Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships (IRA)
The Sac State Aquatic Center is the site of the 2013 Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships! This is only the second time this prestigious regatta will be held on the west coast in its over 100 year history. The IRA’s were held on the west coast for the first time here on Lake Natoma four years ago with great success. This year, there will be over 40 rowing teams from across the nation competing for national titles. Universities represented include Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Cal Berkeley, Washington, Princeton, the U.S. Naval Academy, and many others. This event draws crowds of thousands to beautiful Lake Natoma, the nation’s premiere rowing venue on the west coast. Come on out and enjoy fantastic racing from the best crews in the nation. There will also be plenty of vendors to peruse and sights to see, so don’t miss out! For more information on the Intercollegiate Rowing Association Championships, please visit this website: http://www.row2k.com/ira/
Fees: Tickets for the event are $15.00 and are available the day of the event upon entry to the park. Parking fees for the Nimbus Flat State Park are $10.00/vehicle (be forewarned, this parking lot fills up by 7:00 a.m.) Overflow parking is available at the Gold Point Office Park for $5.00/vehicle with shuttle service to and from the spectator’s area (carpooling is highly recommended).
Volunteering: Want to get involved with IRA’s? Numerous volunteer opportunities are available for this event. Please contact the Sacramento State Aquatic Center if you are or your organization is interested in volunteering. This event is perfect for gaining community service hours for high schools, sororities, fraternities, and many others.