Rowing in Santa Barbara has a rich and storied past. It is our goal to capture this history and make sure that it is kept alive for the next generation so that they can understand the tradition that they are representing. Unfortunately, it is a past that we do not feel we could give justice to. We are hoping that you will help us catalog this past by submitting your stories of milestone moments. Below we have bullet pointed some moments that we are aware of but by no means is this inclusive of all of the accomplishments of note by Santa Barbara-based teams and rowers.

Please help us fill in the gaps and add true color to these events by submitting your stories and knowledge to SBRF@sbrowingfoundation.org. We will place your submission online along a timeline. Please feel free to submit any pictures that you would like to accompany your stories.

Thank you in advance!

  • Development of the team at UCSB in the 60’s
  • Opening of Rowing at Lake Cachuma
  • ‘84 Olympics at Lake Casitas
  • Reopening of Rowing at Lake Casitas