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Victoria Day Rowing Celebration and Boat Move

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We’re kicking off the 2016 rowing season on Victoria Day !

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At 10 o’clock, we will be gathering at the Charlottetown Yacht Club to move the boats down to the dock.

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We will also have 3 ergs kicking into gear as our  Canada Games training team complete the last leg of their fundraising ergathon.
We will also be accepting cheques and cash for the 2016 season. And we can also sign up new members.  We have just a few spots left in the Learn to Row program.
At noon, we will be celebrating with a club barbeque.  All are welcome.

Hope to see you Victoria Day Monday at the Charlottetown Yacht Club!

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COME ROW WITH US IN 2016!

Rowing PEI welcomes new and returning rowers for the 2016 season!

Learn to Row is your first step to becoming a full member.

Learn to Row 2016 includes:
-membership with Rowing Canada Aviron
-dry-land training
-a short “intro row” and two full open water rows with qualified LTR coaches
Interested rowers can become full members at the end of Learn to Row training.
Dry-land sessions will be either:
Saturday May 28, 2016 12:30-3:30 or Tuesday May 31, 2016 5:00-8:00 p.m. You will select one of these group sessions. Then you will individually book two open water rows. These must be completed by June 25th.
Cost of Learn To Row $125.00

2016 Individual Membership
Includes:
-convenient online sign-up for rows
-on-the-water coaching
-opportunity to attend regattas
-monthly social events at the Charlottetown Yacht Club – a chance to meet and mingle with other rowers

2016 Membership Fees

Individual membership: $320
Family membership: $320 plus $260 for the second family member, $220 for each additional member
Daily rate: $25 *some conditions may apply

Converting from Learn to Row to full membership for 2016
$285 individual
$235 2nd family member
$205 each additional member

Rowing PEI
Box 965, Charlottetown, PEI
C1A 7M4
www.rowingpei.ca
Join Rowing PEI on Facebook
rowingpei@gmail.com
Rowing PEI started in 2010 with the loan of several boats from Rowing Canada.
We are an energetic, social, and inclusive group, ranging in age from youth (16+) to adults. We bring to the water a broad range of fitness and skill levels.
Our coastal sculls are wider and more stable, allowing us to row in more varied conditions, including the wind and waves of the Charlottetown Harbour.

Why Row?

Rowers tend to be passionate about their sport. The sensation of being able to propel a boat at speed through the water under one’s own power is exhilarating.
Rowing also brings significant health benefits. It exercises all the major muscle groups through the full range of motion, involves no body contact or jarring of the joints, and improves both strength and cardiovascular performance. It attracts those looking for an enjoyable recreational activity as well as those looking for exciting competitive opportunities.

New this season!
Red Island Regatta – P.E.I. Rowing Championship

Rowing P.E.I. is excited to announce that we are planning our first ever Red Island Regatta – P.E.I. Rowing Championship for Saturday August 27, 2016. What’s even more exciting is that we are going to offer a hybrid regatta – flat water racing in the morning with a coastal competition in the afternoon.

http://rowingpei.ca/2016/01/exciting-news-p-e-i-is-hosting-a-regatta-and-its-going-to-be-unique.html

Our home at the Charlottetown Yacht Club

Canada Games training team:

1. Here are a couple of easy ways you can support our Canada Games training team!

You can drop off your bottles and cans for recycling to Aubrey’s, 29 Garfield Street! They’re open Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Just say that you want to donate your refund. You have to go into the office to sign our donation sheet. Thanks.

c. Ergathon continues. We will have a wrap up event of indoor rowing that everyone can be part of. Stay tuned for details.
https://www.gofundme.com/9jej9nqs

4. Red Island Regatta – P.E.I. Rowing Championship:
Rowing P.E.I. is excited to announce that we are planning our first ever Red Island Regatta – P.E.I. Rowing Championship for Saturday August 27, 2016. What’s even more exciting is that we are going to offer a hybrid regatta – flat water racing in the morning with a coastal competition in the afternoon.

Exciting news! P.E.I. is hosting a regatta – and – it’s going to be unique

Rowing season is now just weeks away!
As always, drop us an email if you have questions or comments.

Thanks!
Nancy – Rowing P.E.I.

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The Thanksgiving weekend marks the official end to our 2015 rowing season.  It has been a great one – our best yet!  Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make it a success…from our Board, to all of the safeties, Learn to Row coaches, volunteers at the Row-deo and anyone who lifted a boat in or out of the water.  You are all part of what keeps Rowing P.E.I. afloat and we couldn’t do it without you!

We are now creating a list for our 2016 Learn to Row.  Drop us an email at rowingpei@gmail.com to reserve your spot for the spring of 2016.

Here are some highlights from our 2015 season.

We had some spectacular sunrise and sunset rows.

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Our 2015 Learn to Row was our largest group yet.  We also had the biggest number of conversions – rowers who graduated from LTR and joined us for the rest of the season.IMG_0520learn to row monday

We hosted our first ever Lobster Cup Row-deo. It was a lot of fun – and also gave us a taste of our potential to host a coastal regatta here on P.E.I.  Click here for lots of photos!

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A group of rowers from P.E.I. represented the Island at the Alma Coastal Regatta!  Click here for more photos from the coastal competition.

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Our new singles – and 3rd coastal double – saw lots of action on the water!  We are excited to continue to expand our coastal fleet in the years ahead.

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Please click on the NEWS link above for the latest posts.

We had lots of helping hands throughout the season.  Here we are unwrapping our new boats in May.

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Here’s a short video or the work crew in action!

https://youtu.be/PZ9uKcdHEeE

Indiegogo Thanks!

Thank you to everyone who contributed to our Indiegogo campaign — especially the Alberta Rowing Association who donated $1,000.  The campaign raised $2,465 in just one month.  Special thanks to Liza Jamani who created the campaign on Indiegogo.

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/rowing-pei-needs-your-help

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Enjoy this video montage from 2014 celebrating Rowing P.E.I. http://youtu.be/dEF0s8o2SCk teampeioars

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Rowing PEI would like to thank our donors for their generous support:

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