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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Vashon Island Rowing Club Celebrates 25th Anniversary

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 […]

Vashon Junior Alumni Perform Well on National Collegiate Stage

Vashon Junior Alumni Perform Well on National Collegiate Stage

The transition from Junior to Collegiate rowing is best understood in the tightness of the races.  In an early race at the Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) Championships on Mercer Lake near Princeton, New Jersey the announcer said “Stanford has a five seat lead at the […]

2015 Youth Regional Championships

2015 Youth Regional Championships

Two and a half seconds.  In this weekend’s NASCAR race that distance equated to about 700 feet.  In the Preakness Stakes horse race about 130 feet.  And in Sunday’s junior men’s four crew final, twelve feet.  Rowing is a sport of perfection and repetition.  Over […]

Windermere Cup 2015

Windermere Cup 2015

Prior to all of this pageantry of the annual Opening Day boat parade through the Mountlake Cut were the invitation-only rowing races for masters, juniors and collegiate categories in the 29th Annual Windermere Cup regatta.  For the second year in a row a strong international […]

Brentwood Regatta at Mill Bay

Brentwood Regatta at Mill Bay

Brentwood College School located on Mill Bay north of Victoria, British Columbia put on its 45th annual juniors regatta this past weekend with over 1700 rowers participating from 34 clubs in western Canada and the Northwest US.  The competition was spirited and the growing camaraderie […]