SAVE THE DATE
BIR DREAM BIG AUCTION
SATURDAY EVENING NOVEMBER 8
KIANA LODGE Poulsbo
THE GOAL: BOATS!!!!*
*Our capital fundraiser for our new Bainbridge Island Rowing Center will kick off later this year.
Sign up now for fall racing! Details on respective Juniors and Masters pages, as follows:
Juniors: Fall 2014
Deadline: Friday, September 12. Late fee is $50.
Masters: Sweep Programs
Deadlines: Fall rowing fees are due September 1.
Regatta sign-ups are August 21 to October 2 (vary by regatta).
Based on outstanding performances at USRowing Junior District Championships May 16-18 in Vancouver, Washington, BIR had two boats -- an Open-weight Boys 4+ and a Lightweight Girls 8+ -- qualify to compete in USRowing's Youth National Championships. Thanks to the generosity of many BIR parents and supporters, most notably Becky & Steve Mikami of Bainbridge Island ACE HARDWARE, BIR was able to send sixteen young men and women to compete in three days of racing at Lake Natoma near Sacramento, California, June 12 - 15.
Both the Boys and the Girls boats finished ahead of all other crews in their events from Washington and Oregon! Way to go, BIR!!
Friday 2pm: Lightweight Girls Eight placed Third in their heat!
Saturday 5pm: Placed Fifth in semifinal, time 7:38.
Sunday noon: Finished Third in the B Final, time 7:38, 3.5 seconds behind First -- and ninth in the nation!
Friday 3:15pm: Open-weight Boys Four placed First in their heat!
Saturday 6pm: Placed Fourth in semifinal, time 7:05 (5.5 seconds behind first place, thrillling finish!).
Sunday, 1pm: Finished Second in the B Final, time 7:12.5, less than 4 seconds behind first place -- and eighth in the nation!
Bainbridge Island Rowing (BIR) held open meetings in June regarding the proposed design for the BIR Rowing Center in Waterfront Park. The meetings were led by Cutler Anderson Architects, the firm designing the rowing center. Over 25 people participated in the discussions and contributed ideas.
BIR continues to seek input and comments on rowing center content and design from the entire BIR community.
You can download the summary of the rowing center items and dimensions by clicking this link (Rowing Center Dimensions & Content). Comments, questions, and other feedback may be left in the drop box at the boatyard or directed to the Cutler Anderson office at 135 Parfitt Way, or sent to Tim Dore (206-201-3778) or Tom Coble (206-953-6382).
Continued Good News!
After many months of work by the City Council and staff and BIR's Rowing Center Committee, a ground lease for BIR's space in Waterfront Park was signed August 25, 2014. Patterned after Bainbridge Performing Arts's lease with the City, the lease allows BIR to enter a new phase of planning, design work, and fundraising. Bruce Weiland represented BIR in developing the lease.
Tim Dore arranged for a proper survey to be done, the results of which are pictured here. In June, Cutler Anderson Architects developed a formal program that lays out building functionality and will lead to detailed design drawings.
For those who are interested, the master plan link for Waterfront Park that the City Council has approved with amendments is below: