WEST SEATTLE WEEKEND SCENE: Great Cross-Sound Race 2021

(WSB photos)

After a pandemic year off, the Great Cross-Suund Race returned to the waters off Alki this morning, with 32 entries taking on the seven-mile course to Blakely Rock and back. With the blast of an air horn, they started at 9 am off the east end of the promenade.

Finishing first, 50 minutes and 42 seconds later, was the same pair as the previous Great Cross-Sound Race in 2019 Evan Jacobs and Tyler Peterson. They also set the race record 15 years ago – 49:44 in 2006.

The race is organized by the Sound Rowers and Paddlers open-water club. They kept time from a spot on the boardwalk near the Alki Bathhouse, same area that racers launched from, and returned to.

Full results will be online later.

1 Reply to "WEST SEATTLE WEEKEND SCENE: Great Cross-Sound Race 2021"

  • Susan August 21, 2021 (1:01 pm)

    Another local tradition to be celebrated!  Love the first photo.   I know that distance gets distorted at this angle, but I imagine the freighter captain wasn’t very happy about having to keep track of the fleet of little water bugs.

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