Annual Meet, Erg update, T giving weekend schedule


•The annual membership meeting of Station L Rowing Club is set for 3pm on January 29.  Save the date!  Look for more announcements about Board positions and our 2017 plans.

•Erg season is upon us.  Contact your captain if you have questions about schedule or workouts.   We have morning access to Rose City RC ergs in exchange for their access to our machines.   The juniors get first crack at our machines from 4pm to about 6:15pm M-F.    We will publicize any exceptions to these dates.

•If you are in town for Thanksgiving weekend, work off that meal with rowing on Thanksgiving from 7am-9am.   The Saturday open row and Sunday row are other options.

•Thanks to everyone who helped make the awards evening a great event.  The highlight was George and Karen Wespi as the first recipients of the new Wespi Service Award.  Raffle proceeds will purchase two float suits for the coaching staff.   ps. Kris Henning can dance.

Fall Round Up

The fall rowing season is ending with a bang at Station L.

•First off, 42 club members travelled to Seattle for the Head of the Lake regatta.  Paced by 2nd place finishes in the women’s 8+, men’s 4x, and women’s 2x, our members rowed under sunny skies in the last competition of 2016.  Full Results here

•Despite todays’ glorious weather, winter rowing rules are in effect. Rowing only at organized Saturday and Sunday practices.  While this may not make sense on a day like today, it’s too difficult for us to make daily calls on conditions for solo rowing.  Sorry.

Special Thanksgiving Day row, 7am

The Capital campaign is ongoing.  We are approaching 50% of our goal. But we need EVERY member to take part, even if it’s only a little bit.  We’ve already welcomed our first new shell, a lovely Filippi 4x suitable for women and light men or mixed crews.

•The winter erg schedule has been set.   Coaches and captains will communicate details.  The basic schedule is:
•M W F mornings in Rose City and Station L bays.  Women priority in RCRC bay.

•T TH mornings in Station L bay.  (RCRC only if numbers warrant)

•Supervised men’s erging on T mornings and W evenings at 6:30pm

•Boathouse is open 24/7, just note the parking restrictions, M-F, 7:30am-3pm





Winter Rowing, Awards Social

As we transition to winter rowing, the following schedule is effective immediately:

•Saturday Open Row (sweep or scull) 7am

•Sunday, Sculling, 7am  (sweep will be added to Sunday soon)

•Special Thanksgiving and New Years Day rows, 7am

Morning erg sessions will begin next week.  The schedule is still being finalized, so stay tuned.    Independent sculling ends this weekend.  Beginning next week, all club boats must be accompanied by a launch.

Please purchase your awards social tickets ASAP!  We need hard numbers by Monday November 7.  Purchase them at this link.   There’s a raffle, great hors d’oeuvres, some special awards, and dancing!  BYOB.

Pay race fees please.  Link

Capital Campaign.  Pledges received thus far have put us 1/2 way to our goal! Send pledge amounts to Peter, pay off your pledge here or via check (preferred)


Portland Fall Classic Results and Thanks

Thank you to all of our members and our friends at Rose City Rowing Club for the success of the 10th annual Portland Fall Classic.  The winds cooperated and 1400 rowers were treated to good water conditions for their 5000 meter races.

Congratulations to Station L for winning the “Row Hard” Masters Points Trophy!   The Station L masters women won the 8+ and the 4+ to push us past Mt. Baker and Sammammish for the title.

Kudos to the 54 junior novice crews, many of whom finished their first big time 5k head race–on a river with current no less!

Full results, delivered by RegattaMaster, are at RegattaCentral.


Portland Fall Classic member update

This Sunday we are proud to co-host (with Rose City Rowing Club) the 10th Portland Fall Classic.  All of the following announcements are related to the regatta:

•Station L participants need to pay a $25 regatta fee.  You can pay at the link, or give cash to Peter (really–we need some cash this weekend and he’s honest enough).

•Coach/cox meeting at 6:45am

•Saturday at 9am we will be prepping race packets, buoys, anchors and other race items.  Stick around for 30-60 minutes after the 7am row to help out if you can.

•Volunteer signup–we are still short a few spots.  Check the link

•Extra volunteers welcome on race day.  Stop by the volunteer tent to see if they need help

•Good spectating can be found all along the Eastbank Esplanade.  First races at 8:30am.  2nd flight at 10:45am.  Last flight at 1:30pm

•No coached sculling Sunday

•Weekday morning rowing ends this week, except Head of the Lake crews who meet next week for a couple of practices.




Club Fall Banquet Info and Announcements

Save the date!  Our annual fall member awards banquet is November 12 at the boathouse.

  • 6:30 pm – hors d’oeuvres and BYOB drinks (glasses + ice provided)
  • 7:30 pm – awards program and raffle drawing (bring cash!)
  • 8:00 pm – music (DJ!) and dancing

    Don’t miss this event

    It’s a great way to celebrate the year and meet up with all your rowing friends.  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.

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