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