California State University, Long Beach

World Famous Stämpfli 24x Express Coming to Long Beach 12/13/15

Saturday, 5. December 2015


The world’s longest racing shell is on its way to the Long Beach Marine Stadium on Sunday, December 13, to fundraise for the Joan Lind Van Blom Women’s Sculling Endowment. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to row in the Stämpfli 24x Express with Olympians on the Historic Long Beach Marine Stadium. If you were touched or inspired by Joan’s personality, courage, and accomplishments, this is your chance to contribute to the endowment and have fun doing it.


Where: Marine Stadium Beach (between 9S & 7S), Long Beach, CA

When: December 13, 2015, starting at 8:30 AM, shifts each hour though 1:30 PM
Rowing time will be approximately 45 minutes to and from the beach side.

Registration begins @ 8:00AM (must sign waiver at registration)

$50.00 PER SEAT | $70.00 PER SEAT with T-Shirt


Long Beach Rowing Association will offer Learn to Row sessions on this day.
(Learn to Row beginners, minimum 12 years of age and must be able to swim)

To sign up for a seat on the Stämpfli 24x, follow the links at LBRA’s website to pay online, or send a check payable to:
PO BOX 3879
Long Beach, CA 90803

For sponsorship opportunities and further information, please contact Andi Parsons @ LBRA [email protected].

More information:



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.


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.