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All Sound Rowers events for the rest of the year are suspended until further notice. Please see message from the Sound Rowers Board below.

But check out our virtual races! Erg Racing Video-Regattas by Peter Turcan.

Sound Rowers Open Water Rowing and Paddling Club is a volunteer organization conducting open water races for world class and weekend athletes in any sea-worthy human powered water-craft. We sponsor races for kayaks, surf skis, rowing shells, rowboats, canoes, pedal boats and more throughout Puget Sound. There are more than a dozen different racing classes for all levels of competition, from recreational paddlers to Olympic athletes. Nonmembers are welcome to participate – all you need is a boat, a paddle, a PFD and whistle (required) and a nominal entry fee.

Message From The Board

Dear Sound Rowers members, racers, and race directors,

All Sound Rowers events for the rest of the year have to be considered suspended until further notice. It makes complete sense to the Sound Rowers board of directors to try to slow the spread of Coronavirus/Covid-19 as much as possible, to limit the misery of infection, and to avoid overwhelming the medical profession. We should do our bit to help.

The severe disruption from the virus is likely to last a significant amount of time, with 18 months being one realistic possibility.

Please do continue training, in your homes, or on the water – keeping a respectful social distance. Please share any photos or videos you have on how to maintain fitness in this medical emergency. Please stay cheerful in this difficult time. If we can restart our events sooner rather than later, we will.


If you paid for 2020 membership, or still want to join for this year, your membership will be active until the end of 2021 – so will be valid all of this year and next. Alternatively, to request a full refund, you can contact our Membership Director: surfski@gmail.com.


Sound Rowers board

If you have further questions, feel free to contact us

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Join for $30 per year and receive significant entry fee discounts. Members are also eligible to run for board positions at the annual meeting. Join here: Membership Form

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