Oct 7, 2015

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Tail of the Lake Regatta 2015

Tail of the Lake Regatta 2015

On this past Sunday on Seattle’s Lake Union almost 500 rowing shells racing in nearly 50 events were greeted by a glorious fall day that could have been described by the 19th century writer Lewis Carroll’s poem, Jabberwocky: ’Twas brillig, and the slithy toves did gyre and gimble in the wabe’. Indeed the day was ‘brillig’ by any measure and the boats did gyre (twist) in the lake’s...

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Aug 3, 2015

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Vashon Island Rowing Club Celebrates 25th Annivers...

Vashon Island Rowing Club Celebrates 25th Anniversary

The ad read: “Women starting rowing club. Need coach, boat & enthusiastic women.  Call [number] if interested in participating. No experience necessary.”  Twenty five years ago Celia Congdon decided she needed something to fill the hole that her husband, Rich Bard, left each summer during his forays to coastal Alaska.  With that ad the Vashon Island Women’s Rowing Club was...

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Jul 9, 2015

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Master Rowers Beat the Heat at Regio...

Master Rowers Beat the Heat at Regionals

Rule one: Apply sunscreen liberally. Rule two: Stay continually hydrated....

Jun 15, 2015

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U.S. Rowing Junior Nationals –...

U.S. Rowing Junior Nationals – 2015

Most rowing venues on the annual crew calendar are rivers, lakes, estuaries...

Jun 1, 2015

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Vashon Junior Alumni Perform Well on...

Vashon Junior Alumni Perform Well on National Collegiate Stage

The transition from Junior to Collegiate rowing is best understood in the...