Straits of Mare Island Rowing Association (SOMIRA) is a community oriented, non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of Maritime History in the Vallejo area, and participating in whaleboat activities, including racing events.
We own two fiberglass whaleboats (Monomoy style) named Lalla Rookh, and MINSY Rose. We also own two wooden whaleboats named Faith and Buckingham, donated to us by California Maritime Academy. We have use of a 3rd fiberglass whaleboat Bridgetine which is owned by Gregg Miller.
SOMIRA hosts and participates in a number of annual events that benefit the greater Vallejo community, including:
Community Benefit Row. We solicit sponsors for this event and afterward, we distribute the money raised to the selected local non-profit groups.
SOMIRA fundraising crab and pasta feeds which helps us raise funds for general club expenses, such as boat maintenance.
Turkey Drive to help supply food for those in need.