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.
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
Highschool, university and masters rowers taking to the docks for a morning row. (PC D. Barker)
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.
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.
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)
To find out the details, view the program page.
If you are interested in coaching or coach boat driving, contact Pat Weir.
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.)
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.
Julie Horrocks (both images)
The mornings on Guelph Lake for the past two weeks have been ideal for the sport of rowing.