Sprint the Pier

The North Bay Vikings host Sprint the Pier, a Bay Area Whaleboat Rowing Association (BAWRA) race at the Berkeley Marina. Sprint the Pier includes whaleboat races, Viking games, and a barbeque.

Boats on the sprint the pier course

Five boats on the zig zag course.


Boats on the sprint the pier course

A young viking attacks the Vikings of Bjornstad who demonstrate how vikings fought.


Boats on the sprint the pier course

Rowers compete in the caber toss.


Boats on the sprint the pier course

The festivities end with the Viking toast with Aquavit


 


The North Bay Viking Toasts

 

The vikings have two toasts because you cannot stand on just one leg.

First toast

The first toast is the word "Skol" rising and then decending back down:

Rising: Skol, skol,skol, skol

Descending: Skol, skol,skol, skol

Second toast

Lutefisk, lutefisk
Lefse, lefse,
We are the Vikings,
Ya, sure, you betcha.
Skol!"