California State University, Long Beach

Long Beach State Hosts 2014 SoCal Opening Day Regatta

Saturday, 22. February 2014


It’s the weekend all of you have been waiting for! Don’t miss this weekend’s big events when Long Beach State will host the 2014 Southern California Opening Day Regatta, followed by the Beach Crew Alumni Association’s (BCA) monthly Saturday Row. A total of nine teams will descend on Long Beach for the 2k meter course:

  • UC San Diego
  • UC Santa Barbara
  • UC Los Angeles
  • UC Irvine
  • Arizona State
  • San Diego State
  • Chapman University
  • Orange Coast College
  • University of Southern California

Racing begins at 7:30 AM with the last race scheduled for 12:30PM. Alumni boats will leave the dock once all races have commenced.

Official regatta information can be found at Beach Crew’s regatta page.


2014 Beach Crew Alumni Mixer at Walter Pyramid

Sunday, 9. February 2014


The annual Beach Crew Alumni gathering is back in 2014. This year, we invite our athletes from years past for a night with our current rowers at The Pointe Conference and Events Center inside the iconic Walter Pyramid on Friday, March 7, 6:00pm-9:00pm.

This event is sponsored by the Sports Management Graduate Programs at CSULB.

Come hear from your president, Ken Glenn (’71), about our latest efforts, a special presentation by CSULB Associate Athletic Director, Dedan Brozino, and our coaching staff about our anticipation for the spring racing season.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Steve Buchan (’73)

Please use the event form below through EventBrite to claim your ticket.


Alumni Go Head-to-Head Against the Clock

Saturday, 9. November 2013


Four boats of alumni, “Win I’m 64!”, 1974 Lightweights, “Team KG”, and “Bolla & Co.” took it to the water to battle out in their annual Alumni Challenge at Long Beach State’s Fall Regatta. As a series of time-delayed starts based on USRowing masters handicaps, “Team KG” still managed to pull out way ahead, even after a 25 second delay at the start. An additional 25 seconds will be added next year as a penalty for winning… all in good spirits.

“Win I’m 64!” consisted of rowers from our late 1960′s, early 1970′s era. In it’s inaugural year in 2012, Dave Straley (’70) turned that wonderful age based on the Beatles title “When I’m 64″, so all of his friends got in the boat.

“Team KG” was a boat of recent grads going back to 2006, “KG” as an honor to the 1-year anniversary of Beach Crew’s “‘KillaGrams” Empacher 8+, named after Brandin Grams (’10). It was also the first time Brandin himself actually sat in the shell, a year after its christening.

No need to explain the 1974 Lightweights, who continue to be one happy family since being undefeated back in the day, until now.

“Bolla & Co.” was a boat brought to you by Elizabeth Bolla, a bunch of gals who just wanted to have fun. “Who cares who won,” is what they thought. All of them are happy to be here and in good spirit of life-long friendships.

Until then, see you at the Saturday Rows.