Discover more than 4,000 talented rowers aged 14-80 as they take to the waters of Mission Bay to compete in the San Diego Crew Classic. The 43rd edition of this annual event takes place over two days, April 2-3, 2016.
At this risk of sounding hyperbolic, there is no regatta like the San Diego Crew Classic. It started way back in 1973 with 300 participants competing in a dozen races that took three hours. Today, it features more than 4,000 athletes (aged 14-80) and over 100 races. And it takes two full days to complete the competition. This year, the event known as "America's Premier Spring Regatta" begins on Saturday, April 2 and concludes on Sunday, April 3. The races, which all take place in the placid waters of Mission Bay, begin at 10:00 a.m. on both days. The last race on Saturday is at 6:20 p.m. while the final one on Sunday is at 3:10 p.m.
If you're lucky enough to be one of the thousands of spectators, you'll gather on the verdant lawns of Mission Bay Park to watch the highly-regarded regatta. A Jumbotron is set up to capture the first and last stroke of each and every race. The top races will include crews from such major colleges as University of Washington, University of Virginia, University of California, Berkeley, Duke University, Stanford University, University of Southern California, Penn State University, and UCLA. Admission is $15 for adults while military members and kids under 12 are free. For those ultra-serious crew fans, you can watch the teams practice for no charge on Thursday, March 31 and Friday, April 1. Uncover the rest of the San Diego Crew Classic story at http://www.crewclassic.org/.
Start:April 02, 2016
End:April 03, 2016
Where: 1875 Quivara Way, San Diego, California, USA, 92109