ORC News

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

Oct 7, 2019

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.