2018 USRowing Masters National Championships

The 2018 USRowing Masters National Championships will be held August 16-19, 2018, on Lake Merritt in Oakland, Calif.

Click here to read the official announcement.


Team Tents and Onsite Tow Vehicle Parking Purchase

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Boat Rental Form

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Thursday Opening Celebration Tickets

Click here to purchase tickets for the Thursday night event at the Lake Chalet

USRowing Masters National Championships Lane Draws and Results

This is subject to change. Updated 8/15/18

Friday’s Live Stream

(Due to limited connectivity services at the venue, users may experience intermittent interruptions to video streaming.)

“The great thing about Oakland is it’s central location. You can explore Napa, San Francisco, the Southern Valley, and even go out as far out as Lake Tahoe or Yosemite National Park. We’re really hoping the competitors will want to bring their families out with them to make this whole experience a family vacation.”

Mark Everton, CEO, Visit Oakland

“Not many venues are located in the heart of a major metropolitan area. Merritt offers easy accessibility, beautiful park grounds and a rare chance to see the race course from any point around the lake. Outside of racing, attendees can enjoy Oakland’s vibrant restaurant scene and be surrounded by the social events that Visit Oakland has planned. Lake Merritt’s urban setting will make for a truly unique experience.”

AJ Dominique III, Senior Events Manager, USRowing

Cardiology Study

Dr. Aaron Baggish (Team cardiologist for USRowing) and his team from the Cardiovascular Performance Program at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston are seeking volunteer Masters rowers to participate in a research study. The study is examining the size of the aorta (the large artery in the chest) in Masters athletes. The goal of this research study is to better understand whether long-term training might lead to enlargement of the aorta. 

This study will be conducted at the USRowing Masters National Championships at Lake Merritt and can be completed with a short visit (30 minutes duration) over the course of the regatta. 

To be eligible to participate in the study, you must be a man or woman:

–       Age 50 to 75

–       Have at least 10 years of prior rowing experience

–       Not have any known aortic disease 

The study visit will include a questionnaire, blood pressure measurement, and a brief heart ultrasound (echocardiogram). Participation will involve only this single visit and no medications or follow-up visits are required. 

Please click here to sign up for this study. You will receive a confirmation and additional follow-up information after registration.

For more information, please contact Erich Groezinger, Research Coordinator

at egroezinger@mgh.harvard.edu


Past Results

2017 (Oak Ridge, TN) — Race Results | Team Point Trophies

2016 (Worcester, MA) — Race Results | Team Point Trophies

2015 (Camden, NJ) — Race Results | Team Point Trophies

2014 (Grand Rapids, MI) — Race Results

2013 (Sarasota, FL) — Race Results

Travel and Lodging

The 2018 USRowing Masters National Championships will be held on Lake Merritt, 568 Bellevue Ave, Oakland, CA 94610.

Getting Here

Planes, trains, automobiles, ferries—there is a reason Oakland is considered a hub of the West Coast. Centrally located on the east side of the San Francisco Bay, arrival to Oakland is easy, whether you’re coming by air, land or sea.

The Oakland International Airport (OAK) is the second largest airport in the San Francisco Bay Area, offering over 300 daily passenger and cargo flights. Oakland’s Amtrak stations are served by multiple trains, connecting to cities such as Sacramento, Reno and Bakersfield, as well as daily routes to Seattle, Los Angeles and Chicago. Regionally, the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) system offers service to and from the East Bay and San Francisco, and the AC Transit bus system includes citywide transportation and Transbay connections to San Francisco. A Greyhound bus terminal can also be found near Downtown Oakland.

A bustling port city, Oakland also offers transportation by the San Francisco Bay Ferry as well as guest slips for private boats along the estuary. If you’re traveling by car, driving to Oakland is a cinch, with multiple points of access along the I-880, I-580 and I-980.

For more information on transportation options visit the Visit Oakland web site: https://www.visitoakland.com/plan/getting-here/

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    Oakland International Airport

    The Oakland International Airport (OAK) is a breeze to navigate—it’s served by the new BART to OAK train, van shuttles, limousines, taxis and public transit buses. The airport is known for having some of the nation’s best on time arrivals and departures, meaning you’ll have plenty of time to spare to explore Oakland. flyoakland.com

Travel and Lodging Partner

USRowing has partnered with EMC Venues to provide accommodation options for teams and spectators traveling to the 2018 Masters National Championships.

Book with EMC

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