Race Report: Pacific Invite

Men's Novice Quad

Berkeley High’s Men’s Novice Quad

Berkeley High raced at Lake Merced for the second time in 2014 and showed that the team is continuing to build speed midway through the spring racing season.  The Jackets posted victories in the Men’s Varsity and Novice Quads and JV8, and in the Women’s Frosh 8.

The Men’s Varsity Quad was a particularly exciting race, with Berkeley’s scullers finishing first in a field of seven boats and edging out a skilled crew from River City by just three-tenths of a second.

Complete regatta results are on row2k.

Up next is the 510 Sprints, which Berkeley High will host on Sunday, April 6th.  Participating crews include Artemis, Central Valley, Deep Water, Humboldt, Los Gatos, North Bay, Oakland Tech, Pacific, Palo Alto, and Serra HS.

Learn-to-Row Day

Berkeley High Crew is happy to be hosting our annual Spring Learn-to-Row Day on Saturday, May 10 at 9:00 AM.   Participants will:

  • Learn the basics of rowing from Berkeley High coaches
  • Practice rowing on land on a rowing machine
  • Row on the water in our training barge
  • Meet current Berkeley High rowers and coxswains
  • Learn about the rowing team at Berkeley High School
  • Have Fun!

Light snacks will be provided, but we encourage everyone to bring a water bottle and hat (for sun protection) and to wear sunscreen.  Dress in layers and wear comfortable, athletic clothing – sweatpants or shorts are fine. (Avoid baggy, basketball-style shorts because they can get caught in the equipment.)

The Learn-to-Row Day is free, but please RSVP here.  More information is available on our Learn-to-Row Day page. Still have questions?  Email us: summercamps@berkeleyhighcrew.org

Date: Saturday, May 10, 2014
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Jack London Aquatic Center (115 Embarcadero, Oakland)

Raffle 2014

RaffleOur annual 510 Sprints Crew Raffle is back!  We’ve already started gathering some great prizes with more on the way, including

  • Go Pro Camera
  • One-week family pass to the Claremont Hotel Club
  • Tickets to the Rialto Theater

and gift certificates to

  • La Note Restaurant
  • Cafe Clem
  • The Bay Wolf Restaurant
  • Berkeley Bowl
  • Star Grocery
  • Picante
  • East Bay Nursery
  • La Farine Bakery
  • AMC Theater tickets

The drawing will be held at the 510 Sprints on Sunday, April 6, 2014 (you do not need to be present to win). Raffle tickets are  $5 each, three for $10, or eight for $20 (what a bargain!) and can be purchased at the Sprints or by contacting us.

Here is a list of donors from last year: Raffle 2013

Race Report: Battle of the Bay

Battle of the BayThe Battle of the Bay regatta between Berkeley High, St. Ignatius Prep, Oakland Strokes and Marin Rowing Association is usually the Jackets’ toughest early-season test, and the 2014 edition was no different, with Marin taking home most of the honors.

Conditions on the Estuary on Sunday morning, March 9 were ideal for rowers and spectators alike.   Sunny skies and very little wind meant that the four Bay Area teams enjoyed great racing conditions.

Highlights for Berkeley High included the men’s Varsity and Junior Varsity 8s: both boats were in close battles with the crews from Saint Ignatius and were able to come out on top.  Complete results of Berkeley High races are here (PDF).

Up next for the Jackets is the Pacific Invitational:  March 23 at Lake Merced.  Berkeley High will be racing crews from Artemis, Humboldt, Norcal, North Bay, Pacific, Palo Alto, River City, St. Ignatius, Serra High School, and Upper Natoma Rowing Club.

Raffle 2013

A huge thanks goes to all who donated to the 2013 Raffle to make it such a success.

Claremont Hotel
Berkeley Rep
Bay Wolf Restaurant
Chez Pannise
Pizzaiolo Restaurant
Rivoli Restaurant
La Note Resaurant
Cafe Clem
Southie Cafe
Star Grocery
La Farine Patisserie
Whole Foods Market
Berkeley Bowl
Monterey Fish Market
The Local Butcher
Chop Bar
Bette’s Ocean View Diner
East Bay Nursery
Elmwood Stationary
Powell’s Sweet Shoppe

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