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SCHEDULE for years 2017, 2016

2017
Date Event Location
2/4/2017 details SOMIRA 17th Annual Crab Feed Vallejo, CA,
Boat Location: n/a
3/5/2017 details Australian Whaleboat Racing Championships Warnabool, Vic, Australiz,
Boat Location: --
3/8/2017 details BAWRA General Meeting Marina: Buttercup on Broadway, Oakland,
Boat Location: --
3/18/2017 details BAWRA Coxswain Training Marina: South Beach Harbor / Pier 40, San Francisco,
Boat Location: South Beach Harbor / Pier 40, San Francisco
4/1/2017 details Bay Area Whaleboat Rowing Association Kickoff Party Marina: Bay View Boat Club, San Francisco,
Boat Location: N/A
4/8/2017 details Skipper Whipper Marina: Waterfront Promenade, Vallejo,
Boat Location: Waterfront Promenade, Vallejo
4/22/2017 details Rowd Warriors 2017 Pit Race Encinal Basin (The Pit),
Boat Location: Embarcadero Cove, Oakland
4/29/2017 details Coast Guard Challenge Marina: Coast Guard Island, Alameda,
Boat Location: Embarcadero Cove, Oakland
5/13/2017 details Oakland Cup Marina: Estuary Park, Oakland,
Boat Location: Embarcadero Cove, Oakland
6/3/2017 details Alcatraz Whaleboat Race Marina: Aquatic Park, San Francisco,
Boat Location: Hyde Street Harbor, San Francisco
6/10/2017 details Bridge to Bridge Marina: Mariposa Hunters Point Yacht Club, San Francisco,
Boat Location: Hyde Street Harbor, San Francisco
7/19/2017 details BAWRA General Meeting TBD,
Boat Location: n/a
8/26/2017 details BAWRA Coxswain Training Marina: South Beach Harbor / Pier 40, San Francisco,
Boat Location: n/a
9/16/2017 details ERC Sprints Marina: Bay View Boat Club, San Francisco,
Boat Location: South Beach Harbor / Pier 40, San Francisco
9/23/2017 details Sprint the Pier Races: end of Spinnaker Way. Awards: Berkeley Yacht Club,
Boat Location: Berkeley Marina
10/7/2017 details Vallejo Waterfront Weekend Marina: Waterfront Promenade, Vallejo,
Boat Location: n/a
10/8/2017 details Vallejo Waterfront Weekend Marina: Waterfront Promenade, Vallejo,
Boat Location: n/a
10/21/2017 details High to Harbor Muck Race Marina: Aeolian Yacht Club, Alameda,
Boat Location: Embarcadero Cove, Oakland
10/28/2017 details Head of the Oakland Estuary Marina: Union Point Park, Oakland,
Boat Location: Embarcadero Cove, Oakland
11/8/2017 details BAWRA General Meeting TBD,
Boat Location: n/a



Details for 2017
Date Event Location Notes
2/4/2017 SOMIRA 17th Annual Crab Feed Marina: Vallejo, CA ,
Boat Locationn/a
Contact SOMIRA for details.
3/5/2017 Australian Whaleboat Racing Championships Marina: Warnabool, Vic, Australiz ,
Boat Location--
see their website
3/8/2017 BAWRA General Meeting Marina: Buttercup on Broadway, Oakland ,
Boat Location--
All are welcome!
3/18/2017 BAWRA Coxswain Training Marina: South Beach Harbor / Pier 40, San Francisco ,
Boat LocationSouth Beach Harbor / Pier 40, San Francisco
Required for BAWRA Coxswain Certification
4/1/2017 Bay Area Whaleboat Rowing Association Kickoff Party Marina: Bay View Boat Club, San Francisco ,
Boat LocationN/A
COME ONE COME ALL!
4/8/2017 Skipper Whipper Marina: Waterfront Promenade, Vallejo ,
Boat LocationWaterfront Promenade, Vallejo
11th Annual Straits of Mare Island Rowing Association Skipper Whipper
Saturday, April 8, 2017, Vallejo, California 94590


SCHEDULE:

6:00AM Course lay-out
7:00AM Coxswains and Officials Meeting *
8:15AM Men's teams move to course. Out of towners launch at boat ramp.
9:00AM Men's start
After men Mixed start
After mixed Women’s start
After women Master’s start (The uniform category adopted by BAWRA for Masters Division: The combined ages of the eight rowers on the day of the event must equal or exceed 480. The ages of the Coxswain and bow hook are not included. The rowers are any mix of men and women. It is the Coxswain responsibility to verify rower age, entry qualification.”)

12:30PM Lunch/Awards
Buffet Style lunch at Vallejo Yacht Club.
Meal tickets are included in the race fee.
Additional Lunch tickets will be available for guests at $18.00 per ticket

• All coxswains are required to attend this meeting which will start promptly at 7AM. Gather near the race loading dock as indicated on page 3 map. No substitutes allowed at the meeting in the interest of safety and to avoid potential disqualifications due to confusion. The final set of the course will be discussed.


THE COURSE:

The course is shaped like the letter “M”; head start on a line running in front of the Ferry building. The race will start at the Southwest side of the Straits, traveling Northwest to the first buoy marker; starboard turn traveling Southeast to the second buoy marker; port turn traveling Northwest again to the third buoy maker; starboard turn traveling Southeast to the finish line. Note: For all turns, the boat must round the turn buoys. Teams will be started at two minute intervals. There is an excellent view of the last leg from the Vallejo sea wall.


PARKING & RESTROOM LOCATIONS:

Boat Launch:
Vallejo Boat Ramp
1 Curtola Pkwy
Vallejo, CA 94590
(707) 642-7521

All boats are launched from the public launch located here. There is a large parking lot where tow vehicles and trailers are parked at no cost.
Race: Vallejo Baylink Ferry (← click on link)
289 Mare Island Way
Vallejo, CA 04590
(707) 643-3779

Use this Ferry address for mapping the driving directions. You will need to park in the large lots across the street from the ferry terminal (with the exception of the lot directly across from it) or at curbside. There is currently a charge to park there. Also, do not park in the lot immediately adjacent to the terminal for over 3 hours.

Post Race Party: Vallejo Yacht Club
485 Mare Island Way
Vallejo, CA 94590
(707) 643-1254

Parking is available at the Yacht Club and also in the first parking lot on the left off Harbor Way.

Restrooms: Bathrooms are located in all three areas, Boat Launch, Vallejo Ferry Terminal and inside the Vallejo Yacht Club

4/22/2017 Rowd Warriors 2017 Pit Race Marina: Encinal Basin (The Pit) ,
Boat LocationEmbarcadero Cove, Oakland
Rowd Warriors
2017 Pit Race

THE VENUE:
The race course is approximately 2 minutes long starting along the back wall of Encinal Basin.

Encinal Basin in Alameda is accessed through the Wind River office complex. It is off Atlantic Ave/500 Wind River Way. Once entering the parking lot follow the signs that say Public Parking. Drive towards the water.

This is a double elimination event meaning that once a team loses twice it is eliminated. Race brackets will be handed out at the coxswain’s meeting.

THE SCHEDULE:
8:00 AM Coxswains and officials meeting at the Grand St boat ramp/Alameda
9:15 Men’s start
9:45 Women’s start (approximate)
10:45 Mixed start (approximate)


LUNCH & AWARDS:
Dragon Rouge Restaurant
2337 Blanding Ave
Alameda, CA
Time: Following the end of the mixed race
4/29/2017 Coast Guard Challenge Marina: Coast Guard Island, Alameda ,
Boat LocationEmbarcadero Cove, Oakland
Twenty-Eighth Annual
Coast Guard Challenge
Saturday, April 29, 2017

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

After Party at Alameda Yacht Club
1535 Buena Vista Ave
Alameda, CA 94501

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
11:30 Picnic begins at Alameda Yacht Club (Fortman Marina)
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 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).

ADDITIONAL SECURITY AND ACCESS INFORMATION:
1. Participants and observers are welcome to observe the races from both the CGI causeway and the publically 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.
2. Restrooms and shelter are available in the CGI Chief Petty Officer’s Association (CPOA) clubhouse on CGI adjacent to the causeway.
3. Taney Pier is available for use by outside clubs who need it to swap out crews. All teams who will be taking advantage of Taney Pier must provide a list of personnel who will require base access to Bill Davis 48 hours prior to the event. Persons who need access to the base must have a current government issued photo ID (such as a drivers license).
4. All adults should have government issued picture identification (a drivers license will do) any time they are on the island, even if arriving by boat or remaining outside of the gate.
5. People who wish to bring their vehicles onto the island (even outside the fence) should have their vehicle registration and proof of insurance in addition to their driver’s license.

DIRECTIONS TO COAST GUARD ISLAND: Road GPS may be programmed to 1 Campbell Blvd Alameda CA 94501. Drivers on I880 should take exits 40 (Embarcadero) or 39B (23rd Ave) approaching from the north and south, respectively, to access the CGI causeway.

PARKING: Participant parking on CGI is limited to the publicly accessible portion of the Base adjacent to Sea West Credit Union, unless drivers (and their vehicles) have existing Base Alameda access privileges to enter the Base proper. Participants are requested to leave open the parking places closest to the ATM machines at the Credit Union for the use of bank patrons. Off-base parking is available along Embarcadero and at Union Point Park.

DIRECTIONS TO ALAMEDA YACHT CLUB: Turn right onto Embarcadero at the Oakland end of the Coast Guard Island causeway. At the first light, turn right onto Kennedy and stay right to go across the green Park St. Bridge into Alameda. Turn right onto Buena Vista Ave (4th intersection). After about 1.2 miles on Buena Vista, turn right just before the former Dole cannery (large red brick building) and you will see the marina/yacht club ahead of you. Alameda Yacht Club has indicated that there is guest dock space for two or three whaleboats on a first come first served basis during the party.

5/13/2017 Oakland Cup Marina: Estuary Park, Oakland ,
Boat LocationEmbarcadero Cove, Oakland
2017 Oakland Cup Whaleboat Races
Saturday, May 13, 2017

Location:
Estuary Park
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 still closed.

Parking:
Because the Aquatic Center has been reserved by another group for May 13th, 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.

Restrooms:
For the above reason, rowers have been asked not to use the Aquatic Center bathrooms. Portable toilets will be available.


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
11:30 Picnic & Awards

Parking: At the Jack London Aquatic Center or the West end of the soccer field

Restrooms: Porta-Potties
6/3/2017 Alcatraz Whaleboat Race Marina: Aquatic Park, San Francisco ,
Boat LocationHyde Street Harbor, 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 and Masters’ teams depart Hyde Street Harbor
1030 Men’s and Masters’ start
1100 Picnic
1130 Awards

The Venue
An “easy” start from the southeast corner of Alcatraz into Aquatic Park, San Francisco. BAWRA Rules of Racing apply and coxswains must be Open Water Certified. We will picnic afterwards at Aquatic Park, at the top of Van Ness Avenue.
The Masters’ will row the island course with the Men’s division. See Attachment II for the Masters’ Age Sheet and Attachment III for the Masters’ Alternate Course.
You can watch races from Muni Pier at the top of Van Ness Avenue, the higher areas at Aquatic Park or from the stern of the Balclutha on Hyde Street Pier.
No parking is available at Hyde Street Harbor – park at the top of Van Ness (four hour parking) or elsewhere in the area.
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6/10/2017 Bridge to Bridge Marina: Mariposa Hunters Point Yacht Club, San Francisco ,
Boat LocationHyde Street Harbor, San Francisco
SCHEDULE:
09:00 Tow from BVBC
09:30-9:45 Aquatic Park Tow Hookup
10:15 Boat Drop off at Golden Gate Bridge
10:30 Race Start
11:15 Estimated Race Finish
Post Race Festivities at the Mariposa Boat Club
12:30 Lunch
1:30 Awards



Mixed
1 SRC Joey 12
2 Coastguard Quest 11
3 Row'd Warriors Carl Larkin 3
4 ERC Renegade 10
5 IORC Iron Oars 2
6 OEWRS Razzle Dazzle 1
7 Beavers Bridgetine 4
8 Vikings/IORC Valkyrie 8

Women
9 Sistha Lalla Rookh 9
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7/19/2017 BAWRA General Meeting Marina: TBD ,
Boat Locationn/a
TBD.
8/26/2017 BAWRA Coxswain Training Marina: South Beach Harbor / Pier 40, San Francisco ,
Boat Locationn/a
TBD.
9/16/2017 ERC Sprints Marina: Bay View Boat Club, San Francisco ,
Boat LocationSouth Beach Harbor / Pier 40, San Francisco
2017 ERC Sprints
presented by Embarcadero Rowing Club and the Bay View Boat Club
Saturday, September 16, 2017

BVBC
489 Terry Francois Blvd.
(Terry Francois Blvd. runs along the bay just south of AT&T Park connecting 3rd Street and Mariposa/Illinois Streets)

Entry Fee is $200 per entry
Food, Prizes included
Guests, Friends, and Family are welcome.

Race Schedule
0800: Coxswain meeting
0900: First Start – Women (followed by Men, and then Mixed)
1130: Start of Lunch
1230: Awards

Race Format:

Each race division has 2 heats, that will be held in immediate succession. Both heats will be decided by order of finish, not time. The course distance for part one is approximately 1/2 mile, the distance for part two, approximately half that. Both part one and two are straight line races, with the course running roughly east to west, start to finish. The start line for part one will be established between an anchored race mark and the anchored committee boat, roughly parallel to the railroad pier in front of the Bay View Boat Club. The finish line will be east of the railroad pier in the cove. Race officials will be positioned on pier 54, finish line will be by line of sight, compass coordinated with start line. The start and finish lines for the final sprint will be the same as in the past years. Start line near the end of Pier 50, finish line near the end of the MHPYC dock.

1st heat: Qualifying round - All boats entered in any respective division race head to head. Lane assignments for heat one will be determined by card draw at coxs’n’s meeting. Race officials will confirm order of finish and announce via VHF radio transmission. Top 3 finishers advance to the Finals.

2nd heat: Division trophy round immediately follows qualifying round (no change outs between rounds). Lane assignment choice for the final round will be awarded, in order of finish, to top 2 finishers in the qualifying round.

9/23/2017 Sprint the Pier Marina: Races: end of Spinnaker Way. Awards: Berkeley Yacht Club ,
Boat LocationBerkeley Marina
Sprint the Pier
Whaleboat Races at the Berkeley Marina
Saturday, Sept 23, 2017

The Schedule
0800 Registration begins
0815 Coxswains and Officials Meeting
0900 Women’s start
1000 Mixed start
1045 Men’s start
1115 Masters’ start
1130 After party and Race Award Presentations

Schedule subject to change at the discretion of the Race Officials

The Venue
The race will be staged from the north side of the Berkeley Marina at the foot of Spinnaker Way. Launch fees will be provided. The course will be similar to previous years with three port turns and two starboard turns. The Masters’ race will be on the full course. There will be no penalty for hitting the turn buoys. It will be a head race with boats starting 120 seconds apart at the discretion of the CRO. Finish positions will be determined by time. BAWRA Rules of Racing apply. Post-race meals and awards will be at the Berkeley Yacht Club with a no-host bartender on site from 1130hrs to 1430hrs.

Also for orientation the Berkeley Yacht Club and after party is located in the parking lot across from Skates on the Bay, 1 Seawall Drive.
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10/7/2017 Vallejo Waterfront Weekend Marina: Waterfront Promenade, Vallejo ,
Boat Locationn/a
See website information.
10/8/2017 Vallejo Waterfront Weekend Marina: Waterfront Promenade, Vallejo ,
Boat Locationn/a
See event website.
10/21/2017 High to Harbor Muck Race Marina: Aeolian Yacht Club, Alameda ,
Boat LocationEmbarcadero Cove, Oakland
2nd Annual High to Harbor Muck Race
Saturday, October 21, 2017
VENUE: Aeolian Yacht Club, 980 Fernside Blvd., Alameda, CA 94501

SCHEDULE:
7:30 AM Coxswain’s and Official’s meeting at Nob Hill, 2531 Blanding Ave., Alameda (next to the water)
8:30 Women’s Start near High Street
9:30 Mixed Race Start Aeolian Yacht Club
10:30 Men’s Start & Masters Race near High Street
11:30 Lunch/After Party & Awards at Aeolian Yacht Club -1st floor
RACE COURSE: This is a timed head race with two different starting points (see schedule). Women’s and Men’s & Master races start just north of the High Street Bridge and finish at the Aeolian Yacht Club. The Mixed race follows the opposite course.

Much of the race course is in a shallow area with channels (4.5 feet deep at 0 tide). The shortest route may not be the fastest route. Stay to the SOUTH side (San Leandro/airport side) of the red channel markers. You will be DISQUALIFIED if you do not stay to the south side of the red channel markers. You may also get stuck in the MUCK if you veer away from the channels. Due to the relatively narrow channels, all boats that have finished racing must wait for all other racing boats to finish before rowing back in the channels.
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10/28/2017 Head of the Oakland Estuary Marina: Union Point Park, Oakland ,
Boat LocationEmbarcadero Cove, Oakland
Details TBD.
11/8/2017 BAWRA General Meeting Marina: TBD ,
Boat Locationn/a
Details TBD.

2016
Date Event Location
3/7/2016 details BAWRA General Meeting Marina: Buttercup on Broadway, Oakland,
Boat Location: n/a
4/2/2016 details Bay Area Whaleboat Rowing Association Kickoff Party Marina: Alameda Yacht Club, Alameda,
Boat Location: n/a
4/9/2016 details BAWRA Coxswain Training Marina: South Beach Harbor / Pier 40, San Francisco,
Boat Location: n/a
4/23/2016 details Skipper Whipper Marina: Waterfront Promenade, Vallejo,
Boat Location: Vallejo Boat Ramp/Loading dock
4/30/2016 details Coast Guard Challenge Marina: Coast Guard Island, Alameda,
Boat Location: Union Point Basin, Oakland
5/14/2016 details Rowd Warriors Spring Sprints Marina: Nob Hill Shopping Center, Alameda,
Boat Location: Union Point Basin, Oakland
5/21/2016 details Oakland Cup Marina: Estuary Park, Oakland,
Boat Location: Union Point Basin, Oakland
6/4/2016 details Alcatraz Whaleboat Race Marina: Aquatic Park, San Francisco,
Boat Location: Hyde Street Harbor, San Francisco
6/18/2016 details Bridge to Bridge Marina: Bay View Boat Club, San Francisco,
Boat Location: Hyde Street Harbor, San Francisco
7/13/2016 details BAWRA General Meeting Marina: Buttercup on Broadway, Oakland,
Boat Location: n/a
8/27/2016 details BAWRA Coxswain Training Marina: South Beach Harbor / Pier 40, San Francisco,
Boat Location: n/a
9/17/2016 details Sprint the Pier Marina: Caesar Chavez Park, Berkeley,
Boat Location: Berkeley Marina
10/15/2016 details ERC Sprints Marina: Mariposa Hunters Point Yacht Club, San Francisco,
Boat Location: South Beach Harbor / Pier 40, San Francisco
10/22/2016 details High to Harbor Muck Race Marina: Aeolian Yacht Club, Alameda,
Boat Location: Embarcadero Cove, Oakland
10/29/2016 details Head of the Oakland Estuary Marina: Embarcadero Cove, Oakland,
Boat Location: Embarcadero Cove, Oakland
11/16/2016 details BAWRA General Meeting Marina: Buttercup on Broadway, Oakland,
Boat Location: n/a
12/10/2016 details BAWRA Volunteer Day in Gardens of Alcatraz Alcatraz Island,
Boat Location: n/a



Details for 2016
Date Event Location Notes
3/7/2016 BAWRA General Meeting Marina: Buttercup on Broadway, Oakland ,
Boat Locationn/a
All are welcome.
4/2/2016 Bay Area Whaleboat Rowing Association Kickoff Party Marina: Alameda Yacht Club, Alameda ,
Boat Locationn/a
All are welcome.
4/9/2016 BAWRA Coxswain Training Marina: South Beach Harbor / Pier 40, San Francisco ,
Boat Locationn/a
Details TBD
4/23/2016 Skipper Whipper Marina: Waterfront Promenade, Vallejo ,
Boat LocationVallejo Boat Ramp/Loading dock
10th Annual Straits of Mare Island Rowing Association
Skipper Whipper
Saturday, April 23, 2016, Vallejo CA

THE COURSE:
The course is shaped like the letter “M”; head start on a line running in front of the Ferry building. The race will start at the Southwest side of the Straits, traveling Northwest to the first buoy marker; starboard turn traveling Southeast to the second buoy marker; port turn traveling Northwest again to the third buoy maker; starboard turn traveling Southeast to the finish line. Note: For all turns, the boat must round the turn buoys. There is an excellent view of the last leg from the Vallejo sea wall.

SCHEDULE:
6:00AM: Course lay-out
7:00AM: Coxswains and Officials Meeting, Loading Dock
7-7:30AM: Boats move to the start area
8:15AM: Men’s start
After men: Mixed start
After mixed: Women’s start
After women: Master’s start
12:30PM: Lunch/Awards at Zio Fraedo’s
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4/30/2016 Coast Guard Challenge Marina: Coast Guard Island, Alameda ,
Boat LocationUnion Point Basin, Oakland
THE VENUE: Coast Guard Island – Credit Union Parking Lot, Coast Guard Island, Alameda, California 94501

After Party at Alameda Yacht Club, 1535 Buena Vista Ave, Alameda, CA 94501

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
11:30 Picnic begins at Alameda Yacht Club (Fortman Marina)
12:00 p.m. Awards


ADDITIONAL SECURITY AND ACCESS INFORMATION:
1. Participants and observers are welcome to observe the races from both the CGI causeway and the publically 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.
2. Restrooms and shelter are available in the CGI Chief Petty Officer’s Association (CPOA) clubhouse on CGI adjacent to the causeway.
3. Teams that wish to use the Coast Guard’s Taney Pier for crew change out will need to provide a contact person, with a cell phone number, who can identify other team members for security forces if necessary. This person may be required to stay at the guard shack while their team mates are entering the base.
4. All adults should have government issued picture identification (a drivers license will do) any time they are on the island, even if arriving by boat or remaining outside of the gate.
5. People who wish to bring their vehicles onto the island (even outside the fence) will need their vehicle registration and proof of insurance in addition to their driver’s license.

WHALEWEAR & BEVERAGES: Whale-wear mementos will be available for purchase and coffee will be sold in the morning to benefit the CPOA’s charitable missions.

DIRECTIONS TO COAST GUARD ISLAND: Road GPS may be programmed to 1 Campbell Blvd Alameda CA 94501. Drivers on I880 should take exits 40 (Embarcadero) or 39B (23rd Ave) approaching from the north and south, respectively, to access the CGI causeway.

PARKING: Participant parking on CGI is limited to the publicly accessible portion of the Base adjacent to Sea West Credit Union, unless drivers (and their vehicles) have existing Base Alameda access privileges to enter the Base proper. Participants are requested to leave open the parking places closest to the ATM machines at the Credit Union for the use of bank patrons. Off-base parking is available along Embarcadero and at Union Point Park.

DIRECTIONS TO ALAMEDA YACHT CLUB: Turn right onto Embarcadero at the Oakland end of the Coast Guard Island causeway. At the first light, turn right onto Kennedy and stay right to go across the green Park St. Bridge into Alameda. Turn right onto Buena Vista Ave (4th intersection). After about 1.2 miles on Buena Vista, turn right just before the former Dole cannery (large red brick building) and you will see the marina/yacht club ahead of you.

Alameda Yacht Club has indicated that there is guest dock space for two or three whaleboats on a first come first served basis during the party.
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5/14/2016 Rowd Warriors Spring Sprints Marina: Nob Hill Shopping Center, Alameda ,
Boat LocationUnion Point Basin, Oakland
THE VENUE: The Nob Hill Foods Shopping Center, 2351 Blanding Ave., Alameda, CA

TWO RULES FOR THIS VENUE:
1) NO ALCOHOL in the promenade area!!
2) Park on BLANDING Avenue and NOT the shopping center parking lot. This is one of the stipulations in BAWRA getting access to this facility.


THE SCHEDULE:
7:15 AM Coxswains and officials’ meeting at the lower Union Point Basin parking lot.
8:15 Women’s start
9:30 Mixed start (approximate)
10:45 Men’s start (approximate)
LUNCH IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE MEN'S RACE.

DIRECTIONS:

From Coast Guard Island/Union Point Basin: Right on Embarcadero to stop light make a right on Kennedy. Continue on Kennedy and veer right to go over the Park St Bridge. After crossing the bridge make a left at the second stop light, Clement St. Go two blocks and turn left on Broadway. Broadway runs into Blanding Ave. Park on the street.

Southbound on 880: Take exit 39A/Fruitvale Ave. Continue on frontage road. At stop light make a right. Go over bridge the first street on the right is Blanding Ave. Park on Blanding Ave.

Swapping out between the races will be at the dock that is adjacent to the Nob Hill Foods building. The dock is to be used only for swapping out. No spectators during the races.


RACE COURSE and FORMAT:
The race course will be run between the Park St and the Fruitvale bridges. It will be a head race, rolling start. Boats will be seeded and run in the current season’s point standings. Should there be any ties in the standings, the boat with the lowest boat number/marker will go first. This will be a two race contest. The first race will be from the Fruitvale bridge to the Park St bridge. After all the boats have run the first leg, the boats will start (rolling start) from the Park St bridge and race back to the Fruitvale bridge. The lowest total elapsed time of both legs will determine the winners. In order to keep the race moving the boats will run in one minute intervals. Depending on the current, length of the race is about 2 to 3 ˝ minutes in each direction.
NOTE: As shown on the attached map, both the start/finish lines are approximately 50 yards from each of the bridges. Additional information regarding the course will be discussed at the coxswains’ meeting.

LUNCH & AWARDS: Dragon Rouge Restaurant (next to the Park St bridge, 2337 Blanding Ave., Alameda, CA
Time: Immediately after the men’s race
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5/21/2016 Oakland Cup Marina: Estuary Park, Oakland ,
Boat LocationUnion Point Basin, Oakland
Location: Estuary Park (near Jack London Aquatic Center)

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
11:30 Picnic & Awards

Parking: At the Jack London Aquatic Center or the West end of the soccer field,

Restrooms: Porta-Potties

The Embarcadero Bridge over The Lake Merritt Channel may be closed.
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6/4/2016 Alcatraz Whaleboat Race Marina: Aquatic Park, San Francisco ,
Boat LocationHyde Street Harbor, 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
1130 Awards

The Venue

An “easy” start from the southeast corner of Alcatraz into Aquatic Park, San Francisco. BAWRA Rules of Racing apply and coxswains must be Open Water Certified. We will picnic afterwards at Aquatic Park, top of Van Ness Avenue.

You can watch races from Muni Pier at the top of Van Ness Avenue, the higher areas at Aquatic Park or from the stern of the Balclutha on Hyde Street Pier.

No parking is available at Hyde Street Harbor – park at the foot of Van Ness (four hour parking) or elsewhere in the area.
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6/18/2016 Bridge to Bridge Marina: Bay View Boat Club, San Francisco ,
Boat LocationHyde Street Harbor, San Francisco
RACE COURSE:

From off Toledo Pier near the Golden Gate Bridge to the Bay Bridge.

SCHEDULE:

08:00 Tow from BVBC

08:30-8:45 Aquatic Park Tow Hookup

09:15 Boat Drop off at Golden Gate Bridge

09:30 Race Start

10:15 Estimated Race Finish

Post Race Festivities at the Bay View Boat Club

11:30 Lunch

12:30 Awards
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7/13/2016 BAWRA General Meeting Marina: Buttercup on Broadway, Oakland ,
Boat Locationn/a
All are welcome.
8/27/2016 BAWRA Coxswain Training Marina: South Beach Harbor / Pier 40, San Francisco ,
Boat Locationn/a
TBD.
9/17/2016 Sprint the Pier Marina: Caesar Chavez Park, Berkeley ,
Boat LocationBerkeley Marina
Whaleboat Races and Viking Games at the Berkeley Marina
Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016

Boat races start at 9:00 am at the Berkeley Marina.Games will follow at Cesar Chavez Park. Also, we expect the Bjornstad Vikings!


The Schedule
0800 Registration begins
0815 Coxswains and Officials Meeting
0900 Women’s start
1000 Mixed start
1045 Men’s start
1130 Masters’ start
1215 Picnic and Race Award Presentations
1230 Games and Bjornstad Vikings presentation

Schedule subject to change at the discretion of the Race Officials.


The Venue
The race will be staged from the north side of the Berkeley Marina at the foot of Spinnaker Way. Similar to previous years, the course will be laid out in a “W” pattern with three port turns and two starboard turns. The Masters’ race will be a sprint around the first buoy and back. There will be no penalty for hitting the turn buoys. It will be a head race with boats starting 120 seconds apart at the discretion of the CRO. Finish positions will be determined by time. BAWRA Rules of Racing apply.

The east boat launch ramp will be reserved for our whaleboats for the race. Launch fees are required. If you have pre-registered you will receive a complimentary launch ticket.

Post-race venue will be over the top of the hill in Cesar Chavez Park.

The Vikings and West Coast Rowing will be serving a Mexican themed lunch meal prepared by Chef Octavio featuring choice of taco fillings, beans, salsas, with tortillas, rice and grilled veggies. Unlike last year and as a friendly reminder, the City of Berkeley prohibits alcoholic beverages at this venue! However..... Ice water and Aguas Fresca will be provided.

Meal tickets will be provided for each competing team. Additional guest meal tickets are available at $8/each.


Marina etiquette:
Many boats navigate in and out of the Marina, through the breakwaters all day long, so please be on the lookout. Be sure to row through the finish line to give room for boats trailing you to finish cleanly.
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10/15/2016 ERC Sprints Marina: Mariposa Hunters Point Yacht Club, San Francisco ,
Boat LocationSouth Beach Harbor / Pier 40, San Francisco
2016 ERC Sprints

presented by Embarcadero Rowing Club And Mariposa Hunters point Yacht Club (With assistance from the BVBC)

Saturday, October 15, 2016

MHPYC, 405 Terry Francois Blvd.
(Terry Francois Blvd. runs along the bay just south of AT&T Park, connecting 3rd Street and Mariposa/Illinois Streets)

Guests, Friends, and Family are welcome.

Race Schedule
0800: Coxswain meeting
0900: First Start – Women (followed by Men, and then Mixed)
1130: Start of Lunch
1230: Awards

Race Format:
Each race division has 2 heats that will be held in immediate succession:
--Both heats will be decided by order of finish, not time.
--Both heats are straight line races, with the course running roughly east to west, start to finish.

1st heat: Qualifying round has all boats entered in any respective division race head to head.
--The course distance for part one is approximately 1/2 mile. The start line will be established between an anchored race mark and the anchored committee boat, roughly parallel to the railroad pier in front of the Bay View Boat Club. The finish line will be east of the railroad pier in the cove. Race officials will be positioned on pier 52 to judge the finish line by line of sight on a compass bearing coordinated with start line.
--Lane assignments for heat one will be determined by card draw at coxs’n’s meeting.
--Race officials will confirm order of finish and announce via VHF radio transmission. Top 3 finishers advance to the Finals.

2nd heat: Division trophy round immediately follows qualifying round (no change outs between rounds).
--The course distance for part one is approximately 1/4 mile.
-- The start and finish lines for the final sprint will be the same as in the past years with the start line near the end of Pier 50 and the finish line near the end of the MHPYC dock.
--Lane assignment choice for the final round will be awarded, in order of finish, to top 2 finishers in the qualifying round.
--Race officials will confirm order of finish and announce via VHF radio transmission.
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10/22/2016 High to Harbor Muck Race Marina: Aeolian Yacht Club, Alameda ,
Boat LocationEmbarcadero Cove, Oakland
1st Annual HIGH TO HARBOR MUCK RACE
Saturday, October 22, 2016

HOST: Ketos

VENUE: Aeolian Yacht Club
980 Fernside Blvd, Alameda, CA 94501

SCHEDULE:
7:30 AM Coxswain’s and Official’s meeting at Nob Hill, 2531 Blanding Ave., Alameda (next to the water)
8:30 Women’s Start @High Street
9:30 Mixed Race Start @Aeolian Yacht Club
10:30 Men’s Start @High Street
11:30 Lunch/After Party & Awards at Aeolian Yacht Club -1st floor

RACE COURSE: This is a timed head race with two different starting points (see schedule). Men’s and Women’s races start just south of the High Street Bridge and finish at the Aeolian Yacht Club. The Mixed race follows the opposite course. See map next page.

Most of the race course is in a shallow area with dredged channels (4.5 feet deep at 0 tide). The shortest route may not be the fastest route. Stay to the south side (San Leandro/Oakland side) of the channel markers. If you don’t, you may get stuck in the MUCK! Due to the relatively narrow channels, all boats that have finished racing must wait for all other racing boats to finish before rowing back in the channels.
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10/29/2016 Head of the Oakland Estuary Marina: Embarcadero Cove, Oakland ,
Boat LocationEmbarcadero Cove, Oakland
Schedule of Events:
7:45 – Coxswains/officials meeting. South parking lot at Union Point Park as mentioned above
8:30 – Women start
10:00 – Mixed start
11:30 - Men start
12:30ish – Brief Presentation of race and season championship trophies at Union Point Basin.
If you have the trophy, then bring it.

Start & Course:
Same as last year: From the Fruitvale/Miller-Sweeney bridge clockwise around Coast Guard Island (Keeping channel markers on your starboard side) to the Union Point Basin fishing pier.

Teams are to gather South of the Fruitvale/Miller-Sweeney bridge and will be called up in order of finish from last week’s MUCK race. Boats are to maintain a course on the Oakland side of the estuary, rounding Coast Guard Island clockwise with the day markers to be on the starboard side. Boats may pass through any span of the Coast Guard Island bridge on the way to the finish line. No allowances will be made for interference from boats/vessels that are not party to the race. USCG Rules of Navigation apply with the coxswain responsible for navigation. BAWRA rules of racing apply with regard to overtaking and passing boats.

General Information:
Union Point Basin Marina
1) Swapping out of boats between races will be done at Union Point Basin.
2) When swapping out PLEASE wait until rowers have left the marina before
the rowers for the next race enter the marina….less people on the docks!!
3) Please park in the South parking lot or on the street in front of the
Coast Guard Island entrance.
4) Please do not block the gate open into the Union Point Basin Marina berths
5) Please extend courtesy to the tenants at the Union Point Basin Marina and keep the noise down!!
6) Please leave the bathrooms clean – preferably the ones on the street side.
Failure to meet these expectations will cause loss of money and future use of Union Point Basin Marina !!
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11/16/2016 BAWRA General Meeting Marina: Buttercup on Broadway, Oakland ,
Boat Locationn/a
All are welcome.
12/10/2016 BAWRA Volunteer Day in Gardens of Alcatraz Marina: Alcatraz Island ,
Boat Locationn/a
This BAWRA event provides volunteers to work in the historic Gardens of Alcatraz.

Contact Corny Foster for more information.
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