Open Water & Coastal Rowing at BIAC

Coastal rowing is the latest rage and a great skill for BIAC’s windy afternoons and weekends. 

Visit this page to learn all about coastal rowing including boat types, safety, techniques and more.

What is Open Water Rowing and Coastal Rowing?

Sculling, endurance, currents, waves, tide, wind, and teamwork – that’s open water rowing! 

The “mountain biking” of rowing, open water rowing (which includes coastal rowing) requires a dash of seamanship in addition to rowing skills and fitness. Open water rowers navigate tides and currents, read the water, and surf the waves. It can be a relaxing exploration of waterways or intense international racing.  While coastal and open water are often used interchangeably, open water is the broader category, meaning heavier boats on challenging water, be it a coastline or lake.

More background:

Check out BIAC Coastal Rowing with info about BIAC's participation in previous Coastal Worlds, BIAC hosted Coastal racing events on the San Francisco Bay, and resources about coastal and open water rowing (boats, racing, navigation and safety, history, and events on the world stage).

Our equipment:

BIAC has two Coastal solo (1x) boats and one Coastal double (2x). We also have 14 open water singles (1xs). We are now forming classes, organized rows and expeditions, scrimmages and training for both members and the public who would like to participate in coastal rowing.

Upcoming Fall Events:

Drop in sessions – Click here to book on SimplyBook, Cost $20

  • Thursday, Oct. 8 – Open row, drop-in session 5-6:30pm
  • Thursday, Oct. 22 – Open row, drop-in session 5-6:30pm
  • Thursday, Nov. 5 – Open row, drop-in session 5-6:30pm

Coastal 1x Orientation & Row:

Going forward, tell us how you'd like to participate!


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