43rd Annual Open Ocean Regatta

April 14, 2019 - Sausalito, Ca

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Thanks to everyone who came out to volunteer, race, and provide safety and chase boats for the 2019 Open Ocean Regatta! We really appreciate all of the support and help in putting on this regatta, we look forward to announcing the 2020 date soon.

Links to Photos on row2k (Photo Credit: David Schmitz)


The Open Ocean regatta features two courses of varying length and water conditions for open water scullers in shells and traditional boats.

UPDATE: The Regatta Committee has determined that the Diablo Course will be replaced with an alternate course.

Long Course: Due to the timing and strength of the ebb tide, the alternate course will not go out under the Golden Gate. The New Course is approximately the same length (14km) and will take advantage of the building ebb tide, offering challenging open water conditions. Download: Alternative Long Course for the Open Ocean Regatta on an Ebb Tide

Strawberry ‘Medium’ Course: Named for the Strawberry Peninsula, the Strawberry Course is 5.3 nm (10.4 km) in more protected water, leaving from and returning to downtown Sausalito, navigating three buoyed turns to Strawberry Peninsula and back. This course can be completed in flat-water boats with favorable weather.


Parking is available at the boathouse, first come first served. The post-race barbecue is a fun get-together for rowers and a great way to kick off the racing season! BBQ Tickets for non-racers will be available for purchase onsite. 


Boats launch from our water-level docks early in the morning; they can be quartered at the OWRC boathouse the afternoon and evening on Saturday, April 13. If you plan to store a boat, please call the office to confirm time of delivery and make sure to bring your own slings for holding your boat!

Boat rentals are available on a prepaid, first-come, first-served basis. OWRC rents boats to rowers who have been cleared to safely row the type of boat that they are renting. Contact us to request a boat reservation!



US Rowing age handicaps are applied to results, and both lapsed times and handicapped times are acknowledged.