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Schdeduling a race on a Sunday?


Michael Lampi
 

Just about all Sound Rowers races are held on a Saturday. Would there be any objection if a race was scheduled for a Sunday?

The reason I am asking is because the preferred day (Saturday, June 1, 2013) for the Lake Sammamish Race is the same day as a triathlon being held at Lake Sammamish State Park. The race could be held either on Sunday, or in the afternoon on Saturday.

What do you folks think?

Michael Lampi


Vern and Janet Heikkila <heikkila@...>
 

We see no problem with having a race on a Sunday. The Quartermaster Harbor race on Vashon Island used to be held on Sundays. And I recall that we scheduled the Elk River Challenge on a Sunday one year to take advantage of the best tide situation.
 
When other boating groups, such as rowing or outrigger or kayak organizations schedule a race on a particular Saturday, we can still take advantage of a desirable weekend by choosing Sunday. A good example was last September 22 when the SR Lake Samish race and the Pacific NW Outrigger Lummi Reservation race were on the same morning. If either of those events had been on Sunday, attendance at both would have been greater. And many paddlers would have enjoyed a full weekend of racing in the greater Bellingham area.
 
Vern & Janet
 

----- Original Message -----
From: guru1957
Sent: Monday, November 05, 2012 9:03 PM
Subject: [SoundRowers] Schdeduling a race on a Sunday?

 

Just about all Sound Rowers races are held on a Saturday. Would there be any objection if a race was scheduled for a Sunday?

The reason I am asking is because the preferred day (Saturday, June 1, 2013) for the Lake Sammamish Race is the same day as a triathlon being held at Lake Sammamish State Park. The race could be held either on Sunday, or in the afternoon on Saturday.

What do you folks think?

Michael Lampi


Debbie Natelson
 

I think having some races on a Sunday would be a terrific idea!  Saturdays are getting increasingly over-booked with competing events (not even boat race related ones. In this region, we are fortunate enough to be afflicted with the dilema of having too many things to do, all mostly on saturdays.  So Michael, thank you for thinking outside of the box and out of the must-be-Saturday rut. 

And FYI, we have had some other races on Sundays before. Don't recall if it was Vashon race or Elk River, or ???   but it was on a Sunday and very popular. 

So here's my two cents.
Debbie N.


On Mon, Nov 5, 2012 at 9:03 PM, guru1957 <soundrowers.yahoo@...> wrote:
 

Just about all Sound Rowers races are held on a Saturday. Would there be any objection if a race was scheduled for a Sunday?

The reason I am asking is because the preferred day (Saturday, June 1, 2013) for the Lake Sammamish Race is the same day as a triathlon being held at Lake Sammamish State Park. The race could be held either on Sunday, or in the afternoon on Saturday.

What do you folks think?

Michael Lampi



Steve Bennett
 

If the general scheduling is to be the weekend after Memorial Day/Ski-to-Sea,  it  is particularly apt to be held on Sunday, as is S-to-S..

It'll give people who work Saturdays an opportunity to race.

Its race director has rarely taken the path well-travelled anyway.

I like it.

Steve



On Mon, Nov 5, 2012 at 9:03 PM, guru1957 <soundrowers.yahoo@...> wrote:
 

Just about all Sound Rowers races are held on a Saturday. Would there be any objection if a race was scheduled for a Sunday?

The reason I am asking is because the preferred day (Saturday, June 1, 2013) for the Lake Sammamish Race is the same day as a triathlon being held at Lake Sammamish State Park. The race could be held either on Sunday, or in the afternoon on Saturday.

What do you folks think?

Michael Lampi