Open Ocean Regatta

  • Hosted By: Open Water Rowing Center

Race Day Details

Sunday, April 25th, 2021

If conditions are unsafe the courses and start times will be modified.

OWRC will be open at 6:00 am on race morning.  We will start to launch shells about 7:30 am.  The start line is just over a mile from OWRC dock and it takes from 15 to 25 minutes to cover that distance.  Know your speed and plan to launch early enough so that you will be at the start 10 minutes early. We will not hold the race for latecomers.

7:20 am - Skippers Meeting:  Final announcements and welcome.

Long Course          Course #1:         Start time 8;15

Short Course         Course #2:         Start time 8:45


You will be directed to the boat unloading area as you drive up to the marina entrance.  As soon as you have unloaded your shell (bring slings if you have them), you’ll be directed to a parking space.  Please allow plenty of time to drop off your boat, park off-site and check in.

Boat Numbers

Numbers will ba sent by email a few days before the race. You should tape your number directly onto your boat’s hull (NOT THE DECK) with a dark colored vinyl tape.  Put the number on both sides of the bow as far forward as possible.  The numerals should be approximately 4” high, ½” wide and easy to read.

Rower Check-in

Check in with the registrars to verify waiver compliance and get your lunch ticket and gift bag. 

All Rowers must also check in with the Dockmaster at the time you launch.  Launching will be in the sequence of the start order. 

Every race participant must carry a Personal Flotation Device (PFD)


OWRC has a 50’ dock for launching and plenty of volunteers to assist carrying shells to the dock. Since there will be quite a few boats launching, please do not carry your boat down to the dock unless your oars are already on the dock and you are ready to launch.  Leave your shells on slings until then. Long course racers will launch first.  Please follow the Dockmaster’s instructions. 

Traditional boats can launch from the beach or public boat ramps.  Contact OWRC  for more information.

WARNING: Between Strawberry Point and the buoy off Spinnaker, watch for floating hazards, anchored boats and traffic.  

After the race

Landing: When returning to the OWRC dock, please stay outside of the channel (on Belvedere side of channel markers) to avoid outbound traffic.

Volunteers will help you carry your shell to your car or the boathouse.  If time and space allow, we’ll give your shell a quick wash down before you load it on your car or rack, if you wish.  The box lunch will be held on the boardwalk in front of OWRC, starting at about 11:00.

See our website for more information and contact  the regatta/event host with any related questions - [email protected]