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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.-The No. 1 Virginia rowing team travels to the West Coast this weekend (March 31-April 1) for the San Diego Crew Classic on Mission Bay in San Diego.

The 39th edition of the San Diego Crew Classic will feature more than 100 races over two days and see more than 3,400 athletes compete from more than 120 schools and rowing clubs. Live video and results will be available and linked through

Two weeks ago, top-ranked Virginia won 18 races at the Oak Ridge Invitational in Oak Ridge, Tenn., and the first Varsity Eight was named the ACC Crew of the Week.

The Cavaliers’ first Varsity Eight will compete for the Jessop-Whittier Cup against boats from some of the West Coast’s top schools, including No. 2 California, No. 5 Stanford, No. 6 Southern Cal and No. 8 Washington. UVa is in the second heat on Saturday that is scheduled to begin at Noon.

Virginia will send two Varsity Four boats to compete for the Karen Plumleigh Cortney Cup. UVa’s first V4 will go off at 12:10 p.m., while the second V4 will be in the second heat at 12:20 p.m.

The Cavaliers’ second Varsity Eight will also be in action, competing for the Jackie Ann Stitt Hungness Trophy. UVa is in the second heat that is scheduled to start at 1:40 p.m.

The top six boats from each division will compete in grand finals on Sunday, with the first V8 at 12:25 p.m., the second V8 at 12:50 p.m., and the V4 grand final at 1:10 p.m.

All times listed are Eastern Standard Time.

Virginia has the following weekend off from competition before hosting the UVa Invitational on Lake Monticello on April 14-15.

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