2014 Rose Bowl Regatta
A FREE event for spectators!
Race begins at 11:00 a.m. both days
Yes, there will be a Rose Bowl for USC's Trojans this
month, but it won't be football, and fans will have to
come down to the beach Saturday and Sunday to see it.
It's the 26th annual Rose Bowl Regatta, hosted by the University of Southern California Sailing Team, which is
not affected by NCAA post-season sanctions imposed on
the football team. The event is organized by the US Sailing Center of Long Beach and based at the Alamitos Bay Yacht Club.
The lineups feature 31 of the nation's best collegiate programs from Hawaii to the East Coast and 56 high
school teams from throughout California.
That makes it the nation's largest combined collegiate and high school sailing event, contested on 13-foot, two-person CFJ dinghies, which will have plenty of room after moving outside from the limited space in Alamitos Bay to the Long Beach Harbor waters surrounding the Belmont Veterans Memorial Pier.
Accommodations for spectators will include free shuttles
from the beach parking lots to the end of the pier, an upscale snack bar and comfort stations.
Racing starts at 11 a.m. each day. The high school Silver fleet will race inside Alamitos Bay.
The defending champions are Georgetown University of Washington D.C. and Point Loma High School of San Diego. Georgetown's toughest rival figures to be top-ranked
Boston College, which nosed it out for No. 1 this season.
Georgetown's lead skipper will be Chris Barnard, a sophomore from Newport Beach, one of many West Coasters attending East Coast schools.