Fall hours start after Labour Day weekend

Fall Club Hours

Monday, September 5 the ORC will be open from 7am to 12pm.

Starting Tuesday, September 6 ORC fall hours will be:

Monday to Friday, 5am to 8am (these hours are for rowing only; the ORC office is not open during this time)

Monday to Friday, 2pm to dusk (the ORC office will be open during these hours)

*the club will be closed between 8am and 2pm, Monday to Friday

Saturday and Sunday, 7am to 12pm

Kaschper carbon fiber single scull for sale

Kaschper carbon fiber single scull for sale

imageFeel like an olympian when you row this boat !!!

Kaschper carbon fibre single scull for sale.  27 ‘ long with Kaschper rigging that has multiple levels of adjustments. 

This boat is suitable for lightweight,midweight and heavyweight rowers. 

Kaschper ,from Lucan, Ontario, was the first scull builder to use carbon fibre in North America with carbon matrix. 

Completely refurbished with new epoxy in the cockpit,marine paint and new drain plugs. 

Top is painted canvas. 

This is a fast boat and is an affordable way to get into a carbon fibre. 

Delivery available within a reasonable distance from Guelph. 

Asking price for the boat is $ 2,150.00 

Also available is a pair of very good condition,repainted Concept 2 spoon blade oars for $ 250.00 

Please email,call or text for information on seeing the boat : 519-830-8298 , email : lloyd.leblanc @gmail.com

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Safety lights and whistles now required in the morning and evening

We have hit that time of the year again when it is staying dark a bit longer and getting darker a bit earlier.  With that in mind, the Safety Committee would ask that all rowers continue (or if they have stopped – start) wearing their lights and whistles and that all coach boats be lit up as well. 

Rowers can purchase safety lights and whistles in the ORC office for $15 (cash or cheque only).

ORC crews win eight Royal Canadian Henley Regatta gold medals

ORC senior and junior competitive crews brought home four Henley gold medals on the weekend to add to the four Henley golds that the ORC’s masters women won on July 31, as the 134th Royal Canadian Henley Regatta week of racing wrapped up.

The ORC’s senior women won in the big boat events of the U23 lightweight women’s coxed eight and senior women’s lightweight coxed eight.  ORC rowers, Hayley Watt and Gillian Cross, also won the U19 junior women’s pair.  The ORC men’s crew of Alex Bernst and Sam Garber won the U23 lightweight double.  

ORC crews were close to more gold medals with several second place finishes in tight, fast races, including the senior men’s lightweight quad, senior men’s lightweight 8+ and U23 women’s lightweight four.  

The week-long regatta in hot and dry conditions this year, is the largest and most challenging summer regatta with qualifying heats early in the week followed by final s on the weekend.  More than 2,400 rowers from 137 clubs from across North America compete in the six-day event.

The ORC’s competitive crews will now take a one-week break and then start preparing for the fall club and university racing season.  

Congratulations to all our athletes and coaches who competed at Henley and thanks to the friends and parents who supported them during a hot and dry week!

Ottawa Rowing Club crews strike gold with start of Royal Canadian Henley Regatta

The Ottawa Rowing Club kicked off an exciting period of racing this past weekend during the Royal Canadian Henley Masters Regatta in St. Catharines, ON, the most prestigious and high profile summer regatta in North America.  

The ORC’s masters team ended a successful Henley weekend with four gold, four second place finishes and one third place finish.  The ORC ranked 4th in the overall rankings with 10 less entries than clubs that ranked first through third. The ORC masters women’s team was the most successful Canadian team at the regatta.

This week (August 2-7)  the ORC’s junior and senior competitive teams will compete at the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta.  Qualifying heats will take place during the early part of this week with finals starting Thursday and ending Sunday. More than 2,400 rowers from 137 clubs from across North America will compete during the six day event.

Daily results from the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta can be found here.:

In addition to our crews racing for gold at Henley, the ORC has five members striving for gold at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.  ORC National Team Affiliates will be racing in the following events:

Nicole Hare – women’s pair

Jennifer Martins – women’s pair

Cristy Nurse – women’s eight

Christine Roper – women’s eight

Antje von Seydlitz – women’s eight

ORC member, Andrew Todd, will also be competing in Rio at the Paralympics beginning September 7 in the LTA Mixed Coxed Four.

Also on the international stage, ORC rowers Alanna Fogerty and Anna Currie will race for Canada in the lightweight women’s double at this year’s World University Championships (FISU) in Poznan, Poland from September 2-4.

The Ottawa Rowing Club looks forward to good results in the coming weeks from our members racing at Henley and internationally.