Events

National Learn to Row Day

National Learn to Row Day

Contact: Debby Jackson, Chair, NLTRD Coordinator membership.virc.dj@gmail.com or 206-463-3729 (h) or 206-459-9202 (cell)

Vashon Island Junior Crew:  21 Years and Still gROWING Strong!

Vashon Island Junior Crew: 21 Years and Still gROWING Strong!

At least two or three times a month each spring and fall, a story is bound to show up in the Beachcomber about Vashon Island Rowing Club’s Junior Crew.  From articles about success at regattas to stories of junior rowers headed off to a college […]

Solstice Scrimmage 2016

Solstice Scrimmage 2016

Winter is a season of short days and fickle weather, so for most crew teams, it means lot of training on rowing machines and not much time on the water. That makes it a bit of risk to invite teams to scrimmage in the middle […]

Portland Fall Classic Regatta – 2016

Portland Fall Classic Regatta – 2016

A log in the water can be a hazard, but a whole, floating tree is what rowers in the 10th annual Portland Fall Classic had to avoid during the second flight of races this last Sunday. The Vashon Island Rowing Club (VIRC), accustomed to its […]

Head of the Charles and Head of the Gorge Regattas 2016

Head of the Charles and Head of the Gorge Regattas 2016

Vashon Island Rowing Club’s Juniors were divided last weekend, with regattas on opposite sides of the continent, traveling internationally, and with additional rowers in the mix from a visiting German rowing team. Despite the distance and logistics of all that, the team brought home a […]

Tail of the Lake Regatta 2016

Tail of the Lake Regatta 2016

Imagine a race where you miss winning silver by 3/10 of a second and can’t actually see your closest competitor.  That is the beauty and the maddening part of a head race, and that is exactly what the Vashon Island Rowing Club’s (VIRC) Junior Women’s […]

The Boys of ’36

The Boys of ’36

Come join the Vashon Island Rowing Club for a special live feed on the big screen at the Vashon Theatre of the highly-anticipated documentary “The Boys of ’36.” Based on Daniel James Brown’s best-seller “The Boys in the Boat,” the documentary tells the inspiring, true […]

2016 US Rowing Junior National Championships

2016 US Rowing Junior National Championships

One might be tempted to assume that the 2016 USRowing Junior National Championships were plagued by leprechauns. First was the unrelenting greenness of the Lake Mercer course with trees hovering out from the banks. Then, the cancellation of all racing on Thursday’s practice day eliminated […]

2016 USRowing Northwest Youth Championships

2016 USRowing Northwest Youth Championships

The 2000-meter course at Lake Vancouver along the Columbia River near Portland, Oregon runs roughly north to south and the crowds gathered at the calm finish line were oblivious to the “north sea” conditions piling up at the start through the afternoons of last weekend’s […]

Vashon Rowers Compete in 30th Annual Windermere Cup

Seattle’s Opening Day festivities kick off with masters, juniors and collegiate sprint races at the University of Washington’s Montlake Cut rowing venue. With another weekend of “summer in May” weather thousands of spectators basked in the sunshine to cheer on their crews which were invited […]