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Gilder Boathouse is the main facility for the sport of rowing at Yale University. It is located on the bank of Lake Housatonic in Derby, Connecticut along Connecticut Route 34. It is a 22,000 square feet (2,000 m2) facility. It lies at the finish line of Yale's 2,000-meter race course.

It was designed by Turner Brooks Architects of New Haven, which was selected in 1998 in a design competition.[1] It was opened in October 2000.[2][3]

Gilder Boathouse
General information
Location280 Roosevelt Drive
Town or cityDerby, Connecticut
OpenedOctober 21, 2000
Cost$7.5 Million
OwnerYale University
Technical details
Floor area22,000 square feet (2,000 m2)
Design and construction
ArchitectTurner Brooks Architects

Costing $7.5 million overall, it was funded in part by Olympic rower Virginia Gilder (Yale '79) and her father Richard Gilder (Yale '54).[2]

A wide stairway and a boat ramp across the riverside front of the building descend to the large (.25 acres (1,000 m2)) dock area.[3]


  1. ^ "Gilder Boathouse - Yale Bulldogs". Retrieved 2016-06-17.
  2. ^ a b "Yale Crew Facilities". Retrieved 2016-08-06.
  3. ^ a b "Turner Brooks Architect". Retrieved 2016-06-17.