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.


Entries are now being accepted for this event through RegattaCentral. The initial registration deadline is July 26, 2018. Click the button below to submit your entries.

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Competitor Information

Registration Opens: April 9, 2018

Standard Online Registration Deadline: July 26, 2018

Online Late Entry Deadline: July 29, 2018

Boat Rental Form

We wish to invite anyone interested in rowing, but not able to bring equipment to sign up for our boat rental program. Click this button to complete the form. For questions about rentals, please contact Beth Anderson or Dustin Kraus - mastersnationalslm@gmail.com ATTN: Boat Rental

“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

Sponsorship and Vendor Opportunities

The USRowing Masters National Championships represents a unique opportunity to reach the rowing community, and to have an on-site presence at some of rowing’s most prestigious events.

Click the links below for more information on these opportunities.

Sponsorship Opportunities

USRowing offers a wide range of sponsor opportunities, from custom signage to presenting sponsor packages. For more information, please contact, James Rawson, USRowing Events Manager, at james.rawson@usrowing.org or (503) 473-6239.

Vendor Opportunities

This is a great way to connect with thousands of prospective shoppers and clients. Click HERE to learn more about the types of opportunities at each event and their pricing.

Vendor Registration

When you have decided which options you would like, click on the event banners below to register. If you have any further questions our concerns regarding being a vendor at any of our events please contact, James Rawson, USRowing Events Manager, at james.rawson@usrowing.org or (503) 473-6239.

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

Click the button to secure your rooms through EMC Venues.

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