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SCHEDULE for years 2020, 2019

2020
Date Event Location
3/21/2020 details BAWRA RAce Official and Coxswain Training TBD,
Boat Location: n/a
3/28/2020 details Bay Area Whaleboat Rowing Association Kickoff Party TBD,
Boat Location: n/a
4/4/2020 details Skipper Whipper Marina: Waterfront Promenade, Vallejo,
Boat Location: Waterfront Promenade, Vallejo
4/18/2020 details Coast Guard Challenge Marina: Coast Guard Island, Alameda,
Boat Location: Embarcadero Cove, Oakland
5/2/2020 details West Coast Rowing Classic Sprints tbd,
Boat Location: Embarcadero Cove, Oakland
5/16/2020 details Oakland Cup Marina: Estuary Park, Oakland,
Boat Location: Embarcadero Cove, Oakland
5/30/2020 details Alcatraz Whaleboat Race Marina: Aquatic Park, San Francisco,
Boat Location: Hyde Street Harbor, San Francisco
6/6/2020 details Bridge to Bridge tbd,
Boat Location: Hyde Street Harbor, San Francisco



Details for 2020
Date Event Location Notes
3/21/2020 BAWRA RAce Official and Coxswain Training Marina: TBD ,
Boat Locationn/a
TBD--watch for BAWRA email information
3/28/2020 Bay Area Whaleboat Rowing Association Kickoff Party Marina: TBD ,
Boat Locationn/a
TBD--watch for BAWRA email information
4/4/2020 Skipper Whipper Marina: Waterfront Promenade, Vallejo ,
Boat LocationWaterfront Promenade, Vallejo
TBD--watch for Race Packet
4/18/2020 Coast Guard Challenge Marina: Coast Guard Island, Alameda ,
Boat LocationEmbarcadero Cove, Oakland
TBD--watch for BAWRA email information
5/2/2020 West Coast Rowing Classic Sprints Marina: tbd ,
Boat LocationEmbarcadero Cove, Oakland
TBD-- watch for race packet
5/16/2020 Oakland Cup Marina: Estuary Park, Oakland ,
Boat LocationEmbarcadero Cove, Oakland
TBD--watch for BAWRA email information
5/30/2020 Alcatraz Whaleboat Race Marina: Aquatic Park, San Francisco ,
Boat LocationHyde Street Harbor, San Francisco
TBD--watch for BAWRA email information
6/6/2020 Bridge to Bridge Marina: tbd ,
Boat LocationHyde Street Harbor, San Francisco
TBD--watch for BAWRA email information

2019
Date Event Location
2/2/2019 details 19th Annual SOMIRA Crab Feed Contact SOMIRA,
Boat Location: n/a
3/13/2019 details BAWRA General Meeting Marina: Buttercup on Broadway, Oakland,
Boat Location: n/a
3/23/2019 details BAWRA Coxswain Training Coast Guard Boat House,
Boat Location: n/a
3/23/2019 details BAWRA Race Official Training Coast Guard Boat House,
Boat Location: n/a
4/6/2019 details Bay Area Whaleboat Rowing Association Kickoff Party Marina: Aeolian Yacht Club, Alameda,
Boat Location: n/a
4/13/2019 details Skipper Whipper Marina: Waterfront Promenade, Vallejo,
Boat Location: Boat trailers to Vallejo from Pier 40 for the day, then to EC in the pm
4/27/2019 details Rowd Warriors Spring Sprints Encinal Basin and Oakland Yacht Club in Alameda,
Boat Location: Embarcadero Cove, Oakland
5/4/2019 details Coast Guard Challenge Marina: Embarcadero Cove, Oakland,
Boat Location: Embarcadero Cove, Oakland
5/18/2019 details Oakland Cup Marina: Estuary Park, Oakland,
Boat Location: Embarcadero Cove, Oakland
6/1/2019 details Alcatraz Whaleboat Race Marina: Aquatic Park, San Francisco,
Boat Location: Hyde Street Harbor, San Francisco
6/15/2019 details Bridge to Bridge HSH to SBH,
Boat Location: HSH to SBH 0F37
7/17/2019 details BAWRA General Meeting Marina: Buttercup on Broadway, Oakland,
Boat Location: n/a
8/24/2019 details BAWRA Coxswain Training Marina: South Beach Harbor / Pier 40, San Francisco,
Boat Location: n/a
9/21/2019 details ERC Sprints Marina: Bay View Boat Club, San Francisco,
Boat Location: South Beach Harbor / Pier 40, San Francisco
9/28/2019 details Sprint the Pier Event Canceled,
Boat Location: Event Canceled
10/5/2019 details Vallejo Waterfront Weekend Marina: Waterfront Promenade, Vallejo,
Boat Location: n/a
10/6/2019 details Vallejo Waterfront Weekend Marina: Waterfront Promenade, Vallejo,
Boat Location: n/a
10/12/2019 details High to Harbor Muck Race Marina: Embarcadero Cove, Oakland,
Boat Location: Embarcadero Cove, Oakland
10/26/2019 details Head of the Oakland Estuary Marina: Estuary Park, Oakland,
Boat Location: Embarcadero Cove, Oakland
11/13/2019 details BAWRA General Meeting Marina: Buttercup on Broadway, Oakland,
Boat Location: n/a
12/14/2019 details BAWRA Workday in the Gardens of Alcatraz Pier 33 - Alcatraz Island,
Boat Location: n/a



Details for 2019
Date Event Location Notes
2/2/2019 19th Annual SOMIRA Crab Feed Marina: Contact SOMIRA ,
Boat Locationn/a
Contact SOMIRA for details
3/13/2019 BAWRA General Meeting Marina: Buttercup on Broadway, Oakland ,
Boat Locationn/a
Watch for meeting agenda via BAWRA Groups
3/23/2019 BAWRA Coxswain Training Marina: Coast Guard Boat House ,
Boat Locationn/a
Watch for Corny's email with pre-work and logistics. Must meet USCG requirements for base entry.
3/23/2019 BAWRA Race Official Training Marina: Coast Guard Boat House ,
Boat Locationn/a
Come to the first Race Officials Training. Each club is encouraged to send at least one person. All current CRO's are encouraged to attend, as are the Board Members.

Watch for Corny's email with pre-work and logistics. Must meet USCG requirements for base entry.
4/6/2019 Bay Area Whaleboat Rowing Association Kickoff Party Marina: Aeolian Yacht Club, Alameda ,
Boat Locationn/a
Event is at the AYC upstairs Dining Hall & Bar, 980 Fernside Blvd, Alameda.

RSVP to your club by March 27th. LANE DRAWS!
4/13/2019 Skipper Whipper Marina: Waterfront Promenade, Vallejo ,
Boat LocationBoat trailers to Vallejo from Pier 40 for the day, then to EC in the pm
Straits of Mare Island Rowing Association
13th Annual Skipper Whipper Saturday, April 13, 2019
Vallejo, California 94590

SCHEDULE:
6:00 AM Course lay-out
7:30 AM Coxswains and Officials Meeting
7:45-8:00 AM Boats move to the start area
8:15 AM Women Start
After Women Mixed Start
After Mixed Men Start
After Men Masters Start
12:30PM Lunch/Awards

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. Touching any buoy with a boat or oar is a disqualification. 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
289 Mare Island Way
Vallejo, CA 04590
(707) 643-3779
Use this Ferry address for mapping the driving directions. You 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:
Zio Fraedo's of Vallejo
23 Harbor Way Vallejo, CA 94590
(707) 642-8984
Parking is available in the larger Boat Works lot, Zio Fraedo’s lot, and also in dirt areas.

Restrooms:
Bathrooms are located in all three areas, Boat Launch, Vallejo Ferry Terminal and inside the Zio Fraedo’s Restaurant.

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4/27/2019 Rowd Warriors Spring Sprints Marina: Encinal Basin and Oakland Yacht Club in Alameda ,
Boat LocationEmbarcadero Cove, Oakland
THE VENUES:

Race site:
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.

Berths for swapping in/out between races:
Oakland Yacht Club, 1101 Pacific Marina (also off of Atlantic Ave). We will be using gate #2 to access the dock area. The gate is located between Marina Inn and Encinal Yacht Club. If coming by water, there are piling/dock piers with flags on them that are designated with “OYC” There will be two porta-potties located near the entrance to gate #2. Under NO circumstances are rowers to use either of the yacht clubs or Marina Village Inn bathroom facilities.

BASIC RULE FOR THIS VENUE:
Getting between the race site and Oakland Yacht Club will be necessary to use the San Francisco Bay Trail that is marked with “Public Shore” signs. This is about the same distance between the finish line at Alcatraz and Hyde St Pier. The main goal is not to use Wind River’s parking lot as a shortcut. Maps will be available at coxswains meeting.

THE SCHEDULE:
7:30 AM Coxswains and officials meeting at Encinal Basin (location above)
9:00 Men’s start
9:45 Mixed start (approximate)
10:45 Women’s start (approximate)
Afterwards: Lunch at Dragon Rouge Restaurant, 2337 Blanding Ave, Alameda, CA

RACE COURSE and FORMAT:
The race course is approximately 2 minutes long starting along the back wall of Encinal Basin. 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.
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5/4/2019 Coast Guard Challenge Marina: Embarcadero Cove, Oakland ,
Boat LocationEmbarcadero Cove, Oakland
THE VENUE

Coast Guard Island
Alameda, California 94501

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

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)

The CRO will announce which boat is on deck and which boat is in the hole and will announce the first boat’s 2-minute warning but will not tell them when to “come up to the line” or when to start. Wherever possible and safe, the start for one boat is the 2-minute warning for the next. If a boat has not started within 4 minutes of its 2-minute warning, the CRO has the authority to put that boat at the end of the line up and give a 2-minute warning to the next boat in the lineup. Race time starts when the bow of the boat crosses the starting line and ends when the bow of the boat crosses the finish line.

Best timed start: There will be an award for the best-timed start of the day. This award will go to the coxswain whose start is closest to 2 minutes after their 2-minute warning (in most cases the 2-minute warning is the time that the boat in front of them starts). This award is for the day, not for the division; that is, there will be only one awardee. Coxswains who cross the starting line less than 2- minutes from their 2-minute warning are not eligible for this award. In event of a tie, the award goes
to the most recently qualified coxswain. If both coxswains were qualified on the same date,
youngest coxswain takes the prize.

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

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

12:00 p.m. Awards
5/18/2019 Oakland Cup Marina: Estuary Park, Oakland ,
Boat LocationEmbarcadero Cove, Oakland
2019 Oakland Cup Whaleboat Races Saturday, May 18, 2019

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 Race Start
11:30 Picnic & Awards

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

Parking:
Because the Aquatic Center has been reserved by another group for May 18th, 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.

Lane Draws:
WOMEN
Lane Team
1 ERC
2 SRC
3 FUNATICS
4 IORC
5 COOL NAME PENDING
6 WCR
7 KETOS
8 IRON MAIDENS

MIXED
1 IRON MIXED #N/A
2 OEWRS Razzle Dazzle
3 IORC Iron Oars
4 BEAVERS
5 SRC Jerrun Lynn
6 ROW'D WARRIORS Carl Larkin
7 COAST GUARD Ida Lewis

MEN
1 SOMIRA MEN
2 IORC
3 SRC
4 COAST GUARD
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6/1/2019 Alcatraz Whaleboat Race Marina: Aquatic Park, San Francisco ,
Boat LocationHyde Street Harbor, San Francisco
LANE DRAWS

WOMEN
1 SRC Jerrun Lynn
2 IRON MAIDENS Razzle Dazzle
3 IORC Iron Oars
4 WCR Quest
5 FUNATICS
6 WHISKEY AND PANCAKES
7 ERC Renegade


MIXED
1 IORC Iron Oars
2 SRC Jerrun Lynn
3 BEAVERS Bridgetine
4 IRONIES Minsey Rose
5 OEWRS Razzle Dazzle
6 ROW'D WARRIORS Carl Larkin

MEN
1 SOMIRA MEN Bridgetine
2 SRC Jerrun Lynn
3 ORC Iron Oars

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ALCATRAZ WHALEBOAT RACE organized by Iron Oars Rowing Club

The Schedule (updated for 15 minutes earlier race schedule)
0630 Coxswains and Officials Meetings, Sea Scouts Base
0715 Women’s teams depart Hyde Street Harbor
0745 Women’s start
0830 Mixed teams depart Hyde Street Harbor
0900 Mixed start
0945 Men’s teams depart Hyde Street Harbor
1015 Men’s start
1100 Picnic
1130 Awards


The Venue
An “easy” start from the southeast corner of Alcatraz into Aquatic Park, San Francisco.

We will picnic afterwards at Aquatic Park, at the top of Van Ness Avenue. Our regular Van Ness Pocket Park is closed while the Pump Station is being renovated. We will picnic next to the bocce ball courts and Maritime Museum. NOTE: no glass bottles or kegs or grills, no staking tents/marquees -- use sand bags, stay off the bocce ball courts – we will have them marked.

No parking is available at Hyde Street Harbor – park at the top of Van Ness (four hour parking) or elsewhere in the area.

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.

Restrooms
• The two portable toilets at Aquatic Park, rented for our event, will open at 0645.
• The bathrooms at Hyde Street Harbor are open 24/7 (key access).
• At 0930, restrooms open at the Park Service Visitors Center (Jefferson and Hyde) and at Hyde Street Pier (top of Hyde, third building on the right).

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6/15/2019 Bridge to Bridge Marina: HSH to SBH ,
Boat LocationHSH to SBH 0F37
A. Course: From Golden Gate Bridge to the Bay Bridge.

B. Schedule:

I. Pier 52 Boat Ramp next to Bay View Boat Club-SOMIRA

6:00-6:30 BVBC facilities open, dock master review
6:45 Depart Pier 52 boat ramp to connect with Badenia 4
7:00 Tow departs for Aquatic Park

II. Hyde Street Harbor-all other whaleboats

7:30 Boats at Hyde St. Harbor marshal outside Hyde St. Harbor wall
7:40-8:00 Tow vessels pick up whaleboats, coordinating with arrival of Badenia 4
8:00 All tows depart for Golden Gate Bridge

III. Golden Gate Bridge (Torpedo Pier)

8:30 Boat drop off
8:45 Race start
9:30-9:45 Estimated race finish

IV. Post-race Festivities at the Bay View Boat Club

10:00-10:30 Lunch (start time depends on time of race finish)
11:00-11:30 Awards
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7/17/2019 BAWRA General Meeting Marina: Buttercup on Broadway, Oakland ,
Boat Locationn/a
Watch for meeting notice and agenda
8/24/2019 BAWRA Coxswain Training Marina: South Beach Harbor / Pier 40, San Francisco ,
Boat Locationn/a
Watch for email with prework and logistics
9/21/2019 ERC Sprints Marina: Bay View Boat Club, San Francisco ,
Boat LocationSouth Beach Harbor / Pier 40, San Francisco
2019 20th Annual ERC Sprints
presented by Embarcadero Rowing Club and Bay View Boat Club (With assistance from the MHPYC)
Saturday, September 21, 2019

Bay View Boat Club
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 $250 per entry. Food, Prizes included.

Guests, Friends, and Family are welcome, and may purchase food tickets on race day.

Beverages may be purchased at the bar.

RACE SCHEDULE
0800: Coxswain meeting (BVBC)
0900: First Start – Women (followed by Men, and then Mixed)
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.

Just For The Hell Of It Tug O’ War: If teams are willing, we would like to have a Tug O’ War competition with two boats tied together, stern to stern, and battle until one hauls the other a half boat length away from the center line or whichever boat is winning after two minutes. There shall be 26' of line between the two boats.

The winning boats of the Tug O’ Wars shall purchase a beverage for defeated boats.
9/28/2019 Sprint the Pier Marina: Event Canceled ,
Boat LocationEvent Canceled
Event Canceled
10/5/2019 Vallejo Waterfront Weekend Marina: Waterfront Promenade, Vallejo ,
Boat Locationn/a
Contact SOMIRA
10/6/2019 Vallejo Waterfront Weekend Marina: Waterfront Promenade, Vallejo ,
Boat Locationn/a
Contact SOMIRA
10/12/2019 High to Harbor Muck Race Marina: Embarcadero Cove, Oakland ,
Boat LocationEmbarcadero Cove, Oakland
4th Annual High to Harbor Muck Race
Saturday, October 12, 2019

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

SCHEDULE:
7:30 AM Coxswain’s and Official’s meeting at Embarcadero Cove (next to British Marine), Oakland
8:30 Women’s Start near Nob Hill/Fruitvale Bridge
9:30 Mixed Race Start @Aeolian Yacht Club
10:30 Men’s Start & Masters Race near Nob Hill/Fruitvale Bridge
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 and Master races start just north of the Fruitvale Bridge and finish at the Aeolian Yacht Club. The Mixed race follows the opposite course. See map and more specifics on race course on next pages.
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.

FEES: The fee is $220 per boat entry and includes lunch, 1st place awards for each division and participant gift. Beer, wine, Bloody Mary's; hot chocolate; coffee & assorted sodas & bottled waters will be available for purchase (cash only)11:30-2. NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ARE ALLOWED ON AEOLIAN PROPERTY.
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10/26/2019 Head of the Oakland Estuary Marina: Estuary Park, Oakland ,
Boat LocationEmbarcadero Cove, Oakland
HEAD OF THE OAKLAND ESTUARY

THE VENUE
Jack London Aquatic Center (JLAC) - Estuary Park
115 Embarcadero
Oakland, CA

THE RACE COURSE
The start and finish line is off the Estuary Park Pier (same one used for the Oakland Cup finish).

This will be a rolling start with boats starting approximately 2 minutes apart. After the start, the boats will race toward Coast Guard Island and continue around the island CLOCKWISE. Just like CG Challenge, the channel markers being passed on the boat’s starboard side. Coxswains can choose their route to pass under the bridge. Once under the bridge, it’s straight back to Estuary Park/JLAC. Approximate length is 30 minutes.

THE SCHEDULE
7:00 AM Coxswains/race officials meet at the street entrance to Embarcadero Cove (gate that is closest to the boats. Starting order will be announced at the meeting.

8:15 Women’s start

9:30 Mixed start (approximate)

10:45 Men start (approximate)

11:30 Trophy presentations (approximate) at Estuary Park – same as Oakland Cup

DIRECTIONS
The bridge construction between Estuary Park/JLAC and Embarcadero Cove is now open…. FINALLY!!

11/13/2019 BAWRA General Meeting Marina: Buttercup on Broadway, Oakland ,
Boat Locationn/a
Watch for meeting notice and agenda.
12/14/2019 BAWRA Workday in the Gardens of Alcatraz Marina: Pier 33 - Alcatraz Island ,
Boat Locationn/a
Email with info and logistics will come out right after Thanksgiving.

12/7/19: full. Send corny an email if you want on the wait list.
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