With the San Diego Crew Classic merely days away, setup has begun on San Diego’s Mission Bay. Lane lines are being laid. Jumbotrons are being erected. Tents are lining the shore. Onshore and offshore, this year’s regatta will treat rowers and spectators alike to the spring season’s premier regatta in inimitable style. As rowers across the country put the finishing touches on their race plans to trounce the competition, spectators can also look forward to the parties and events where they can enjoy all the races.
As any aficionado will attest, San Diego’s beer culture is one of the strongest in the nation, so it should come as no surprise the ever-popular beer garden will be thronged with people enjoying the local brews. Close to the finish line and offering climactic views, patrons will have the opportunity to connect with old friends and old rivals while making new ones and cheer their alma mater on to victory. Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, there is ample opportunity to watch some of the best racing in the country while enjoying some of the best beer in the country. Patrons must be 21 years or older to enter.
Inside the beer garden on Saturday from 2-4 P.M. will be an event hosted by the National Rowing Foundation. The NRF sponsors America’s rowers competing at the Olympics and other prestigious international regattas. National team rowers are the face of American rowing to the world, and it is vital they receive the support of the country’s rowing community. Stop by the beer garden on Saturday to meet these elite athletes, rub elbows with the movers and shakers of the top brass in U.S. Rowing and see how you can play a role in America’s rowing future.
Those who have come to San Diego for the Crew Classic know the resplendency that is the brunch tent. It offers an unbeatable view of the finish line and houses a famously posh spread. This year, the Crew Classic is most pleased to extend the spirited atmosphere of the brunch tent to the Party at the Pavilion. This tony, new event takes place Saturday evening and consists of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and socializing with old friends and new ones. A celebration of the sport, its culture, pageantry and people, this event is sure to draw a crowd and return for many years to come. Tickets can be purchased online.
The spring racing season and the spring racing party all starts at the San Diego Crew Classic.
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