Vashon’s newly-formed Burton Beach Rowing Club headed to the U-District on Saturday to compete in the University of Washington Husky Open. The event featured masters and junior rowers from the West Coast, competing along the historic Montlake Cut. BBRC entered one race – the Junior Women’s cox’d quad.
In a boat borrowed from the Sammamish Rowing Association — as BBRC primarily owns small boats — rowers Mabel Moses, Gabbie Graves, Kate Kelly, Olivia White and coxswain Alex Ryan sailed to victory and won the gold medal with a 2K time of 8:25.
The club was formed in January and is dedicated to developing athletes of all ages with character, integrity and graciousness. They hosted their inaugural regatta on Vashon Island, the Burton Beach Invitational, last week on March 25 at Jensen Point. The Husky Open marks the second regatta that the young team has competed in.