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watersprite
 

In another week I'll be off on the adventure to Alaska!  Don Kiesling has graciously agreed to pick up webmaster duties for the next two months.  Be nice to him. I'm relieved to leave the website in good hands while I'm away.

If you want to follow our blog, we'll update when and where we can find access to Wi-Fi: http://t2can.wordpress.com

See you in August!

-Traci


Double header race weekend Jun 30-July 1-- Rat island Regatta & DeFuca Downwind Challenge

debbie natelson
 


Join Sound Rowers Open Water Rowing & Paddling Club and Olympic 
Raft & Kayak/Ruby Creek Boathouse for an action packed weekend of racing on the Olympic Peninsula.

Rat Island Regatta;    Saturday June 30th. Ford Worden State Park, Port Townsend
Almost 8 mile (6.8 NM) loop -course from Fort Worden, southeast past historic downtown, Pt. Hudson, to & around Rat Island (off NW tip of Fort Flagler State Park, Marrowstone Island)
10am race start with mandatory pre-race meeting at 9:15am. 
race begins & ends, beach by Kitchen Shelter at Ford Worden
more details & info, visit soundrowers.org

DeFuca Downwind Challenge  Sunday, July 1 at 2 pm
9 beautifully scenic open-water miles downwind (typically) from Freshwater Bay County Park eastward, past Ediz Hook, to mouth of Port Angeles Harbor. Check out the website for more details on the downwinder.

All racers must wear  (or have on board at Race Directors' discretion) CoastGuard approved PFD, whistle -- and ability to self rescue in Cold Water

This is a race weekend not to miss.  Make your camping reservations now.
Online registrations available at websites listed above.

Thanks for your participation,
Debbie Natelson





Boat tote to Paddle the Dragon -- or take my place at race??

debbie natelson
 

Anyone going up to Port Gamble -- the Paddle the Dragon race tomorrow?  My van is having issues again and I don't trust it to get up there and back. I think it's giving me a hint that maybe I should be car shopping instead this weekend.  I can (and should use the company truck) since I have to do a delivery up in Kingston, but I can't carry a boat on the darn truck.  So I need a way to get a boat up there.  I live in Renton.  I can trust my van to get boat to you nearby area - -but am leery about going all the way over to Port Gamble & back.

Alternatively, anyone who has not registered for this very exciting race, but wants to - - you can transfer my registration.  Although the race sounds like Great Fun!!  and an area (Hood Canal) where I have wanted to race for years, I have other commitments where I should be that day.  Let me know.

Thanks in advance.  You can call my cell 206-730-0804 or email fine.

Debbie Natelson


Rat Island & the De Fuca Downwind

Bill Walker
 

The De Fuca Downwind was specifically scheduled this year to coincide with Rat Island weekend, June 30th and July 1st. The Rat Island organizers and I are hoping the opportunity to do both races in one weekend will increase the crowds for both events.

 

Thanks to support from our sponsors, the entry fee for the Downwind has been dropped back to the early-bird rate of $49 and will stay there through 6/24.

 

Both races are awesome opportunities to get away from the bustle of the city and enjoy the gorgeous scenery of the Olympic Peninsula. Hope to see everyone there!

 

De Fuca link: http://rubycreekboathouse.com/de-fuca-downwind/

Rat Island link: http://www.soundrowers.org/RatIsland.aspx

 

Meanwhile don’t miss tomorrow’s Paddle the Dragon race in Port Gamble!

http://www.unleashthebeastnw.com/Race/PaddlingRace.html

 

Bill

 

 

 

 


Another race info:

Shane Baker
 

On June 16 the Wenatchee Row and Paddle Club has a 30 mile race on the Columbia. Info can be found at: http://www.wenatcheepaddle.org/events-david-thompson.cfm


Some race info:

Shane Baker
 

There is a big gap in our race schedule. The Olympic Outdoor Center in Port Gamble is hosting a two day event June 9 and 10. Here is a link to the race info, please attend if you can: http://www.unleashthebeastnw.com/Race/PaddlingRace.html


Paddle or row across Grays Harbor

Shane Baker
 

Sounds like a plan. I have seen it rough enough I wouldn't consider crossing. July 29 will be nice and flat. Might I suggest that wearing PFD's mandatory. Might try it before your race.
Shane.


Paddle or row across Grays Harbor

janetheikkila <heikkila@...>
 

The rowing and paddling need not stop when the Elk River Challenge ends. For those who want another day on the water, plan to stick around for more boating fun!

Saturday, July 28 - 17th annual Sound Rowers Elk River Challenge: a two- or 7-mile race in the Elk River estuary near Westport, WA.

Sunday, July 29 - non-competitive row or paddle from Westport (Brady's Oysters) to Ocean Shores and back; approximately 12 miles. This will be a non-sponsored crossing for experienced participants only. Start around 8:30 a.m. Bring your own munchies for a quick lunch or snack before heading back to Westport. No fee. Just enjoy the comaraderie of the crossing.

Boaters are welcome to camp at Heikkila's on Saturday night. 360-268-9712.


Commencement Bay entry fees

Steve Wells
 

To standardize the fees that are charged (a move to simplify making change), we're making a slight change to the advertised fee schedule for tomorrow's race. For member's (who've not preregistered using webscorer. The webscorer preregistration costs $8), the fee is $10. For nonmembers it is $15. For racers in crews >3, the fee is $5 per athlete.


Commencement Bay Race, 5/19/2012, 9:00 am

SoundRowers@...
 

Reminder from:   SoundRowers Yahoo! Group
 
Title:   Commencement Bay Race
 
Date:   Saturday May 19, 2012
Time:   9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location:   Commencement Bay, Tacoma WA
Notes:   Race Meeting: 9:15am
Race Start: 10am
Race Website: http://soundrowers.org/CommencementBay.aspx
Online Registration: http://webscorer.com/register.aspx?raceid=2367
 
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Re: Bellingham Rough Water Race - online registration take two

Tyler Peterson
 


 Sound Rowers and Paddlers,
 
OAR Northwest will have their ocean rowboat on display this Saturday at the Commencement Bay race.  For this race, rather than have in on the water, it will be on land so that you can get an up-close view the boat.  I'll keep you up to date with the other appearances (that will include racing) at Sound Rowers and Paddlers events.  I hope to see you on Saturday-
 
Tyler Peterson
President, Sound Rowers 
.


Ribbons.

Shane Baker
 

Race Directors, if you ordered Ribbons through me and will be at the SR Commencement Bay Race, contact me and I will get them to you.
Shane.


Commencement Bay Race, 5/19/2012, 9:00 am

SoundRowers@...
 

Reminder from:   SoundRowers Yahoo! Group
 
Title:   Commencement Bay Race
 
Date:   Saturday May 19, 2012
Time:   9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Next reminder:   The next reminder for this event will be sent in 3 days, 4 minutes.
Location:   Commencement Bay, Tacoma WA
Notes:   Race Meeting: 9:15am
Race Start: 10am
Race Website: http://soundrowers.org/CommencementBay.aspx
Online Registration: http://webscorer.com/register.aspx?raceid=2367
 
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Commencement Bay Online Registration

watersprite
 

Steve Wells is bravely taking on the Webscorer registration/timing/results application this race.  Help him out by registering online here:

http://webscorer.com/register.aspx?raceid=2367

Registration is open until 9pm on Friday. One entry per BOAT please.

See you all on Saturday!

-Traci/Webmaster


for sale: think legend, orion k1, fenn 3 paddle

johnalbertf
 

for sale Think Legend surfski. Carbon, built 2008, 23 lbs. US $2350, with extra single footstrap.

https://picasaweb.google.com/john.albert.flynn/ThinkLegendSurfski?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCNOX9riyzM-AIQ&feat=directlink

Orion by Wenonah, K1 flatwater ICF racing kayak US $370.

https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/ZnGfCGGxceTEr34Dn_prwME1hnI_18sORPAlB-6JfiQ?feat=directlink

Fenn 3 two-piece adjustable carbon wing paddle, new style locknut. My spare paddle used only twice. $200

John @ 425-417-5193, Seattle.


Whatcom Classic - RD Review

romoigula
 

A big thanks to everyone who helped with this years event. Between the Whatcom County Fire Department and Whatcom County Search and Rescue there were 5 rescue boats on the water. Bellingham Kite Paddle Surf and Bellingham Parks & Recreation helped staff the timing table - which happened to be located at the coldest point in Bellingham. A special thanks to our wiener cook, a great paddler (look out OC-1 ladies) and my Schmoopsiepoo- Michele for tolerating my pre-race behavior.

Mr. Lampi has already got his pics up on Sound Rowers - man have I gotten fat. Thanks a lot for shattering my blissfully deluded self image. After some lap top issues results are somewhere in the interwebs and should be posted as soon as life allows.

Bellingham has some fast paddlers. We also have some paddlers who like to start in front of the line. Rather than hold up the entire race for these 3-4 boats I went ahead and blew the horn at go time. I would suggest these unnamed fellas owe all ya'll a beverage. My apologies to the rowers and one C2 who missed the start.

Save some chatter from a concerned Search and Rescue Boat,I can't relate much of a play by play from my seat at Bloedel, I can tell you to look out for Dave Deshenes. This cats an animal.

One request from our timers and registration people is for people to take a wee bit more time filling out the registration form - maybe use something approximating letters, check a few boxes, that sort of thing.

Peter Marcus and I have officially retired from the Whatcom Classic. Unless there are any objections Mike Hammer will take over the reins in 2013. He's a great guy and will have all the support we can offer.

Please contact me if there are any issues with results or other suggestions I can pass on to Mr. Hammer.

Peace & Chicken Grease,
-Lance "Tiger Man" Romo-


Portland to Astoria Sat May 5 OC-6 adventure.

Shane Baker
 

While most were racing in Bellingham I was on the Columbia River paddling with a group of guys from Mountain Home Canoe Club. We paddled an OC-6 from Portland to Astoria, just over 90 miles in 12:30 including a few breaks for snacks. GPS says 90.5 miles total, 12:02 hrs moving, 7.4 mph average, 16.9 mph max, stopped for 32 minutes. Things were going well until we hit a head wind at Cathlamet. The last 10 miles were brutal with 20 mph head winds and 3-5' waves. The sun came out the last 2 miles.It was cold. We began in the dark up by the Portland Airport at 4 am and were out of the canoe at 6:30 pm in Astoria. I figured about 45000 paddle strokes. No blisters or hot spots and only slightly sore muscles. I hurt more following a hard interval session.
Shane


Re: Coastal Rowing

rogerslaymaker
 

Having rowed in one of these races in Italy I can say that the boats are designed for the conditions that they frequently row in. They are a lot wider and heavier than the "Open" water boats we row here. It's a different arm of the sport, not better, not worse, just different.
 
Roger

From: "NEquartz@..."

To: irow@...; SoundRowers@...
Cc: wruss33@...; dan@...; rich@...; roylerow@...
Sent: Friday, 4 May 2012, 9:08
Subject: [SoundRowers] Coastal Rowing

 
This looks interesting.
I guess that many of the boats we race in open water in the US would not qualify. Grumble Grumble. Perhaps they shouldn't call it "World Rowing Coastal Championships"
 
 But it looks like fun for some in Croatia this year and Sweden next year.
 
Wayne



Coastal Rowing

NEquartz@...
 

This looks interesting.
I guess that many of the boats we race in open water in the US would not qualify. Grumble Grumble. Perhaps they shouldn't call it "World Rowing Coastal Championships"
 
 But it looks like fun for some in Croatia this year and Sweden next year.
 
Wayne


New Thursday night race in Gig Harbor.

Shane Baker
 

Hi Shane,


I wanted to let you know that we're trying to put on a Thursday night race series in the harbor. It will probably consist of one lap of the harbor, and is open to paddling of all types. Right now there is no entry fee, but the hope is that it grows into a well-attended ongoing thing, and we can provide some small prize money to different divisions. It would be great if you could come, and perhaps you could help spread the word throughout the paddling community (e.g., sound rowers). There will be more official details down the road, right now we're in the pilot phase.


We start tonight at 6.


Thanks a lot,


Graham

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