The Regatta will open and close with Mark & Finley's Bridge Chase, with all entry fees donated to Children's Hospital of the King's Daughter (CHKD).
The Chase event at 8:30 am opens the Regatta, and is for new, recreational, & fitness rowers, providing a chance to experience the excitement of racing in a low-pressure, non-competitive time trial on the same race course as the main event. This is also an opportunity for competitive kayaks and canoes to test their mettle on the race course.
The closing Regatta event is called Anything that Paddles" - kayaks, canoes, paddle boards, over a modified course that explores Gordon's Creek. Have lunch, then launch! Get wet, get exercise, have fun, and support CHKD!
WBC is a rowing club and a community, and at least two of our families have been touched by CHKD.
Mark fought cancer valiantly with the professionals at CHKD by his side until he passed away at age twelve.
Finley Ann was actually the "9th" rower in a mixed 8 that won at the 1st Head of the Chick, along with her mother and grandparents. Finley passed away just days before she was to be born and her mother donated her milk to the CHKD NICU.
The Mark & Finley's Bridge Chase is to remember Mark and Finley and to help other children and families in need. In addition to boat entry fees, we encourage participants to reach out to family and friends to pledge sponsorship contributions.
We will be awarding the Village Bank Community Cup to the organization raising the most money.
Two steps to Register, for the Mark & Finley's Bridge Chase
Step 1 - Register for Mark & Finley's Bridge Chase - Follow directions Below
After you fill out the form, you will be sent an email confirmation AND be taken immediately to the payment site to pay for the registration.
$50 for a Rowing Vessel
$25 for a Paddling Vessel
All pmts will be donated to CHKD.
Note: it is a long way to paddle a craft on this course.