BIR Masters Women take First Place at Green Lake, March 2014!
Posted Mar 23, 2014


BIR Masters Women Sarah Soutter, Chelsea Vessenes, Sue Entress, and Leah Kriegh (bow-stroke), coxed by Junior novice Caitlin Deavy, took first place with a time of 4:34 in their race at the Green Lake Spring Regatta on Saturday, March 15.  Of the two heats, BIR rowers came in first overall on raw time (though second to Vashon on age-adjusted time).  Great start to the 2014 season!


Chelsea, Leah, Sarah, Sue at Green Lake.


Please read the note prepared by our Board of Directors about BIR in 2014.

Bainbridge Island Rowing offers a variety of sweep and sculling opportunities, for recreation as as well as for racing, for Open/Masters rowers (age 19 and above) with prior rowing experience or at least one learn-to-row session under their belts.

All qualified, paid-up BIR Masters are welcome at all rows. Check with the coordinators or coach if you have questions about which program is best for your experience and skill level. Qualified visitors are welcome to row for free up to two times.

Scholarships are now available for Masters Rowers. If you are interested in a rowing fee scholarship, please go to the Scholarship Page.

If you plan to row, contact one of the coordinators below to get signed up. Soon enough most/all groups will post via this web site a Doodle calendar (see Masters/Sweep Programs) as in years past to assist coaches in preparing line-ups.

Kathy Scanlan Early Morning Masters Coordinator (206) 855-8449
Kate Berry Early Morning Masters Coordinator (206) 391-1162
Chris Bonham Mid Morning Masters Coordinator (206) 605-3986
Leah Kriegh Mid Morning Masters Coordinator (303) 513-0222
Jo Vander Stoep Intermediate Novice Masters Coordinator (206) 842-8587

Kurt Frost (interim)

Evening Masters Coordinator (206) 780-0990

For information about learn-to-row classes, see the Learn To Row page.

For details about the different sweep rowing programs, see Masters/Sweep Programs.

Float test
Rowers new to BIR must complete a float test before rowing or provide a copy of one from a previous rowing organization.

Small boat storage
A limited number of rack spaces are available to current BIR members for non-BIR boats (singles and doubles). For details, see the 2014 Rack Agreement form. Rack fee fees for the year depend on which "Tier" you select and may be paid all at once or in three installments due March 1, June 1, and September 1.

Questions about Masters rowing? Contact any of the Masters Coordinators listed on the sweeps page.

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