Sausage Pull

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Race Start Times: Oct 7, 2023 Long 9:30 AM / Short 10:30 AM
Level: 2-3
Distance: 6.5/14.3mi
Meeting: 8:45AM
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).

Race Registration

Coming soon!

Race Course

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.

Course Records

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.

Entry Fees

Pre-registration discount Members of Sound Rowers: $10 per person Non-members: $15 per person
Day of race registration Members of Sound Rowers: $15 per person Non-members: $20 per person
Boats of 3+ competitors $10 per person pre-registered (members and/or nonmembers) $15 per person day of race registration Vegetarians, when pre-registering please let us know your preferred alternatives by emailing to:


Ribbons awarded for 1st-3rd by category.

Post Race

Enjoy a sausage!