiate Rowing Championship.
1981: Concept 2® launches the Model A indoor rower.
2014: Erg seat pain ends with the new EndureRow rowing machine seat.