Events

Brentwood Regatta 2016

Brentwood Regatta 2016

After a month of competition in blustery spring conditions Vashon Junior rowers traveled to Canada for the 46th Annual Brentwood regatta. Its weather atoned for everything with 3 days of sparkling conditions on the shore of Vancouver Island at the Brentwood College (private high school) […]

Covered Bridge Regatta 2016

Covered Bridge Regatta 2016

Canyons breath. In the morning they exhale denser cold air downstream from their upper reaches. In the afternoon they inhale the warmer air from lower elevations in an up-river flow. Dexter Lake, south of Eugene, sits in a canyon that was huffing and puffing this […]

Husky Open Regatta 2016

Husky Open Regatta 2016

With a big 520 Bridge Reopening party going on next door, collegiate, master and junior crews raced through University of Washington’s Montlake Cut on Saturday under improving conditions as the day progressed. Circled by helicopters, tens of thousands of people turned out for the bridge […]

Green Lake Spring Regatta 2016

Green Lake Spring Regatta 2016

Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Green Lake Crew hosted its 54th annual Spring Regatta on Saturday. The earliest major regatta in the northwest has been a problematic affair the past few years with high winds, sleet, driving rain and even snow causing the 1000-meter race course […]

Saltwater Scrimmage 2016

Saltwater Scrimmage 2016

Most rowing venues don’t include a Superfund site but the Eagle Harbor course on Bainbridge Island is an exceptional case. Every spring for the past several years the Bainbridge, Olympia and Vashon junior crews have gathered for an early season scrimmage daring the weather gods […]

Master-Junior Scrimmage 2016

Master-Junior Scrimmage 2016

In handing the One Guinea Pig cup to Junior Captains Patrick Hanson and Maddie McEachern, Bruce Morser, who stroked the Masters mixed eight to a respectable second place finish said “a famous definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again expecting […]

Have a Brew with the Crew! at  3rd Annual THS Guest Bartender Night

Vashon Island Rowing Club is teaming up with the Hardware Store Restaurant to put the FUN in fundraising.  Join us for our third annual ‘Have a Brew with the Crew’, on Thursday, March 31st from 6-9pm. There also will be a silent auction in the […]

Frostbite & Head of the Lake Regattas 2015

Frostbite & Head of the Lake Regattas 2015

Vashon’s junior crew attended the Green Lake Frostbite regatta this past Saturday and then were joined by the masters at the grand finale Head of the Lake event on Sunday.  The 5K Head of the Lake is a major regatta with 470 total boats entered […]

Portland Fall Classic Regatta 2015

Portland Fall Classic Regatta 2015

The word ‘eclectic’ is hardly strong enough to describe the spectator’s venue at the Portland Fall Regatta that took place Sunday on the Willamette River.  A high traffic urban bike path, a freight and passenger train corridor and with an elevated portion of Interstate 5 […]

Head of the Charles and American Lake Regattas 2015

Head of the Charles and American Lake Regattas 2015

The 51st Head of the Charles Regatta was held in Boston this past weekend and with over two thousand boats and ten thousand rowers it is one of the world’s largest.  A cool Saturday with strong head winds facing the rowers morphed into the first […]