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Bellingham Distance Regatta - October 19 - Lake Padden

Dan
 

The Bellingham Distance Regatta, hosted by Bellingham Canoe & Kayak Sprint Team (BCKST), will take place at Lake Padden, Bellingham Saturday, October 19. There will be 2K, 4K, and 6K races, open to ICF singles and teamboats, HPK, OC, Marathon Canoe, SUP, and Paracanoe. Sea Kayaks and FSK are welcome. The Regatta is open to all ages. Youth teams from BC and WA are attending. Registration starts at 7:30 AM or at least 30 minutes before your distance Heat. The first Heat starts at 10:00 AM. Entry fee is $15. No limits on # of races per individual. For detailed info please go to www.bellinghamcanoekayak.org or email to danb@... or call 360-656-6392

Dan Baharav



Mercer Island photos now online

Michael Lampi
 

Even though I had a late start I think I still managed to get everyone:

http://soundrowersphoto.org/photography/2013/Mercer%20Island%202013/album/index.html

See you at the annual meeting!

Michael Lampi


Montlake Bridge closure this weekend

watersprite
 

Just saw this notice about the Montlake Bridge being closed for maintenance this weekend - I know this will affect my route to the race, and may affect others coming from north Seattle...

 

DRIVER ALERT: Saturday, Oct. 5 to the morning of Monday, Oct. 7 - The Montlake bridge (SR 513) will close to traffic from 5 a.m. Saturday until 5 a.m. Monday for maintenance work.


Mercer Island Sausage Pull Registration

watersprite
 

Register online here: http://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=12227

 

One entry per *boat* please!  You can register up until 9pm tomorrow night.  Last race of the year, don't miss it!


Sound Rowers "Sausage Pull" - Round Mecer Race this Sat Oct 5

debbie natelson
 

Start salivating and getting pumped for the last Sound Rowers Race of the Season. :(   
It's time for the annual Sausage Pull Race -- around Mercer Island.  :)))   Sat Oct 5th
10 am Race Start -- pre race at 9:15
 
Race starts and ends at Mt Baker Beach Park (along Lake WA Blvd, in Seattle
 
Long Course: 14.3 miles  Round Mercer Island counterclockwise. Options for home stretch: south winds: north of I-90 floating bridge; north winds: stay south.
 
Short Course: 6.5 miles.  South hugging east shore of Seward Park. Make counterclockwise 180° around orange buoy at southeast corner. Returning boats stay off shore to avoid collisions.
 
 
No matter which course you do, you'll be motivated to get to the finish line quickly -- for the tastiest feast on sausages around, grilled to perfection.  (including some veggie options).  Thanks to Rainer & Beverly!
 
directions, online registration (really helps in buying all those sausages), and more info: soundrowers.org.  Please help your race directors by pre-registering.
 
Last race of season. Be there. Race hard. Feast well.
 
-Debbie
 
 


Re: Row down the Duwamish?

debbie natelson
 

Not sure if you're rowing under the west seattle bridge, but be cautious.  I tried rowing there years ago with Erik Wermus. He zipped off in his surfski, I was with him.... that is until we got to the narrow wood pilings under old section of the low bridge -- not designed with rowing passage in mind.  I got stuck!  I tried going at angles; tucking my oars in & gliding, but to no avail (too wide an expanse for that trick).   So -- just be cautious.  I forgot where we put in and out.  I emailed him to refresh my memory and will report back - if I hear back.
 
Good luck. Wish I could join you,
Debbie

From: "v.kin@..."
To: tkreyche@...
Cc: SoundRowers@...
Sent: Thursday, October 3, 2013 5:30 PM
Subject: Re: [SoundRowers] Row down the Duwamish?
 
At least 20 miles. Paddling-wise, anyway, but I don't remember terribly narrow spots, so you should be fine in a shell. There is one problematic spot about 5 mi up the river, give or take a mile or two - at low tide it is a class 2 rapid, a non-issue at high tide.

It is not the most scenic paddle, though, blackberry covered levees on both sides, gets pretty repetitive after a few miles.
From: tkreyche@...To: SoundRowers@...Sent: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 4:46:47 PMSubject: [SoundRowers] Row down the Duwamish?  
Anybody know how far up the Duwamish you can start rowing? One of these fall weekends I'd plan to organize an informal row down to Salty's on Alki or so, and a car shuffle.
 
Yes I know there is the Duwamish Rowing Club in South Park but I'm not sure I trust their judgement since their web site says "Rowing is meant to take place on calm water."
 
Thanks, Tom


Re: Row down the Duwamish?

vadimk111
 

At least 20 miles. Paddling-wise, anyway, but I don't remember terribly narrow spots, so you should be fine in a shell. There is one problematic spot about 5 mi up the river, give or take a mile or two - at low tide it is a class 2 rapid, a non-issue at high tide.

It is not the most scenic paddle, though, blackberry covered levees on both sides, gets pretty repetitive after a few miles.



From: tkreyche@...
To: SoundRowers@...
Sent: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 4:46:47 PM
Subject: [SoundRowers] Row down the Duwamish?

 

Anybody know how far up the Duwamish you can start rowing? One of these fall weekends I'd plan to organize an informal row down to Salty's on Alki or so, and a car shuffle.

 

Yes I know there is the Duwamish Rowing Club in South Park but I'm not sure I trust their judgement since their web site says "Rowing is meant to take place on calm water."

 

Thanks, Tom


Row down the Duwamish?

Tom Kreyche
 

Anybody know how far up the Duwamish you can start rowing? One of these fall weekends I'd plan to organize an informal row down to Salty's on Alki or so, and a car shuffle.

 

Yes I know there is the Duwamish Rowing Club in South Park but I'm not sure I trust their judgement since their web site says "Rowing is meant to take place on calm water."

 

Thanks, Tom


Lake Samish photos now online

Michael Lampi
 

The weather was gorgeous, probably because I brought along a pop-up shelter "just in case".  :-)

I took too many photos this year, so the race was divided into 3
albums:

http://soundrowersphoto.org/photography/2013/Lake%20Samish%202013%20-%20Part%201/album/index.html
http://soundrowersphoto.org/photography/2013/Lake%20Samish%202013%20-%20Part%202/album/index.html
http://soundrowersphoto.org/photography/2013/Lake%20Samish%202013%20-%20Part%203/album/index.html

It should load better into people's browsers.

Enjoy!

Michael Lampi


Bainbridge Results

watersprite
 

Results from the Bainbridge Island Marathon are now available at http://soundrowers.org

 


Budd Inlet photos now online

Michael Lampi
 

It took a while, but the photos are now available:

http://soundrowersphoto.org/photography/2013/Budd%20Inlet%202013/index.html

Michael Lampi


Re: Bainbridge photos now online

Tom Kreyche
 

Great photos! Thanks! …Tom

 

From: SoundRowers@... [mailto:SoundRowers@...] On Behalf Of soundrowers.yahoo@...
Sent: Sunday, September 08, 2013 11:27 AM
To: SoundRowers@...
Subject: [SoundRowers] Bainbridge photos now online

 



Hey Folks,

The photos are now on the server:

http://soundrowersphoto.org/photography/2013/Bainbridge%202013/index.html

It was quite flat, a fair amount of weeds, and a whale sighting near Decatur Reef!

Michael Lampi



Bainbridge photos now online

Michael Lampi
 

Hey Folks,

The photos are now on the server:

http://soundrowersphoto.org/photography/2013/Bainbridge%202013/index.html

It was quite flat, a fair amount of weeds, and a whale sighting near Decatur Reef!

Michael Lampi


Bainbridge Eve

debbie natelson
 

Hope you are now all loading -- or have loaded your boats in anticipation of tomorrows' 32 Annual Bainbridge Island Marathon!   Wow -- what a tradition.  Be sure to be a part of it.
 
full marathon -- 9:30 meeting
half (12 miles) short course-- 11:30  (but come early for car/boat shuttling
 
More than the many miles, this race is chock full of adventure, waves, wind (usually), currents, boat traffic/ferries -- and scenery galore.  A PNW tradition -- makes me homesick just thinking about it.
 
So go row or paddle/pedal a few miles of it for me.
 
Always great chowder and bread (or some of Steve's amazing culinary delights) post race
 
Ck out website, soundrowers.org for further details.
Ferries leave Seattle at 6:10, 7: 05, 7:55...
 
Have a great race,
Debbie


reminder: Bainbridge Marathon next Saturday, Sept

debbie natelson
 

You've trained all year. Now time to strut your stuff by competing in the longest distance single day race on US West Coast.
 
Bainbridge Island forms a natural 26.2 mile race course.  As a Sound Rower/Paddler, it is only natural that you would want to race this course-- or at least half of it (half marathon).
 
Stunning scenery, physically and navigationally challenging.  Besides the distance there are potential currents, winds, waves, and boat traffic to contend with -- but completing this race can prove well worth the challenge. 
 
31st  Annual Bainbridge Marathon
Saturday, Sept 7  - 9:15am  (11:15 for short course)
Fay Bainbridge Park, NE shore Bainbridge Island
 
26.2 miles Full marathon; Start/end at Fay Bainbridge Park (Discover Pass not required as this is a Bainbridge city park)
1/2 Marathon - 12 miles:  from Fort ward to fay Bainbridge Park.  Counter Clockwise direction only.
 
The Bainbridge Marathon is a very challenging race, presenting a varying array of strong currents, high winds and shipping traffic. When rough weather combines with the long distance, it can and has whipped the best of athletes. Do not tackle this one if you lack the skills, conditioning, and experience to be confident of completion. However, if you’re ready, the weather is often glorious and the experience nearly always exhilarating. The half-marathon is the same, only shorter.
The full marathon starts and finishes at Fay Bainbridge State Park. Racers may choose a clockwise or counter-clockwise course. The half-marathon begins at Fort Ward State Park exactly 2 hours after the start of the marathon, proceeding in a counter-clockwise direction to Fay Bainbridge. All racers are expected to attend the race meeting at 8:45. After the start of the marathon, the shuttle of boats to Fort Ward will be arranged.

Safety

Participants acknowledge that advanced skills, conditioning and experience are essential to safe completion of the race and that they are prepared. In addition all participants must carry a PFD and a whistle on board per Washington State law; and be capable of self-righting their boat (this usually means carrying a paddle float for kayakers.). Participants are expected to go immediately to the aid of a racer who has capsized. (The race director will make his fairest allowance for lost time).

Course Record

Long course: Jeb Besser and Grant Dull, 3:09:01 in 2009 in a 2x.
Short course: Ole Kanestrom, 1:40:28 in 1993 in a 1X-RI.
Records in all classes (word doc).

Entry Fees

Boats of 1 or 2 competitors:
$10 per person for: members of Sound Rowers, Juniors (18 and under).
$20 per person for non-members, non-Juniors
Boats of 3+ competitors:
$10 per person


surfski for sale

Roger Lamb
 

Epic V12 Ultra
2102, fast boat and in excellent condition
21' x 17.1", 27.5 lbs.
$2150, Bellingham


Re: Need rowers for long, fun quad row Sat 31st

Tom Kreyche
 

We're looking to fill one seat - had a late dropout!

email tkreyche@... or call 206-890-4965

--- In SoundRowers@..., "tkreyche" <tkreyche@...> wrote:

I'm organizing a last-minute longish row for Sat Aug 31st in our club quad, rowing out of Pocock in Seattle....need to fill three seats.

The plan is to row to Mt. Baker RC and back, about 14 miles, starting at 6:30 a.m. on Sat Aug 31st. We would take a short break at Mt. Baker.

Rowers should have experience with long rows in doubles at minimum.

This is intended to be a fun, informal row at a snappy but not killer pace. One of these days I want to do a quad row from Pocock around Mercer Island and return.

If you're not a Pocock member I'll set you up as a one-day guest. The quad will be used with authorization of my Charley McIntye Rowing Club.

email tkreyche@... or call 206-890-4965.

...Tom Kreyche


Re: Digest Number 1027

jeffwinnevada
 

this has me written all over it


From: "SoundRowers@..."
To: SoundRowers@...
Sent: Thursday, August 29, 2013 3:09 AM
Subject: [SoundRowers] Digest Number 1027

There is 1 message in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

1. Fwd: Rower Body Double Needed for Video   
    From: Donald Kiesling


Message
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1. Fwd: Rower Body Double Needed for Video
    Posted by: "Donald Kiesling" surfski@... waterbornewarrior
    Date: Wed Aug 28, 2013 11:14 am ((PDT))

Could be somebody's big break!

Don


Begin forwarded message:

> From: Vanessa Eng <vanessarocks@...>
> Subject: Rower Body Double Needed for Video
> Date: August 28, 2013 10:23:49 AM PDT
> To: surfski@...
>
> Hello Don,
>
> My name is Vanessa Eng & I am working for a Seattle-based video production company called World Famous.  I got your contact info from the Sound Rowers website.  I hope you are the correct person to reach out to.  We are shooting a video starring a rower (he's a sculler) but we will have a limited amount of time with this person on our shoot days.  Therefore, I've been tasked with finding another experienced rower (also a sculler) who shares his basic physical appearance, who is available on our shoot days & would be able to stand in for him while we compose our shots & perhaps even appear in some wider shots (the audience would not be able to tell the difference between the two men).  The details are below.  If you would be so kind as to distribute this info to anyone who you think might be interested in this paid opportunity, I would really appreciate it.  If you have additional questions, feel free to call me at 206.713.8018.  Thank you for your time!
>
> Days needed: Sept 12th & 13th in the greater Seattle area.  We might also be able to consider people who are only available for one of those days.  We would probably need this person for 5+ hours in the morning (potentially very early) & another 5+ hours in the evening, with a break mid-day.
>
> Physical description: Caucasian male, any age (over 18), approximately 6'3" & 200 lbs.  Lean, athletic build.  Short, straight, sandy, light brown or grey hair.
>
> Applicants must send photos & details of their rowing experience to vanessarocks@....  The more experience, the better!  If they have video of themselves rowing, they should send that too.
>
> If they do not have video, I will need to come meet them this week, this weekend or early next week to take a short application video of them rowing (this would take half an hour at the most).  I am very flexible in when & where I can meet people, but the client wants to book someone asap so the sooner the better.
>
> The person who is chosen will receive payment of $1000 per shoot day, paid within 30 days after the shoot.  The $1000 includes both the morning shoot & the evening shoot.  If this person is needed on both days, they will make $2000.  There is no payment for creating the application video.
>
> Applicants will not need to bring their own boat to the shoot on the 12th & 13th, however they will need access to a boat for the short application video.
>
> Thank you very much!
> Vanessa
>
> --
> Vanessa Eng
> Casting Associate, World Famous
> Workshops Chair, Women in Film Seattle
> vanessarocks@...
> AIM: vanessaeng81
> 206.713.8018 (cell)
> 206.299.4294 (efax)
> www.womeninfilmseattle.org
>





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Rower Body Double Needed for Video

waterbornewarrior
 

Could be somebody's big break!

Don


Begin forwarded message:

From: Vanessa Eng <vanessarocks@...>
Subject: Rower Body Double Needed for Video
Date: August 28, 2013 10:23:49 AM PDT

Hello Don,

My name is Vanessa Eng & I am working for a Seattle-based video production company called World Famous.  I got your contact info from the Sound Rowers website.  I hope you are the correct person to reach out to.  We are shooting a video starring a rower (he's a sculler) but we will have a limited amount of time with this person on our shoot days.  Therefore, I've been tasked with finding another experienced rower (also a sculler) who shares his basic physical appearance, who is available on our shoot days & would be able to stand in for him while we compose our shots & perhaps even appear in some wider shots (the audience would not be able to tell the difference between the two men).  The details are below.  If you would be so kind as to distribute this info to anyone who you think might be interested in this paid opportunity, I would really appreciate it.  If you have additional questions, feel free to call me at 206.713.8018.  Thank you for your time!

Days needed: Sept 12th & 13th in the greater Seattle area.  We might also be able to consider people who are only available for one of those days.  We would probably need this person for 5+ hours in the morning (potentially very early) & another 5+ hours in the evening, with a break mid-day.

Physical description: Caucasian male, any age (over 18), approximately 6'3" & 200 lbs.  Lean, athletic build.  Short, straight, sandy, light brown or grey hair.

Applicants must send photos & details of their rowing experience to vanessarocks@....  The more experience, the better!  If they have video of themselves rowing, they should send that too.

If they do not have video, I will need to come meet them this week, this weekend or early next week to take a short application video of them rowing (this would take half an hour at the most).  I am very flexible in when & where I can meet people, but the client wants to book someone asap so the sooner the better.

The person who is chosen will receive payment of $1000 per shoot day, paid within 30 days after the shoot.  The $1000 includes both the morning shoot & the evening shoot.  If this person is needed on both days, they will make $2000.  There is no payment for creating the application video.

Applicants will not need to bring their own boat to the shoot on the 12th & 13th, however they will need access to a boat for the short application video.

Thank you very much!
Vanessa

--
Vanessa Eng
Casting Associate, World Famous
Workshops Chair, Women in Film Seattle
vanessarocks@...
AIM: vanessaeng81
206.713.8018 (cell)
206.299.4294 (efax)



Need rowers for long, fun quad row Sat 31st

Tom Kreyche
 

I'm organizing a last-minute longish row for Sat Aug 31st in our club quad, rowing out of Pocock in Seattle....need to fill three seats.

The plan is to row to Mt. Baker RC and back, about 14 miles, starting at 6:30 a.m. on Sat Aug 31st. We would take a short break at Mt. Baker.

Rowers should have experience with long rows in doubles at minimum.

This is intended to be a fun, informal row at a snappy but not killer pace. One of these days I want to do a quad row from Pocock around Mercer Island and return.

If you're not a Pocock member I'll set you up as a one-day guest. The quad will be used with authorization of my Charley McIntye Rowing Club.

email tkreyche@... or call 206-890-4965.

...Tom Kreyche