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USRowing Masters National Championships

The 2014 USRowing Masters National Championships will be held August 14-17, 2014 in Grand Rapids, Mich. The West Michigan Sports Commission and Grand Rapids Rowing Association will host the event for the first time.

Heat Sheets and Results

Results are sponsored by Shimano.

Click here for heat sheets and results.

Regatta and Venue Information

2014 Masters Nationals Confirmation Packet

2014 Masters National Championship Entry Packet

Press Coverage, photos, features

Practice Traffic Pattern Map

Grand River Course Traffic Pattern Map

Venue Map

Venue Parking Map (updated August 6)

*New Parking Rates*:  The City of Grand Rapids has recently voted to increase the parking fees at the garages being used for this regatta. Please note the new parking rates below:

  • Area 9 Surface Lot: $6/day
  • Scribner Surface Lot: $6/day
  • DeVos Place Garage: $15/day
  • Government Center Garage: $12/day
  • Louis Campau Garage: $10/day


Click here to submit your entries via RegattaCentral.

Online registration will open April 1, 2014.

Standard registration will close August 4, 2014.

Online late entry registration will close August 7, 2014.

Experience Grand Rapids

Beer Garden ("Beer Regatta USA")

"Beer City Beer Garden" Information

Grand Rapids has been recognized as a craft beer mecca, and has been bestowed the title of "Beer City USA" for multiple years, for many reasons:

  • 15 local breweries in town including Founder's, which was voted the 3rd best brewery on Earth;
  • Countless local brewpubs, including HopCat, voted #1 in the country, and #3 in the world;
  • The top beer grocery in America, Siciliano's, and many other retailers in the area, will make it possible for you to take a few of your favorites home with you.

The beer garden at Masters Nationals is going to be a reflection of Grand Rapids' brewing culture, with craft beer from several breweries on tap each  day of the regatta (including the practice day) and a featured brewery each race day with staff on hand to answer all of your questions. In fact, beer is even being created to commemorate the regatta! For non-beer drinkers in the crowd, we also have other options available, including non-alcoholic beverages.

Thursday Evening Beer Tour

On Thursday Evening, experience two of the best breweries that Grand Rapids has to offer and a world class craft beer bar that brews its own small batch specialties. West Michigan Beer Tours is proud to be partnering with West Michigan Sports Commission to offer a walking tour of downtown Grand Rapids. For more details about the event and how to obtain tickets please go to the following link.

Friday Evening Reception

On Friday evening, plan to stick around at the park for a reception to enjoy complimentary drinks, delicious barbecue from a local restaurant, homemade cookies and other desserts as well as the great company of your fellow rowers. Festivities begin at 6:00pm and continue until 7:30pm. We will also toast the Detroit Boat Club, the oldest rowing club in America, celebrating their 175th anniversary in 2014. Bus services back to the downtown parking lots will continue until 8:00pm.

Other Exciting Festivities in Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids Restaurant Week is happening during the USRowing Masters National Championships regatta. Restaurants throughout the area will be offering great deals throughout the area. Restaurants fill up fast, so follow the link to monitor the information for this event.

Grand Jazz Fest is taking place on Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy free live jazz in downtown when you're not racing. Follow the link for the line-up, and more information.

Regatta Week Events and Things to Do. Follow the link for more information for events and attractions to experience during your time in Grand Rapids.

Grand Rapids Visitor Guide: Follow the link for a complete guide of things to see and do in Grand Rapids.

Be sure to mark your calendars for the 2014 event in Grand Rapids, Michigan - voted #1 in The Huffington Post's Top Ten U.S. Destinations You Should Visit in 2014!

Hotel Information

USRowing has partnered with EMC Venues to provide accommodations to competitors near the Grand Rapids venue.

Click here to view available options.

Travel Information

Air Services to Grand Rapids

Venue Location and Directions

Regatta "Classifieds"

Looking for equipment? Need another rower for your crew?

Post or search the regatta classified board.

Trailer Sharing Form: Taking a trailer to Grand Rapids, and have space available? Looking for trailer space? Complete the form, and USRowing will post your information on this web site to allow people to connect.

Trailer Space Needed/Available: (updated daily): Scroll to the right to see trailers with available space.

Sponsorship and Vendor Opportunities

Sponsorship Information

Click here for vendor information.

Team Tent Reservations

Click here to reserve your team tent space.

Volunteer Opportunities

Interested in volunteering to be part of the regatta? Click here to register for volunteer opportunities.

Trophy Donations

USRowing welcomes trophy donations for events held at the USRowing Masters National Championships.

Master's Nationals Trophy Sponsorship Information

List of Masters Nationals Events Avaliable for Trophy Donation

Trophy Return

Please return all trophies to this year's USRowing Masters National Championships either by bringing them to the venue or sending them to the address below.

West Michigan Sports Commission
Attn: Katy Tigchelaar
171 Monroe Ave NW, Suite 700
Grand Rapids, MI  49503

Please contact Angela Quinn,, with any additional questions regarding trophy return.

Past Results 

Click here for past results.


Host Organizations