Before the murmurs get too loud, I would like to publicly share that I will be stepping down from coaching and also leaving the city at the end of the month. As some of you know, I was never really a city gal and only meant to stay in the area for a few months…which ended up turning into two and a half years! I’ve gotten an offer for a full-time job up near Bellingham and it is time for me to say farewell and head to a smaller town and get health insurance again.
Thank you so much to all of you for making this team a family and for letting me be a part of it. I feel incredibly lucky to spend every day surrounded by so many strong, smart, talented, kind, and funny people and I am so glad y’all made a convincing argument to stay in one place for as long as I did. (This has officially become my longest team affiliation by over a year!) Expect to see me at many a regatta in that big blue jacket of mine, don’t forget to consider me for composite crews at Cascadia, and, of course, make sure someone makes y’all row feet-out now and again.
I feel like there are more words to be said about how much this team has meant and always will mean to me, but I have to hope the hours spent together will speak for me. I am deeply grateful for and immeasurably proud of everything we have done as a team in the past couple of years.
P.s. Obviously I will be back in town for the Buoy Ball, so make sure you’re ready to party!
Announcement from Coach Sarah