SATURDAY: The Great Cross-Sound Race to/from Alki

(WSB file photo)

The sun is due back just in time for this year’s Great Cross-Sound Race, expected to bring dozens of rowers and paddlers to Alki on Saturday (August 24), along with their cheering sections. The Sound Rowers and Paddlers club organizes the race, starting at 9 am off the boardwalk, heading west to Blakely Rock off Bainbridge, and back. The top finishers are usually back within an hour (here are last year’s results).

2 Replies to "SATURDAY: The Great Cross-Sound Race to/from Alki"

  • Mark August 22, 2019 (8:50 am)

    Is the “boardwalk” start actually the promenade (near the statue)?    There is no boardwalk in WS, as far as I know.

    • WSB August 22, 2019 (11:40 am)

      Boardwalk, promenade, sorry, I’ve used both terms over the years. Not that we determine language by popular vote, but “Alki Beach boardwalk” slightly beats “Alki Beach promenade” in Google results. Fun fact, we apparently also could call it an “esplanade”!

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