Michael Lampi <lampi@...>
I dropped off a Sound Rowers calendar (printed on photo glossy paper)
with the manager at the Pocock Rowing Center yesterday, and a schedule
(page #2 of the calendar) at the Lake Washington Rowing Club with the
Perhaps a few more of these distributed in the appropriate club houses
and kayak shops might help to increase the numbers, too.
Any word on the 2005 edition of the Sound Rowers poster?
--- In SoundRowers@..., "Laura Jackson" <kekbeka@h...> wrote:
Steve (Bennett...) -soup yet
again this year.
Steve (Bennett...) -toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
thanks for the info on participation. It's been amazing to watch the LaConner Race grow. We are anticipating making record quantities of soup yet again this year.
One "problem" is that there are so many choices in August. In the early 1990's, US Rowing Masters Nationals were typically in September, but have migrated to August. Canadian Masters has made a similar shift. I suspect that's partly why the participation of some of our top rowers is down at GXS. Add to that the increasing number of outrigger races that time of year, and you're bound to get conflicts. Add to that other sporting events (e.g. bike racing), and the fact that many of us now have families and the added challenges to racing that it brings.
(PS - are there a few spouses or teens who aren't racing and could help my mom out in the kitchen for this year's "soup and bread"? Many of the folks who have helped in the past have moved away or have health issues that preclude their assisting this year.)
Your concern about declining numbers, however, may bea little contrary to reality. While The Great Cross