Rowing AND Paddling
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The Wenatchee Row & Paddle Club is the only facility of its kind in
the upper Columbia River. For those who live in the Wenatchee area, we
are at most a 10-minute drive away. And thanks to the Loop Trail, which travels right by our facility, we are
within biking distance of the entire metro area.
Just as our name implies, we cater
to both rowers and paddlers. Within our club, those who enjoy these
amateur sports possess various skill levels. While most of our members
row and paddle recreationally for fitness, we do have some who train for
and compete in Masters Sweep Rowing. We also
have a growing program for juniors.
Rowing Director Dan Garrison will resume Masters Sweep Rowing practice on Saturday, March 7, 2015. Here is the schedule:
Tues. & Thurs: 5:30 to 7:am
Saturdays: 7:00 to 9:am
For more info or if you have questions, contact Coach David Bentsen at email@example.com
An informal kayaking group paddles every Tuesday morning, year 'round, with start times varying with the season. Kim George will gladly tell you all about it. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Getting out on the Columbia River provides amazing views of not only
the Cascade Mountains and foothills but also of the metropolitan area.
Wildlife is frequently spotted on the shorelines, including in the
habitat-rich Horan Wildlife Area adjacent to the Columbia's confluence
with the Wenatchee River.
For more on rowing and paddling, see the pages under the 'ACTIVITIES' pulldown menu, at top.
To explore the full range of human-powered activities available in the greater Wenatchee area, visit the Wenatchee Outdoors website and contribute to the Outdoor Forum.
Guano Rocks Race
October 3rd, 10:00 AM
Race, Tour and BBQ
Getting to the Start: Lincoln Rock State Park
13252 State Route 2, East Wenatchee, WA Participants driving to the park will be required to display a valid Discover Pass, or to purchase a $10 One-Day Discover Pass.
PreRace meeting at 10:00, Race Start at 10:30
Guano Rocks Registration Please preregister online to help make things run smoothly on race day! This Does Not commit you to race, but does help get your name spelled correctly, your boat category selected properly, and a better head count for food. You do not want to go home hungry, do you?
Pre-registration discount: Sound Rowers & WPRC members: $15 per person. Non-members: $20 per person. Race fee includes BBQ lunch.
Day Of race registration: Sound Rowers & WPRC members: : $20 per person. Non-members: $25 per person.
BBQ Lunch Tickets Only are $10.00 at the race. Please RSVP lunch only participation to: email@example.com
Short Course: Little Turtle Tour
This 2.5 mile course starts and ends at same location. Once past Turtle Rock Island turn right heading back on opposite side (inside channel) to same finish line.
Long Course: Guano Rocks Race
The 5.5 mile course begins heading up-river for 2.5mi., then turning right going around Guano Rocks then heading down toward Turtle Rock with finish at the same Lincoln Rock boat ramp. We start up the west side of Turtle Rock and finish coming back on the east (inside channel) back to the boat ramp finish line.
Note that life jackets must be worn; or on the boat if flat water.
Youth on Columbia
The popular Youth On Columbia program, offered by Wenatchee Row and Paddle Club and the Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center, will begin on Friday, Oct 2, 2015 and continue through Friday, Oct 16. Depending on the day, canoes will launch either from the dock at Confluence State Park and paddle from the Columbia River through side channels to the Wenatchee River and back.
Volunteer Responsibilities Include:
- Paddle the bow and stern positions in the 25-foot, 10-person Voyageur canoes
- Pilot or observe on the outboard-tiller safety boat (Columbia River only)
- Transport the trailered canoes and safety boat to the water
One hour, one day or multiple days, any time that you have to offer is valuable. If you are interested in participating in this rewarding program please contact Kim George, firstname.lastname@example.org or 509-679-6247, to volunteer for the days that would work best for you.