What Should Be On Your 2018 ‘Rowing Calendar’

PRINCETON, NJ – As you are squeezing in the last few meters of 2017, USRowing has compiled a list of ‘must-add events’ for your 2018 ‘Rowing Calendar.’ Take time to look through this list and plan out your 2018 year, but keep in mind, this list is not the only tool you should use for planning. Talk to your clubs and see what they have planned and work together to find ways to make the most of 2018!

With excitement building towards 2018, there are sure to be many highlights of the year. For the first time, there will be a World Rowing (FISA) Indoor Championship, taking place in Alexandria, Va. February 17-18. The 2018 NCAA Championships will be held at Nathan Benderson Park, site of the 2017 World Rowing Championships. Be on the lookout for 2017 National Champions, University of Washington, as they look to repeat their performance under head coach Yaz Farooq. USRowing Youth Nationals will be held on Lake Natoma in sunny California, making for a wonderful destination race.

Masters athletes, get excited for a trip to Lake Merritt in California for USRowing’s Masters National Championships. Along with racing, athletes and their families can expect a full week of activities. Not only will racing ensue on Lake Merritt, but the championships will also be the focal point of an extended “festival” known as Oakland Rowing Week.

Elite rowers will be racing the 2018 World Rowing Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria in September prior to the highlights of fall racing in Boston, Philadelphia, and Chattanooga. From indoor season, to 2k racing,  into head racing- expect 2018 to be a full year for athletes, coaches, and spectators alike.

Below is a (partial) list of notable events in 2018:


17-18: First World Rowing Indoor Championships – Alexandria, VA

25: Crash B Indoor Rowing Regatta – Boston, MA


24-25: San Diego Crew Classic- San Diego, CA


11-12: Dad Vail Regatta- Philadelphia, PA

18-19: Stotesbury Cup- Philadelphia, PA

25-27: NCAA National Championships – Nathan Benderson Park; Sarasota-Bradenton, Fla.


1-3: IRA National Championships – Mercer Lake; West Windsor, NJ

1-3: World Rowing Cup I – Belgrade, Serbia

8-10: USRowing Youth National Championships – Lake Natoma; Gold River, Calif.

22-24: World Rowing Cup II – Linz Ottensheim, Austria

29-1: Independence Day Regatta- Philadelphia, PA


4-8: Henley Royal Regatta- Henley-on-Thames, England

11-15: USRowing Club National Championships – Cooper River: Camden, NJ

13-15: World Rowing Cup III – Lucerne, Switzerland

25-29: World Rowing Under 23 Championships – Poznan, Poland


8-12: World Rowing Junior Championships – Racice, Czech Republic

16-19: USRowing Masters National Championships – Lake Merritt; Oakland, Calif.


9-16: World Rowing Championships – Plovdiv, Bulgaria

27-30: World Rowing Masters Regatta – Sarasota-Bradenton, Fla.


20-21: Head of the Charles- Boston, MA

27-28: Head of the Schuylkill- Philadelphia, PA


3-4: Head of the Hooch- Chattanooga, TN


6-9: USRowing Annual Convention – San Diego, Calif.

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