Join LMRC for a day of fun on the lake!
Lake Merritt Rowing Club (LMRC) is excited to announce it will host the U.S. Rowing 2017 Southwest Masters Regional Championships on Lake Merritt in Oakland.
Up to 35 clubs and 500 rowers will compete. In addition to clubs from all parts of California, LMRC expects clubs from Oregon, Utah and Colorado to participate. Clubs from as far as Texas, Missouri, Florida and British Columbia may attend. Participants range in age from 21 to 80 years old.
Races leave from the start line every five minutes on a eight-lane course. Rowers will compete in singles, doubles, quads, pairs, fours and eights. The course is 1,000 meters long starting at the south end of the lake and ending at the north end. The event is a regional competition with top finishers qualifying for the National Masters Championship in Massachusetts in August of this year.
The U.S. Rowing 2017 Southwest Masters Regional Championships will be held on Sunday, July 16, all day from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission is free.
Lake Merritt Rowing Club has been a part of Lake Merritt community since 1962. The club has a wide range of teams for men and women for recreational and competitive rowing.
“We are extremely pleased to bring this regatta back to the lake,” said Roger Allen, Director of Regatta Committee for LMRC. “Many rowing clubs like rowing on Lake Merritt--it is a safe and fast course.”
Interested? Click here for more information: 2017 SW Regional Information Packet for Regatta Central Final.
Registration deadline is July 4! Register here: US Rowing
LMRC members Immediate need for volunteers needed for the planning, preparation and throughout the Regatta!: Link
Thank you rowers! We were very happy to host Southwest Masters Regional Championships July 24, 2016.
Here are the results for LMRC teams for the 2016 SW Master Regionals:
4 GOLD MEDALS:
Women's Masters 4x (B): K.Skolmen,
Women's Masters Novice 4+(A-B): D.Duranovic,
Women's Master 4+ (AA-A): K.Lindl,
Women's Masters 4x (D): L.Retelny,
5 SILVER MEDALS:
Women's Masters 4x (B): M.Forster,
Men's Masters Ltwt 1x (A-D): M.Dizon
Women's Masters 2x (D): L.Retelny, T.Chow
Women's Masters 8+ (C): K.Lindl,
Mixed Masters 8+ (A-C): J.Borrey
5 BRONZE MEDALS:
Women's Masters Ltwt 1x (D-F): T.Chow
Women's Masters Ltwt 4+: N.Kulkarni,
Women's Masters 2x (D+): M.Glaeser, J.Martinucci
Women's Masters Novice 8+: D.Duranovic,
Mixed Masters 8+ (D+): G.Kelley
Official Press Release: 2016 SW Regionals
For more results, check out HereNow
We received some press coverage this year. Here's some of the news stories out about our sport and regatta:
SF CRHONICLE'S COVERAGE FEATURES AN ADAPTIVE ROWER: