Bainbridge Island Rowing
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BIR By The Numbers

Selected Statistics – BIR By The Numbers

Since the very first days of BIR’s beginnings back in 2001, days like the 1 when 1 daughter talked to 1 father about the possibility of launching a rowing team on Bainbridge Island, or the 1 day that same year when BIR’s 1 boat was pushed by 8 girls into the waters of Puget Sound from a Crystal Springs backyard, the history and progress of Bainbridge Island Rowing can be accurately mapped out by the numbers.

Within 1 year, BIR was sending 5 crews to its first competitive races (at the Green Lake Spring Regatta, winning 1 gold medal in the Men’s Novice 4), and in all the years since, BIR has committed to bring the positive benefits of rowing to the entire West Sound area. In our quest to make rowing accessible to all, BIR has come a long way, growing its outreach, membership, fleet, stature, and reputation over time.

Today, though much has changed, the current status of BIR can still be told within the numbers of selected statistical highlights presented here in all their numerical glory…

BIR is 4 West Sound Communities
Number 1 largest year-round high school sport in Kitsap County
750-plus student athletes introduced to rowing through BIR's youth programs
70 Year BIR Member Age Range
10,000 annual volunteer hours worked to keep BIR's rowing programs affordable
700+ BIR Masters Rowers Since 2001
32 Indoor Rowing Machines
20 Scholarships Projected
500-plus annual youth activity hours offered through BIR Juniors programs
34 BIR Boats
0 West Sound Rowing Centers
12 Years Of Qualifying For Youth National Championships
250+ Current Active BIR Members
50 US Colleges Recruited BIR Juniors
1 Community Waterfront Rental Space
500+ New Boathouse Expanded Member Capacity


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