10 June 2017

North Tahoe Regatta


Welcome to the North Tahoe Rowing Regatta Saturday, June 10th, 2017.


LODGING: Register at the Ferrari Crown Resort by calling 530-546-3388.  It is the central location of the regatta – The regatta is launched from the beach in front of the resort. The awards ceremony is held there afterwards.

PRE-REGATTA SKIPPER’S RECEPTION: The pre-regatta dinner Friday night will be held at the Tahoe Yacht Club at 6:00 p.m. We will discuss the rules for the regatta at the dinner.
Tahoe Yacht Club
700 N. Lake Blvd
Tahoe City, CA  96145

AWARDS: There will be 1st place medals for fastest times and 1st & 2nd place medals for adjusted times.

For those interested, David Lee, with Maas Boats, will be transporting as many shells as possible from designated locations in the Bay Area. Please contact Dave at:

POST REGATTA AWARDS CEREMONY: Medals for 1st and 2nd place finishers will be awarded each event. Medals will be awarded based on age handicapped times.

BYO BARBECUE: We are not providing a post-regatta brunch this year. Plan to enjoy a leisurely day using the barbecue facilities at the resort. It will be fun!

I am really looking forward to rowing in the regatta this year at our wonderful King’s Beach venue. We must take advantage of the opportunity to row on Lake Tahoe for as long as we can.

See you soon.

Best regards, from your Regatta Committee,

JD Durst
Colene Mace

41st Annual Open Ocean Regatta Results and Photos

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2017 OWRC Regatta Final Results-Elapsed

2016 Open Ocean Regatta Results-Elapsed


2017 Open Ocean Photos-row2k

2017 Open Ocean Photos-Dropbox

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Open Ocean Compass headings



Open Ocean Regatta

Open Water Rowing Center is the host for the annual Open Ocean Regatta, held every spring for over 40 years. There are three courses of varying length and water conditions for open water scullers in shells and traditional boats, both singles, doubles and quads.

The most challenging course is the 7.6 nm Diablo Course (14 km). From the start near downtown Sausalito, this course heads out under the Golden Gate Bridge to Diablo Point, and then back under the bridge to Belvedere’s Peninsula Point before finishing back at the Sausalito waterfront. 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 April, and special race-prep clinics are offered in the weeks leading to the regatta. OWRC members are critical support for the regatta, volunteering in roles ranging from parking control/shell unloading to race officials and BBQ organizers. There’s a job for everybody!

The post-race barbecue is a fun get-together for area open-water enthusiasts.