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BIR Juniors – Fall Season 2018

The BIR Fall Juniors Program is open to all Kitsap County students in 9th grade or higher. The goals for the 8-week season are to develop rowing technique, specifically with lower stroke rates and longer pieces, and to build strength, fitness, and flexibility. In the fall we focus primarily on longer distances to prepare rowers for “Head” style racing. In Head races, boats start one after another and race for time over a 5-kilometer course. Stamina and control in the boat are paramount, as is the quality of the coxswain’s steering and boat leadership. Most Fridays we will practice the race distance on our own challenging 5K loop through Eagle Harbor.


All rowers and parents must attend the appropriate Fall Orientation meetings in the Bainbridge High School (BHS) Commons. Important information is shared for both new and returning rowers.

  • Varsity: Tuesday, September 4, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Novice: Tuesday, September 4, 7:45 – 8:45 p.m.


Rowing fees for the Fall 2018 season are due by September 17. A $50 late fee will added for any registration completed after September 17. Fall season fees include the cost of participation in the single-day regattas during the season.

  • Varsity: $570
  • Novice: $570

In addition, all rowers must have paid:

  • The BIR annual membership fee of $90. For new rowers starting in Fall season, the  fee is $45.
  • The USRowing membership fee.

See the Juniors General Information page for more information.

Scholarships may be available based on need and funding availability.


The Fall 2018 registration deadline is Sunday, September 17. Registrations received after September 17 will be assessed a $50 late fee. Please sign in to iCrew to register.

In addition, all rowers must be registered members of BIR and USRowing. See Requirements for Participation on the General Information page for details.

Questions? Please email the Junior Registrar at

Practice Schedule

Practices are held Monday through Friday at Waterfront Park, 3:40 to 6:10 p.m., per the dates below:

  • Varsity: September 6 – November 4
  • Novices: September 10 – November 4

Scrimmage & Regatta Schedule

BIR Juniors will participate in the following scrimmages and regattas during the Fall 2018 season:

  • Head of the Snohomish: Sunday, October 7
  • BIRRR Scrimmage (Novices only): Saturday, November 3
  • Head of the Lake (Varsity only): Sunday, November 4