ORC Junior Competitive Level rowing sets an unparalleled standard for Junior rowing development. Rowers learn the art of rowing at the highest level while developing life-long leadership and team-building skills.

At ORC, we believe that rowing offers good health and fresh air, but in its best and highest expression, our sport builds essential relationships between people from all walks of life that would not be possible without the shared discipline of shells, oars, and water.

Our coaching staff includes award-winning coaches with decades of experience. Athletes will train and race in ORC’s fleet of shells. In addition to the expertise of our incredible coaching staff (with a 16/1 rower to coach ratio), ORC offers athletes the benefit of a registered dietician who will consult via seminars with teams and athletes, sharing his knowledge of healthy eating practices and effective fueling for athletics.

Important Links:

Need an ORC Uniform? Buy Here!  

Link to Parent Package PDF

Practice Schedule Here!

Practice Times:  Monday-Friday 5:00am-7:30am and Saturday from 7:00-10:00am in Spring, Summer, and Fall.

Did you know the ORC has a highly successful senior competitive rowing program and the ORC is home to Carleton U and University of Ottawa rowing programs?  If you’re graduating high school and want to know where to row next, go here to find out more.

Membership Packages

Annual Fee










All program fees include HST, credit card processing fees, Rowing Canada and RowOntario association fees.  Program fees do not include expenses associated with regatta participation, such as entry fees, travel and trailering fees.  Regatta expenses are in addition to the program fee.

Spring Regattas

Tulip Stake Race: Ottawa, ON – Saturday, May 13th

National Capital High School Regatta: Ottawa, ON – Saturday, May 27th

CSSRAs: St. Catherines, ON – Thursday, June 1st to Sunday, June 4th

Summer Regattas

RowOntario: Welland, ON – Saturday, July 29th to Sunday July 30th

Royal Canadian Henley Regatta: St. Catherines, ON – Monday, August 7th to Sunday, August 13th

Fall Regattas

Head of the Rideau: Ottawa, ON – Sunday, September 24th

Head of the Trent: Peterborough, ON – Saturday, September 30th

Head of the Charles: Boston, MA – Friday, October 20th to Sunday, October 22nd (For Select Crews Only)

Head of the Fish: Saratoga, NY – Saturday, October 28th to Sunday, October 29th

Regatta Costs

The ORC does its best to advise members of exact regatta fees as far in advance of each regatta as possible.  Generally this is one to two weeks prior to a regatta.  Regatta fees are due and must be paid for prior to boat loading.

The following is an estimate of regatta fees per club regatta on the ORC calendar of events.

These fees are estimates only and can be at the higher or lower end for any given athlete depending on the number of entries an athlete may have, the requirement for accommodation and transportation via the club and variable expenses from time to time, such as the cost of gas for trailering boats to and from a regatta and the currency exchange rate between Canada and the US.

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