2017 Season Celebration!

Mark your calendars, grab your dancing shoes, and plan on coming to join your Station L friends and teammates for an evening of celebration to close out the 2017 rowing season.

Date: Friday November 10th

Time: 7:00pm

Location: At the boathouse of course! (Where else?)

Who: You and your guest!

Cost: 25.00

Payment: In advance please! Click Here or use the link under Payments -> Social

We’ll provide the hors d’oeuvres, the music,  and a great time for everyone. You can help by bringing your own beverage of choice and perhaps a bit to share with your rowing family.

This year the theme is aimed at more mingling and less sitting, so we’re doing away with the long tables and moving to tall tables and fabulous nibbles. If you feel the need to sit then you might want to grab a chair or two from your house, but why sit when you can dance?

We’ll see you all at the boathouse!

Moving Part 2

Two hours of work by 20 dedicated members allowed us to move most of our boats over to the boathouse this evening.  The dock will be moved tomorrow.  Wednesday morning rowers will erg and rig (not necessarily in that order).

We need to take one more load (a smaller load).  The good news is that you have ANOTHER chance to help out.  Meet Wednesday at 5:30pm to derig, with loading the trailer to follow by 6pm.   It’s a smaller load, so we should be done by 6:30-6:45pm.

If you haven’t been able to help yet, please see if you can arrange your schedule to help out tomorrow.  Thanks.

Race Around Ross Island 2017

What a great turnout for the annual Race Around Ross Island, celebrating the conclusion of the Learn to Row season and giving some new racers their first head racing experience! We put out a total of 76 people into 11 boats with the Men’s 8+ in the Hawthorne and the Women’s 8+ in the Marquam clocking the fastest times of the day. Congrats to everyone for a great race, and a big thanks to all the coaches for a fun and well-organized event! Photography here courtesy of Glen Baker.


The Moving Back!

Station L will move our boats back to the boathouse this week.  Please read carefully to see how you can help.  We need every available member to help if at all possible.   The task is complicated by the fact that we don’t want to work in the dark at the temporary location.

Tuesday 5am–Regular Rowing session, temporary location

Tuesday 6:30am-7:30am.  De rigging at temporary location.

Tuesday 5-7pm–Load trailer at temporary location, make 2 trips to boathouse, unload (this session has the biggest need)

Wednesday 5am  Rigging and organization party at the boathouse.

Our dock will be moved back either late Tuesday or on Wednesday.  We don’t know for sure yet.

If the dock is moved on Tuesday, we could try to rig some boats Tuesday evening so that Wednesday morning rowing can happen.  Then the remaining re-rigging can happen at 6:30am Wednesday, after rowing.

Please contact Peter with any questions.



Dare to Be Screening

Hi Team,

Station L’s very own Cheryl Elardo has put together a very special event and you are all invited!

What: Private screening of ‘”Dare to Be” a prize winning documentary on how awesome rowing is. 
Where: The Lake Theatre in Lake Oswego
When: Sunday, October 8 from 12-2 PM 
Cost: $15 per person
Tickets:  Here is the link to purchase tickets: https://stationlrowingclub.com/dare-to-be-ticket-purchase/

More Details

Hi Team,

Our private screening of “Dare to Be” is right around the corner.  Here are some last minute details for your perusal:

1.  In the modern style, there is a cafe at the movie theater where you can get food (beyond popcorn and candy) and beverage (coffee, soda, beer…) to bring into the theater if you like.

2.  Parking is free and abundant near the theater.

3.  Carpools/rides from the boathouse are available.  Meet at the boathouse at 11:15 to partake.  RSVP to Cheryl if you are planning on this.

4. Bike racks are also nearby the theater.

5.  Movie is from 12-2 at the Lake Theater, in Lake Oswego.

6.  We have sold plenty of tickets, but there are still seats available.  Visit the Station L website to purchase.  I imagine there will still be some at the door as well.  All are welcome.

Feel free to email myself or Cheryl with any questions.

See you there,

Anne Reid

Race ’round Ross information

This Saturday is our annual Race ’round Ross Island.  This unique event is:

•The end of our 2017 Learn to Row class schedule.  All LTR grads from 2017 are welcome!

•Our largest club scrimmage of the year

•Prone to crazy boat lineups.  Bribes, dares and challenges encouraged!

•Held before a potluck brunch at the boathouse

Meet Saturday morning (men at 6:45, women at 7)  Be PATIENT as we sort out lineups and assign those lucky coxswains.   You can leave your brunch items in the boathouse during the racing.

Anticipated “race” time is 8:15, starting at the Ross Island Bridge and rowing clockwise around the island.

Post-race smack talk and brunch goodies follow.


Head of The Dog 2017

Great racing and great costumes from Station L this weekend! Be sure to check out the sweet Best of Breed trophy brought home by the Superhero Quad! Some photos of the festivities…

Member updates, calendar items, schedule changes

Congratulations to the participants in Sunday’s Head of the Dog regatta–put on by our friends at Portland Boat Club.  Station L came away with trophies for fastest men’s 1x, fastest 2x overall, and B.O.B.–Best of Breed for best costume.  Based on our costume efforts this year and last, this trophy should be considered a collective achievement!  Full results here

Sculling Schedule–In October we start to pull back our schedule due to the dangers of darkness and reduced demand for coaching.  Tuesdays are discontinued effective this week.

Dock Update–we think the in water work will be done this week.  We won’t know our moving date until the dock actually gets moved back–so stay tuned.

Race Round Ross and LTR graduate party–This Saturday October 7 we celebrate the end of our Learn to Row classes with an all club scrimmage–including our LTR graduates!   Meet at the boathouse at 7am for lineups.  We will race around Ross Island for time (coaches will take bribes to alter finish times).  Then back to the boathouse for a potluck brunch.  Please bring food to share.    Who knows–this could turn into a giant moving party as well.

Portland Fall Classic October 29.   Look for a separate mailing with the volunteer sign up for this regatta.  It takes a couple hundred people to put on this event, now in its 11th year.



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