Olympic 8+’s race viewing party Saturday

The finals of the men’s and women’s 8+’s at the Rio Olympics are Saturday morning.  Women’s 8+ at 7:06am, Men’s 8+ at 7:26am.

We will stream the races live in the Station L boathouse. (someone please bring their Comcast login. . . .)

Our regular Saturday morning rowing session will meet at 7am for organization. We will take oars down and set lineups between the two races.   The open row will launch at 7:35am, after the final race.

The workout will either be shortened or end late, depending on the wishes of each boat.

See you tomorrow!

Station L Values and Expectations

Dear Station L Community,

On behalf of the Station L Board, I wanted to share our club’s newly adopted Values and Expectations. We adopted these values and expectations as a way to orient new members to our Station L culture and encourage all of us to “bring our best selves” to the club on and off the water.

US Rowing’s SafeSport policy encourages US rowing clubs to have defined expectations re: conduct and values. Our work group (Travis Hall, Kristin Bott, Sydney Ey, and Kris Henning) reviewed other rowing organizations’ websites, consulted with Station L Board members and team captains, and decided to draft wording about what we are aspiring to be rather than rules about what not to do. The Board approved and adopted these values and expectations on 8/8/16 and have added it to our membership policies page and will be added to an orientation handbook for new rowers.

If you have questions or comments, we encourage you to talk with Board members, your coaches or captains.

Warm regards,

Sydney Ey

Important Links

Membership Policies Page

Station L Rowing Club Safe Sport

Values and Expectations

Welcoming and Inclusive

Station L members work to make our club welcoming to all individuals interested in learning, competing or improving their rowing skills. Station L provides access to rowing, coaching and community engagement regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or age of masters’ rower.


Club members and staff promote the exchange and receipt of constructive feedback in the effort to improve rowing skills and fitness.

Shared Responsibility

Station L members contribute to the effective functioning of the club and help the club achieve its mission by doing at least 10 hours annually of required volunteering as outlined in the club’s operating rules, by paying dues/fees in a timely manner, and by helping to maintain the equipment and boathouse.


Station L expects all members and staff to engage in respectful interactions with other club members, staff, guests, the Portland waterfront community, and the broader rowing/boating world. This includes personal  interactions/conversations, social media postings, and interactions through other venues.

Green Lake Regatta Report

The final sprint race of 2016 for most members is the annual Green Lake Summer Extravaganza.  Thirty-five club members ventured north on August 6 through the notorious Seattle traffic for this regatta. It’s a casual race, and many events are populated by rowers with less than two years of experience. Bonus: good weather to go with good racing!

Full Results

Medal Highlights

Women’s 8+: Alice, Teresa, Laura, Harper, Tara, Lisa, AmandaR, Anne, Kara
Women’s 4x: Donna, Frances, KimD, Carly
Women’s 4x: Sydney, Camille, KBott, AmandaR

Women’s 8+: Meffie, Miel, Cynthia, Shana, Sydney, Camille, Carly, Malea, Sarah
Women’s 4+: Alice, Lisa, Tara, Harper, Cara
Women’s 2x: KimD, KBott
Mixed 8+

Women’s Intermediate 8+: Harper, Rita, Tara, Anne, Dian, Alice, Lisa, AmandaR, Kara
Men’s 1x: Edward

Thanks to all of our coxes and to Kelsey and Sarah for taking care of everyone.

Green Lake Info and Schedule Updates

A few important messages for everyone:

Regular rowing schedule this weekend.  Be prepared for some equipment limitations due to the Green Lake Regatta.

•Our friends at Vancouver Lake Crew are having an auction August 16.  Info here.

Green Lake loading Friday 5:15am.  Unloading Sunday 7pm  Everyone at both, please.

•Green Lake fees, $45 for one race, $65 for two, $85 for three.  Pay online. (link live later today).

Picnic Row, August 14, Sign up here.

•Look for information about fall racing beginning next week.  Sign ups will open for all of the club’s fall races.

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

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