Thanks to Jamie Thomson for these awesome “on the water” photos from the first ever Rowing PEI Race Day! He truly captures the excitement that we were feeling!! Thanks, Jamie. I think we owe you a row!
Thanks to everyone who participated in Rowing PEI’s first ever Regatta. We had a great day on the water with a super lunch to follow. Thank you especially to the umpires and other race officials who spent the morning on the water. We are very excited to have had twenty participants!! That is almost half of the club participating, including some of our new Learn to Row graduates.
The ten teams were selected in a blind draw. The pairings included a range of age and experience level, which added to the excitement of the competition.
In the end, the winning team was Hannah Gibson and Jason Steeves, followed by Nathan Gibson and Nancy Russell. The third place team consisted of Aleya Quilty and Laura Daudelin. Congrats to everyone who participated. It was a steep learning curve, rowing out and racing on a course for the first time. But we all learned a lot. And there is some talk that we will try to do it again in September!
Complete results will be posted here, along with more photos.
Hi Learn to Row participants – You are cordially invited to be part of our first ever Fun Regatta tomorrow, Saturday August 16th. The action on the water starts around 9 a.m. You should get a good view from behind the Culinary Institute or along the boardwalk. Or join us on the dock.
All teams must be at the dock for the participants’ briefing which starts at 830 sharp.
Rowing PEI is organizing its first ever fun race day for Saturday August 16th. *note the change of date!!
If you’re interested, you can sign up now on SignUp Genius. The deadline to register is Wednesday August 13th.
Once we know how many people are interested, the umpires will randomly draw names to pair up rowers in the coastal doubles. The doubles will race head to head down a 500 or 1,000 metre course.
We will also be offering a “challenge” section. Rowers will be able to select a boat and race down a 500 metre course. This will be a time trial – best time wins!
Stephen and Ernie will be working on setting up a buoyed course off Victoria Park where rowers can practise as part of their rows.
This will be a fun event, followed by a barbeque. We will be asking competitors to bring a food contribution and the club will provide hamburgers and hot dogs. We are also looking for volunteers to help with set up, clean up and organizing the regatta. Email us if you’d like to get involved.
We hope to see you on Saturday August 16th!
If you have any questions, feel free to ask a member of the race day organizing committee: Mike Gibson, Stephen Murray, Daphne Dumont, Mary Lynne Bruvels, Liza Jamani and Nancy Russell.