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View of conditions west of Post Point on Bellingham Bay.
This webcam is intended to be one of several useful tools to help you prepare for a safe outing on Bellingham Bay. Consult proper planning resources prior to launch, and feel free to talk to a CBC staff person if you have concerns or questions. Remember that conditions can change rapidly, so always use sound judgement.
Begin your racing adventures with Sound Rowers & Paddlers today!
Sound Rowers Open Water Rowing and Paddling Club is a volunteer, nonprofit organization whose sole function is to sponsor human-powered boat racing for weekend and world class athletes. Membership fees are low and provide a significant discount on race entry fees. Entry fees are detailed with each race description.
The club sponsors a number of races throughout the Puget Sound area. The races are generally low-key, but highly competitive, usually with 30-50 boats involved. Distances range from 6 to 26 miles, with most falling into the 6-10 mile range. Ribbons are awarded for the first three places in a wide range of classifications, by gender but not by age.
Race participants include Olympians and octogenarians, men and women, and are roughly equal in numbers of kayakers and rowers, with a few canoeists and occasional exotic craft making regular appearances. Non-members are encouraged to participate, but are advised to be in suitable condition and of sufficient skill to complete the course at a steady, non-competitive pace. PFD’s and a whistle are required for each participant.