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SCHEDULE for years 2023, 2022, 2021

2023
Date Event Location
2/18/2023 details Race Official and Cox Trainings TBD
3/8/2023 details BAWRA Meeting TBD
3/18/2023 details Race Official and Cox Trainings TBD
3/18/2023 details Bay Area Whaleboat Rowing Association Kickoff Party TBD
4/15/2023 details Skipper Whipper TBD
4/22/2023 details Coast Guard Challenge Coast Guard Island, Alameda
5/6/2023 details West Coast Classic .
5/20/2023 details Oakland Cup .
6/3/2023 details Alcatraz Whaleboat Race Aquatic Park, San Francisco
6/17/2023 details Bridge to Bridge TBD
7/12/2023 details BAWRA Meeting TBD
8/19/2023 details BAWRA Coxswain Training TBD
9/23/2023 details Sprint the Pier .
9/30/2023 details ERC Sprints .
10/7/2023 details Vallejo Waterfront Weekend Waterfront Promenade, Vallejo
10/8/2023 details Vallejo Waterfront Weekend Waterfront Promenade, Vallejo
10/14/2023 details High to Harbor Muck Race .
10/28/2023 details Head of the Oakland Estuary TBD
11/8/2023 details BAWRA Meeting TBD

Details for 2023
Date Event Location Notes
2/18/2023 Race Official and Cox Trainings TBD Email will come out in early March.
3/8/2023 BAWRA Meeting TBD Watch for emailed agenda and logistics
3/18/2023 Race Official and Cox Trainings TBD Email with details will come out in early March.
3/18/2023 Bay Area Whaleboat Rowing Association Kickoff Party TBD Watch for emailed logistics
4/15/2023 Skipper Whipper TBD .
4/22/2023 Coast Guard Challenge Coast Guard Island, Alameda .
5/6/2023 West Coast Classic . .
5/20/2023 Oakland Cup . .
6/3/2023 Alcatraz Whaleboat Race Aquatic Park, San Francisco .
6/17/2023 Bridge to Bridge TBD .
7/12/2023 BAWRA Meeting TBD .
8/19/2023 BAWRA Coxswain Training TBD .
9/23/2023 Sprint the Pier . .
9/30/2023 ERC Sprints . .
10/7/2023 Vallejo Waterfront Weekend Waterfront Promenade, Vallejo .
10/8/2023 Vallejo Waterfront Weekend Waterfront Promenade, Vallejo .
10/14/2023 High to Harbor Muck Race . .
10/28/2023 Head of the Oakland Estuary TBD .
11/8/2023 BAWRA Meeting TBD .

2022
Date Event Location
1/15/2022 details Gardens of Alcatraz Workday Alcatraz Island
2/12/2022 details Gardens of Alcatraz Workday Alcatraz Island
3/9/2022 details BAWRA Meeting TBD
3/19/2022 details Race Official and Coxswain Training Coast Guard Boat House, Coast Guard Island
4/9/2022 details Skipper Whipper The Mare Island Brewing patio, or the Mare Island Causeway are both places to wa
4/23/2022 details Coast Guard Challenge Coast Guard Island, Alameda
5/14/2022 details West Coast Classic Alameda Yacht Club, Alameda
5/21/2022 details Oakland Cup Estuary Park, Oakland
6/4/2022 details Alcatraz Whaleboat Race Aquatic Park, San Francisco
6/11/2022 details Bridge to Bridge TBD
7/13/2022 details BAWRA Meeting TBD
8/20/2022 details BAWRA Coxswain Training TBD
9/10/2022 details Sprint the Pier Inspire Sailing, Berkeley Marina
9/24/2022 details ERC Sprints Mariposa Hunters Point Yacht Club, San Francisco
10/15/2022 details High to Harbor Muck Race Aeolian Yacht Club, Alameda
10/29/2022 details Head of the Oakland Estuary Township Commons, 288 9th Ave., Oakland
11/9/2022 details BAWRA Meeting TBD
12/10/2022 details Gardens of Alcatraz Workday Alcatraz Island

Details for 2022
Date Event Location Notes
1/15/2022 Gardens of Alcatraz Workday Alcatraz Island Contact Corny Foster for more information.
2/12/2022 Gardens of Alcatraz Workday Alcatraz Island Contact Corny for more information.
3/9/2022 BAWRA Meeting TBD .
3/19/2022 Race Official and Coxswain Training Coast Guard Boat House, Coast Guard Island Details will come out by BAWRA email.
4/9/2022 Skipper Whipper The Mare Island Brewing patio, or the Mare Island Causeway are both places to wa 14th Annual Straits of Mare Island Rowing Association Skipper Whipper
Saturday, April 9, 2022

SPONSORS: Straits of Mare Island Rowing Association, Heat & Frost Insulators Union, Local 16

SCHEDULE:
6:00 AM : Course lay-out
7:00 AM: Coxswains and Officials Meeting on steps of Vallejo Boat Works
7:15-7:45 AM: Boats move to the start area
8:00 AM: Women’s start
After Women, Men’s start
After men, Mixed start
After mixed, Master’s start
12:00PM: Lunch/Awards/Lane draws for season

Cox Meeting (Vallejo Side):
Steps of Vallejo Boat Works, 1 Harbor Way, Vallejo, CA 94590
Race Viewing Locations: The Mare Island Brewing patio, or the Mare Island Causeway are both places to watch the races. The causeway will give you an elevated view; you can access the causeway from either side of the bridge.

Post Race Party (Mare Island Side):
Mare Island Brewing’s Whaleboat Room and Patio, 850 Nimitz Ave Vallejo, CA 94590

LUNCH & BEVERAGES:
--Street Taco lunch at Mare Island Brewery’s Whale Boat Room and Patio. No host bar available on premises. Also, Savage & Cook distillery is within walking distance. Absolutely no outside alcohol is permitted!
--Meal tickets are included in the race fee.
--Additional Lunch tickets will be available for guests at $15.00 per ticket

Docking (Vallejo Side):
Vallejo Marina Guest Dock, Use this address for GPS directions: 1 Harbor Way, Vallejo, CA 94590
4/23/2022 Coast Guard Challenge Coast Guard Island, Alameda COAST GUARD CHALLENGE 2022
Thirty First Annual (ignoring the COVID gap)
Saturday, April 23, 2022

THE VENUE: Coast Guard Island – Credit Union Parking Lot
Coast Guard Island Alameda, California 94501

After Party on Coast Guard Island Field Northwest of Boathouse

THE SCHEDULE:
7:30 a.m. Coxswains’ and officials’ meeting at the CPOA clubhouse
8:30 Women’s Start
9:30 Mixed start
10:30 Men’s Start – with Masters and Youth Division
11:30 Picnic begins
12:00 p.m. Awards

THE RACE COURSE: The race is a head start on a line defined by an extension of the line of north/south guardrail in the parking lot at the South-East end of Coast Guard Island (CGI). Boats will start at about 120 second (2 minute) intervals. Boats may pass under the CGI causeway between any support spans, except for the openings closest to the shore at either end. The race will be clockwise around CGI (island stays to starboard), honoring all red day marks (leaving them to starboard), and finishing at a line extended from and in line with the end of the East/west guardrail in the parking area at the South-East end of CGI (Corner of Credit Union Parking Lot). Order of start is order of finish from last week’s Skipper Whipper.

Participants and observers are welcome to observe the races from both the CGI causeway and the publicly accessible shoreline of the Base’s east end. Pedestrians must stay clear of road traffic and abide by safety and security directions from posted signs on CGI property and from Base Alameda security personnel. Please note that Federal jurisdiction starts at the Oakland side of the bridge to the island, even for spaces outside of the gate.

Access to the base for the after-race party must be arranged through one of the BAWRA teams.
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5/14/2022 West Coast Classic Alameda Yacht Club, Alameda First Annual WEST COAST CLASSIC
Saturday, May 14, 2022, Oakland/Alameda Estuary

Row Hard, Have Fun!

Hosted by: WEST COAST ROWING

Race Day Schedule

7 a.m. Coxswains & race officials meeting: Meet at picnic tables outside Starbucks at Nob Hill Foods, 2531 Blanding Ave, Alameda
8 a.m. Women’s Division Start
After Women’s Mixed Division Start
After Mixed Men’s Division Start
After Men’s Masters Start
After Masters Motley Crew Start
Noon Awards and Lunch
Alameda Yacht Club, 1535 Clement Ave, Alameda

Race Course: The race course runs between just north of the Park Street Bridge and just north of the Fruitvale Bridge. The race consists of two legs timed separately, then added together to determine team places. This will be a head start, with teams starting in 1-minute intervals. Each leg is about 600 meters, just over 1/3 mile. The first leg runs south from just north of the Park Street Bridge and the second leg runs north from just north of the Fruitvale Bridge.

Viewing: Invite your friends and family! Best places to view the activities are:
• Dragon Rouge Bistro (gate behind Dollar Tree) – please be respectful
• Deck outside Dragon Rouge Bistro
• Oakland Side / Alameda Side waterfront
• Park Street Bridge – do not block the sidewalk or get in the way of pedestrians and cyclists


Team/Boat Change-Out: We have secured dock space at Hansen Rigging. 2307 Blanding Ave, Alameda. Gate entrance is behind the Dollar Tree; someone will be stationed there to direct the boats.


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5/21/2022 Oakland Cup Estuary Park, Oakland 2022 Oakland Cup Whaleboat Races
Saturday, May 21, 2022

Location: Estuary Park (near Jack London Aquatic Center – details below)

Schedule: 7:30 Coxwain’s & Officials Mtg. at Estuary Park Fishing Pier
8:30 Women’s Race Start
9:30 Mixed Race Start
10:30 Men’s & Masters Race Start
11:30 Picnic & Awards

Race Course: Start - Between Fortman Marina Pier and Western tip of Coast Guard Island.
Finish - Estuary Park fishing pier.

Location: Estuary Park behind Jack London Aquatic Center
115 Embarcadero, Oakland, CA. (Between 5th Avenue and Oak Street, approximately one mile east of Jack London Square along the Embarcadero.)

Note: The Embarcadero Bridge over The Lake Merritt Channel is NOW OPEN.

Parking: Because the Aquatic Center has been reserved by another group for May 21, Oakland Park & Rec is requesting that only boat trailers and tow vehicles park in the Aquatic Center lot. Other, limited parking is available at the West end of the soccer field.
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6/4/2022 Alcatraz Whaleboat Race Aquatic Park, San Francisco The Schedule
0645 Coxswains and Officials Meetings, Sea Scouts Base
0730 Women’s teams depart Hyde Street Harbor
0800 Women’s start
0845 Mixed teams depart Hyde Street Harbor
0915 Mixed start
1000 Men’s teams depart Hyde Street Harbor
1030 Men’s start
1100 Picnic at bocce ball courts above Aquatic Park
1130 Awards

Best Viewing from the end of Muni Pier.
6/11/2022 Bridge to Bridge TBD This year we have no motorized vessel support. The Whaleboats will row to the start line at the St. Francisco Yacht Club. The Race Officials will manage the race from the shore.

SCHEDULE
Friday, June 10
5:30 PM Zoom Cox Meeting. B2B COX MUST ATTEND, CAMERAS ON.
Fill out the Cox Sign In Sheet online in Google Docs. Will draw for lanes at the meeting.

Saturday, June 11
8:15 AM Dockmaster inspects boats at Hyde Street Harbor
8:30 AM Whaleboats depart Hyde Street Harbor for start line
9:00 AM All Divisions start at once off the St. Francis Yacht Club
10:30 AM Awards Ceremony at Pier 52/ Boat Launch

VENUE
An Order of Finish race from the St. Francis Yacht Club to the Bay Bridge. See the course map on the next page. Must pass south of Alcatraz Island. Must pass between B Tower of the Bay Bridge and San Francisco.
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7/13/2022 BAWRA Meeting TBD Information will come out by BAWRA email.
8/20/2022 BAWRA Coxswain Training TBD Information will come out by BAWRA email.
9/10/2022 Sprint the Pier Inspire Sailing, Berkeley Marina Solano Rowing Club
Sprint The Pier

Race Day Schedule Saturday, Sept. 10

0800 Registration & Check-in at the boat launch/trailer parking
0815 Coxswains and Officials Meeting at Vista Point at Spinnaker Way Rotunda
0900 Women’s start 1000 Mixed start 1045 Men’s start 1130 Masters’ start
1215 Lunch and Race Award Presentations at Inspire Sailing, 1 Spinnaker Way

Race Venue & Course

Berkeley Marina — the race will be staged from
the north side of the Berkeley Marina at the foot of Spinnaker Way. The course will be laid to the north side of the north breakwater in a zig-zag pattern, with three port turns and two starboard turns.
9/24/2022 ERC Sprints Mariposa Hunters Point Yacht Club, San Francisco 2022 21st Annual ERC Sprints (finally legal!)
presented by Embarcadero Rowing Club &
Mariposa Hunters Point Yacht Club (MHPYC)
with assistance from the Bay View Boat Club (BVBC)

RACE SCHEDULE
0800: Coxswain meeting (MHPYC)
0900: First Start – Women (followed by Men, Mixed, Masters) 1130: Start of Lunch
1230: Awards

RACE INSTRUCTIONS:
This will be a “one and done” timed race. At the CRO discretion, there may be more than one boat on the course at the same time. If so, boats should pass port to port.

There are 2 marks on the course. Boats must keep the marks to port on turns as shown in the race course diagram. The distance for the course is approximately 1/2 mile.

If a boat touches any mark with the hull, they will be disqualified. An incidental touch of a turn mark with the oars carries no penalty, however, should a boat cause any mark to be damaged, dragged or dislodged, they will be disqualified.

The finish line will be from CRO’s position on the BVBC Race Deck and a fixed object on Pier 50.
10/15/2022 High to Harbor Muck Race Aeolian Yacht Club, Alameda VENUE: Aeolian Yacht Club
980 Fernside Blvd, Alameda, CA 94501

SCHEDULE:
7:00 AM Coxswain’s & Official’s meeting by (next to water) Nob Hill, 2531 Blanding Ave, Alameda

8:00 Women’s Race Start Near Nob Hill/Fruitvale Bridge
9:00 Masters’ Race Start @ Aeolian Yacht Club
10:00 Mixed Race Start near Nob Hill/Fruitvale Bridge
11:00 Men’s Race Start @Aeolian Yacht Club
11:30ish Lunch/After Party & Awards at Aeolian Yacht Club -Outdoor Deck/First Floor

RACE COURSE: This is a timed head race with two different starting points (see schedule). Women’s and Mixed races start just north of the Fruitvale Bridge and finish at the Aeolian Yacht Club. The Men’s and Masters’ race follow the opposite course.
10/29/2022 Head of the Oakland Estuary Township Commons, 288 9th Ave., Oakland THE SCHEDULE
0700 Cox Meeting at the Township Commons Start/Finish Line, 288 Embarcadero, Oakland
0800 Masters start
0900 Women start
1015 Mixed start
1130 Men start
1245 Awards at Township Commons

THE VENUE
HOE is a Timed Race that starts off Township Commons. The teams race clockwise around Coast
Guard Island (CGI) to a port turn off the Estuary Park Pier (same line as Oakland Cup finish line), and
return to the start line. The entire hull must pass the turn line, otherwise the team will be disqualified.

The Masters will start off Township Commons, to the turn off Estuary Park and back.

• Viewing and post-race picnicking: There is great viewing from Township Commons and all along the Oakland side of Brooklyn Basin. Township Commons is also great place for an after-race picnic. Township Commons is at 288 9th Ave and is clearly signed off Embarcadero. If the weather is a bit drizzly, the area near the start/finish line is covered. (It does not have picnic tables or chairs.) In addition, you can view the turns and picnic at Estuary Park.

• Parking: Park on the streets north of Township Commons. Do not park in the Brotzeit Lokal
parking lot unless you are there for a beer!

11/9/2022 BAWRA Meeting TBD Information will come out by BAWRA email.
12/10/2022 Gardens of Alcatraz Workday Alcatraz Island Details to come by BAWRA email.

2021
Date Event Location
7/14/2021 details BAWRA Meeting TBD

Details for 2021
Date Event Location Notes
7/14/2021 BAWRA Meeting TBD Board and General Meeting -- ZOOM or in person TBD
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