Mercer Island Sausage Pull
Start : October 5, 2013 10:00 AM
Meeting: 9:15 AM
Director : Beverly/Rainer Storb
Getting to the Start
The race starts at
Mt. Baker Beach Park. If you come on I-5 north or south, take the WA State Rt. 520 exit (WA520) and, from WA520, the University of Washington exit. At first red light, go straight crossing Montlake Blvd. onto Lake Washington Blvd. Follow Lake Washington Blvd. through the Arboretum, cross Madison St. at next red light, meander to Lake Washington, and then go south until ~1/4 mi. past the I-90 Bridge. Parking: At the beach, 200 yards north of the beach, along Lake Park Drive S (angling off Lake Washington Blvd.), and up the road in Coleman Park. Trailer parking is available a little further south at the Stan Sayers Pits (site of Seafair hydroplane racing).
If you would like to fill out your entry form ahead of the race (especially if you are under 18 years of age and need parental permission) you can get a copy here: Entry/Release Form (PDF).
Long Course: Mercer Island counterclockwise. Options for home stretch: south winds: north of I-90 floating bridge; north winds: stay south.
Short Course: South hugging east shore of Seward Park. Make counterclockwise 180° around orange buoy at southeast corner. Returning boats stay off shore to avoid collisions.
Long Course: Josh Proctor and Tyler Peterson, 1:36:18 in 2009 in a 2x.
Short Course: KC Deitz and Jeff Knakal, 48:27 in 2009 in a OW-2x.
Course Records (old course from Medina)
Long Course: Richard Tarbell and Greg Spooner, 1:36:12 in 2005 in a 2x.
Short Course: Josh Proctor, 44:49 in 2008 in a 1x.
Boats of 1 or 2 competitors:
$10 per person for: members of Sound Rowers, Juniors (18 and under).
$20 per person for non-members, non-Juniors
Boats of 3+ competitors:
$10 per person
Ribbons awarded for 1st-3rd by category.
Sausages for all competitors!