Club Fall Banquet Info and Announcements

Save the date!  Our annual fall member dinner and award banquet is November 12 at the boathouse.  6pm BYOB drinks, dinner around 6:30 and program sometime after 7pm. Don’t miss this event–it’s a great way to celebrate the year and meet up with all your rowing friends.  NEW this year, a DJ and dancing from 8-10pm. Tickets are $30 and must be purchased prior to the event, at this link.

•Last Saturday we put 95 members on the water for the Race ‘Round Ross Island.  The highlight was watching three 8+’s worth of brand new class graduates all finish the course within 7 seconds of each other.  Thanks for all the enthusiasm

•A new ramp is under construction.  At the moment it is not interfering with our rowing schedule.  Construction is scheduled to wrap up by the end of the month (and the Fall Classic will be unaffected)

•Weather for the weekend looks bad.   We normally don’t cancel rows beforehand, as the forecasted winds are not totally predictable.  But it doesn’t look good right now.

•American Lake Fall Classic, scheduled for Sunday has been cancelled.  Peter will be in contact with participants about how entry fees will be handled.

•Get those pledges in to Peter.  Even if you don’t plan to give the money until later in the drive, it helps to know everyone’s intentions!

Race ‘Round Ross Island this Sat., plus schedule updates

Join us this Saturday for the annual Race ‘Round Ross Island and potluck brunch.  Our goals are to put as many boats on the water as possible and welcome all of our 2016 class graduates to the club.

Meet at 7am for lineup wrangling.  Race time is 8am.  Potluck at 9am.

Friday morning L3 sculling is suspended for the rest of the year.   These reductions in coaching days were planned as part of our budget, and there’s not enough demand to justify the additional expense.

All weekday coached rowing will end on Friday November 4, to restart March 1. Saturday and Sunday coached rows will continue through the winter.

Coached Sculling Schedule Update

Due to darkness and low attendance, we are suspending Tuesday morning L3 sculling for the rest of the year.   L3 scullers can still get out on Fridays, Sundays and on Saturday mornings if they check in with the Open Row coaches.   Or during daylight hours on their own, if they have passed the appropriate captains test.

A reminder to all members that the coaches will be making lineup and workout decisions based first and foremost on safety in the dark.    Be safe!

Need rowing and coxing volunteers for LTR – Last classes of the year

Help Ralf by rowing with L2 class

One person needed 10/3/2016

Two people needed 10/5/2016

Email me if you are able to help Ralf.


Coxing opportunities

Coxing L2 10/6/2016

Coxing L2 10/8/2016

Coxing L1 10/5/2016


Thanks Terry

Portland Fall Classic Volunteering, October events

Portland Fall Classic Volunteers:

Time to grab some of the fun jobs at the Portland Fall Classic.  Sign up at the link here.  This regatta is a significant stop on the NW race circuit, and we need your help to make it happen.   We expect all participants to volunteer for a shift.   The 8+’s and 4x’s race at 8:45am, done by 10am.


•Look for information next week about our “every 3 years” equipment fundraising drive.   The drive begins October 1, and we’ve targeted some sweet boats, oars and gear for purchase.    Peter is looking for a few fundraising captains to help keep track of pledges.  Let him know if you can help.

Other calendar items:

•September 30–deadline to sign up to row at the Portland Fall Classic.

•October 8–Race ’round Ross Island, 7am.  (Club scrimmage)  Potluck brunch at 9am.  No signup needed.

•October 16–American Lake Fall Classic.  Scull lineups done.   Women’s sweep lineups to be announced soon.

Sept 17 Parking Note

On Saturday Sept 17th there will be a run that is starting and ending in the Portland Boathouse parking lot.  Please park on the street and give yourself a bit more time to get to the boathouse in the morning.

Take care and see you all in the am.

Head of the Lake deadline change, sculling schedule

We are moving the deadline to sign up for the November 6  Head of the Lake Regatta in Seattle.  The new deadline is Monday September 19.  The regatta is capping entries, so we need to get ours in ASAP.  Sign up now.

Sunday sculling is cancelled this weekend, as most of the boats, scullers and coaches will be at the Head of the Dog regatta in Multnomah Channel near the Sauvie Island bridge.  It’s a costume regatta–and Brad is planning to bring his camera.  Watch Facebook.

Today is the deadline to sign up for the American Lake Fall Classic in Tacoma, October 16. Sign up here.

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