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Free surf ski (in Seattle)

Eli Holmes
 

Free old Twogood Mako (I am guessing). 90s? Could be a base for a project, like a pedal boat? 29.4 pounds and quite narrow (like 17.5 in). Has some minor gel coat cracking, but no structural damage that I can see and I paddled it last week and it was fine. Has some staining on the bottom from being outside. Cables seem fine. Pedals are not adjustable. I have an in-seam of 30 inches and I can barely touch the pedals with my toe. I think you need a 33 inch in-seam.  This boat is not really practical as a surf ski as it is famously tough to paddle in surf/waves.  It'd be a fun flat water boat (if you can paddle a sprint kayak) or used as the base for a project like a pedal boat, say.


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WebScorer Laptop.....Available for the Guano Rocks race?

Hugh Owen
 

Hi All......Is the Sound Rowers webscorer timing laptop still available? If so I'd like to use it at our race.  I will be at the Mercer Island race this weekend.  Or I'm willing to make other arrangements.

thanks

Hugh Owen


Sausage Pull photos are now online

Michael Lampi
 

Sausage Pull photos are now online: http://soundrowers.org/racePhotos/2022/SausagePull/index.html

There are a bunch of photos that didn't make it into the album (hard to believe, I know), so if you want one that isn't in the album (easy to see by looking at the photo names as the numbers in the name are sequential) just ask.

Michael Lampi


Regrets, wrong mailing list. Sorry

Herbie Weisse
 

Sorry folks!  Windsurfers among you are welcome to join me, got gear for a couple folks at least (5 or 6)

- Herbie


On Sep 18, 2022, at 9:57 PM, Az <amberzip@...> wrote:


Thanks much, Michael! Nice to see your son out there taking shots 

On Sep 18, 2022, at 5:29 PM, Michael Lampi <soundrowers.board@...> wrote:

Second set of photos (ones taken by me) are now online at http://soundrowers.org/racePhotos/2022/LakeSamish/index.html

Michael Lampi


Last Windy Tuesday tonight is at Newcastle Beach, exit 9 on I-405

Herbie Weisse
 

We’ll have gear available, and wind from 3-6 pm

Newcastle Beach (not OO Denny) due to
Wind direction


On Sep 18, 2022, at 9:57 PM, Az <amberzip@...> wrote:


Thanks much, Michael! Nice to see your son out there taking shots 

On Sep 18, 2022, at 5:29 PM, Michael Lampi <soundrowers.board@...> wrote:

Second set of photos (ones taken by me) are now online at http://soundrowers.org/racePhotos/2022/LakeSamish/index.html

Michael Lampi


Re: First set of Lake Samish photos is now online

Az
 

Thanks much, Michael! Nice to see your son out there taking shots 

On Sep 18, 2022, at 5:29 PM, Michael Lampi <soundrowers.board@...> wrote:

Second set of photos (ones taken by me) are now online at http://soundrowers.org/racePhotos/2022/LakeSamish/index.html

Michael Lampi


Re: First set of Lake Samish photos is now online

Michael Lampi
 

Second set of photos (ones taken by me) are now online at http://soundrowers.org/racePhotos/2022/LakeSamish/index.html

Michael Lampi


First set of Lake Samish photos is now online

Michael Lampi
 

Photos taken by my son Max from the bridge at Lake Samish are now available: http://soundrowers.org/racePhotos/2022/LakeSamish-Max/index.html

Michael Lampi


Re: Found Kayak Paddle at Lake Samish Salmon Roe

Steve Scoggins
 

Is it a Bracha? 


On Sep 18, 2022, at 9:56 AM, Steve Bennett via groups.io <bennett_seattle@...> wrote:

Nice paddle left until late near the lake.  Give me an email if I don't answer.

Steve in Tulalip
360-657-1496


Found Kayak Paddle at Lake Samish Salmon Roe

Steve Bennett
 

Nice paddle left until late near the lake.  Give me an email if I don't answer.

Steve in Tulalip
360-657-1496


Re: Bainbridge Islan Marathod photos now online

Theresa Knakal
 

Photos are posted!

Theresa

On Sunday, September 11, 2022 at 01:42:15 PM PDT, Michael Lampi <soundrowers.board@...> wrote:


Not so many this year as my boat had mechanical difficulties and I had to leave early as well.

https://www.soundrowers.org/racePhotos/2022/BainbridgeIslandMarathon/index.html

See you at Lake Samish?


Re: Bainbridge Island Marathon photos now online

Michael Lampi
 

Sheesh! Two typos in the subject line! That's what I get for trying to type with a large lunch plate between my arms.


Bainbridge Islan Marathod photos now online

Michael Lampi
 

Not so many this year as my boat had mechanical difficulties and I had to leave early as well.

https://www.soundrowers.org/racePhotos/2022/BainbridgeIslandMarathon/index.html

See you at Lake Samish?


Re: GXSC race report (unabbreviated)

Rod Sternagel
 

Hey Michael,

Great report!

I did get the original report as well yesterday.

Thanks.

~Rod



On Aug 29, 2022, at 7:31 AM, Michael Lampi <soundrowers.board@...> wrote:

I didn't see this in my inbox, so trying here to publish again...

Drove to Alki Beach following Google's directions, which had me going over the West Seattle low bridge as that route was open to all vehicles before 8AM Saturday. Driving along the "Authorized Vehicles Only/Photo Enforced" route had me pretty nervous until the signs indicating *when* that would be enforced appeared. Janna Gross followed me as well, so I was doubly concerned that I was leading her into trouble.
As usual, even at 7:30 AM parking was limited at Alki Beach, though I managed to snag a spot pretty close to the race HQ. Lots of other boats were already set up, and more arriving by the minute, though the race was fairly lightly attended - possibly due to the West Seattle Bridge closure issue as well as the web site banner saying the race was on July 27 instead of August 27. Two guys (Igor and ?) on surf skis paddled over from Magnolia to avoid the problem. A parking enforcement officer was on hand to inform several people that their vehicles were in violation.
Weather-wise there was a light breeze, grey sky with just a hint of mist falling which stopped over the next half hour or so.
The tide was going out, so I parked my boat on the beach. Everyone else had theirs on the grass.
Jeff had the pre-race meeting, pointing out the hazards including tide current direction and the southerly wind - and then we were launching.
The warmup area was fairly flat, but we could see that beyond Alki Point the water appeared to be rather bumpy.
The race started promptly at 9 AM, with the starting line being more of a suggestion than a reality due to the wind. Peter and Ivan in the double ski pretty much led from the start, with some of the rowing shells following close behind -- until they hit left the relatively calm water of the bay.
My route was the course in reverse, so I headed towards Decatur Point. Most of the waves were abeam, and ranged up to 2 or 3 feet. I had to stop 4 times in the first mile to clear weeds from the propeller, and several more times before the turn buoy. There was quite a large patch of rough water stretching eastward from the turn buoy, probably due to currents from the south and Rich Passage mixing. Some of the photos and videos on the web site show the action. I even got splashed a few times. Peter and Ivan skirted around this patch to the south, far away from the camera, and some other folks followed. Other folks went to the north - also far from the camera. I went straight through and encountered Theresa and Sophia in the double and Todd in his single.
Heading north towards Blakely Rock was somewhat like a down winder, though my boat doesn't surf well. Waves were only 1 to maybe 2 feet at most. There were surprisingly few racers encountered (Peter Hirtle, Rod, Janna and some others) so I suspected that people might have bailed due to the conditions. Oh, well.
Blakely Rock had the largest congregation of seals I had ever seen there, all mugging for photos.
Leaving Blakely Rock I ran into rougher water. For quite a stretch the waves were in the 2 to 4 foot range; however, these waves were off the starboard bow, sometimes lifting the bow and dropping it onto the next wave. The chain drive also started skipping every couple of crank revolutions when heavy pressure was placed on it which limited how fast I could go. Eventually I figured out the rhythm to reduce the skipping and headed towards the finish.
Rod and Janna were ahead of me at the end, though I was slowly catching up to Janna.
There were beverages, packaged cookies and a home made delicious cake after the race. Yum!
The awards ceremony was held during which the double open canoe crossed the line. Park officials came by asking if we had a permit, and insisted on seeing it. Yes, Jeff had a permit!


GXSC race report (unabbreviated)

Michael Lampi
 

I didn't see this in my inbox, so trying here to publish again...

Drove to Alki Beach following Google's directions, which had me going over the West Seattle low bridge as that route was open to all vehicles before 8AM Saturday. Driving along the "Authorized Vehicles Only/Photo Enforced" route had me pretty nervous until the signs indicating *when* that would be enforced appeared. Janna Gross followed me as well, so I was doubly concerned that I was leading her into trouble.
As usual, even at 7:30 AM parking was limited at Alki Beach, though I managed to snag a spot pretty close to the race HQ. Lots of other boats were already set up, and more arriving by the minute, though the race was fairly lightly attended - possibly due to the West Seattle Bridge closure issue as well as the web site banner saying the race was on July 27 instead of August 27. Two guys (Igor and ?) on surf skis paddled over from Magnolia to avoid the problem. A parking enforcement officer was on hand to inform several people that their vehicles were in violation.
Weather-wise there was a light breeze, grey sky with just a hint of mist falling which stopped over the next half hour or so.
The tide was going out, so I parked my boat on the beach. Everyone else had theirs on the grass.
Jeff had the pre-race meeting, pointing out the hazards including tide current direction and the southerly wind - and then we were launching.
The warmup area was fairly flat, but we could see that beyond Alki Point the water appeared to be rather bumpy.
The race started promptly at 9 AM, with the starting line being more of a suggestion than a reality due to the wind. Peter and Ivan in the double ski pretty much led from the start, with some of the rowing shells following close behind -- until they hit left the relatively calm water of the bay.
My route was the course in reverse, so I headed towards Decatur Point. Most of the waves were abeam, and ranged up to 2 or 3 feet. I had to stop 4 times in the first mile to clear weeds from the propeller, and several more times before the turn buoy. There was quite a large patch of rough water stretching eastward from the turn buoy, probably due to currents from the south and Rich Passage mixing. Some of the photos and videos on the web site show the action. I even got splashed a few times. Peter and Ivan skirted around this patch to the south, far away from the camera, and some other folks followed. Other folks went to the north - also far from the camera. I went straight through and encountered Theresa and Sophia in the double and Todd in his single.
Heading north towards Blakely Rock was somewhat like a down winder, though my boat doesn't surf well. Waves were only 1 to maybe 2 feet at most. There were surprisingly few racers encountered (Peter Hirtle, Rod, Janna and some others) so I suspected that people might have bailed due to the conditions. Oh, well.
Blakely Rock had the largest congregation of seals I had ever seen there, all mugging for photos.
Leaving Blakely Rock I ran into rougher water. For quite a stretch the waves were in the 2 to 4 foot range; however, these waves were off the starboard bow, sometimes lifting the bow and dropping it onto the next wave. The chain drive also started skipping every couple of crank revolutions when heavy pressure was placed on it which limited how fast I could go. Eventually I figured out the rhythm to reduce the skipping and headed towards the finish.
Rod and Janna were ahead of me at the end, though I was slowly catching up to Janna.
There were beverages, packaged cookies and a home made delicious cake after the race. Yum!
The awards ceremony was held during which the double open canoe crossed the line. Park officials came by asking if we had a permit, and insisted on seeing it. Yes, Jeff had a permit!


GXSC race report (unabbreviated)

Michael Lampi
 

Drove to Alki Beach following Google's directions, which had me going over the West Seattle low bridge as that route was open to all vehicles before 8AM Saturday. Driving along the "Authorized Vehicles Only/Photo Enforced" route had me pretty nervous until the signs indicating *when* that would be enforced appeared. Janna Gross followed me as well, so I was doubly concerned that I was leading her into trouble.
As usual, even at 7:30 AM parking was limited at Alki Beach, though I managed to snag a spot pretty close to the race HQ. Lots of other boats were already set up, and more arriving by the minute, though the race was fairly lightly attended - possibly due to the West Seattle Bridge closure issue as well as the web site banner saying the race was on July 27 instead of August 27. Two guys (Igor and ?) on surf skis paddled over from Magnolia to avoid the problem. A parking enforcement officer was on hand to inform several people that their vehicles were in violation.
Weather-wise there was a light breeze, grey sky with just a hint of mist falling which stopped over the next half hour or so.
The tide was going out, so I parked my boat on the beach. Everyone else had theirs on the grass.
Jeff had the pre-race meeting, pointing out the hazards including tide current direction and the southerly wind - and then we were launching.
The warmup area was fairly flat, but we could see that beyond Alki Point the water appeared to be rather bumpy.
The race started promptly at 9 AM, with the starting line being more of a suggestion than a reality due to the wind. Peter and Ivan in the double ski pretty much led from the start, with some of the rowing shells following close behind -- until they hit left the relatively calm water of the bay.
My route was the course in reverse, so I headed towards Decatur Point. Most of the waves were abeam, and ranged up to 2 or 3 feet. I had to stop 4 times in the first mile to clear weeds from the propeller, and several more times before the turn buoy. There was quite a large patch of rough water stretching eastward from the turn buoy, probably due to currents from the south and Rich Passage mixing. Some of the photos and videos on the web site show the action. I even got splashed a few times. Peter and Ivan skirted around this patch to the south, far away from the camera, and some other folks followed. Other folks went to the north - also far from the camera. I went straight through and encountered Theresa and Sophia in the double and Todd in his single.
Heading north towards Blakely Rock was somewhat like a down winder, though my boat doesn't surf well. Waves were only 1 to maybe 2 feet at most. There were surprisingly few racers encountered (Peter Hirtle, Rod, Janna and some others) so I suspected that people might have bailed due to the conditions. Oh, well.
Blakely Rock had the largest congregation of seals I had ever seen there, all mugging for photos.
Leaving Blakely Rock I ran into rougher water. For quite a stretch the waves were in the 2 to 4 foot range; however, these waves were off the starboard bow, sometimes lifting the bow and dropping it onto the next wave. The chain drive also started skipping every couple of crank revolutions when heavy pressure was placed on it which limited how fast I could go. Eventually I figured out the rhythm to reduce the skipping and headed towards the finish.
Rod and Janna were ahead of me at the end, though I was slowly catching up to Janna.
There were beverages, packaged cookies and a home made delicious cake after the race. Yum!
The awards ceremony was held during which the double open canoe crossed the line. Park officials came by asking if we had a permit, and insisted on seeing it. Yes, Jeff had a permit!


GXSC photos now online

Michael Lampi
 

The photos and videos from yesterday's race are now online: https://soundrowers.org/racePhotos/2022/GXSC/index.html

--Michael Lampi


GXSC Race photos now online

Michael Lampi
 

The photos and videos from yesterday's race are now online: https://soundrowers.org/racePhotos/2022/GXSC/index.html


Round Shaw Sound Rowers Race - please register today

carrie weisse
 

If you are racing at Shaw this weekend and haven't registered please do so today (Wednesday, Aug 3). We will be printing the list of racers this evening as we leave for Anacortes in the morning.  We need everyone to use the form at soundrowers.org to sign up as that will give us emergency contact information and allows faster reporting of race results.

If you are going to Shaw but not racing we could use some help to log completion times during the race.

I made a "There be dragons" PowerPoint for issues and suggestions for the Shaw race.  I emailed it to folks that were signed up as of today (Aug 3) at 3pm.  I also attached it to this email.  If you have other issues racers should know about please let me know.

If you have any questions please email me at weisse_hse@... or call 425-232-7858.

Thanks so much for your help with this request. Emoji

Carrie Weisse
Shaw race co-director (with Herb Weisse)


Corrected results from Elk River Challenge

Jon Harwood
 

My oversight. Sorry for the error.
Mens HPK: Antoine Issa, 1st place
Men's SK: Bryce Hongell, 1st place; Tom Cartmill, 2nd place; Mark Ostwald, 3rd place.
Send me an address, and I will send you the correct ribbon.