2001 San Diego Crew Classic
April 7-8, 2001
Mission Bay Crown Point Shores Park
San Diego, California, USA
Official web site
USC won the Jessop-Whittier Cup and University of California
at Berkeley won the Copley Cup.
JAMCO race bulletins for all events have been published. An index
can be found below.
Weather Plays a Big Role
Course conditions Saturday morning and through the mid-day at the San Diego Crew
Classic are best described as "hallacious", after years of wonderful weather
conditions. The morning races were suspended after the 17th race in mid-morning as pelting
rain and a quartering tailwind from the starboard against an out-going tide created
dangerous, unrowable conditions. In fact in the last race run, a women's crew from USC
sank at the finish line, and several crews waiting in the starting area for subsequent
cancelled races were stranded. Wind was gusting to 25 miles per hour, and Naval rescue
boats were called upon to accompany them as they paddled back to the launching area after
their races were cancelled.
Racing was suspended between 10:13am and 4:00pm PDT and thirteen (13) races were
cancelled by regatta officials. The following events were held in the afternoon: Women's
JV Heats, Men's JV Heats, Women's Collegiate Novice Heats, Men's Open Heats, and Women's
Conditions at 4:10pm were overcast, light winds, occasional showers, and flat water.
Better Weather on Sunday
Racing resumed on Sunday under sunny, cool conditions.
Wind and Tidal Information
Additional course conditions
JAMCO for Splits Race Bulletin Index
Glossary (explanation of abbreviations used in JAMCO for
Splits Race Bulletins)