Mid-Summer Update

It looks like vacation time in Portland.  But there’s plenty going on at the club, and several important announcements.

•Thanks to everyone who participated in Row for the Cure–volunteers, USRowing referees, and competitors.  It was our first year for this event as a sprint race, and while we learned a few lessons, the race should become a regular part of the summer regatta calendar in the Northwest.  Thanks also to Steve Jensen of RegattaMaster for donating timing services for the event.

•Station L members should pay their entry fees for RFTC at this link.  $30 per event (all proceeds go to the Komen Foundation).

•Join us for a preview screening of The Boys of ’36, this Friday July 29 at 7pm, at Lewis and Clark College’s, Templeton College Center Council Chambers. Consider signing up on the event’s Facebook page to help us estimate attendance.

New Learn to Row classes start the week of August 1.   Say hello to any new faces you see.

Green Lake Summer Extravaganza Regatta, August 6.   Draft schedule is up.  Boat loading August 5, 5:15am.  Unloading August 7 @4pm.

Picnic Row, August 14.  Row to Lake Oswego, eat, return.  Who can argue with rowing and eating?   Free for members.  Sign up here

Row for the Cure and Important Announcements

•The Row for the Cure schedule and lane draw is now up at RegattaMaster Online If you don’t know your events, ask your captain or coach.

Volunteerism is critical for this regatta, and we have many unfilled spots.  We would like all members who are racing to pitch in–even it you have to split a job with someone else due to your racing schedule.   Any members who are not racing and can help out for a three hour shift are encouraged to do so.  Sign up at this link

Trailer Loading is this Saturday at 9am.  Unloading at 4pm Sunday.

No Sunday sculling practice this weekend.

•Vehicles that can tow a launch trailer are needed Saturday at 9am and Sunday after the regatta to bring our launches to the lake and back.  Contact Peter.


Cascadia Day 2 Overview

Weeds & Thunder
Cascadia Medals

There were many races decided by whether your boat or oars collected weeds.  Good shallow blade practice.  As the day went on the head winds kept getting stronger. The winds seemed to blow stronger for some tired legs than others.  Late afternoon we started seeing thunder in the distance which turned from threatening the races to full-on evacuation mode with a few races still on the course.

If you like playing with data go here and see how we did overall, and how our mixed sculling boats won the weekend.

Many good stories for these races.

RESULTS: Cascadia-Masters-Championships-2016-Results-ManyRaces-60 Races–2

Day 2 wrap-up —

  • Singles
    • Celia made the final by winning her heat and was 1/2 sec out of 3rd in the final
    • Penny got 2nd13716155_10210463464961983_2835962130458090784_n 13659194_10210463469962108_2091887934529732002_n
    • Geoff made the final in his novice 1x race
    • Arthur and Glen came 1 & 2 in their race
    • Jared got 3rd, Travis race in the heat and would have made the final in the other heat.
  • Quads
    • The women’s quad had a solid 2nd place finish
    • The mixed quad tried to pull a bunch of weeds down the course
    • The mens quad got a nice row in the water watching the lightening and having their race cancelled
  • Doubles
    • The Mixed C doubles race was the most exciting of the day.  Station L had 3 boats in the race and all three were in the final.  The Arthur/K Bott boat was 2nd, the Evan/Lori boat was 3rd and as Kim & Scott like to say they were 2nd at 350 meters in.  It was a very competitive and fun race.13709815_10210463461881906_1119350299334317092_n
    • Scott/Arthur won their race, Geoff/Glen made the final.
    • KBott/Dorothy made their final
    • Penny/George were awarded 2nd based on their heat, since the final was cancelled.  Since they sprinted in at a 24 for that race, we’re thinking they could have won13692644_10210463470002109_1057603117239326436_n
    • Celia/Dorothy were a 1/2 second out of 1st in the lightweight double (aka don’t mess with the little old ladies race)
    • George/Evan got 2nd in one of the fastest races of the day
    • KBott/Flemming won the vegetation prize and moved a huge pile of weeds down the course

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Cascadia Day 1 Results

We all had a great day in Canada today. Everyone received at least one medal.

Lori and Dorothy won their race

Men’s D-E quad was 2nd

Women 4+ A-C made it to the final

The men’s D 4+ got 3rd even with the steering string being detached,  it was really Glen and Fleming did all the work

The mixed A quad won the race, with Travis stroking.  It’s true ladies – he can row fast

Mixed 4+ D+ won their race

Mixed 2x A double was 2nd

Celia and Arthur had the 4th fastest time in the heats, but didn’t make the final

Our single rowers did awesome

Penny reached the final here race

Evan won his race

Dorothy won her race on the water but 2nd after handicap

Arthur got 3rd

Mark was 2nd

Keska raced her first singles race ever — and won

So an overall great day. We were all happy at the end of the day.

Until tomorrow.
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Sneak Preview of The Boys of ’36

Lewis & Clark College Crew & Station L Rowing Club are proud to present a Portland area exclusive sneak preview of

boys of 36


At the Lewis & Clark College Templeton Student Center Council Chambers

Friday, July 29th- doors open 6:40 PM, show begins at 7:00 PM

Inspired by Daniel James Brown’s critically acclaimed book, “The Boys of ‘36” is the story of nine working-class young men from the University of Washington who took the rowing world and America by storm when they captured the gold medal at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin. Their unexpected victory, against not only the Ivy League teams of the East Coast but Adolf Hitler’s elite German rowers, gave hope to a nation struggling to emerge from the depths of the Great Depression.

The documentary will air on PBS on August 2nd–Meet local rowers and get a sneak preview at this FREE screening at Lewis & Clark College.

Directions to Lewis & Clark College. Parking is free.

Campus Map- screening is in Templeton Student Center, follow signs for the Council Chambers.

The Boys of ’36 official trailer

An announcement & Missing Item

Fascial Stretch Therapy Demo @ Boathouse July 23rd @ 9:30am

Christine Mayo Powers, PharmD BCPS CHT, is going to present a 45 minute demonstration of two Fascial Stretch Therapy techniques (relaxation and energizing).

The session will be free for the club.

July 23 at 9:30am

Her website is www.hygeiahealingonline.com

Missing Chair

Over the Regionals weekend Glen’sChair chair was quite popular. People liked to sit in it, put bags on it, and even pour coffee on it. That’s all perfectly fine, but at some point between the hours of 1:00 and 3:00 somebody decided that they liked it SO much that they would simply take it home. Since it was a new chair and didn’t belong to me, I’ll be in trouble with the chair owner if I can’t get it back fairly soon.
Chair description: It’s an REI camp-x chair, sorta brownish.
Contact Glen Baker if you have the chair.  Or return to the boathouse no questions asked.

July here we come

It’s worth a quick look back to thank everyone involved in making the NW Regional Championship regatta such a success last weekend.  With essential help from the coaches, the coordinators and the coxes, we put our strongest team yet out on the water for the weekend.

The club is welcoming several new members this week–graduates of recent classes.  Be sure to introduce yourself to any new faces you see at the boathouse

Looking forward, summer at the club is just getting started.  Be sure to mark these events on your calendar–and sign up as needed.

•July 4 Open Row, 7am.  In place of scheduled club events for Monday.  Note that our parking lot is often patrolled on holiday Mondays.  Street parking is encouraged.

•July 24 Row for the Cure Regatta.   Sign up deadline July 6.

•August 5 Green Lake Summer Regatta. Sign up Deadline July 6

•August 14 Picnic Row–to Lake Oswego and back–with a picnic!  Sign up Deadline Aug 13
Row for the Cure is now in July, and it’s a 1000 meter regatta at our local race course on Vancouver Lake.  It will be a great event, and the proceeds benefit Komen Oregon/SW Washington.   The regatta requires many volunteers. Look for the sign up coming in a separate communication.


Other quick announcements:

•The PSU pairs are ONLY to be used with express DAILY approval of coach Sarah, Travis or Peter.

•Please pay any remaining Regionals race fees or make arrangements with Celia.  Captains will be contacting non-payers soon.  Pay here


Still lots of Volunteer LTR Coxing Opportunities

Please sign up!

2016 LTR Level 1, Session 5, Wednesday 5:30-7:15 AM  7/13/2016

2016 LTR Level 1, Session 5, Wednesday 5:30-7:15 AM 7/20/2016

2016 LTR Level 1, Session 5, Monday 5:30-7:15 AM 7/25/2016 

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050e44aca92fa64-201613 sign up link


2016 LTR Level 1, Session 6, Tuesday 5:30-7:15 AM 7/5/2016

2016 LTR Level 1, Session 6, Thursday 5:30-7:15 AM 7/7/2016

2016 LTR Level 1, Session 6, Tuesday  5:30-7:15 AM 7/12/2016

2016 LTR Level 1, Session 6, Thursday 5:30-7:15 AM 7/21/2016 

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050e44aca92fa64-201614 sign up link


2016 LTR Level 2 Session 15, Saturday 9:15-11:15 AM 7/9/2016

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050e44aca92fa64-201611 sign up link

Regional Championship Weekend Information

The biggest racing weekend of the year is upon us!  86 members entered in 63 races, with 51 of the races requiring heats!

Draft Schedule is up

Below is most of the information you need, including the rowing schedule for the next week.   Non-racers are welcome at regionals to spectate.  We have a big tent and there’s free parking!  Vancouver Lake Park, west of downtown.

Club Program Schedule Changes:
•Thursday June 23: No coached rowing, classes only.
•Friday June 24: No 5am coached rowing.  7am Open Row still on.
•Saturday June 25:  7am Open Row
•Sunday June 26: no coached rowing
•Monday June 27: No scull coaching, optional women’s sweep practice

Upcoming Races
Sign up now for Row for the Cure and the Green Lake Extravaganza.  Both are fun, informal summer regattas.

Introduction to Sculling
We are opening more sections of Intro to Sculling this summer.  Let Kristin know if you want to be on the mailing list.

Regionals Specific Information
Ignore todays emails from USRowing about membership–if you know that you are current.  Seems to be a mistake.

Race Fees can be paid online.  List of fees owed is here  Pay on the STL website  Everyone needs to pay prior to racing this weekend.

Remember to show for loading and/or unloading.  Load TH 5am  Unload Sunday 4pm.  Or help Thursday at the lake, 9-11am.

Good luck racing everyone!

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