Bainbridge Island Rowing

BIR Juniors – Fall Season 2021

Welcome to Fall Crew 2021! We’re looking forward to a fun and inspiring season both on the water…and off!

Please note that in response to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, BIR will continue to re-evaluate and update our safety protocol as needed.


The decision to require vaccination for all participants was made after careful consideration by BIR Board and coaches. Rowing in multi-person shells does not allow for social distancing and vaccination is the only known method of effectively limiting the spread of COVID-19 under these circumstances. For that reason we are requiring proof of vaccination for the Fall 2021 season.

MASK USE: At this time, masks are required for ALL program participants when inside the boathouse, including during indoor erg workouts.

Thank you for your understanding and support. 


Who can participate?

Fall Crew will be open to all Kitsap County students entering grades 9-12.

NOTE TO RISING 8TH GRADE STUDENTS: Priority will be given to students entering grades 9-12. 8th grade participation will be on a “space available” basis and with coach approval. Please reach out to to be added to our 8th grade participant wait-list. We should have an answer to you by September 8th. Please know that this is in response to needing to keep safe and manageable numbers of novice rowers on the water. If you can’t join us this year, we’ll be thrilled to see you when you enter 9th grade!



Practice will take place Mon – Friday, from 3:45 to 6:15pm
Season will run from: 9/8 – 11/8 for Varsity Rowers and 9/13 – 11/8 for Novice Rowers.

Novice Rowers are those who are new to the sport (welcome!) or learned to row in the Spring or Summer of 2021.



Thursday, Sept. 2 -MANDATORY Parent and Rower Orientation for Novice & Varsity at the Boathouse (6:30-8:30pm for Novice, 7:30-8:30pm for Varsity)

Wednesday, Sept. 8 – First day of Fall Rowing for Varsity (Fall Season 9/8-11/8)

Monday, Sept. 13 – First day of Fall Rowing for Novice (Fall Season 9/13-11/8)

October 17th – Varsity and Novice Teams: American Lake Fall Classic, Tacoma, WA.

November 6th – Novice Team (only) Scrimmage: Eagle Harbor/Bainbridge Island

November 7th – Varsity Team (only): Head of the Lake Regatta, Seattle, WA

November 8th – End of season work/pizza party for rowers!



  • Juniors Fall 2021 Rowing Fee of $640 (includes practice jersey)
  • Any Juniors who participate in Fall rowing and who have not paid either an Annual or Half-year Dues amount will need to pay the Juniors 2021 Half-Year Dues of $45.
  • US Rowing Basic Plus Regatta Package: $35

Note: Financial assistance is available to all families with demonstrated need. This is done confidentially, in partnership with Helpline House. Visit the Scholarships page for details. or email for assistance.

Registration for 2021 Fall Crew is now closed. Registration for Spring 2022 Crew will open in January.

Questions? Please email the Junior Registrar at