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Pocock's legacy

Stanley Richard Pocock’s Legacy—From UW to BI

Stanley Richard Pocock’s legacy spans some of the most successful decades of rowing at the University of Washington and extends from the UW boathouse across the Sound to the site of the future BIR boathouse on Bainbridge Island. Stan Pocock...

August BIR events

Sizzling August BIR Events

You think August on Bainbridge is sleepy and hot? You’ve only got half of that right. This summer Bainbridge Island Rowing is waking up the Island with these sizzling August BIR events. Saturday, August 4: Greenlake Summer Extravaganza We...

new high-flying rowers

New Learn-to-Row Session Added for August

Back by popular demand! After a very successful summer season, we have added an additional Learn-to-Row session for August. This program is designed for ages 19 and older. We are excited to teach you the basics of rowing with both on-land and on...

Top Ten BIR Facts

Top Ten BIR Facts You Didn’t Know

You know Bainbridge Island Rowing for its great competitive and Learn-to-Row programs, its active role in the community, and its Stan Pocock Legacy Rowing Center, which is in construction at Waterfront Park. But here are the top ten BIR facts you...

The Girls in the Boat: A History Featuring UW and a Pocock

We have heard so much about the working-class U.S. Olympic rowing team from the University of Washington—the “boys in the boat”—that defeated Hitler’s finest in 1936. We know about its important connection to George Pocock who...

oars and racks

With Help of Community Orgs., BIR Has Racked up Oars and Racks

Rowing requires expensive equipment, and one of the struggles faced by rowing organizations is getting that equipment, but two community organizations have given Bainbridge Island Rowing a much-needed boost on the gear front with support for the...

new high-flying rowers

New High-Flying Rowers Experience Lowest Tide of the Year

The latest cadre of Bainbridge Island Rowing Learn-to-Row graduates is one of the biggest yet, at 18. They hit the water at Waterfront Park for the July Learn-to-Row intensive, on the 12th, 14th, and 15th. The new high-flying rowers got to...

BIR Summer camps

Boom Chick-a Boom: BIR Summer Camps Hit the Water

Yes, it’s June and time for BIR summer camps. Get up early and look out over Eagle Harbor to see dozens of high school kids sculling across the water, joined by herons and harbor seals. Sing it, everyone: I said a boom chick-a boom I said a...

Masters Rowing Regionals 2018

BIR Rowers Grab 4 Medals at Masters Rowing Regionals 2018

Twenty-six Bainbridge Island Rowing Masters (adult) rowers participated in the Masters Rowing Regionals 2018, known as the USRowing Northwest Masters Championships and held June 22-24 in Vancouver, Washington. Under the most rowing-friendly...

seven new rowers and a Canada goose

Seven New Rowers and a Canada Goose

June 16 seven new rowers and a Canada goose graduated from the Bainbridge Island Rowing Two-Week Learn to Row class. The seven completed seventeen hours of instruction and practice spread out over two weeks of Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. The...

end-of-year banquet

BIR Graduates 13 Seniors at End-of-Year Banquet

June 3rd’s Bainbridge Island Rowing end-of-year banquet was a raucous, well-attended event, focused on lots of eating and, more important, honoring the hard work of the team’s novice and varsity rowers, including 13 graduating seniors...