Sarah Weinberg

San Diego Crew Classic Rows Its Way on Mission Bay

Rowers - San Diego Crew Classic

With the excitement of rowing races complemented by sunny skies and warm temperatures, the San Diego Crew Classic provides a perfect backdrop for a spring getaway to San Diego.

San Diego Crew Classic

Rowers - San Diego Crew Classic

Don’t miss the excitement as it rows on by at the San Diego Crew Classic

More than 4,000 collegiate, junior and master-level rowers converge each spring in San Diego for the San Diego Crew Classic. Held on the waters of picturesque Mission Bay, this thrilling competition draws rowers and spectators from throughout the United States.

More than 126 universities, clubs and high school programs participate in this premier rowing event, with rowers ranging in age from 14 to 84 years old. For many rowers, the San Diego Crew Classic is the highlight of their competitive rowing careers and also tests the competitive skills of potential future Olympians.

In addition to the exciting races on the water, the San Diego Crew Classic features a trade show, alumni and corporate tents, food vendors, the waterfront Sierra Nevada Beer Garden, and a massive Jumbotron offering a perfect view for the start of the races.

Where: Crown Point Shores Park, Corona Oriente Road, San Diego, CA 92109
When: April 4-6, 2014
Cost: $12-$15. Active military with ID and children under 12 years old – Free
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San Diego Brew Classic

San Diego Brew Classic

Enjoy local craft beers and water front views at the San Diego Brew Classic

Enjoy the beautiful views of Mission Bay and the City skyline while sipping your favorite local brews at the beach. On tap will be beers from 10-15 breweries including Karl Strauss, Stone, Coronado Brewing Company, Hillcrest Brewing, Twisted Manzanita and more. Food will also be available for purchase.

Regular admission includes ten 4 ounce tasters and a souvenir cup. VIP admission adds an additional hour of beer tasting.

Where: Crown Point Shores Park, Corona Oriente Road, San Diego, CA 92109
When: April 6, 2014
Time: 2:00 to 5:00 PM
Cost: $35-$40
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Brent Bernasconi

San Diego Crew Classic – Rowing, Craft Beer and Family Fun in Mission Bay

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Set along the beautiful and calm waters of Mission Bay, the San Diego Crew Classic brings together thousands of athletes from more than 100 universities, clubs and high school programs from across the United States to participate in this premier rowing event in San Diego.

Over the course of two days, rowers ranging in age from 14 to 84 will compete in over 100 exciting races in various divisions. In addition to the racing, the San Diego Crew Classic will also have a craft beer tasting event, a family festival, music, a jumbo tron for the best views of the races and more.

Where: Crown Point Shores on Mission Bay
When: April 6-7, 2013
Times: Gates open at 6:00 AM. Races start at 7:30 AM.
Cost: $15. Children 12 and under and Active Military – Free
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More San Diego Crew Classic Events

San Diego Brew Classic

San Diego Brew Classic - San Diego Crew Classic

Enjoy the beautiful views of Mission Bay and the San Diego skyline while sipping your favorite local brews at the beach. San Diego Brew Classic will feature 10-15 local craft breweries from San Diego, food for purchase and a great vibe. Tickets include ten, 4-oz. tasters and souvenir cup.

Where: Crown Point Mission Bay – Cross Streets La Mancha Drive and Crown Point Drive
When: April 7, 2013
Time: 2:00 to 5:00 PM (VIP admission at 1:00 PM)
Cost:
– General Admission – In Advance – $20. At the Door – $25
– VIP Admission – In Advance – $30. At the Door – $35
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San Diego Zoo and Safari Park Family Festival

The San Diego Zoo & Safari Park Family Festival provides families and kids a great area where they can hang out when not watching all the exciting action on the water. Kids will have fun testing their skills on the climbing wall and sliding down the giant inflatables while adults can peruse some of the amazing artists that call San Diego home. Festival elements include bounce houses, a large inflatable slide, a giant inflatable obstacle course and a rock climbing wall.

Where: Crown Point Shores in Mission Bay
When: April 6-7, 2013
Times:
– Saturday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
– Sunday: 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Cost: In Advance – $12. At the Door – $15. Kids 12 and Under – Free
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Maren

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?