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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 […]

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 […]