Summer Rowing in Full Swing

Summer rowing is in full swing! The hot weather has not discouraged rowers, young and old, from getting out onto the water.

Go cheer on GRC rowers at these upcoming regattas:

Row Ontario Championships: London, July 28-29, 2018. Visit Regatta Central

Royal Canadian Henley Masters: St Catharines, August 5, 2018. Visit Regatta Central

Royal Canadian Henley Regatta: St Catharines, August 7-12, 2018. Visit Regatta Central

Nottawasaga River, Wasaga Beach Tour: Minesing, August 18, 2018. Visit Regatta Central

Muskoka Fall Classic: Gravenhurst, September 8, 2018. Visit Row Ontario


GRC Rowers Shine at CORA and Masters

Guelph Rowing Club competed at the CORA Championship Regatta July 14 in St. Catharines and at the Master’s Championship Regatta in Welland. All athletes were excited despite the heat. Top performances from Saturday included five gold medals by the Senior and Junior lightweight women as well as a silver in the heavyweight women. The success on Saturday carried over into Sunday as the Masters Women came home with both a gold and silver. As crews gear up for Row Ontario Championships, GRC athletes will continue to push boundaries and strive for even greater success.

Medal Crews:

GOLD- Sr. Lwt Women’s Quad: Kaitie Dennis, Ashley Hosker, Claire Benwood and Emma De Wit

GOLD- Sr Lwt Women’s Pair: Claire Benwood and Emma De Wit

GOLD- Sr Lwt Women’s Double: Kaitie Dennis and Ashley Hosker

GOLD- U17 Women’s Single: Kristina Harris

GOLD- U17 Women’s Double: Kristina Harris and Ellie teNyenhuis

GOLD– Women’s Quad: Pearl Schachter, Caroline Kowalewicz, Emily Joy Clennett, Julie Winterburn

SILVER- Sr. Women’s Quad: Erika Myler, Sarah East, Katie Jany and Samantha McCarthy

SILVER- Women’s 4+: Pearl Schachter, Caroline Kowalewicz, Emily Joy Clennett, Julie Winterburn and Maira Hunt

by Maira Hunt



IMG_8020Highschool, university and masters rowers taking to the docks for a morning row. (PC D. Barker)

High School Rowing

There will be a meeting for interested parents and athletes for the Guelph Rowing Club high school winter training program at the Guelph YMCA-YWCA at 7 pm Wednesday, January 11. Parents and students need to bring photo ID. We will discuss the winter training program and the upcoming spring on-the-water program. Please check the program page for further information and requirements.

First Annual (?) GRC Alumni Row


—Julie Horrocks

GRC alumni and current members gathered on Sunday for a celebratory row and social. Thank you to all the former members who came from near and far to rekindle memories and provide updates on their adventures. The group filled two 8s and a quad for a relaxing row on beautiful (if somewhat diminished) water. Thank you to the organizers for putting this great event together and we look forward to the next one.

Fall High School Learn to Row

The Fall Junior learn to row program for high school students begins in September.

Information Meeting: Thursday, September 8, 6:00 PM

Where: Guelph Rowing Club boathouse

Who: Parents and athletes

Lessons: Monday to Friday: September 12–23 (two weeks)

Cost: $170

To find out the details, view the program page.

If you are interested in coaching or coach boat driving, contact Pat Weir.

Congratulations Learn to Row 2016


—Pat Zulinov

Congratulations to all of the graduates of Guelph Rowing Club’s 2016 Learn to Row and to all the competitors of the Learn to Row Regatta on July 9! See you on the water.

(Many more photos in the “GRC Photos” link to the left and down a little, navigate to the “albums” view.)

CORA Guelph 2016


—Robert Rutkay


—Robert Rutkay

Congratulations to all the competitors in this year’s CORA Guelph regatta! And a hearty thanks to all the volunteers, officials, and attending clubs for making this a great event. More photos in the Flickr feed to the left, with more coming.

Perfect Water


Julie Horrocks (both images)

The mornings on Guelph Lake for the past two weeks have been ideal for the sport of rowing.

Catching a Breath


David Barker

The John F. Ross CVI senior women’s double pauses after a race piece.