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Lightweight Rowing

Since the early 1970s, Cal Lightweight Rowing has fostered the sport of rowing among UC Berkeley students.


California Lightweight Rowing has been a sport club at UC Berkeley since the early 1970s. Today, the Cal Lightweights are the only team in the western United States dedicated to men’s and women’s lightweight rowing.

The Cal Lightweights row out of Jack London Aquatic Center (JLAC) on the Oakland Estuary, which is a short 15-minute drive from campus. All four of the team’s squads–Men’s Varsity, Women’s Varsity, Men’s Novice, and Women’s Novice–share a bay in the JLAC boathouse, creating a highly team-oriented atmosphere and fostering a unique social experience for ambitious Cal student-athletes.


No tryouts necessary!


Duration Price
Per Semester $800

League Affiliation

Western Intercollegiate Rowing Association (WIRA)

Contact Information

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