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Cascadia Day 2 Overview

By 2016/07/18November 22nd, 2016No Comments

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

Thanks Mark for letting me steal your photos for the website13754284_10210463460841880_5185148489921491652_n

Info Station L

Rowing has a long history in Portland, and competitive rowing was a popular local spectator sport in the 19th century. For several decades beginning in the 1930's there were no active rowing clubs in Portland, and Willamette River was deemed by many as too dirty for water sports. Station L Rowing Club was founded in 1972 by a group of former college rowers who were surprised to find a great setting for rowing on the newly cleaned up Willamette, but very few active rowers. At the club's 2008 gala and auction, a plaque was unveiled honoring the 28 founding members of Station L Rowing Club. The original boathouse was built on a used wood chip barge donated by Shaver Transportation. In early 1973, it was moored adjacent to Portland General Electric's Station L generating plant, the current home of the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry [OMSI]. The moorage site is now occupied by the submarine USS Blueback, which is open for tours. In 1975, the boathouse structure and its contents burned in a fire. The boathouse was rebuilt and additional boats obtained. Into the 1980's, the boathouse operated as a cooperative between Lewis and Clark College, Reed College and Station L Rowing Club. Station L emphasized teaching rowing to the public and hundreds of Portlanders learned to row at the club. OMSI's acquisition of the PGE site in 1986 necessitated a move for Station L. Now estranged from the colleges, Station L moved the barge/boathouse to a moorage site near the Fremont Bridge at the beginning of 1987. New equipment was added and the club grew quickly. Competitive Station L crews became a regular sight at Northwest regattas. Lewis and Clark College Crew returned to the boathouse as a partner of Station L Rowing Club in 1989 in a deal brokered by then LC head coach Charlie Brown. A pump failure led to a temporary sinking of the barge soon after, which was raised using high capacity pumps. Under the leadership of Station L President Ian Townshend, the club began a search for a permanent home, as the Fremont location lacked permits and safe access. A home was found just 300 meters upstream, and Station L moved its barge again in 1994 to the Westar Electric site. Club membership grew to over 100, class offerings proliferated and the boathouse reached capacity with 5 8+'s, 6 4+'s and numerous small boats. In February 1996, a significant flood on the Willamette threatened Station L. The boathouse was saved by members who stayed aboard the barge nearly 24 hours a day for 3 days. However the flood left silt which settled in the moorage area around the barge. Extreme low water in October 1997 caused the barge to tip and fill with water, ending its 24 year history as the base for Station L's operations. Club boats were split between boathouses at Riverplace Marina and Oaks Park starting in 1998. In December 2004, Station L moved to the new Portland Boathouse on the eastbank of the Willamette River near the Hawthorne Bridge. The new boathouse is only about 500 meters north of the original 1973 Station L site.