Based on outstanding performances at USRowing Junior District Championships May 16-18 in Vancouver, Washington, BIR had two boats qualify to compete in USRowing's Youth National Championships at Lake Natoma near Sacramento, California, June 12 - 15. Including alternates and coxswains, a total of 16 young men and women made the trip.
Thanks to the generosity of Becky & Steve Mikami of Bainbridge Island ACE HARDWARE and over two dozen community members approximately $4000 was donated to help the team - an Open-weight Boys 4+ and a Lightweight Girls 8+ -- participate in the June 14-16 Championships in California!
Bainbridge Island Rowing (BIR) had an open meeting regarding the proposed design for the BIR Boathouse in Waterfront Park. The meeting was led by Cutler Anderson Architects, which is designing the boathouse. About 25 people participated in the discussion and added ideas to the group.
The next public meeting will be held in the Main Conference Room at the Bainbridge Public Library, scheduled as follows:
* Sunday, June 8, 2014, 2:00 pm
In addition to the meeting we are seeking input and comments on boathouse content and design from the entire BIR community.
You can download the summary of the boathouse items and dimensions by clicking this link (Boathouse Dimensions & Content) and returning your comments to the drop box at the boatyard or to the Cutler Anderson office at 135 Parfitt Way. Please complete and return by this Friday, June 6th.
If you have any questions, please contact Tim Dore at 206-201-3778 or Tom Coble at 206-953-6382.
Continued Good News!
The City Council and BIR's Boathouse Committee continue to work on a ground lease in Waterfront Park. That lease is closed to being signed by the city and BIR. The lease will be patterend after BPA's lease with the City. Bruce Weiland is representing BIR in developing the lease.
Tim Dore arranged for a proper survey to be done the results of which are pictured here. In June we are actively engaging Cutler-Anderson architects in developing 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 Water Front Park that the City Council has approved with ammendments is below: