News and Updates

1. Coxswain weighins are now required and will follow Rowing Canada Rules of Racing. Coxswain weigh in will be open 2.5 hours before and close one hour before the first coxed event of each day. Weighin times will be posted once the schedule is posted.
 
2. Semi-finals for time trial events: For groups with more than 12 entries, the top 12 boats in each time trial will progress to 2 semi-finals and thus to Finals A and B. The other boats will progress to Finals C,D, E etc. (The Organizing Committee reserves the right to eliminate semi-finals for time trial groups with fewer than 18 entries.)
 
3.Time Trial seeding: Review panel: The first 16 boats in the time trial will be seeded, with the remainder seeded by random draw. Please enter a seeding time (2k water time) in the space provided on the entry form. This is important!  We understand that not all crews will have an accurate 2k water time- please provide your best estimate. The seeding will be reviewed by a seeding review panel to correct any obvious misseedings and to ensure fair racing for all. The decision of the seeding review panel is final.
 
4. Fees: In 2018, we moved to a fee per event rather than a flat fee for the whole regatta. The event fee includes GST.  The RBC and RCA seat fees ($3.50 and $3.25/person/event) will be added to your invoice by RegattaCentral.

5. Masters racing:

Why are the Masters races spread out over 3 days, instead of in a block on one day?

To allow Masters to race multiple events. The Mixed events are held on Friday so they don't conflict with either the Masters Mens or Masters Womens events. 

Why are people allowed to race in both Masters and Open events?

To provide more race opportunities for Masters athletes, particularly those who want to challenge themselves by racing against Senior athletes. (It is very unusual for Senior athletes to choose to race in Masters events.)

Why don't you offer more Masters events?

We have offered other events in the past (e.g, 4+, 4- and 8+) but did not get enough entries to run them. Masters are welcome to race in the Open events.

Regattas + Events
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    VCRC is creating training opportunities for high performance/elite rowers training towards National Team selection and racing in international regattas. Please contact Isolda Penney (vcrcadults@gmail.com) for more information.
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