Club Open for “Limited” Use

Great news everyone!

The ORC is “kind of” open for business. As of today, RowOntario has announced that Ontario clubs can open in partial capacity for recreational purposes only. This means that singles (and household doubles) can row. Rowers must arrive in waves no larger than 5 people at a time. No competition, instruction or organization is allowed. Rows will be recreational and are not allowed to be organized in nature. There is to be no coaching, safety boats are allowed. The club’s leadership team will work together to provide an update for what the plan will be next week over the next few days.
Talk to your coach for more details.
  • Only singles are permitted at this time. Doubles are only permitted with household members (in addition to direct household members caregivers or an individual who lives alone can join one household group).
  • Clubs can provide recreational rowing to the number of people your location allows to have on site, while maintaining 2m apart. We know every location differs greatly in this area. There is NO coaching
  • Organized public events are limited to 5 people, so ensure activities at the club are not established in any way to be perceived as an organized event if you will have more than 5 members on site.
  • The only portions of the inside of boat houses that should be in use are washrooms, first aid areas or spaces to access these specific areas. Under the Regulations, boat launches as an outdoor recreational amenity does include equipment storage as an area that can be open.



ORC Safety Training

Welcome to the 2021 Ottawa Rowing Club safety training!

This year the ORC is piloting an online delivery of its safety training, in accordance with Row Ontario guidelines and COVID-19 protocols. If you have any questions regarding safety training delivery please contact Zak Lewis, Head Coach at

Completion of this safety training is mandatory for all club members (new and returning) prior to being able to row in the 2021 rowing season.

You must obtain a score of (18/23) points in order to have passed the safety training.

There is no limit to the number of attempts, but you must obtain at least one passing score prior to being allowed on the water.

Your coach will receive confirmation of who has successfully completed their safety training and will deny rowing privileges until confirmation has been received.

The safety training consists of 4 parts that include a lesson and a short quiz.


*Part 1: General Club Safety
*Part 2: Equipment Care
*Part 3: Rowing and COVID-19 Safety
**Part 4: Rowing Canada Safety Video – If you are a returning member this section will NOT appear

*Mandatory for all club members, new and returning
**Mandatory only for new club members

ORC Safety Training