World Rowing Indoor Championships coming to Long Beach

The World Rowing Federation (FISA) in partnership with Concept2, USRowing and the Long Beach Sprints are pleased to announce the location of the second World Rowing Indoor Championships.

The event will take place in Long Beach, California at the Walter Pyramid on the Long Beach State campus on February 24,  2019.  The event will combine with the Long Beach Sprints and also will serve as the inaugural USRowing Indoor National Championships.

Last year the inaugural championships attracted over 2,500 participants from 33 countries competing for World Championship medals in open, junior, under-23, para and masters in both openweight and lightweight categories.

“Indoor rowing is now a legitimate international sporting discipline and a championship-rated format is necessary,” says Jean-Christophe Rolland, FISA President. “We are pleased to be again partnering with Concept2 and USRowing, and the success of the first event shows that the demand for the championships is justified. We are making plans for future events to take place in different parts of the world.”

”LBRA is tremendously honored to be selected for this premier event.  Long Beach has a proud legacy in American rowing, beginning with the 1932 Olympic Games, and we have been an incubator for Olympic and National Team talent through the intervening 85+ years.  We can’t wait to welcome the world to our doorstep in 2019,” says Rob Glidden, President of the Long Beach Rowing Association. 

“We have run indoor rowing competitions from their inception over 35 years ago, as well as host several on-water competitions throughout the year, plus have been the site for regional and national regattas as recently as 2008, but being part of the World Rowing Indoor Championships, and helping the event to grow and thrive, is a unique privilege.”

“We are excited to be partnering with FISA, Concept2 and the Long Beach Sprints to bring the World Rowing Indoor Championships back to the United States in 2019,” says Patrick McNerney, Chief Executive Officer of USRowing.

For more information:

LBRA Membership

The membership renewal packets will be mailed withinin the next couple of days.  If your address has changed this past year, please reply with your new address ASAP.

If you have not already submitted your Volunteer hours they should be reported on the volunteer form which can be downloaded from our website at

Membership dues not paid/postmarked by October 1st will be considered late and a $75.00 late fee will be charged.  If you would like to remit payment with a credit card online, please reply to this message with your request.  PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT YOUR MEMBERSHIP DUES IN CASH.   If you need to arrange for multiple payments, please talk to me. Our Annual Meeting and Election will be held SATURDAY, October 13th and in order to be eligible to vote at the annual election, membership must be paid through September 30, 2019 prior to the meeting.

For additional information please contact:
Sarah Mackenzie
LBRA Membership

Nominations 2018-2019 Board

October 2018 Election Nominations

Attention LBRA Members:

In preparation for the October 2018 election of LBRA’s 2018-2019 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:

Vice President
director 1
director 2
director 3
director 4

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:

MaryKatherine Kuner 562-833-3299
Elna Anderson
Mary Schewatz
Ellen Geil 

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.


LBRA Nominating Committee

Posted at boathouse: 8/30/2018

JL Team Store Open

Need uniforms for Head of the Charles?

The LBRA / JL Racing 2018 Online Team Store is now open but ONLY until midnight, September 3rd.

On the team store site, you may use your own credit card to order required team uniform items as well as training gear and rowing accessories. Everyone MUST get their order in by midnight (PST) September 3rd. If you miss the store closing date, you will need to order your uniform as an individual from your team contact. For individual orders, pricing and shipping will be different than a team purchase. There is information on the site to help you place your order. Click on this link, or copy and paste it into the address field of your browser.

It is important that you check the sizing tab within the team store to help you determine your correct size. Answers to common questions can be found on our FAQ page.

It is our plan to have your order ready before Head of the Charles in October. When the orders are ready, they will be delivered to and may be picked up from the boathouse.

Please email MaryKatherine Kuner  or call 562-833-3299 if you have any questions.

Thank you.

Volunteers needed – Learn to Row Camp!

Thank you for a wonderful Learn to Row day! If you are looking for ways to help new rowers AND get some volunteer hours.. Click this link to get signed up for June Learn to Row classes. The month of June has Tuesday/Thursday evening SWEEP classes and Saturday/Sunday SCULL classes.

Questions?? See Val Miller