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Membership Registration Form  (includes RIRSC and Leland Waiver) RIRSC Waiver  form only Lake Leland Waiver  (Risk and release form) US Rowing Waiver Float Test Form only Guest Information form only Equipment Use Agreement Reimbursement Re...

Bylaws

1 Apr 2005 RAT ISLAND ROWING AND SCULLING CLUB SUMMARY OF MAJOR BYLAWS PROVISIONS:   MEMBERS: 1. Defined as anyone 18 or older who is current with dues and fees 2. Can have different classes of members, such as inactive, in the...
Committees

Committees

RIRSC COMMITTEES Competition and Training - Train new rowers and facilitate intermediate and advanced coaching; provide opportunities for competition among RIRSC members, between RIRSC and other rowing clubs, and in Sound Rowers and USRA sponsored...

Contact Us

RIRSC P.O. Box 1702 Port Townsend, Washington 98368 ratislandrowingandsculling@googlegroups.com Please include your name and contact info (phone, address, etc.) with your message.
Donate

Donate

Rat island Rowing and Sculling Club is a 501©(3) nonprofit organization and contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Purpose (select one) Restoration Equipment Scholarship Coaching General ...
Learn-To-Row Class

Learn-To-Row Class

It isn't enough for the muscles of a crew to work in unison; their hearts and minds must also be as one. George Pocock p. 79 Ready All! This course is designed for those new to the sport of rowing.  On-water sessions will focus on the principles ...

Basic Rowing Terms

Rat Island Rowing & Sculling Club 1. Blade: The flat end of the oar. 2. Bow: The forward section of the boat.  Also used to refer to the person in the seat closest to the bow.  The bow seat 3. Button or Collar: A wide collar on the oar t...

Basic Cox Commands

BASIC ROWING COMMANDS   Rat Island Rowing & Sculling Club   1. “Count Down” : The crew calls out their seat number, starting with the bow seat, to signify that they are ready to row.   2. “Early roll up”: A comma...

Float Test

Float Tests may be completed at the City of Port Townsend Municipal Pool daily during scheduled Lap Swims. Tell pool staff that you need to complete a float test. Be sure to bring your Float Test Form, so the lifeguard can certify that you have successfully...

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Marine Forecast

Marine Forecast

Today's Port Townsend Tides   Two primary reasons for cancellations are wind and fog. Temperature only factors in when it's below 40 degrees. WIND Current Wind Conditions: NOAA Buoy Data Port Townsend  PTWW1 Paper Mill Weather S...
Membership

Membership

It’s a great art, is rowing. It’s the finest art there is. It’s a symphony of motion and when you’re rowing well, why it’s nearing perfection. You’re touching the divine. It touches the you of you’s, which is your soul. -George Yeomans Pocock &...
Guest Rowers

Guest Rowers

WELCOME GUESTS! A. Experienced guest rowers are welcome to row with RIRSC members. B. Guests residing within the Greater Port Townsend area shall be limited to three (3) guest rows per calendar year. All other Guest rowers rowing more than 3...
Our Legacy of Wooden Shells

Our Legacy of Wooden Shells

Next by Marsha Wiener The first wooden boat races occurred in 17th century England, where the Thames River was used to transport goods and services. It wasn’t long before one waterman challenged another to a race. Speed became important, and over t...
Port Townsend Bay

Port Townsend Bay

Port Townsend Bay is a marine inlet off Admiralty Inlet at the northeastern extreme of the Olympic Peninsula in the U.S. state of Washington. It was named Port Townsend by George Vancouver in 1792. RIRSC Open Rows can go from Point Hudson south to...

Rowing

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Racing

Racing

Racing is a driving force in any rowing club. It provides a yardstick, as well as great incentive for improving skills, team building, pushing your limits and just having fun. Here is a list of upcoming races and events club members might be interested...
Open Rows

Open Rows

Club members go out together 7 days a week. We meet in the morning at the Boathouse and head out from there. Cancellations can occur due to rough weather or fog . When? Open rowing goes from April through October, weather depending. Morning row...
Sign up Schedule

Sign up Schedule

Members can use our schedules to sign up for different rowing options. Once you have joined  our Google Groups (members only) go to Google Drive   for the current list of schedules - Open Rows, Wherries, or Lake Leland (see  below) Each schedule is...
Launch

Launch

Rowing in the open water of Port Townsend Bay, it’s reassuring to have a launch driver along on scheduled rows. Launch drivers aren’t just there to perform rescue operations in case of capsize or man overboard situations, they also play a great preventative rol...

Rules, Policies and Procedures

RAT ISLAND ROWING AND SCULLING CLUB Rat island Rowing and Sculling Club is a 501©(3) nonprofit organization and contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Reorganization and Consolidation of RIRSC Rules, Polices and Procedures. Approved ...
The Boat

The Boat

Next It was when he tried to talk about "the boat" that his words began to falter and tears welled up in his bright eye s. - The Boys in the Boat The Monarch Boat Club of Eton College dates back to the 1790s. It is here that Aaron Frederick Pocock...
Transition

Transition

photo by Janis Miglavs   Making the transition from student driver to club rower can seem daunting. Fear not!  Once you complete the class, our ambassadors are here to help you over the rough spots. Read how it all worked from someone who lived to tell...

Volunteer

COMMITTEES Competition and Training Participation and Turnout Merchandise Membership Website/blog Google Groups Safety Publicity/Outreach/Fundraising Boat Maintenance/equipment Launches  
Welcome

Welcome

                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Next -From the year 1890 - A mov...
Why "Rat Island"?

Why "Rat Island"?

First Across the bay from the peace and love capital of Port Townsend lies Indian Island - a major U.S. Naval munitions facility.  Both are part of the historic Triangle of Fire  that once guarded the entrance to Puget Sound from 1897-1953. An ae...
Boathouse

Boathouse

Our boathouse is located in the  Northwest Maritime Center in Port Townsend at the intersection of the historic downtown district and Point Hudson. Steps from the beach Spectacular mountain and saltwater views At the center of historical wooden ...
Lake Leland

Lake Leland

All members needs to read this document before filling out  the membership form   Members have the option to row on Lake Leland in Quilcene without a launch driver. We are guests of private property owners who are generous enough to let us use thei...