The Ottawa Rowing Club has one of the most successful competitive programs in the country. The ORC finishes each season with wins at major regattas, including in the top one to two places for overall performance at the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta. Many of Canada’s national team rowers have come out of the ORC boathouse.
Competitive rowers are those who train to compete in sprint and head races and commit to the training program, workout sessions and regattas. Crews and regatta entries will be determined by the coach(es) based on on-the-water performance, and erg test scores.
Competitive rowing practice times are confirmed by the coach(es), but are generally scheduled twice daily Monday through Friday and on Saturday morning, April through November.
U23 and Senior rowers
It is anticipated that on-water practices will begin at 5:00 am in April and will be at the discretion of the Coach. There will be some flexibility for training during the university exam period. All competitive athletes should expect to be training full time by early May. Athletes registering for the competitive program who are attending university in the U.S. should send an e-mail to the appropriate program coach with their expected return date.