A rowing shop, run by passionate rowers.

Conceived in 2012 and founded in 2013, Finish Line Rowing was founded on the idea of being something more than just boat repairs. Alex Del Sordo, Finish Line’s founder, believed that rowers needed a repair shop that was run by people still actively involved in the sport, and had a deep passion for rowing. He wanted to provide the efficient, quality, and transparent services that the rowing community deserves, and create a true one-stop-shop for repairs and refurbishments.

The doors at Finish Line are always open for anyone in the rowing community to come in, see repairs in action or to just ask questions about the boat and the sport.

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Alex Del Sordo

Founder | CEO

Alex started his rowing career in 2000 with Mainland High School in New Jersey. He went on to row for Marietta College, George Washington University, Baltimore Rowing Club and currently rows for Potomac Boat Club.

Prior to starting Finish Line, he received his Bachelors of Communication at George Washington University. He coached high school athletes at Ocean City, Bishop Oconnell and Annapolis Juniors.

His passion for the sport continues to grow year after year.



Dan Schenk


Prior to joining Finish Line Shell Repair, Dan was a Program Specialist for the Pentagon Federal Credit Union Foundation. He attended Bucknell University and Penn State University where he earned a Bachelors degree in History. He rowed varsity for both programs. More recently, Dan earned his Masters of Business Administration from The University of Maryland.

As the COO, he will be focusing his attention on the day-to-day operations of the shop, growing the current local network and reaching out to the local community.




Sandy Del Sordo

Senior Boatman

Sandy has more than 30 years experience owning and operating businesses and more than 30 years experience repairing boats.

His extensive knowledge in managing and boat repairs is essential to the progress and development of Finish Line.


Michael Swank

Senior Painter

Michael is a 30 year veteran in the paint world. He owned a successful auto repair shop and resides in Baltimore, MD.

He provides an unbelievable amount of knowledge and experience to the paint process. Fun fact: For many years, Michael was a professional motorcycle rider.



CJ Bown

VP of Marketing and Sales

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Rowing has been in CJ’s blood from the beginning. Introduced into rowing by his dad at an early age, CJ began rowing in high school during the summer of 1999. He attended Marquette University in Milwaukee. After rowing at Marquette, CJ continued to be involved, coaching Marquette until 2011.

In the beginning of 2011, CJ dove into rowing, full-time at one of the leading rowing manufacturers, where he sold boats through out the Mid-Atlantic.

In Summer 2015, CJ started working for Finish Line, and handles all the marketing and boat sales.