Fall Season

High School Rowing (early September-early November)

Athletes are encouraged to row with their school in the Fall.  Please go to GVYRS or contact your school's Athletic Director for more information.

2018  "High School Plus"

LTAD Stage: Learning to Compete

Athletes in Grade 11 and 12 who row for their High School may also sign up to row with the VCRC "High School Plus" program (2 onwater sessions/wk).   This program is designed for athletes who are interested in getting additional training in preparation for the Junior competitive season. Please note that High School Rowing (LVISSA) rules limit access to this program to those in Grade 11 and 12 only, in order to align with Long Term Athlete Development.

Schedule:  W 4-6 pm and Sun 9-11 am

If there is sufficient demand, we may run a session T 4-6 pm for those who practice with their schools on Wednesdays.

Fee: $165 +GST + any RCA/RBC fees owing

Coach: Katie Bahain-Steenman + Guest Coaches


2018 "No School" Program. Grade 8's will have to sign up via GVYRS so they can compete in the regatta's.

LTAD stage: Learning to Train, Training to Train

This program is for junior rowers who attend a school without a rowing program or homeschoolers. Prerequisite: Youth Summer camp, Youth Introduction to Rowing or equivalent.

Schedule:  W 4-6 pm and Sun 9-11 am

Fee: $165 +GST + any RCA/RBC fees owing.

If you are at a school without a rowing program, we strongly encourage you to talk to your school and to GVYRS about starting one. Contact president@gvyrs.ca to find out how.

VCRC Fall Performance Development (early September to mid-November)

LTAD Stage: Learning to Compete, early Training to Compete

The Fall Performance Development Program provides a small group of high performance athletes with the opportunity to build small boat skills and do the physiological training that fits with their stage of development and performance goals.  Athletes in this group are typically training for the National Rowing Championships and the Junior National Team trials.

Juniors in the Fall Performance Development program are not eligible to race with their schools.

Dates, Practice Schedule and Fees

September 3-November 2, 2018

M, T, Th, F 4:00 - 6:00 p.m and Sunday 8:45 am - 10:45 am and 11:45 am - 1:45 p.m.  

Erg sessions: M, F 6:15-8:15 pm

2018 Fees $475* (+ GST)

*Plus $35 annual RCA/RBC fee. as of April 1st 2019 RBC will change to the same structure as RCA with one base fee and seat fees per event entered in a regatta. The RCA Web Registration site will determine the RCA/RBC fees that are owing and then adjust the fee to be paid.For information on standards and how to apply, check out the Fall Performance Development document, below.


Rowing Programs
  • VCRC High Performance Training Group
    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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