Commencement Bay


Commencement Bay mapStart : May 20, 2017 10:00 AM
Level: 2
Distance: 6mi
Meeting: 9:15 AM
Director : Todd Silver
Phone: 253.370.4931
A race for all human powered watercraft in often placid, somtimes choppy waters with northerly winds.

Getting to the Start

Leave I-5 at Exit 133 onto SR 705 (By the Tacoma Dome). Continue straight onto Schuster Parkway which runs along the bay.
As you approach the two gray navy ships parked along shore get in the left lane which loops over the railroad tracks and down along the shoreline onto Ruston Way.
Drive past most of the waterfront restaurants. The race start is in the park just this side of the Lobster Shop Restaurant.

Race Registration

Register online – does not commit you to race and helps us out tremendously on race day.  Easy peasy and save five bucks!
Register on Webscorer

Race Course

The race is a 6 mile clockwise triangle. Starts and finishes at the Lobster Shop park pier. Turn #1 is the yellow Puyallup River channel buoy and turn #2 is the Simpson Mill sawdust barge buoy off the mouth of the Thea Foss waterway.

Course Record

Tyler Peterson and Evan Jacobs, 40:36 in 2008 in a M 2x.

Entry Fees

Boats of 1 or 2 competitors:

  • Members of Sound Rowers, Juniors (18 and under):  register online $10 per person; day-of-race $15 per person
  • Non-members, non-Juniors: register online $15 per person; day-of-race $20 per person

Boats of 3+ competitors: register online $10 per person; day-of-race $15 per person

Awards

Ribbons awarded for 1st-3rd by category.