Post-regionals announcements, schedule and thank yous

We’re at the 1/2 way mark of the year, with our biggest regatta behind us.  Quite the weekend, full of thrilling finishes and gutsy performances.

•A major thank you to our stellar coaching staff–Jim, Kelsey, Leslie, Sarah and Brad.   And sculling coordinator Penny.   And coxes.  You all make complex things look simple.

•No novice sweep rowing Monday June 25.  No sculling Monday June 25.

•No advanced sweep Tuesday June 26.

•Level 3 men/women sculling WILL happen on Tuesday June 26.  As will Swing Shift at 6:45am

•Learn to Row classes will go on as scheduled.

Full Regionals Results here


Regionals Entry fees, schedule and volunteer info

Regionals entry fees are posted at this link.

Please pay BEFORE the regatta on our website.  Customize your fee, rounding to the nearest dollar.

The regionals schedule is not yet available as of Monday morning. We will send the schedule out as soon as we have it.  All of our entries have morning heats each day, with the exception of :

•Men’s C8+, Mens E 8+’s, M Light 2x, Men 2-, Men B/C 4x, M Light 1x

•Women’s G 4x, W D light 4x, W F light 2x, W Novice 8+, W F 2x, W F 8+

•Events # 1-39 are Friday,  #40-101 Saturday, #102- are Sunday.

•Event list here

•For those who wish to volunteer, here’s the link

Schedule Changes, various reminders

Grab bag of information today–

  1. Work Party this Saturday, 9am-11am.  Focused on boat work.
  2. Our 2nd group of Level 2 class grads is wrapping up their session this week. We’d love to have a few members row with them at 9am Saturday (you can get volunteer hours for exercise–instead of work party work–not bad!)
  3. Swing Shift Rowing–we are committed to maintaining this program all year.  It’s a great opportunity to get some sculling experience, or to work on some specific technique issues.  Meet at 6:45am, launching by 7am.
  4. Schedule Changes–Due to regionals, no coached rowing Sunday June 24.  (Note: there is Saturday rowing).    Wednesday July 4, all scheduled rows will be converted to a special 7am Open Row.  Street parking, though.
  5. Regatta/Event Sign up–Green Lake Regatta, Row for the Cure and the Pride Row all have open sign ups on our sign up page

Upcoming Events, Regatta Signups

Signups are now open for two more summer regattas (sign up deadline for each is June 30)

•Row for the Cure, Saturday July 28 at Vancouver Lake. This local 1000 meter regatta is also a fundraiser for the Komen Foundation. 2-3 events per rower max.

•Green Lake Summer Extravaganza, Saturday August 4, Seattle WA.   This long running Seattle summer 1000 meter regatta is suitable for all club members.

•Pride Row, Sunday June 17.  Sign up now!    The Pride row and all regatta signups are accessed on our event sign up page

•Summer Work Party, Saturday June 16, 9:30am-11:30am.   No sign up needed, but be sure to log your volunteer hours!

Event Updates–Sculling Picnic, Pride Row, NLTR Day

Details on upcoming events–

•National Learn to Row Day, Saturday June 2, 10am-noon.  We could use a couple of member volunteers for this event.  Let Peter know if you have can help.

•June 3 sculling picnic at Vancouver Lake.  Trailer loading at 7am .    No regular Sunday sculling at the boathouse.

•2nd Annual Pride Row.  Sunday June 17, 2-4pm.  Meet at the boathouse, decorate boats and row downtown during the Pride Festival!  We are hoping to see other rowers and paddlers in Portland on the river with us.  Members, if you would like to attend, sign up on our event page


Memorial Day schedule, National Learn to Row Day June 2

•On Monday, Memorial Day we will run one open rowing session at 7am (no 5am rowing). Park on the street, as the lot is off limits after 7:30am and you could be ticketed.  (we run similar 7am rowing sessions on July 4 and Labor Day).

National Learn to Row Day is Saturday June 2.  Invite a friend or family member.  It’s a free Introduction to Rowing class, from 10am-noon.  No registration necessary.  Just wear athletic clothing.

Member Update

Just a few important announcements:

•T/TH Swing Shift rowing begins this Tuesday.  Meet to stretch at 6:30am.  The coach will meet the group at 6:45am.  Remember to use street parking.

•We are adding a 5th coach to Saturday mornings.  We’ve already added a 3rd to Sundays.  The staff is working with the captains to make sure everyone has a good experience when the boathouse is full.

•Monday Memorial Day will be an open club row at 7am.  All members welcome, sweep or scull.  Use street parking.

•Thanks to everyone who volunteered this weekend at Junior Regionals.

Swing Shift Rowing Delayed One Week, and misc.

The long awaited dock repairs are happening this week.  The dock will close each day at 6:50am, opening up again at 3pm.    This is great news, but as a result, our new swing shift rowing sessions won’t start until Tuesday May 22.

May 15 is the deadline to confirm participation in Nationals, and to sign up for Cascadia.  All from our event page.  Other summer regatta sign ups will open soon.

The river is running high and slow due to the height of the Columbia.  It’s at 14 feet now and climbing.  There’s no impact to rowing except that debris flow is much heavier than normal.  Be extra careful to avoid boat damage.

May means…..the end of rowing in the dark!

Welcome to spring–the spring with daylight in the morning!

•Thank You to Life Member Bob Walters–his contribution put our new oar fundraising drive over the top.  The oars are being used daily–and just in time for the high season.

•Breaking News!–Swing Shift Rowing
We are excited to announce a new coached member program–the “swing shift”.  This program will run every Tuesday and Thursday at 6:45am starting May 15 (until October 31).  The swing shift will be an “open row”, open to any member, sweep or scull.  Use it to get some extra water time, or make it your primary weekday rowing shift and get two extra hours of sleep!    Coach Sarah will run most of the practices, and we plan to be back to the dock around 8:15am. (Note: rowers attending this session will need to find street parking–our lot is off limits after 7:30am)

If this program is popular (and we think it will be), we may eventually make it a permanent exclusive session, for members that choose it instead of our 5:00am weekday offerings.  But for now, anyone can give the swing shift a shot!

•National Learn to Row Day–June 2
Our annual FREE Introduction to Rowing Class–June 2, 10am-noon.  Tell a friend, bring a family member.  No registration needed.

•Regatta Signups
The coaches are working hard on Regionals lineups.  Note that the May 15 deadline to sign up for Cascadia and Nationals is fast approaching.  After May 15, we’ll open sign ups for the July 28 Row for the Cure and August 4 Green Lake regattas.

•Welcome to our first set of 2018 Level 2 LTR class graduates–you have seen, or will soon see, our first batch of 10 graduates as they learn to love morning rowing.  Say hi!

•Opening Day Results
Guided by coxes Brandy and Shana, the Station L men made a strong showing at a festive Opening Day regatta in Seattle last Saturday.  The 55+ 8+, fighting back from a length down, missed winning back to back titles by about a deck.

•May 19 Spring BBQ Social Cancelled
We’ve got a lot going on–so no time to organize another party right now.   We trust you can make your own party. 🙂

•Junior Regionals Volunteering May 17-20
Still a few spots left.  Help out, and make STL some $$.  Sign up here

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