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Alumni Mailing Lists

NavyLites maintains several mailing lists to communicate with all or part of the NavyLites family.

To get your name added to, removed or to change your address, please contact If you are on more than one list, you will only get one email even if sent to multiple lists, google is smart.

Current Lists

  • Everybody
  • NavyLite Staff/former staff, etc
  • All oarsmen
  • NavyLites 74-78
  • The First NavyLites

In Planning

20-22 April 2018 - NavyLites74-78 Reunion VI & JON ERIC VanAMRINGE3 Christening

Previous NavyLite Alumni Events

Rowing Glossary

Use this rowing guide to introduce your family and friends to rowing.

Rowing Remembrances from NavyLites Yore
(♫ in the key of crazy eights ♫)

Lightweight Rowing Begins in America
On 13 May 1919 Navy and Penn row the first 150-pound eight-oared race on the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia and American collegiate lightweight rowing is born. Tom Weil Yale '70 provides the details.

On Rowing Legend Rusty Callow
While Coach Callow coached Navy Heavyweight Crew, in 1954 he tasked his assistant coach LT John James (Buck) Herzog, USN (USNA '46) with seating Navy's First Lightweight Crew of the Modern Era. Here's an excellent article about Coach Callow from the 6 June 1955 issue of Sports Illustrated.

Navy Crew Memories from Chuck Wilbur '57
Chuck Wilbur coxed Navy heavyweight crews from 1953-1957 and was coxswain of the Navy Varsity Eights in '56 and '57.

Rowing remembrances of NavyLites rowers from the '70's

Rowing Vignettes
(♫ in the key of way e'nuff ♫)

If you have rowing verse, stories, videos, photos, sketches, or artwork -- anything you would like to share -- please send to  

We Were Rowers Once...and Young

Rowing on the Alcubierre Wave

On the Starboard Side