As Israel’s leading facility for rowing, kayaking, and Dragon Boats action, the Daniel Rowing Centre is the home of the national Olympic & Paralympic teams. A leader in nautical studies, it provides after-school sailing and rowing classes for kids, and a thriving rowing and kayaking clubs for adults, open to all. In addition, the Daniel Rowing Centre also serves underprivileged communities, youth at risk, and people with disabilities and special needs, with numerous pioneering programs. Join us on the water!
“The Daniel Rowing Centre” is a modern world-standard facility, and is one of the most beautifully designed buildings in Tel Aviv; it opened on October 11th 2002, established by the generous contribution from three generations of Daniel Amichai’s family, partnering with the Tel Aviv Foundation.
The Centre provides rowers a welcoming home, and optimal training conditions, to encourage and develop professional high-performance athletes. In addition, the centre offers popular group-activities and kids sports’ classes, serves community centres’ youth groups, and runs various programs for those with special needs. All come to the centre to study, develop and practice rowing, kayaking, dragon boating, and other nautical sports.
The centre was named after Daniel Amichai Marcus, who died in 1993 in a car accident on the Arava highway. Daniel started rowing at the age of 16, during his highschool years at Carmel College in England. He quickly became an excellent rower, was elected as captain of his rowing team, and led it to great achievements. When Daniel returned to Israel and was enlisted into the Airforce, he used his limited free time to row on the Yarkon River, and his dream was to represent Israel in the Olympics.
Daniel’s heart keeps beating at the Daniel Rowing Centre, and his family see their vision come to live, as young sportsman and women lead Israel to victories in the international arena, fulfilling Daniel’s dream.