Welcome to the Open Water Rowing Center in Sausalito. Since 1985, rowers from OWRC have been keeping fit and enjoying this remarkable natural setting. There is no better exercise and no better place to do it. Learning is easier than you think. Make this the year that you become an open water rower!

OWRC News and Announcements

Used Maas Shells



2012 Fiberglass Maas Aero w/ oars

At OWRC, we’re very familiar with Maas shells.  We’ve been using them in our club program every day since 1985, and have been a dealer for Maas since 1987.  We have 11 Maas shells in use as club boats and we store 80 private shells, the majority of which are Maas shells. The shells have really proved themselves over the years in performance, durability and easy upkeep.

We also frequently have used shells available for sale here – currently we’re listing a 2012 fiberglass Aero and a 2011 carbon Maas 24. Details on both boats are here.

The 2015 Open Ocean Regatta

Near the Gate on the Pt. Diablo Course.  Credit: Alison Kidder

Near the Gate on the Pt. Diablo Course             Photo Credit: Alison Kidder

Another Successful Regatta!

52 shells entered the 2015 Open Ocean Regatta; 32 on the Pt. Diablo Course (7.6nm, including a leg under the Golden Gate Bridge to Pt. Diablo) and 20 on the more protected, Strawberry Course (5.34nm inside Richardson Bay).  Conditions were challenging on the long course, even for some very experienced open water scullers; SW winds at 6 kts, gusting to 10, and a SW swell combined with the tide rip at the Gate, created the most exciting water of the morning. There were tales to tell after the finish!  Open Ocean 2015 Results.  

Our thanks to all the volunteers who made this event happen; parking control, dockmasters, timers, safety boat crews and of course all the chefs who contributed to the all-important post-regatta BBQ!


Dock Master's Log

Boathouse Hours/Current Water Conditions


Weekdays 6:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Weekends 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Call to reserve boats, and definitely call if you need to cancel a reservation.

Web Cam for Current Water Conditions 

Sausalito Yacht Club Webcam

Use Spinnaker view for Richardson Bay, Trident view for water off downtown Sausalito, Alcatraz view for San Francisco Bay.