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Faultline Faceoff

Faultline Faceoff | February 23-24, 2019


Regatta Overview

The Faultline Faceoff Regatta returns for 2019 as the best place to get early season racing experience in California.  We pride ourselves in running a regatta that offers fast racing for Varsity crews and opportunity to learn by racing for Novice crews.  

Schedule & Results

The schedule is posted here. Once the schedule is final, HereNow will have the posted results.


Due to the size restrictions of the venue, the Faultline Faceoff regatta is an Invitational event. Invited crews should register for the race at RegattaCentral.


Course Map

Please familiarize yourself with the course, including warm up area. Note that, due to seasonal fluctuations in the water level, the dock locations are subject to change. UPDATED 2/20

Regatta Site

The regatta will be held at the boat launch on San Pablo Reservoir.  We are guests of the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) and Rocky Mountain Recreation at San Pablo.  Please follow their rules and respect their personnel on site so we can continue to use this fantastic venue for future regattas.

Address: 522 Old San Pablo Dam Road, Orinda, CA 

Note that there is no address shown on the street, but there is a big sign reading “San Pablo Dam Boat Launch” at the entrance.

Click here for a map of the regatta site. Updated 2/20

You can find directions on our website here.

Park Opening and Closing:

Saturday  Park is open from 7am to 6pm
Everyone must be out of the park by 6pm, no exceptions. Do not plan on having your dinner at the race course,
practicing after the last race, etc.

Sunday Park gate will open at 6am - Please do not arrive earlier than 6am.

Regatta Parking

Parking on-site:   

Parking on site is extremely limited. Therefore, we will not be selling permits to individuals.  Permits will be sold to each team for distribution to their parents, coaches, and volunteers.  The permits will be for in and out privileges for both Saturday and Sunday and parking in the overflow lots, furthest away from the boat launch.  There will be no purchasing of permits on-site.   

Please Note:  Only permits purchased from the Oakland Strokes will be accepted for entry the weekend of the Regatta.  Daily, Seasonal, and Annual permits purchased from EBMUD will not be valid for the regatta weekend.

Parking off-site and shuttle:   

Those without a permit should park in the parking lot at the Orinda BART station and take the shuttle. The parking lot and shuttle are free but will add time to your day. Please plan your time accordingly. The shuttle will run every 20 -30 minutes depending on the time of day.   


There will be a designated drop off and pick up spot for Uber and Lyft drivers. We have not tried this ourselves, but several people used those services last year. We assume they will work for you, but we make no guarantees.

Get Dropped off

There will be a designated drop off and pick up spot for those being dropped off by a friend, family member, etc. The person driving the vehicle will be asked to turn around and leave immediately.  Do NOT park along the service road into the site. Parking along the shoulder is not allowed and we will ticket and tow any cars found along the service road.

Park at the Visitor's Center and hike/bike along path

There is a large amount of parking at the San Pablo Visitor's Center at 7301 San Pablo Dam Rd. You will need to pay for parking. Turn right after the kiosk and proceed down the road until the road dead-ends at the gate, approximately 1/2 mile. Park along the road and proceed down the hiking/biking trail to the Regatta. Note that the trail is approximately 1-3/4 miles long and should take about 35 min walking and 15 min biking. Follow all posted signs for parking.


Please click here for a map of the shuttle route.

Shuttle Schedule

Saturday: Every 20 minutes from 9:30am until 6:00pm.

Sunday: Every 20 minutes from 6:00am until 4:00pm (or until everyone has been transported)

Please Note: The shuttle demands at the close of the regatta are extremely heavy.  Therefore we will allow cars without a permit into the venue to pick up athletes and/or spectators on Saturday after 4:00pm and Sunday after 2:00pm. This is for the picking up only, no parking without a permit, you will be ticketed and towed.

NO DOGS ON THE SHUTTLE BUSES.  There is a no dog policy on the shuttle buses.  If you would like to bring your dog, you and your dog can be dropped off at the athlete drop off and can be picked up later. Any dogs at the venue are subject to a park fee of $3, payable at the kiosk upon arrival.  Dogs are not allowed on the beach or near the water and all dogs must be on a leash.