BAWRA Kickoff Party!

Posted By on Mar 25, 2016 |


It’s that time of year again:  Time to party, draw lanes, and raise some funds for BAWRA!

The Venue

The BAWRA Kick-off party will be Saturday, April 15th from 6 to 9:30pm at Alameda Yacht Club.  AYC is located at 1535 Buena Vista Ave, Alameda.  If you’ve been to the lunch & awards presentation after the Coast Guard Challenge in the past few years, you already know where it is.

The Cost

The cost of dinner is $20 per person, collected at the door.  This year we will have Mexican food from El Paisa.  The cost covers all you can eat tacos, burritos, quesadillas, etc…  The yacht club bar will be open for no-host (cheap!) drinks.

The Silent Auction

We will hold a silent auction for items contributed by the clubs.  Each club is to bring one item for each of the regular teams it enters.  For example, Iron Oars Rowing Club usually enters three teams, so IORC will bring three items.  Ketos enters one team, so they will bring one item.  We’ll have a bid sheet for each item, where you will enter your name and bid for the items you want.  If you outbid the others to win, we’ll collect your money and hand over the prize!

The Agenda

6:00p   Ticket sales begin

Bar is open

Bidding opens

7:00p   Dinner is served

7:30p   Bidding closes

7:45p   Lanes are drawn for Oakland Cup and Alcatraz

8:00p   Auction winners announced

8:30p   Dinner is over, but stay for a few drinks and socializing!


We need a pretty firm count on the number of people who will come and eat.  I would like each of the ten clubs to email me with their headcount for the party by Monday, March 28th.  I look forward to hearing from you.


Scott Grimes, BAWRA Secretary