Past

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]