Our Mission

"To support the growth of Rowing in Santa Barbara and the surrounding areas by providing grants to local rowing clubs, teams, or individuals including but not limited to intercollegiate rowing programs, community rowing programs, summer camps for at-risk or disadvantaged youth, and regattas."


May 4th, 2008

Congratulations — UCSB Rowing Club Finishes Out the Season with Hardware

May is the month where all the early morning practices and erg workouts pay off.  Both the men’s and the women’s teams travelled to Sacramento for the Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association (WIRA) Championships. The Men’s Varsity Lightweight 4 made it to the Grand Finals where they took second. The Women’s Varsity 4 took third in the Grand Finals and the Women’s Varsity 8 took second in the Petite Finals. Great job UCSB!

May 4th, 2008

*Quick News Flash*

Thanks to the generous support of Joel Raznick, SBRF was able to sponsor the UCSB WIRA Tent.

The Parents’ were once again the real heroes as again they delivered another outstanding spread for the athletes who were able to bring home some hardware in return.

April 18th, 2008

The Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association (WIRA) Championship Regatta will be held on May 3-4, 2008 at Lake Natoma near Sacramento, CA. As we all know, this is the West Coast Championship for Club Crews and will feature some very fast and accomplished crews including UCSB.

The UCSB Rowing Team will have a tent along the finishing 500m from which alumni and friends can watch the exciting racing and socialize. The tent will be hosted by UCSB Parents who are very generously providing food and beverages and supported by Joel Raznick via SBRF. We look forward to seeing you there!

For further event info please visit our links page or go directly to www.gowira.org.

April 15th, 2008

Find us on FACEBOOK! Due to popular demand, Santa Barbara Rowing Foundation now has a formal ‘Group’ page. The link is:


Hopefully we can all reconnect with lost teammates! We look forward to talking to you and please add us ‘the Director’s’ as friends if we are not already!

April 5th, 2008

SBRF Hosts the UCSB Rowing and Alumni Tent at San Diego Crew Classic

Spring is in the air, the sun is out, and Mission Bay has strong crosswinds at 1200m to go on the race course… it must be time for the San Diego Crew Classic. This year, the Santa Barbara Rowing Foundation is proud to host the UC Santa Barbara Rowing and Alumni tent at the San Diego Crew Classic. Come support the UCSB and other Santa Barbara-based athletes and reconnect with old friends while enjoying the home-style BBQ of Island View Catering (Santa Barbara, Ca).

For more information on the regatta please go to: http://www.crewclassic.org/

We look forward to seeing you there!