IMPORTANT: COVID-19 Changes at PBC

As of March 26, 2020signing-up for a time to use PBC facilities is required. Use PBC’s Sign-Up Genius to schedule your time slots inclusive of arriving, launching, rowing, cleaning and storing equipment, changing kit and departure.

New requirements:

  • No team boats unless members are co-habitating
  • Don’t row with more than three others at the boathouse.
  •  Adhere to the 6’ rule at all times.  
  • Use sanitizing product on club equipment.
  • Only one person in the bathroom/changing area at a time.
  • To avoid touching surfaces, a) don’t log out, and b) leave the doors open while you’re out. 
  • Leave the goose guard down until further notice.
  • If there are no shoes on the dock, assume you are the last one and close up.  
  • If you’re sick, don’t come down.  If you get the COVID virus, let Maryann or Hans know. 

Your cooperation is required for us to keep rowing.

Background: Due to Oregon Governor Kate Brown’s March 23, 2020 executive order and public health directives related to COVID-19, until further notice members of the Portland Boat Club must observe social distancing guidelines of 6 feet between individuals when in the Portland Boat Club boathouse, when launching and landing and when maneuvering equipment on the dock. The sign-up process for members ensures there are no more than four members using the boathouse and docks at any time during daylight (rowing) hours.

How do I schedule my row? Use Sign-Up Genius to reserve consecutive time slots for using PBC facilities and rowing.

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Head of the Dog 2018

Thanks to all who turned out for the 2018 Head of the Dog! We had 74 entries, and countless great costumes — see photos below. Special thanks to those who traveled from California, Eugene, Duwamish, and Port Angeles! Good luck to all in the rest of the head race season.

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Race Report Fall 2017

The fall racing season comes to an end in a whimper thanks to cancellation of the Head of the Lake.  Snow, barges, float planes, and winds led the officials to the unfortunate conclusion that racing would not be safe.

However, the Fall Classic did see the PBC Men’s 8+ debut with a win, while Lori Jensen and Anita’s St. L 8+ also won their division.  Susan Adams was in a St. L 4x and Shannon Gribbons’ Willamette 4x won that race.  Ana and Maryann were #3 in the 2x.

PBC was well represented in Boston this year.  PBC men with North Dakota Indoor Rowing, came in 17 out of a gazillion in the Senior Master 50+ 8+, and Anita’s Master’s Coaching Veteran’s 8+ beat out Marin for the win in the Women’s race.  Maryann aged up to Senior Veteran in the 1x and took 2nd. The Sullivan’s were well represented with Tiffany in the BU alumni boat and Max in the Club 8+.  Tiff Wood was in the Etats Unis 8+, while Susan was in the 50+ 1x.

Other Portlanders that I know of:  Lori Jensen and Celia Heron had a good race in the 50+ 2x–Lori’s first steering adventure on the course. In the women’s version of the Etats Unis BC,  Evelyn Hamman’s 8+ won their category.  Emily Caffee, last year’s Head of the Dog winner now rowing in Chicago, came in an impressive 4th in the Women’s Club 1x.  Hope I didn’t miss anyone.

WINTER ROWING:  Have fun and be careful.  The water will be off when the pipes might freeze, the dock could be slippery, the water cold etc.

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Perfect water returns for Head of the Dog 2016

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The candidates win!

Perfect water, clever costumes, and rowers from near and far were spotted at Portland Boat Club’s 2016 Head of the Dog Regatta today. Photos here. Thanks for all who came out to race, volunteer, and celebrate with us. We’ll see you again in September 2017!

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PBC Weather Cam!

PBC has a new Weather cam!

Anita and new member Marilyn Z. who lives at the moorage arranged for this weather cam to check the water conditions.  The camera is located at Marilyn’s house upstream from the bridge and pointed towards the bridge. No more guessing about the water!

PBC Weather CAM
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https://www.wunderground.com/webcams/WU_811452/1/video.html?month=06&year=2017&filename=current.mp4&MR=1

 

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Head of the Dog Details and Maps

Hosted annually in September by Portland Boat Club on the beautiful Multnomah Channel, the Head of the Dog is a three mile head race, a costume competition, and a fun picnic — all rolled into one. We run two separate start waves, one for singles only, and a second for doubles, quads, and fours to minimize wait time on the water. Boat launch from Portland Boat Club and row to the start. Spectators have premium viewing of the finish line from the boathouse. Costumes are an annual tradition for this event although optional they are highly encouraged! Food and awards round out the festivities after the race.

Register at Regatta Central

Perpetual Silver Trophies are awarded to the fastest men’s and women’s 1x. The Bill Kalenius Memorial Trophy goes to the fastest 2x.

 

 

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Head of the Charles Report

Head of the Charles Medal F14

We are happy to report that PBC brought home the hardware at the Head of the Charles in the Women’s Grand Masters 8+ event.

Under the PBC banner in the women’s event, Anita, Lori Jensen and yours truly ganged up with Joan Linse, Stacy Stein, and Cathy Holdorf from Corvallis, Sally Keller from OAR in Eugene,  Susan Kinne, and coxswain Rachel Le Mieux, Lake Washington stalwarts to subdue the nearest competition by 45 seconds.  This was a race within a race, with the 60+ and the 50+  age group winners getting medals in their divisions.  PBC beat over half the field in the overall event, ending up 17th.  It was great to hear cheering from the bridges as we raced through.

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