Start fo the Open Ocean Regatta

Racers group for the start for the Open Ocean Regatta


Open Ocean Regatta

Open Water Rowing Center is the host for the annual Open Ocean Regatta, help every spring for over 30 years. This regatta offers three courses of varying length and water conditions for open water scullers in shells and traditional boats, both singles and doubles.

The most challenging course is the 7.6 nm Diablo Course (14 km). From the start near downtown Sausalito, this route heads past the Golden Gate Bridge to Diablo Point, and from there back under the bridge to Belvedere before finishing at Sausalito. Rowers from many clubs in the west join OWRC regulars in the challenge of this spectacular course with unpredictable conditions.

The race is held on a Sunday in early April. Special race-prep clinics will be offered in the weeks leading to the regatta. OWRC members also act as race officials and volunteers. There’s a job for everybody!

The post-race barbecue is a fun get-together for area open-water enthusiasts. Mark this date in your calendar!

regatta course





Angel Island Row

Less a “race” than a fun, group row, the annual trip around Angel Island is usually scheduled for early November. This race is open to rowers using club boats.


North Tahoe Regatta

Many OWRC boat owners participate in the annual North Tahoe Regatta in July.


North Tahoe Regatta

Rowing the North Tahoe Regatta