Monterey Bay Crossing

August 20th, 2016


The Monterey Bay Crossing is a 22-nautical mile race from Santa Cruz Harbor to Monterey Harbor.  The Monterey Crossing is open to singles, doubles, triples and quads designed for open water and rough water rowing!

Rowers leave by 6:30 a m. and arrive 3-7 hours later in Monterey. For the rowers’ safety EVERY boat must be escorted by a support boat. There are a limited number of support boats that can be hired through the Santa Cruz Rowing Club. Please email the race committee ASAP if you need to hire a support boat.  Our club can be reached at

The Monterey Bay Crossing is for experienced rowers only.

Course Fee: $75 per rower
Pre-Race Dinner (optional): $20 per ticket
Trailer Fee back to Santa Cruz (optional): $20 per rowing shell
Support Boat hire from the Santa Cruz Rowing Club (required, unless you provide your own): $100 per rowing shell

This information is also available in a PDF flyer.

To sign up, please visit the registration page at RegattaCentral. Please also fill out and bring this Monterey Crossing Liability Form on the race day.

To view past records, download the Course Records – PDF (updated 2009)

Race results for 2015:
Laurel / Greg – Mixed Double – 3:44:48
Carlo Facchino – Men’s Single – 4:08:26
Kellee Adams – Women’s Single – 4:20:55
Mandy Spitzer – Women’s Single – 4:57:36
Rick / Rick – Men’s Double – 4:57:41
Rod Williams / Sheila Williams – 5:26:10

Race results for 2014:
Eileen Hansen / Stefan Benton Mixed Double 4:08
Tim Huebner / Patrice Rioux Men’s Double 4:13
Nancy Ogle / Shawn Padilla Mix Double 4:31
Nancy Sorrell / Laurel Condro Women’s Double 5:06
Ellen Braithwaite / Tom Kelly Mixed Double 5:13
Kellee Adams Women’s Single 5:14
Paul Noyes Men’s Single 5:16
Emily Craparo Women’s Single 5:16


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