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Budd Inlet Race

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Budd Inlet race tomorrow. Historically this race has had some of the calmest of conditions, as well as the stormiest. What will tomorrow bring?


Sign up online: http://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=27385


Race information: Sound Rowers: Budd Inlet Race



BIM 2014 Photos now online

Michael Lampi
 

http://soundrowersphoto.org/photography/2014/Bainbridge%20Island%20Marathon%202014/index.html

It was a beautiful day, and the non-traditional 14.2 mile course for the half marathon was a definite win in my book!


Michael Lampi


Bainbridge Island 1/2 Marathon+

Michael Lampi
 

I'm planning to do the Bainbridge Island 1/2 Marathon, but go around the island in the other direction than the half marathon normally goes. I've done the Puget Sound side of Bainbridge Island many times, but the west side only once. While 2 miles longer it should be more pleasant and a bit more scenic.Anyone else interested?

Michael Lampi


Great Cross Sound Race

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Article on Rainer in the Seattle Times

Michael Lampi
 

At 79, noted scientist still rows to work and for play


Round Shaw Row photos now online

Michael Lampi
 

It was a glorious day in the San Juans, though a bit rough for some folks. Carrie Weisse's boat had a mishap after she was returning to the finish via a motorboat, but otherwise everyone seemed to have a good time.

Photos are now available: Round Shaw Row 2014

 



Michael Lampi



carpool to Shaw?

debbie natelson
 

pardon duplicate posting. Not sure if I am registered on groups from my gmail address

I was hoping to be able to take day off work, but with new job not very likely.  Anyone going to to shaw on tomorrow (fri) eve ferry, who may have room in car & on car with a boat going to Shaw?  Or want to carpool in my little old Colt Vista?

Thanks,
Debbie Natelson
561-654-9677  (pardon the FL area code, from last years southern living)


carpooling to shaw evening ferry?

Debbie Natelson
 

I was hoping to be able to take day off work, but with new job not very likely.  Anyone going to to shaw on tomorrow (fri) eve ferry, who may have room in car & on car with a boat, or want to carpool in my little old Colt Vista?

Thanks,
Debbie Natelson
561-654-9677  (pardon the FL area code, from last years southern living)


Shaw Island Race

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This weekend is the Shaw Island race, one of the most scenic of the series.

Registration: http://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=26117

Information: http://soundrowers.org/RoundShawRow.aspx

 


Anyone want to carpool to Shaw?

Michael Lampi
 

I'm looking at camping overnight Friday, leaving Bellevue at noon for Shaw to catch an afternoon ferry (3:50 PM or 5:10 PM via Lopez and inter-island ferries).

I have room for a boat and a person and some gear.

Anyone interested in carpooling?

Michael Lampi
(425) 765-3976



Ross Island Race photos now online

Michael Lampi
 

It was a bit warm, but the water was flat and perfect for all of you rowers. The traffic that began tearing up the water started a bit after the last racer was in, so things were good.

Here are the race photos:

 

Ross Island Race 2014

 




Best regards,

Michael Lampi




Ross Island - Portland Race

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Elk RIver Challenge photos now online

Michael Lampi
 

Verne and Janet put on another great race at Westport on Saturday, and the weather was about the best I've seen in years.

The photos have been posted: Elk River Challenge 2014

 



Enjoy!

Michael Lampi



Lake Sammamish 2014 Race Results and THANKS to our volunteers!

Michael Lampi
 

THANK YOU!!!!

I wish to thank everyone who helped out at this year's Lake Sammamish Race to make it a great success:
Steve Wells, who now is getting to be pretty close to being an expert in Webscorer wrangling at registration and helped with the timing and with handing out the awards;
Debbie Natelson, who handled registration;
Ray McQuin who helped haul a bunch of cinder blocks to and from the beach, hang the banner, inflated a buoy and crewed a safety boat and took a bunch of great photos;
Paul Rollinger, who also helped haul blocks to and from the beach, helped place some buoys, and helped with the timing;
Kate Lampi, who helped with the food shopping, hauling, food preparation, and serving;
Max Lampi, who helped with food preparation, inflated a buoy and miscellaneous tasks;
Shane Baker, who lent his stove and his services in setting things up and tearing them down after the race;
Terrie Baker, who helped taking even more excellent photos and various tasks (anti-crow duty!);
Lake Washington Rowing Club who lent us the use of their highly visible buoys;
Traci Cole, who put together the whole Webscorer setup that made preregistration possible along with making timing the two simultaneous races a breeze.

In addition, I would like to thank Joe Decuir, Jim Mackey and Craig Renfrow and his wife, who provided such excellent safety boat and buoy planting and retrieval services.

I'm sure I've forgotten other folks who helped out, too, but their contributions were greatly appreciated! There is no way that this race would have gone so smoothly or as well without the assistance of everyone who helped out.

Here are some random statistics about the event:

Random Statistics

Percentage of racers being SR members 73.81%
SR members in Long Course 70.83%
SR members in Short Course 77.78%

Ratio of Juniors to others 0.00%
Men in Long Course 95.83%
Men in Short Course 61.11%
Boats in Long Course 22
Boats in Short Course 16
Boats in Long vs. Short 57.89%
DNFs 0 boats
DNS (did not start) 0 boats

People overall in race 42
People per boat (overall) 1.11
People per boat (long) 1.09
People per boat (short) 1.13
Person-miles traveled in race 434.40
Avg. speed of fastest Long finisher 7.51 mph
Avg. speed of fastest Short finisher 7.40 mph
Avg. speed of last Long finisher 5.34 mph
Avg. speed of last Short finisher 4.12 mph


Safety Boats on course 2
Rolls of duct tape depleted 0.5
Cases of chili consumed 3
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I hope to see you next year!

Michael Lampi
Director
Lake Sammamish Race 2014


Lake Sammamish race, Saturday May 31

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Races coming fast and furious now!  Two choices of distance this Saturday morning so pick your poison:


Sound Rowers: Lake Sammamish Race


Pre-register commitment free, and save $5 when you do register on race day:

Sound Rowers: Lake Sammamish 2014 | Event registration | Webscorer




Lake Sammamish Race call for volunteers

Michael Lampi
 

Hi Folks,

I hope that you have had a great Memorial Day weekend!

Next weekend is the Lake Sammamish Race, and it looks like we should have enough safety boats to run the long course down the length of the lake.

However, we need to have a few additional people as crew for those boats as well as to assist at race HQ with the registration, food prep, photography and timing.

If you or someone you know are available on Saturday and not racing, then please consider helping out.


Thank you!


Michael Lampi

(425) 765-3976


Blazing Paddles—A Paddling Film Festival

susanmarieconrad
 

Hey Paddlers,

There's a film festival coming to town—and it's a benefit for Washington Water Trails. Playing at the Black Box Theatre, on the campus of Edmonds Community College in Lynnwood on Thursday, May 29, and at the historic Lincoln Theater in Mount Vernon on Friday, May 30. Both shows run 7-10 p.m.

The best films from the international competition at the National Paddling Film Festival will be featured at this second-annual event. These award-winning films will present whitewater kayaking, sea kayaking, canoeing, rafting, SUPing, and surf skiing in amazing locations around the world, showcasing these sports and the people doing them, inspiring you to get out there and enjoy the wild places that we paddle!

for more info. 
http://www.paddle4ever.com/BlazingPaddles.html 
Blazing Paddles Film Festival • May 29 & 30, 7-10 p.m.



Commencement Bay, Saturday May 17

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Our next race is coming up this Saturday in Tacoma.  Race details: http://soundrowers.org/CommencementBay.aspx



Pre-register and get a $5 discount on race day!  Sound Rowers: Commencement Bay 2014 | Event registration | Webscorer

 


Re: Monterrey Crossing?

Tom Kreyche
 

Great to hear they are reviving this race! Back in the 90’s I did it a couple of times – it’s a straight line slog like the Catalina-Marina del Rey race – I find our island circumnavigation races more interesting. And it’s definitely open ocean with wind chop and big swell. With the fog and dark start, the risk of getting run over by the chase boats may be outweighed by their potential value. At least with the prevailing winds/weather, if you break something you will eventually wash up on the shore! …Tom

 

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Subject: [SoundRowers] Monterrey Crossing?

 

The Santa Cruz Rowing Club is exploring the suggestion that they once again host the Monterrey Bay Crossing, a 20+ NM row with likely accompaniment by whales, sea lions, and deep sea monsters. Here's the link they've provided:  http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?ca=f494969c-8c67-4b57-a5bd-cb4b18ef216a&c=8e001f10-bf48-11e3-a716-d4ae527b8053&ch=8e052820-bf48-11e3-a716-d4ae527b8053

 




Monterrey Crossing?

Steve Wells
 

The Santa Cruz Rowing Club is exploring the suggestion that they once again host the Monterrey Bay Crossing, a 20+ NM row with likely accompaniment by whales, sea lions, and deep sea monsters. Here's the link they've provided:  http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?ca=f494969c-8c67-4b57-a5bd-cb4b18ef216a&c=8e001f10-bf48-11e3-a716-d4ae527b8053&ch=8e052820-bf48-11e3-a716-d4ae527b8053