Welcome to Sound Rowers

Racing is back!

Racing is on again in 2021. We will run events adhering to both the letter and spirit of the State’s reopening restrictions. There may also be local parks, county, city restrictions which will also apply. It is the intent of the Sound Rowers board to cancel events on an individual basis, if required. Note: We are currently in Phase 3 with the following guidelines. For those counties in Phase 3 re-opening, there is no change to the mask wearing, zoom-style race meetings and awards, and physical distancing. However:

  1. Any size team boats are allowed, if either all racers are from the same social bubble (training group, household), or all racers in the team boat can take all reasonable precautions against spreading the Covid-19 virus among members of the team boat.
  2. As long as social distancing/mask wearing guidelines are met, small groups of spectators are fine.

For more details, see our 2021 updated safety procedures for Sound Rowers amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

You can also see race results for previous years or our race photography.

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.


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.

If you have further questions, feel free to contact us

Support Sound Rowers!

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

Or contact us directly through our email form.