National Events

National Events

2020 Canadian Indoor Rowing Challenge   
September 19-20, 2020  – EVENT POSTPONED

RCA has been monitoring the air quality situation affecting the British Columbia region and other parts of Canada due to the devastating wildfires in the United States. The current air quality levels remain poor with more uncertainty heading into the event weekend of September 19-20. RCA’s advisory for ‘no group indoor activity’ also remains in effect and thus these two factors have led us to make the difficult decision to postpone the Canadian Indoor Rowing Challenge.  

We are working on confirming a new event date and will communicate these details shortly. Read more here

The Canadian Indoor Rowing Challenge is a new virtual event for rowers and fitness enthusiasts alike. The erg event will feature 500m, 1,000m, and 2,000m distances with a variety of categories including Masters, Juniors, CrossFit and Team events. Read more here and here.

Anyone with access to a Concept2 rowing machine can participate* by submitting their results online within the 48-hour event window. 
 
Individuals can also choose to register for the HomeRace Challenge, real-time virtual races against High Performance rowers. 

REGISTER HERE Competitor Handbook Official event shirts are now available for pre-order on the RegattaSport website. Orders must be placed by August 28, 2020.

Prizes

All Canadian registrants will be entered into a draw for the GRAND PRIZE of an indoor rowing machine, which will be shipped directly to the winner. The winner will have the option of choosing between a Concept2 or WaterRower machine (of up to a maximum value of CAD$2000).

The top three finishers in each race category will receive a digital certificate. In the event that there are three or less entries in a race category, certificates will be allocated using the ‘Minus One’ rule (for example, if there are only three entries in a race, only certificates for first and second place will be awarded). Certificates will not be awarded in race categories with just one participant.

In addition, Canadian certificate recipients will be entered into a draw for one of the following 12 RCA merchandise packages:

3 Top Prizes (1 per race distance – 500m, 1000m, 2000m) 
RCA Identity Hoodie, 1 RCA Standard Identity T-Shirt, 1 RCA Emblem Trucker Hat, 1 RCA 5.0L Waterproof Bag, 1 RCA Keychain, 1 RCA Pin 

9 Second Prizes (3 per race distance – 500m, 1000m, 2000m) 
RCA Standard Identity T-Shirt, 1 RCA 5.0L Waterproof Bag, 1 RCA Keychain, 1 RCA Pin 

Winners will be notified by email following the conclusion of the Canadian Indoor Rowing Challenge. Confirmation of mailing address will be required for all prize winners.

*RCA permits the use of ergometers indoors for individual use only. Indoor group erg training is not advised. Please refer to the medical section of the Competitor Handbook for more information.

2020 National Rowing Championships and Canada Cup 
Welland South Canal 
Welland, ON  
September 17-20, 2020  

(July 10, 2020 UPDATE) Due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, RCA and the City of Welland have jointly decided to cancel the 2020 National Rowing Championships and Canada Cup. Read the full announcement here.

The 2020 National Rowing Championships and Canada Cup will follow the same format as 2019, with the 2000m National Rowing Championship small boat races (singles and pairs) contested from September 17 to 19, and the 500m Canada Cup big boat races (quads and eights) completed on September 20 

Medallists will be celebrated at the annual Athlete Awards Banquet and top performances will be recognized with RCA’s six National Rowing Championships and Canada Cup trophies.   

Schedule (Subject to change)  
September 17, 2020 – NRCs Time Trials and Repechages  
September 18, 2020 – NRCs Quaterfinals and Semifinals 
September 19, 2020 – NRCs Finals  
September 20, 2020 – Canada Cup 

2020 Cascadia RCA Masters Championships 
Burnaby Lake 
Burnaby, BC 
July 17-19, 2020   

(April 29, 2020 UPDATE) Due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, RCA and the Cascadia Regatta Association have jointly decided to cancel the 2020 Cascadia Rowing Canada Aviron Masters Championships. Read the full announcement here.

The 2020 Cascadia Rowing Canada Aviron Masters Championships, delivered jointly by RCA and the Cascadia Regatta Association, will pilot a number of tailored features that will test the needs of our Masters rowers and help shape the future of Masters events in Canada. Read the full announcement here. 

More information can be found on the Cascadia Regatta Association website and RegattaCentral.

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