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.
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.