San Diego Crew Classic
41st Annual San Diego Crew Classic Rowing RaceEvery year, scenic Mission Bay (7 miles) fills with rowers from around the world for a fun-filled 2-day rowing race regatta. The San Diego Crew Classic is more than just a race though. With over 100 events, the Classic draws upwards of 4,400 professional and collegiate rowers from universities like Stanford, USC, Duke, and Penn. Not only that, there's also tons of fun in the sun for spectators on shore at Mission Bay Park.
Classic HistoryDating back to 1888, rowing has been an important part of San Diego culture, as powerful men from the community used the sport as a means to discuss important issues of the day. In fact, it's the oldest collegiate sport in the United States. However, until the San Diego Crew Classic and the coveted Copley Cup were established in the 1970s, Ivy League schools in the east dominated the water.
About the RaceThe Classic is the largest of its kind for 8-oared rowing shells, drawing Olympic-level competitors, national clubs, universities, and high school athletes. After 41 years, the original goal of the regatta remains the same: to provide a picturesque place for rivalries to compete and champions to be crowned.
A Spectator SportA Jumbotron sits in Mission Bay Park, so spectators can watch the action up close. There's also a daily Classic Beer Garden, free shuttle service, and a tasty Pasta Party on the first night.
April 05, 2014
April 06, 2014
3699 Crown Point Drive 3699 Crown Point Drive, San Diego, California, 92109 United States
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