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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.
Regatta and Venue Information
2014 Masters National Championship Entry Packet
Grand River Course Traffic Pattern Map
Venue Parking Map
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")
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!