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The Dual Duel annual Orcas Regatta is happening soon

Saturday March 21st and 22nd is the Dual-Duel Orcas Island regatta. This year we have a large contingent of our old friends from Lake Stevens and our new friends from Duwamish Rowing coming for some friendly competition. Saturday afternoon we have a 100 meter regatta at Cascade  Lake and the Saturday we relax with friends over dinner at Camp Orkila. Then early Sunday morning we have a 2k erg competition in the lodge at camp Orkila. All are welcome to come and watch the action. Racing at the lake on Saturday March 21st will begin at about 11:30 and last till about 3:00 a.m. The erg races will happen on Sunday morning at Camp Orkila lodge from 7 to 9 a.m. All health individuals of al ages are welcome to compete. Contact Martin Taylor 360.376.6935 or [email protected]  

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Pocock Rowing Shells: An Enduring Legacy. A talk by Steve Chapin master wood boat builder.

What: The Wooden Boat Society of the San Juan Islands and Orcas Island Rowing are hosting an evening with Steve Chapin, a Port Townsend boatbuilder who has inherited the legacy of building the legendary Pocock rowing shells When: Saturday, March 14 2015 at 7:00 pm at the Oddfellows Hall. Free admission, donations welcome. The tradition of Pocock rowing shells began with George Pocock, a British rower who settled in the United States early in the 20th century and became famous for his red cedar rowing shells. The boats were rowed to victory in countless races, including by many Olympic gold medalists. A Pocock 8-man shell took the University of Washington crew team to victory in the 1936 Berlin Olympics, a story recounted in the bestselling book “Boys in the Boat”. Eventually Pocock shells began to be constructed in fiberglass and carbon fiber, and Pocock Racing Shells built their last wooden boat in 2003. Fortunately the […]

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