A distinctly American championship heritage.
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Resolute Rowing was the brainchild of legendary champion rowing coach Steve Gladstone and America’s Cup boat builder Eric Goetz.
The company’s name and brand pay homage to the yacht Resolute, which won the 1920 America’s Cup and was built in Bristol, Rhode Island, near Resolute Rowing’s current headquarters.
In 1994, Gladstone and Goetz collaborated with renowned America’s Cup hull designer Jim Taylor and structural engineer Dirk Kramers to design a new type of racing shell – one that was fast, durable, and reliable.
In 1995, Resolute’s first boat – “Black Z One” – won its first race. At the prestigious Head of the Charles.
In 1999, the IRA Champion in the men’s first varsity heavyweight 8 set a course record and a world’s top time of 5:23.6 in a Resolute. On the same day, the men’s lightweight national championship is also won in a Resolute.
In 2000, the women’s national collegiate championship is won in a Resolute.
By the mid-2000s, Resolute is the brand of choice among a growing number of top club, high school, and collegiate programs across the United States.
Throughout the late 2000s and into the 2010s, Resolute boats won at least one major college or club championship each and every year.
In June of 2019, Resolute was acquired by Jeff Lawrence and Mark Nothnagel, owners of Australia’s SYKES Racing, and a consortium of American partners.
In the fall of 2019, a FISA-compliant design for eights debuts as the “Defender Series” model, built on the foundations of Resolute’s American craftsmanship and powered by the design and engineering center at Sykes Racing in Australia.
Today, Resolute Rowing is a winning collaboration among a team of global experts in design, manufacturing, sales and business operations, dedicated to the growth and success of this distinctly American, and resolute, set of products.