Closure Info

Hello Everyone,

I got a number of emails asking about the boathouse closure and if there were any ways to work around it. I took your questions and concerns to the Board and have answers for you below:

Can we use the Bays and just avoid the Erg Room? No, even though you would be maintaining more than 6 ft of space when you are on the water, we, as an organization, would need to open the facility in order to get access to equipment and we can’t guarantee sanitary conditions for everyone.

What if I move my equipment out onto the wash deck? No, since we rent the facility, we feel responsible for anyone who stores their equipment on the premises. Please note, the Board is currently talking about ramifications for anyone who decides to not observe these rules which may include suspension from the club. This is a serious health crisis and we need all members to comply.

Based on the past two responses, I want to move my personally owned equipment out of the boathouse while it is closed. How can I do that? You will need to find somewhere else to store your equipment, and you are responsible for transportation out of the boathouse. Once those plans are in place, contact me (Sarah) or A.C. to schedule a time to be let in and collect your equipment. Remember, if you chose to car top to the parking lot and walk your boat to the dock, you can not use boathouse owned supplies to clean your boat after.

Can I borrow/rent an erg from the boathouse? Unfortunately, due to the logistics involved in lending/renting out equipment on such a large scale, as well as the financial risk the boathouse takes having so much equipment out of our control, we’ve decidednot to have ergs leave the boathouse. That being said, we do still have 4 ergs left for sale. Let me know if you are interested.

I hope that answers your questions for now. Please let me know if you have others and I will be sure to keep the board informed.

Stay healthy and keep washing those hands!


Bay Series #2

This coming Sunday, December 15th, will be the second Bay Series of the season; running from the end of the stadium, around the island to just before the 2nd Street bridge. If you want to race, be sure to be here by 6:30 AM to get your form in. If you want to watch, the race goes off at 7:30 and breakfast/socializing starts once boats are off the water, shortly after 8:00.


The LBRA Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday, October 5th at 9:00am at The Pete Archer Rowing Center, 5750 Boathouse Lane

In preparation for the October 2019 election of LBRA’s 2019-2020 Board of Directors, the Nominating Committee is requesting nominations for all board positions from LBRA’s membership.  Per LBRA’s By-Laws, nomination of a candidate is to be “submitted by any two general members.” Nominators as well as nominees must be LBRA members in good standing. From the By-Laws:  “Only those members who have been a member for a period of at least six months… shall be eligible to hold elective office.” Nine (9) Board of Directors positions are available.  Per bylaws, Nominating Committee’s goal is to identify at least two nominees for each elective office:


President: Charles Griffin III

Vice President: John Nunn

Secretary: Terri Glidden

Treasurer: Elna Anderson

Captain: A.C. du Pont

DIRECTORS: (listed in alphabetical order)

Ellen Geil

Marc Kashinsky

Renn Levy

Jack Nunn

Ken Plumb

Sander Zagzebski

To make a nomination, identify a candidate for a position, verify their interest in running for a position, find another member to join you in seconding the nomination, then submit to a Nominating Committee Member via email or by phone as follows:

Elna Anderson 562-335-5364

MaryKatherine Kuner 562-833-3299

Ellen Geil 714-504-8607

Garrett Shook 760-608-9242

Charles Griffin III 310-245-1462

Terri Glidden 310-514-6954

Any incumbents currently serving on the board who are interested in serving again must still be nominated & seconded by LBRA members in good standing in order to run for office again.

Please start contacting us with your nominations and we will post an initial slate of eligible candidates as soon as possible.  Thanks.

Annual Meeting 2019-2020

Our Annual Meeting will be held on SATURDAY, October 5th in the erg room.  Potluck brunch and meeting times are as follows:

9:00 a.m. – Potluck Brunch:  Please arrive with your favorite brunch/side dish or dessert (enough to serve 5-7 people). There will be a sign-up sheet so you can list what you would like to bring in front of the office at the boathouse in October.

9:30 a.m. – Annual Meeting & Elections: Members in good standing with a paid membership through 9/30/2020 are eligible to vote (Friends of the Association, Young Adult Members, Coxswains Only and National Team Members are not eligible to vote.) The meeting will conclude by noon for all but the new Board of Directors.

If you have any questions, please let us know.
Long Beach Rowing Association
5750 Boathouse Lane
Long Beach, CA 90804
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Long Beach Marine Stadium

Detailed info on 2019 US Rowing Southwest Masters Regionals!

LBRA and U.S. Rowing to Host U.S. Masters Southwest Region Rowing Championships, July 13 and 14, 2019

This is a two-day championship regatta that is co-hosted by the national organization – U.S. Rowing and Long Beach Rowing Association. For competitive masters rowers who are serious about rowing, this is the annual premiere regatta. Sign up on Regatta Central – Click Here.


If you love to race, you’re going to LOVE racing at Long Beach’s historic Marine Stadium. It’s a world class course, currently under consideration for hosting the 2028 Olympic rowing competition. With a newly energized regatta committee, fresh off of hosting the 2019 FISA World Indoor Rowing Championships, the regatta will be run by experienced pros who know how to run an authentic racer’s regatta.

The Venue:

  • Long Beach Marine Stadium, historic site of the 1932 Olympics
  • An enclosed, 7 lane, 1,000 meter course
  • Boat rentals available on a limited basis – call now for reservations
  • Fully buoyed lane lines with stakeboats and starter’s platform
  • Ample room for warm ups in waterways around Naples island
  • Fair, flat water with a sand beach for launching on the south side and the 5 bay LBRA boathouse on the north side
  • Both sides of the course have slanted seawalls to help mitigate wakes
  • US. Rowing officials will adhere to a “static” format to further mitigate wakes
  • Ample parking for trailers and cars on the course and surrounding areas
  • Great restaurants and hotels within ½ mile of the rowing course
  • Long Beach International Airport is just minutes away from the course
  • Lively day and night life on 2nd Street – shopping, restaurants, dispensaries
  • Food and gear vendors will be on location throughout the regatta
  • Hotels, markets and stores located very close to course

Register below on Regatta Central Today:

Entries are open now on Regatta Central:

Sign up early and often. Be sure to contact our local regatta director, Kristina Duggan to make requests for additional information at

Note: there are a limited amount of rental boats available from LBRA. Get your requests in right away to take advantage of the rental program.

Races and Warm-ups:

Friday, July 12 – venue open for early arrivals and warm-ups outside of the course

Racing on Saturday, July 13 and Sunday, July 14, 2019

Note: The surrounding waterways will be available for unsupervised warm-ups on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. The regatta will start at 11:00 am on Saturday.


These hotels are 1.25 miles to the course and will offer special rates for regatta attendees.

Call them directly for booking:

Hotel Current
5325 Pacific Coast Hwy
Long Beach, CA 90804
Phone: (562) 597-1341

Golden Sails Hotel
6285 E Pacific Coast Hwy
Long Beach, CA 90803
Phone: (562) 596-1631


US Rowing Regatta Director
James Rawson
503-473-6239 Direct

LBRA Regatta Director
Kristina Duggan
714 293 9604 Direct

The Hosts:
Long Beach Rowing Association and US Rowing

JL Racing – Premiere Rowing Apparel and Official Sponsor of US Rowing

About Long Beach:

Located at the geographic center of the Los Angeles/Orange County metropolitan area, Long Beach is known as the “Aquatic Capital of the USA”. There is easy access to Long Beach and the rowing course by freeways and surface streets.

Local Attractions and Things to do with easy freeway access:

Take advantage of the easily accessible rental scooter shares to get around

Link To US Rowing Information Packet: 2019 Southwest Masters Regional