News & Updates
Lots of out of date stuff here. We are working on updating this. Please check our facebook page for up to date news.
On May 26 USRowing announced that the petition for Isaac Murphy to race at the Youth National Championships was accepted. He will be representing HBRA and the junior's Southwest region in the men's single on June 10th - 12th on Lake Mercer in New Jersey. Click here for more information.
Gold Rush Regatta (May 21st)
The masters took on Friday to the water to get one last practice in before the race started on Sunday. Within minutes wind speeds picked up and the rain came down. All boats rushed back to shore as the 20-25mph winds picked up. Boats were quickly put down in slings and strapped in for the winds to come.
High winds have been a reoccurring theme this year, but still we overcome. Check out the awesome results this weekend from the masters here.
All of the hard work, extra practices, and heavy race schedule leads to one event each year and it finally arrived this last weekend. While being relieved to have the big race completed, Coach Gibson says, "I am relieved, surprised it has already come and gone and sad that it is over all at the same time." It is a feeling reflected by most of the rowers as well. Click here for more on the race...
The season is winding down with our final two races of the year. This weekend was at Emigrant Lake in Ashland, OR. In years past the lake has been quite low so it was refreshing to see it full brim to brim this year. It also made for a much easier walk to the water from the boathouse. Click her for more on the race...
HBRA wrapped up its fifth weekend of racing with a good medal haul this weekend. The Pacific Invite is the second regatta hosted by Pacific Rowing Club in San Francisco at Lake Merced. This time it was officially for both novice and varsity which lead to a much more packed venue. The course was also extended from 1500 meters to 1750 meters covering the entire lake. While the finish line is not quite as severe as the Shamrock course in Redwood City the boats do need to slam on the brakes right after crossing the finish line or risk putting their boats right into the reeds at the edge of the lake. Fortunately the penalty for ending up in the reeds is primarily a bruised ego and not an injured rower or damaged boat. Click here for more on the race...
With the most aggressive racing schedule the Juniors have every had they are at it again for the fourth weekend of racing in a row. This last weekend it was on the road again to Redwood Shores in Redwood City for the two day Shamrock Invite hosted by the Redwood Scullers, formerly known as Stanford Rowing Club. Click the box to see more.
The forecast called for intense rain, lightning and high winds. So naturally HBRA Masters and Juniors decided to show up at the boathouse for a little show down and like clockwork the wind and rain stopped and sun came out just long enough for the HBRA Sprints on our beautiful bay. Click the box for results ad photos.
The second regatta of the season starts off with a nice calm morning at the farm house we are staying at in Petaluma, an excellent breakfast and the warm sun beating down on the outside patio where we eat. Just three hours later we are at the San Pablo Reservoir surrounded by boats and hundreds of rowers and coaches preparing for a huge two day race featuring 18 teams from all over California, San Diego to Humboldt. Each event seems to have no less then 15 entries necessitating multiple flights with up to 9 lanes across. For several of the higher profile events like the quad and the eight each boat is scheduled to run twice so that everyone gets to race as many boats as possible. This is an unusually large event for one of the first races of the year. Cick on the box for more.
USRowing Youth National Championships
Isaac is Heat Training for National Championships (May 26)
Gold Rush Regatta (May 21st)
2016 Dock Jump
USRowing Southwest Juniors District Championships (May 6-8th)
Ashland Invite (April 24)
Covered Bridge (April 16-17)
Pacific Invite (March 19)
Shamrock Invite (March 12-13)
HBRA Sprints (March 6)
Faultline Faceoff (February 27 - 28)
Head Of Humboldt Bay
Our Annual Head of Humboldt Bay took place today after a decent waiting game with the Humboldt Bay Fog. After a one and a half hour day were able to get going and had what turned out to be a great day of rowing on very nice water conditions. Click here to see results. More pictures to come.
Humboldt Bay Rowing Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the sport of rowing for community members of all ages and abilities. HBRA is located in the Adorni Center and the HSU Boathouse on the Eureka Waterfront. Please call 707.677.3214 for further information.