Welcome to the “high season” at Station L Rowing Club. It’s light in the morning and everyone is trying to get as much water time as possible. We have over 80 members (last year 58) registered to attend the NW Regional Championships next month in Vancouver.
The city made some repairs to the dock ramp this week. Continue to be careful, and report any problems to Peter. The boathouse is working with the city to do some additional repairs.
Saturdays have been very busy, with 60-70 members showing up to row. Starting May 14 we are moving to staggered start times. The men will meet at 6:45am. The women will meet at 7am. Later this year we may swap those times.
Equipment upgrades and additions—
To meet the needs of our growing membership, we are making some modest purchases and upgrades this year. We recently picked up a used 8+ and a 2x (the latter with member donated funds). We will be looking for more additions over the next few months. A club member recently donated the $$ to buy 4 more Croker sweep oars.
Our sculling program has grown significantly. Our Sculling Coordinator Penny just finished organizing three clinics for club scullers—and 36 members attended!
We are working to add another sculling weekday practice to better serve the growing numbers. Look for more information about this before next week. Same for our Introduction to Sculling member class—an announcement about the next one is coming soon.
During the months of May-September, conditions often allow for members to row without coaches present. There are several restrictions–see your member email for specifics.
May 9—First day of new Learn to Row Class session
Corvallis Guest Row May 14—A few of our friends from Corvallis Rowing Club are going to meet us for a joint practice from our boathouse.
May Board Meeting—rescheduled to Monday May 16, 6:30 at boathouse
Friday 7am Open Rowing–Begins June 3
National Learn to Row Day June 4–This day is a great way for your friends and family to be introduced to rowing. It’s a free 2 hour class from 10am-noon. No pre-registration is required.
Scull picnic June 5—Club sculling boats will all be hauled up to Vancouver Lake for a day of rowing and picnicing. Not for first time scullers.
Friday 7am Open Rowing Begins June 3