Men’s Crew Newport Regatta 2024

Beach Crew rigging the boat for the Newport Regatta

Men’s Crew Newport Regatta 2024

By Marissa Long

This year’s Newport Regatta Beach Crew participated in one varsity eights race for the James C. Jorgensen Cup with a mixed boat of varsity and novice rowers. The collegiate varsity race included seven crews in total. Beach Crew competed against teams from OCC, UCLA, UCD, UCSB, LMU, and UCI. Weather conditions were harsh, with high winds and choppy water, which forced the race to be cut short at 1600 meters.

Our Men’s Crew finished in last place with a time of 6:40.06, nearly 20 seconds behind UCI, who finished sixth. The first-place winner was OCC, with a time of 5:43.7. After the race, novice rower Cooper Wilhelm described the regatta as “not ideal, but it provided a great learning experience for us. We gave it our all and persisted through the challenges we faced.”

Beach Crew rigging the boat for the Newport Regatta

Beach Crew rigging the boat for the Newport Regatta.