The Regatta Village experience at the Crew Classic hopes to worthy of the caliber of racing, and there will be plenty to do throughout the weekend.
Before you arrive, you can buy your tickets on line to avoid standing in line when you arrive. Also, if you are in the mood for something more elegant, please consider the brunch on Sunday AM from 8-12, where the menu and viewing are fantastic. Please visit the advance ticketing and reservations page for more information.
When you arrive the first thing that you will notice is that the venue has changed a bit; as you enter you will pass through the merchandise tent, and will be able to pick up pre-ordered gear at will call. Subsequently you will see a Wellness Center set up for the athletes; hosted by Sharp Memorial Hospital, the center will feature a variety of wellness tests/screenings as well as massage and physical therapy.
Vendor Row is back and badder than ever with more choices for regatta schwag and cool new apparel and tee shirt designs. Concept II is raffling off an erg, and Shimano has a warm up area under the gazebo for competitors to try out the latest gear. Please refer to the site map linked here for the reference key to the vendors tents.
On Friday night the traditional pasta party will be coupled with the Crews to College Event, hosted by Sparks Consulting and RAC to help our 800 junior rowers make an informed decision about where to row in college. For details on Crews to College and Pasta Party, visit: http://www.crewclassic.org/crews-college/ and Crew Classic Pasta Party.
One of the unique features of the Crew Classic is the jumbotron and dedicated video coverage provided by Trident Media, which allows spectators to catch every race from start to finish with blow-by-blow commentary supplied by our volunteer commentators.
Sierra Nevada is back as our beer garden sponsor, which is on the beach sandwiched between Champions Pavilion and Alumni Row; we added picnic tables and palappas, and will be serving CPK, fish tacos and brats from the moat around the beer garden so you don't have to leave when you get hungry.
Finally, for heaps of gear, including some clearance items from past regattas, visit the Crew Classic online store here.