San Diego will soon play host to one of rowing's most celebrated competitions, the annual San Diego Crew Classic. This two-day storied regatta will unfold on Mission Bay April 1st-2nd, showcasing the talented rowers of Yale, Berkeley and many more schools and clubs itching to assert their dominance in the spring racing season opener. With more than 10,000 fans expected to line the shores of Mission Bay, the energy on the sand will match the drama on the water.
At the 2016 regatta, the Yale men cruised to victory with a 7-second margin over Berkeley. But only two months later, Berkeley defeated Yale at the IRA national championship. Anxious for retribution and to ensconce themselves atop the collegiate pack, Yale returns to the San Diego Crew Classic to challenge Berkeley and others descending on Mission Bay from across the country.
On the women's side, it was also Berkeley that took home the trophy at last year's regatta. But the Golden Bears women will be absent this year, opening up the field to a horde of impressive crews eager to flex their muscles.
More than 4,000 rowers from across the U.S. will compete, making the Crew Classic the largest West coast regatta and an unrivaled spectacle of athleticism, excitement and history. And with beer from Stone Brewery and food trucks aplenty onsite, the Crew Classic offers all who attend the opportunity to enjoy racing in a lively social atmosphere overlooking the palm tree-lined waters of Mission Bay.
Join us April 1st and 2nd for a sporting event unlike any other. Visit crewclassic.org for more information.