Thursday, 24. April 2014
In a massive collaborative effort by Southern California colleges and the American Collegiate Rowing Association (ACRA), CSU Long Beach has joined the efforts of The Rowing Channel (TRC) consortium to bring live webcasts of major regattas to our ever-growing community of alums, their families, and our community. Other SoCal institutions include Orange Coast College, who had a widely popular webcast of the 2014 Newport Regatta. CSULB will add the Southern California Opening Day Regatta and the new Naples Island Collegiate Challenge to the lineup of annual events.
It is the goal of the consortium to pool together resources, establish best practice, and obtain the proper manpower to make this operation possible.
TRC is facilitated by Netrendity Network Services, a provider of infrastructure consulting.
You can find The Beach on TRC at http://beachcrew.org/live
Monday, 2. May 2011
The Beach is wrapping up the 2011 spring racing season this month. The 2011 Western Intercollegiate Rowing Assoc. Championship regatta was a challenge, yet rewarding event for all the athletes. 17 MPH winds (30 MPH gusts) brushed through the course on Friday and during heats on Saturday with chilling weather in the low 40′s. Here are the highlights.
The Men’s Varsity 4+ finished 6th in the petite final for a 12th place on the west coast ranking. The Men’s Pair got 3rd in their petites for a 9th place west coast ranking. Both the Women’s Varsity and Novice 4+ finished 1st in their petite finals for a 7th place west coast ranking.
The Women’s Lightweight 4+ was in the grand final on Sunday morning placing 6th in the conference.
See the results at GoWira.org
Wednesday, 27. April 2011
It’s that time again to head to the Sacramento State Aquatic Center (SSAC) for the 2011 Western Intercollegiate Rowing Championships. The event is this weekend, Saturday & Sunday (April 30-May 1).
The Beach is starting to taper for the big event. The WIRA Championship is the West Coast Championship regatta for non-PAC-10 schools. SSAC is a great race course along the American River with terrific viewing, and is located 20 minutes east of Sacramento on US 50, near the town of Folsom. The team will travel to SSAC on Friday morning, and get a practice row on the course in the afternoon.
We have 7 boats entered in the competition: MN8+, MV4+, M2-, WV4+, WL4+, WN4+, WNL4+
Spectators: For those planning on attending, the best viewing is at the finish area in the Nimbus Dam Recreation Area, off Hazel Avenue and US 50.
Driving time is about 7 hours from Long Beach, or you can fly to Sacramento and rent a car for the 40 min drive to SSAC. There are several great bike paths along the American River, so bicycles are a good option if you can bring them.
There is an admission charge to get into the viewing area, which is a State Park. There is also parking available in a lot a few blocks away with a free shuttle to take you to the viewing area. Admission charges are usually included in the parking fee.
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Beach Crew would like to thank BCA and the CSULB Foundation for getting the new site layout ready for this weekend.
See the course map and venue information at the WIRA website and the Sacramento State Aquatic Center.