Gala rowing event in San Diego

4,000 athletes from more than 100 universities, clubs and high school programs from across the United States will participate in this premier rowing event in San Diego on 31st March and 1st April, 2012. The Crew Classic has long been the marquee regatta for rowing and was established in 1973. For many rowers, the Crew Classic is the highlight of their competitive rowing careers and a competition for future Olympians, as well as for those new to the sport. Ranging in age from 14 to 84, rowers compete each year in over 100 races in various divisions. The master level (over age 21) is the fastest growing segment of the sport. Many master rowers are novice rowers, while others are reliving their college and club experiences.

In addition to the outstanding racing, the San Diego Crew Classic offers a festival atmosphere with music, a trade show and alumni tents. In addition, this year, two new events are being added. The Brew & Crew Fest on Ski Beach featuring 20 different beer stations presented by Karl Strauss and KPRI. The event is priced at $40 per 3 hour session with 10 tasters included. Also there will be the new Family Festival area which will cater to families looking for an affordable day on the bay with a kids zone and artist booths. A massive Jumbotron is located adjacent to the merchandise and alumni areas for a perfect view of the races, including the starts which are 2000 meters away. The finish line is opposite the giant Stewards Enclosure tent for all to see along Crown Point Shores.

Crown Point Shores on Mission Bay

Race Course
The races begin near Sea World and the Ingraham Street bridge, head North along Mission Bay for 2000 meters and finish at Crown Points Shores.

San Diego receives a large number of visitors in March and April. Make sure to get your hotel bookings done in advance. Choose a San Diego hotel which offers good services at affordable prices. California Suites Hotel is a Value Price leader among hotels in San Diego which offers fine services. Guests can enjoy continental breakfast, large heated swimming pool, cable with HBO, high speed Internet access, free parking, laundry facilities and more. The California Suites Hotel is ideally situated from where all major attractions including Mission Bay, Sea World and other tourist destinations are nearby.

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