Nine Metals at Frostbite & Head of the Lake
Vashon Island Rowing Club wrapped up their fall season at two Seattle regattas on Saturday, November 5th and Sunday, the 6th. The Frostbite Regatta, a 1 km sprint race hosted by Green Lake Crew and normally indicative of the weather conditions for the event, drew twenty two teams, mostly from the Seattle metropolitan area, and some from as far as Bellingham, Spokane, and Oregon. Mother Nature provided a crisp, cool, sunny day with little wind, making for smooth water.
Vashon entered eight events and placed first in four of them and second and third in two other races. The Women’s Master quad, with Kim Goforth, Lana Krisman, Marilyn Kleyn, and Debbie Jackson placed first with a time of 3:46.8. The Junior Men’s Open Varsity Quad, with Ryan Bingham, Gus Magnuson, Tate Gill, Baxter Call, and coxswain Ally Clevenger, were first with a time of 3:17.0. The Women’s Junior Third Varsity four, with novice rowers Bryn Gilbert, Maya Krah, Teagan Lynch, Kai Li Scheer and coxswain Rayna Shinn took first place in 4:03.50. These same rowers were joined by Emma Dubois, Maiselle Kearney, Mary Lawrence, Kirsten Girard, and coxswain Clevenger in the Women’s Open Novice eight and placed first among the field with a time of 3:49.60.
In the Men’s Open Novice four, with Charles Elliott, Nathaniel Petram, Elliott Carelton, Ben Zaglin and coxswain Delaney Anderson, VIJC placed second with a time of 4:02.20. Those same rowers were joined by Eli Sedgemore, Charlie Penwick, Dayton Connolly and Preston Scheer to race the Men’s Open Novice eight. Under the direction of coxswain Shinn, the rowers placed third in 3:41.28.
On Sunday, the Head of the Lake regatta, hosted by Lake Washington Rowing Club and the University of Washington, had Vashon rowing in three events. The 5 km race started in Lake Union along “boathouse row”. Rowers wind beneath the University Bridge into Portage Bay and through the Montlake Cut to Lake Washington where the course takes an exciting turn back toward Husky Stadium to the finish line near the entrance to Conibear Shellhouse at the University of Washington.
Vashon took first place in the Men’s junior quad rowed by Bingham, Magnuson, Gill, and Call in 18:31.859. Rayna Shinn, who coxed the boat, said, “It was surprisingly easier than I expected given all the turns in the course. We came around those corners nicely and did well.” In the Women’s Junior Quad Vashon’s crew placed second with a time of 20:52.015. Rowing for VIJC were Avalon Keonig, TerraJane Ripley, Halimah Griffin and Katelyn Carter. The Men’s Master eight, coxed by Sarah Warner with rowers Bruce Morser, Colby Atwood, Bob Horsely, Ed Zapel, John Jannety, Chad Magnuson, Steve Hayworth and Jeff Hoyt, took third with a time of 19:16.564.