BIR masters take sixth at regatta

A team of master rowers from Bainbridge Island Rowing placed sixth overall out of 75 teams at last week’s Head of the Lake Regatta at the University of Washington.

  • Monday, November 17, 2014 12:41pm
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BIR mixed eight

BIR mixed eight

SEATTLE – A team of master rowers from Bainbridge Island Rowing placed sixth overall out of 75 teams at last week’s Head of the Lake Regatta at the University of Washington.

Thirty-three BIR masters rowers (21 women, 12 men) medaled in seven of their eight events in the largest fall regatta on the West Coast, which drew some 2,200 rowers in 457 boats from 75 clubs in Washington, Oregon, British Columbia, California, Idaho, Utah, Virginia and Rhode Island.

Rowing conditions were very good for this time of year with temperatures in the mid-50s, light wind, occasional sun breaks, and a very light chop on the water.

Crews launched from the UW’s Conibear Shellhouse, rowed through the Montlake Cut to a marshaling area near Gas Works Park in Lake Union, then turned back to the starting line just southwest of the I-5 bridge.

From there, the 3-mile course ran through Portage Bay, the Cut and over 1,000 meters due east into Lake Washington before making a sharp turn to port to head another thousand meters back to the finish line near the boathouse.

The Head of the Lake marks the end of the rowing year for BIR masters.

First-place honors went to John Christiansen (men’s single sculls); Mary Madison, Jane Stewart, Marc Stewart and Chrys Hansen (mixed quad coxless sculls); and to Brandon Fleet, Tim Goss, Kurt Frost, Mark Olason and coxswain Rachele Turnbull (men’s fours).

Vivian Christiansen and Molly Murdock won second place in women’s double sculls.

Finishing in third place were Charisa Moore, John Foy, Mike Nance, Mary Alice O’Neill, Marilyn Tsolomitis, Dean Dale, Bill McGonagle, Callie Sheehan and coxswain MaryAnn Samson (mixed eights); as well as Sharen Borgias in a composite boat with two other clubs (men’s coxless quads); and Christine Bonham, Mary Derry, Susan Entress, Kirsten Fitzgerald and coxswain Karen Campbell (women’s fours).








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