Welcome to Rowing P.E.I.

Get all the details on the 2018 Red Island Indoor Rowing Challenge coming up on Saturday February 10, 2018 at Stratford Town Hall! 

Rowing P.E.I. welcomes visiting rowers.
We have a $25 visitor’s rate. We will pair you up with some of our experienced rowers and proudly show off our P.E.I. waters. Drop us an email at : rowingpei@gmail.com to book a seat in 2018!

We are very excited that the Red Island Regatta is returning in 2018! It will again be a hybrid regatta with sprint racing in the morning and a coastal race in the afternoon. The competition will be held at Brudenell, P.E.I. and competitors are encouraged to book early as space at the Rodd Brudenell Resort is already limited. The date: Saturday August 25, 2018. Click here for the latest updates!

Photo credit: Chris Wilkinson Photography

Exciting news from Rowing the World!

Join us in 2018 to row Canada’s prettiest little province, Prince Edward Island.

In the very last days of 2017, Canada’s 150th birthday, we are waving the Maple Leaf as we announce our new rowing trip to Prince Edward Island on Canada’s east coast. Famous for lobster suppers, potato fields to the sea and Anne of Green Gables, PEI offers a concentrated dose of delightful scenery, friendly people, wonderful food and lots of ways to have fun outdoors. Now we can add rowing to the list of vacation choices. Join us for a short, sweet, summer rowing holiday.

To find out more:



There is still lots going on in the fall and winter 2017-2018 so we hope you will keep in touch.

Here’s what is coming up:

1. We are looking for members to join the board of Rowing PEI. We meet monthly. We try to keep the meetings as quick and lively as possible. It would be great to get some new perspectives as we plan for 2018.

We are also starting to plan for the 2018 Red Island Regatta if that is something that interests you.

Drop us an email at rowingpei@gmail.com.

2. If you are looking for a way to keep in rowing shape this winter, there are TWO rowing studios in Charlottetown to keep you busy.

Nadya at Studio Row has been offering classes in downtown Charlottetown since June and some of our members are regulars there. Mention that you are from Rowing PEI and Nadya will give you a deal to try out the water rowers.

MacQueen’s Cycling has re-branded itself as Ride and Row and has added five new Concept 2s.


Rowing PEI Blue Sky Session

You are invited to join the Rowing PEI community in a ‘blue sky’ session to help determine the future of competitive rowing on PEI

Saturday November 25, 2017, 10am to 4pm

Sport PEI, Enman Crescent, Charlottetown

To do that, an experienced and independent facilitator will host a workshop where we will discuss questions such as:

  • Is there a desire to grow the flat water competitive rowing program on PEI?  A high performance program?

  • Is it feasible to have a vibrant flat water competitive rowing program on PEI?

  • Is there a desire to have a competitive coastal rowing program on PEI?

  • If yes, what will it take to get there? What are our assets?  What are our gaps?

Information from the workshop will inform a report and recommendations to the Board of Directors of Rowing PEI.

Who should attend?

  • Rowing PEI members with an interest in competitive rowing

  • Individuals with a background in competitive rowing – as an athlete, coach and/or volunteer

  • Individuals with a background in competitive sport planning, program delivery and/or governance

  • An open mind and a desire to contribute to sport are the most important criteria.

Participation by Skype and/or teleconference can be arranged.

To RSVP and for more information, please contact Lea Bryden at leabrydenleadership@gmail.com.

To ensure we have enough food and space, please let us know by November 20th if you will be joining us on Saturday the 25th.

2017 P.E.I. Registration

Saturday May 6, 2017  10 :00 a.m. –  2 :00 p.m.* note new date
Sport P.E.I. House of Sport
40 Enman Crescent – Room 234

You can also register online but it’s great if you can come out and chat more about what we have planned.
Cost of Learn to Row is $130  (last year it was $125)
Learn to Row 2017
Learn to Row is your entry point to the wonderful sport of rowing! Whether you’re looking for a low impact, full body workout, a way to get out on the water, a chance to meet some great people or a combination, it all starts here.No experience with water sports is needed and it is a great substitute for exercise after being in the gym all winter.You can row recreationally but there is also the opportunity for all ages to compete. Our coastal boats are made especially for the wind and wave conditions on the Harbour. We row out of the Charlottetown Yacht Club from May to October.We are still fine-tuning the details for our 2017 Learn to Row but if you’re interested, don’t miss your chance for this season.To get your name on the list for 2017, email rowingpei@gmail.com.

The dry land sessions for the Learn to Row will be either:

Saturday June 17th 1:00-4:00 p.m. or Tuesday June 20th 5:00-8:00 p.m. *dates to be confirmed

You will select one of these group sessions.  Then you will individually book two open water rows.

For new members, Learn to Row 2017 includes:

-membership with Rowing Canada Aviron

-dry-land training

-a short “intro row” and two full open water rows with qualified LTR coaches

– the option to convert to a full membership at the end of LTR training

*you must be 16 or over to participate in the Learn to Row program because of Rowing Canada safety regulations – contact us if you are under the age of 16 and interested in rowing: rowingpei@gmail.com

Until we can head out on the water….

Indoor rowing is underway now!  Open to members and non-members. Contact rowingpei@gmail.com for more details. $10 per session, Saturday mornings.





 Here are some highlights from Rowing P.E.I. to inspire you to give our sport a try!

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IMG_0520learn to row monday

We also have lots of fun! This is our Lobster Row-deo in 2015.


And we travel! This is a coastal rowing event in Alma, Quebec.

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And back to our harbour!

rowing daphne and brian higgins


Find out more about World Coastal Rowing: worldcoastal2