PHOTOS: Great Cross-Sound Race 2017 from/to Alki

(WSB photo by Leda Costa)

1:53 PM: Beautiful Saturday all around Puget Sound, including the route for this morning’s Great Cross-Sound Race, which takes Sound Rowers competitors from Alki to Blakely Rock (off Bainbridge Island) and back. The solo racer at right in our top photo is Greg Barton, the Olympic gold medalist, who came in first, in 55:58; Kevin Olney and Paul Clement were 11 seconds behind. Here’s the full list of results – we’ll be adding more photos later.

ADDED 11:38 PM: #31, Evan Jacobs (58:30), and #32, Tyler Peterson (59:04), were fifth and sixth, respectively, overall:

Rowing together in 2006, they set the course record.

The top quad entry was #4, T. Batty, T. Silver, A. Storb, and R. Storb (57:40):

The rest of this year’s races are listed here.

2 Replies to "PHOTOS: Great Cross-Sound Race 2017 from/to Alki"

  • John August 27, 2017 (11:35 am)

    Greg Barton and the duo in the kayaks behind him are paddlers with two bladed paddles that they hold and are not attached to their boats.
    The rowers in the lower picture are indeed rowing with single blade oars that are attached to their water craft.

    • WSB August 27, 2017 (12:23 pm)

      I have changed “rower” to “racer.” Thank you.

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