Bainbridge Island Rowing

Rowing Changes Lives – About BIR

Bainbridge Island Rowing is a 501(c)(3) organization working to build a multi-generational Kitsap County rowing community from our base at the Stan Pocock Legacy Rowing Center in historic Eagle Harbor.


Since BIR’s 2001 start with the “Lady Crew” of high school students (shown above) in a single boat, we have helped change hundreds of lives through the positive physical, psychological, social and sporting impact of rowing. Our USRowing-affiliated organization is dedicated to making those benefits available to all the 250,000+ West Sound residents through the region’s first permanent rowing center.

We are proud participants in the USRowing SafeSport initiative, aimed at eliminating any forms of sexual misconduct, emotional misconduct, physical misconduct, bullying, harassment and hazing in our sport.

BIR’s membership range in age from 14 to 84, and cover all levels of rowing proficiency. In short, we are a diverse bunch united by our love of rowing and the rowing community.

Windermere Cup 2018

Learn more about BIR’s Juniors (Middle & High School student-athletes) and Masters (Post-Collegiate) experience, programs and participants through this pair of videos created for our Dream Big annual fundraising events:

Learn more about BIR’s Rowing Programs, Facilities, Coaching Staff, Board of Directors, Parent Leadership and History here at, or by reaching out to contact BIR directly, or by visiting our Eagle Harbor boathouse in Bainbridge Island’s Waterfront Park.

We’d love to show you how the next life changed by rowing could be yours…