The Santa Cruz Rowing Club hosts two races each year:
The Monterey Bay Crossing on the third Saturday in August. The race was not held in 2010.
The Monterey Bay Crossing is a 22-nautical mile race from Santa Cruz Harbor to Monterey Harbor. Rowers leave before daybreak and arrive 3-7 hours later in Monterey. Rowers must be escorted by power boats for safety. Though the course is a straight heading all the way to Monterey, various navigational and equipment challenges can happen along the way, not to mention the effects of fatigue. The Monterey Bay Crossing is for experienced rowers only.
Here are the results from the 2007 Monterey Bay Crossing held on August 18th.
Here are the results from the 2008 Monterey Bay Crossing held on August 16th.
Here are the results from the 2009 Monterey Bay Crossing held on August 15th.
The 26th Annual Lobster Row on October 3rd, 2010
Join us for the annual Santa Cruz Rowing Club Lobster Row. This well-known race has attracted some of California's best open water rowers and paddlers through the years, and provided an opportunity for those new to racing to enjoy a beautiful course. The race is open to all people-powered craft. Accompanied by a delicious lobster meal by Chef Poppy de Garmo, a good time is had by all. Download Entry Form.
We are pleased to announce that the Lobster Row is sponsored by the North American Rowing Association (NOARA). Thanks, folks!
The Slug Row is a new race organized by UC Santa Cruz Rowing Club. Here are photos from the inaugural race on May 30, 2009. The Second Annual Slug Row took place on May 15, 2010.