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Making Entries

  • All entries are to be done on the Regatta Central web site:


  • Entries will open on March 15, 2019 at noon and close on March 31, 2019 at noon
  • Scratches (without penalty): 12:00 noon - Saturday, April 6, 2019
  • Payment of fees: Friday, April 26, 2019 before racing starts.
  • Accommodation requests: March 15, 2019 to March 31, 2019
  • Dining Hall services: March 15, 2019 to March 31, 2019
  • Late entries: 12:00 noon - Saturday April 6, 2019

Restricted entries

Entries are restricted to one entry per club per event, up to a maximum of 18 entries per event (determined by the time of entry into system). All entry and fee deadlines are to be observed.

Additional/Second entries will be added to fill out the races up to the maximum of 18 crews for each event. Additional/Second entries will receive priority according to their time of entry into the system. Additional/Second entries will be able to advance to finals and score points.

There  will be  Time Trials (TT) for the U19 1X's and the U19 2-'s, and entries will not be restricted. The finals will be seeded from the TT. There will be no hot seating of equipment for the TT.

Late Entries

  • Late entries will only be accepted if they do not create additional heats and are received before noon on Saturday April 6, 2019.
  • Late entries will be assessed at double the regular entry fee, i.e. $34 per competitor per event.


Scratches will be accepted without penalty up to noon on Saturday, April 6th. Thereafter, a scratch fee equal to the race fee per event will be levied. Failure to pay this fee would result in disqualification from all events for the Club concerned. 

A race

A minimum of three entries must be received to constitute a race.


Entry fees for the whole regatta must be paid in full by Friday April 126th. No crew will be allowed on the water whose fees have not been paid. Please note: there will be no refund of entry fees should weather conditions cause cancellation of races. All the expenses for the regatta are incurred prior to the event. Fees are C$17.00 per competitor per event. The  Rowing Canada per seat fee of $3.25 per seat and the Rowing BC per seat fee of $3.50 will be calculated separately and added to your invoice. Race fees include the full buffet lunch on Sunday following the completion of racing.

Fee table

  • 8+ : $153
  • 4x+ : $85
  • 4+ : $85
  • 2x : $34
  • 1x : $17

Events Offered

We will be limiting the number of entries to 18 per race, except for the U19 1X and U19 2- which will be open for TT's. When a race is full you will be put on a waiting list. We will also be charging a scratch fee equal to the race fee for all races scratched after the scratch dead line, so make sure you pick your entries carefully.

The U19 1X, U19 2- and U19 8+ events will run at special times, regardless of how the weather affects the rest of the regatta. Details of the sessions of racing are given on the Event Schedule page.

Category Eight Coxed Four Coxed Quad Double PairSingle
U19 Lwt. YES YES      
U19 3V YES YES      
U19 Novice YES YES YES    
School YES        
U17 Lwt. YES YES      
U17 Novice YES     YES    
U17 JV     YES    


Classifications will apply to both sculling and sweep, i.e. if you row U19 sweep events you must also row U19 sculling events.


All competitors, including coxswains, must have their 18th birthday on or after January 1st, 2019. This age restriction will be waived for over-age competitors who are full time, bona fide, high school students.

U19 JV

The JV classification is not open to any rower competing in a Varsity event unless the rower is a lightweight. The rower must be on your weigh-in list and must weigh in at the regatta, once the rower weighs in, the exhibition status will be removed.  Also, any crew may enter the JV event if all members are lightweights or novices.

U19 3V

Third fastest eight in the boathouse. The 3V four must contain athletes that do not row in the Varsity or JV eights.


All competitors, including coxswains, must have their 16th birthday on or after January 1st, 2019.

U17 JV

All competitors, including coxswains, must have their 16th birthday on or after January 1st, 2019. This crew would be considered to be your second fastest Junior B crew.


All crew members must be new to the sport in the current school year (September 2018).


Maximum weight of any one crew member is 72.5kg for men, 63kg for women. No averaging.

School 8+

Open event for a crew with athletes all from the same high school. Letters of attendance will be required from crews that are formed from clubs and not registered as a high school.


45kg minimum for both boys and girls


Points are awarded for crews that place in finals according to the table below. For heats, half points are awarded. Points are not awarded for exhibition crews (including second entries).

For the technically minded amongst you, the points for a place are the points for the previous place multiplied by 0.7071.

4x+, 4+2417129653
2x, 2-12965332


Gold, silver, and bronze medals will be awarded for all finals. Many races also carry one or more trophies.

Event Schedule

The events are split into three groups. The first group contains all of the quads, and the second group contains all of the fours. Eights and doubles are spread between these two groups. The U9 1X, U19 2- and the U19 8+ events are in their own group. The U19 1X and U19 2- TT will run as the last races of the night on Friday and the finals for the U19 1X and U19 2- will be run as the last races of the night on Saturday.

Scheduling the Weather

The weather has always been the most challenging part of the regatta and has sometimes made it difficult to complete the schedule. Please be aware that the weather does manage our races and changes to race times are always occurring. It is our full intention to finish racing around noon on Sunday.

Event groups

Event groupHeatsSemifinalsFinals
AFriday afternoon - Saturday morningbetween heats and finals, if absolutely necessarySaturday morning to Saturday afternoon
BSaturday afternoon - Sunday morningbetween heats and finals, if absolutely necessarySunday morning
CSaturday morning 7ambetween heats and finals, if absolutely necessarySunday morning 7am
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