U19 Competitive 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.

There will be a Spring Information Meeting for all ORC members on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at Glebe High School beginning at 7pm.  This meeting is open to all and is an excellent opportunity to learn about the ORC, our spring opening, our calendar of events, to meet our many coaches and members and more.  As always, if you have questions before these meetings you can email rowing@ottawarowingclub.com for answers.

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 Summer and Fall.  For information about Spring High School Rowing click here.

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





U19 competitive athletes wishing to train and race in the Spring should join the Spring High School Program. Click here for more information.

Program fees do not include HST. Program fees do not include Rowing Canada and RowOntario association fee of $52.87, which is paid when registering. 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 9th, 2020

National Capital High School Regatta: Ottawa, ON – Saturday, May 30th, 2020

CSSRAs: St. Catherines, ON – Thursday, June 4th to Sunday, June 7th, 2020

Summer Regattas

Kingston Friendly Regatta: Kingston, ON – TBD

RowOntario Championships: Welland, ON – Saturday, July 25th to Sunday July 26th, 2020

Royal Canadian Henley Regatta: St. Catherines, ON – Monday, August 3rd to Sunday, August 9th, 2020

Fall Regattas

Head of the Rideau: Ottawa, ON – Sunday, September 27th, 2020

Head of the Trent: Peterborough, ON – Saturday, October 4th, 2020 (Entries are not guaranteed)

Head of the Charles: Boston, MA – Friday, October 17th to Sunday, October 18th, 2020 (Entries are not guaranteed)

Head of the Fish: Saratoga, NY – Saturday, October 24th to Sunday, October 25th, 2020

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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