4 reasons to See the San Diego Crew Classic: March 31 – April 1, 2012

San Diego Crew Classic - After the Start

The San Diego Crew Classic brings exciting races, Olympians, San Diego craft brews and family fun to the calm waters of San Diego’s Mission Bay. Below are 4 great reasons to check out this extraordinary event.

Two Days on the Bay

Any given day on Mission Bay’s 4,200 acres of aquatic playground and grassy islands is bound to be enjoyable. But head there the weekend of March 31, 2012 and be swept up by the excitement of over 4,000 participants (ages 14 to 80!) competing in more than 100 races of the premier spring rowing regatta in the United States, replete with onshore entertainment, trade show and kid zone for only $10 advanced general admission, $12 at the door general admission. Military with ID and kids under 12 get in for free!

Local Olympians

Since March 2011, the U.S. Men’s National Team has been training exclusively in San Diego’s backyard at the U.S. Olympic Training Center – Chula Vista. At the Crew Classic, see the team up close and personal in their final tune up before heading off to London to compete in the 2012 Summer Olympics!

Brew & Crew

It’s no secret that San Diego loves their local brewing scene, and the San Diego Crew Classic is showcasing our best local breweries, including Stone, Green Flash, Lagunitas and more as a part of the designated beer garden. Gourmet food trucks and live entertainment complete the package Saturday and Sunday from noon to 3:00 pm at Ski Beach. $40 general admission includes 10 (5oz) beer tastings, a commemorative taster cup and live music. Food and full pours are available for purchase. Designated drivers enjoy for $20.

 Family Friendly

San Diego Zoo and Safari Park Family Festival area features rides, local crafts, artists and food vendors in a fun, safe environment to be enjoyed by the whole family.

Tell us in the comments below, what is your favorite thing to do while playing on San Diego’s Mission Bay?

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About Maren

San Diego raised and New York City educated, I trained as a classical singer before switching to tourism marketing. Now I love telling the world about San Diego's diverse offerings, from live music to live uni. As a friend recently told me, "tough job."

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3 thoughts on “4 reasons to See the San Diego Crew Classic: March 31 – April 1, 2012

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  2. Wow those pictures above looks amazing! I like see those people who are doing paddling! This place San Diego Crew Classic is one great event for many people in San Diego, right?!

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