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

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Rowing P.E.I. is excited to announce 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.  You can compete in one or both events.

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The inaugural Red Island Regatta – P.E.I. Rowing Championship will also highlight a very beautiful venue in eastern Prince Edward Island. The course will be set along the picturesque Brudenell River, with our regatta headquarters at the Rodd Brudenell River Resort.

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Friday evening, Rowing P.E.I. will host a “Meet and Greet” before the Competitor’s Meeting.  Dinner is available till 10:00 p.m. at the resort and snacks can be ordered via room service after that.

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We have reserved a block of rooms so that people can spend the weekend right here at a resort on the river socializing, rowing and enjoying the beautiful resort and surrounding areas at the end of the summer. This is a really unique venue. Once people arrive, all races, accommodations, dining, golfing, swimming, spa, horseback riding, canoeing is all right here. No need to get in a car and go anywhere. Everyone can just hang out together for the weekend.

http://www.roddvacations.com/rodd-brudenell-river
Brudenell – Standard Room $149
Rowing P.E.I. has 25 standard rooms set aside – if you prefer a different option, you should book ASAP
Guestroom Rates August 26-28, 2016
Standard Room $149
Junior Suite $189
Executive Suite $219
King Cottage $229
Queen Cottage $299
Two Bedroom Cottage $389
Rates are subject to 14% HST.
These rates are quoted per night, and are net non-commissionable.
Rates are based on Single and/or Double Occupancy.
We are pleased to extend the above rates 3 days pre/post the event based on availability at time of booking.
All rates quoted are subject to applicable taxes & gratuity.
We can also arrange a shuttle from the airport with advance notice.  Brudenell is about a 45 minute drive from Charlottetown.

And…back to rowing!

Saturday morning will feature the flat water races on a 1,000 metre course.  The number of races and categories will depend on registration.

Lunch is included with your registration.  *snacks and fruit also available to purchase

Saturday afternoon, competitors will compete on a 3.5 kilometre coastal course.  There will be singles, doubles and a coastal quad available to rowers.

Races will be $75.00 per seat, all inclusive.

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Rowers are welcome to compete just in the flat water division, just in the coastal division or both.  We are working with Chief Umpire Linda Lee from Nova Scotia on the details of the event.

We will wrap up the day with a Barbeque* and Awards Ceremony at the Brudenell Resort.

*Barbeque will be put on by families of Canada Games training team as a fundraiser.

 

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We are also considering a special Touring Day on Sunday to top off your rowing weekend.  We will take our coastal fleet on a 15 kilometre trip to Panmure Island Beach for a picnic lunch, then a return row.  If you would like to be part of this special adventure, let us know so we can determine the level of interest.

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The Red Island Regatta – P.E.I. Rowing Championship is a new event so we welcome feedback and questions.  We hope we will have a great turnout as we finally get the opportunity to showcase our amazing rowing venues and fleet of boats.

We would like an expression of interest ASAP so we can judge how many boats and divisions we will need to make this very exciting format work.

We look forward to seeing you on the water in August!

Red Island Regatta – P.E.I. Championship Race Committee Chair Stephen Murray

Mike Gibson, President of Rowing P.E.I.

For more information or to express interest:  rowingpei@gmail.com

To read more about the venue:

https://www.tourismpei.com/provincial-park/brudenell-river

http://www.roddvacations.com/rodd-brudenell-river

Atlantic Indoor Rowing Championship – register now!

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This is a great opportunity to compete against rowers from across the region.

Links below to register.  It would be great to see some P.E.I. rowers taking part!

AIRC Package Available Now

Posted on: January 11th, 2016

Row Nova Scotia will be hosting the Atlantic Indoor Rowing Championships (AIRC’s) on Saturday February 6, 2016 at the Dartmouth Sportsplex. The AIRC package is now available and registration is open until January 31st, 2016. Please emailrowing@rowns.ca if you have questions.

AIRC Package

AIRC Registration Form

Please support the Canada Games training team!

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Happy New Year!  The 2016 rowing season is getting closer every day 🙂  If you have friends interested in rowing this year, check out the updated info.

We hope you can help support our youth rowers who are training for the Canada Games.
There are lots of ways that you can help.
1. Support their ergathon – by contributing to the Go Fund Me campaign.
You can also send a cheque: (make it out to Rowing PEI and indicate it’s for the Canada Games training team please!)
Rowing PEI
Box 965
Charlottetown, PEI, C1A 7M4
2. Drop off your recyclables to Aubrey’s Bottle Recyling and donate your refund to Rowing PEI.  Just mention that you want to make a donation. They have sheets to track your contributions.
 29 Garfield St, Charlottetown, PE C1A 6A4
 
 
3. Do you have any gift cards that you are not going to use?  Please donate them to the team for our upcoming Online Silent Auction!  
You can drop them off to Nancy.  Send a message to rowingpei@gmail.com
 
4.  Wednesday February 10th – the youth rowers will be the guest servers at Boston Pizza for Celebrity Night.  From 5-8, they will earn tips and 10% of sales.
Stay tuned for more details.
 
We appreciate any support from the P.E.I. rowing community.
Thanks!
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