Cold Water Rules in Effect

The water temperature is 10 degrees and falling. Cold water rules are now in effect. This means all 1x scullers must be wearing and inflatable pfd around their waist, all 2xs or 2-s must carry pfds in the boat with them, all rowers must row with a safety boat, nobody is permitted to row past the Gatineau river, and everyone must wear a light and whistle when on the water.

Congrats to our Head of the Charles Crews!

Crews from the Ottawa Rowing Club (ORC) raced this weekend at the 56th annual Head of the Charles regatta in Boston, MA. The Head of the Charles regatta is one of the largest and most competitive regattas in North America attracting more than 11,000 athletes and thousands of spectators for racing over a three mile stretch of the Charles River.

Despite a short on-water rowing season due to the major Ottawa River flood of 2019, ORC crews have still pulled out wins at major regattas this summer and fall. This is a remarkable achievement by ORC athletes and coaches! And the Head of the Charles Regatta was no exception.

The following ORC crews finished in the top half of their events, guaranteeing these crews entry into the Head of the Charles in 2020:

2nd place out of 15 crews – Women’s Master Eight (40+)
4th place out of 32 crews – Women’s Grand Master Single (50+)
7th place out of 14 crews – Men’s Master Doubles (40+)
28th place out of 85 crews – Women’s Youth Eight

Carleton University, which trains out of the ORC, guaranteed an entry in the Collegiate Men’s Four event after finishing 18th out of 40 crews on Sunday. On the women’s side, Carleton University also secured a guaranteed entry in the Collegiate Women’s Four with a 6th place finish out of 36 crews.

Other results included:
23rd out of 38 crews – Women’s Senior Master Eight (50+)
60th out of 86 crews – Men’s Youth Eight

All Head of the Charles regatta results can be found here: https://www.hocr.org/the-regatta/results/

Adjusted Fall Hours as of October 18

It’s getting darker and colder at the ORC and our open hours will shorten as of Friday, October 18:

Mondays and Wednesdays 2pm to 8pm

Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 2pm to 6pm

Saturdays and Sundays 7am to 12pm

Ottawa Rowing Club Races to Gold at Head of the Trent Regatta

Peterborough, ON – Crews from the Ottawa Rowing Club traveled to Peterborough, ON this past weekend to race at the Head of the Trent Regatta. The Head of the Trent Regatta is one of the premier regattas that ORC crews race at every Fall. The Regatta is a head style race over a distance of 5km along the Trent Canal and Otonabee River attracting over 2000 athletes from Ontario, Quebec and the northern United States.

Despite a short on-water rowing season due to the major Ottawa River flood of 2019, ORC crews have still pulled out wins at major regattas this summer and fall. This is a remarkable achievement by ORC athletes and coaches! And Head of the Trent Regatta was no exception.

Top results at Trent included:

1st – Women’s Grand Masters 50+ Single
1st – Women’s Masters/Club 8+
1st – Women’s U19 8+
1st – Men’s U19 8+
1st – Men’s Masters 2x
1st – Women’s Masters 2x
1st – Women’s Masters Single
1st – Women’s Club Double
1st – Women Youth 16+ Single
2nd – Men’s Grand Masters 50+ Single
2nd and 3rd – Women’s Club Single
1st and 2nd – Champ Women’s Single (UOttawa)

All Head of the Trent regatta results can be found here: https://hotr.ca/#results.

Photos from the weekend can be found here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/steve_mihorean_photos/albums. Photo credit: Steve Mihorean

Next up on the calendar for ORC crews is the Head of the Charles Regatta on October 19-20 in Boston. Among the ORC crews racing in Boston: a junior men’s 8+ and junior women’s 8+ crew, along with masters women’s 8+ crews in the 40+ and 50+ age categories and a masters women’s single.

University crews from Carleton and uOttawa will also race over the Thanksgiving weekend at Brock Invite.