This was not a hard decision to make! "Of course", I said, and tell me more...
- 70% of the rowers are women
- Rowing is a lifelong, low impact form of exercise
- Rowing can be year round, on the water or off using an ergometer (rowing machine)
- More scholarships are available each year to women rowers
- Rowing machines are in schools (elementary to high school). Electronics on the machines allow kids to race and connect with other kids around the world.
- The wooden rowing shell was built for Washington State University (my husband's alma mater)
- Named the "City of Naches"
- Built in 1947 by George Pocock (In 1936 , the UW-eight won Olympic gold in Berlin in a Pocock shell). He also supported and was very active in high school rowing programs.
- By 1999 'she' belonged to the Everett Rowing Association and was surplus to their needs
- We refer to the Working Girls (wines that is) just like a boat is referred to as "she or her"
- The Everett Association was about to sell her to a NW restaurant chain to be converted to a SALAD BAR (no way)
- The Orcas Island Rowing Association saved and refurbished her
- Olympic Peninsula "Y" Rowing Association purchased her in 2009 when the rowing program began
- The crew of the Working Girl in an intergenerational team of 8 women and 2 men
Would you be interested in Sponsoring the crew of the 'Working Girl' in their first race... 2010 Victoria Classic Rowing Regatta?
Yes and Can I Do T-Shirts!!!
Ralph and I will be cheering the crew this Saturday, September 4 in Victoria!
The video was taken on August 27 when we Christened the "Working Girl".