Welcome to Rowing P.E.I.

Our 2018 Sign up Genius is now up and running!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a044caeaf2ba20-recreational1

IMPORTANT DATES COMING UP:

Saturday May 5, 2018 8:00 a.m.   We are helping the CYC members put in the docks at the Charlottetown Yacht Club. All are welcome to lend a hand!

Saturday May 12, 2018 8:30 a.m. UNLOADING THE TRAILER AND PUTTING OUR BOATS IN THE WATER!  We need lots of help. Please sign up on Signup Genius to let us know how many people to expect.

Online registration for the 2018 season is available now! Follow the directions here.

You can pay by cash, cheque or eTransfer. *if paying by eTransfer please make the answer rowing

Competitive/Advanced Fitness *new this year

Under the guidance of a former high performance rower and coach, we will be offering a program for those 16 to 100 years old, male and female, who are interested in taking their fitness abilities to the next level. Workout times/days will be determined by the training group and boat availability.

L2 Training Sessions *new this year

All L2s are invited to take part in a safety refresher and an introduction to our new Skills and Drills package. We will share some fun ways to amp up your rowing experience as well as introducing our new Double on the Dock option, allowing even more flexibility to get out on the water.

The NEXT SESSIONS will be Saturday May 5th from 2-4 p.m. and Saturday May 26th from 2-4 p.m. at the House of Sport, Royalty Centre. Please email Nancy at rowingpei@gmail.com to sign up. There will be more sessions in June.

New for 2018!  FOUR PACK PUNCH CARD

If you have completed Learn to Row in any previous year, you can purchase a punch card for 4 rows for $100 in 2018.

If you decide you want to become a member for the rest of the 2018 season, the $100 will be subtracted from your $330 membership fee.

This is ideal for someone who wants to get back into rowing after a break, or if you aren’t sure how this year’s schedule will work out for you.

Learn to Row 2018

Cost of Learn to Row is $130

The first training sessions for the Learn to Row will be either:

Saturday June 9th 12:30-4:30 p.m. or Saturday June 16th 12:30-4:30 p.m.

Other membership categories and fees are available here: https://rowingpei.ca/2018-online-registration/

Rowing PEI members will be on hand on Saturday to answer your questions and help you to register.

You can also register online.

SAVE THE DATES! The docks go in at the Charlottetown Yacht Club on Saturday May 5th and the plan is to bring our boats to the dock on Saturday May 12th.

Red Island Regatta – Saturday August 25, 2018!! SAVE THE DATE!

Red Island Coastal Rowing Tour – Sunday August 26, 2018

Here’s to a great 2018 season!

Hope to see you soon.

Rowing PEI Board – Daphne Dumont, Brian Higgins, Nancy Russell, Lea Bryden, Joeanne Woodard

Check out this great video from the Hanlan Rowing Club in Toronto to see what coastal rowing is all about!!

You can also register online but it’s great if you can come out and chat more about what we have planned.
You can pay by eTransfer, cash or cheque. Please email rowingpei@gmail.com for more information.

L2 Training Sessions *new this year
All L2s are invited to take part in a safety refresher and an introduction to our new Skills and Drills package.
The first session will be Saturday April 28th from 2-4 p.m. at the House of Sport, right after our registration. Please email Nancy at rowingpei@gmail.com to sign up.

New this year – Competitive/Advanced Fitness
Under the guidance of a former high performance rower and coach, we will be offering a program for those 16 to 100 years old, male and female, who are interested in taking their fitness abilities to the next level. This will be of interest to those of a moderate to advanced fitness level with an interest in cross-training and mixing up their fitness routine. No previous rowing experience required – only a desire for a hard-core full-body workout in the early mornings and/or evenings on beautiful Charlottetown harbour.
Rowing is a sport where you can go from novice to competitive in a matter of months so opportunities to compete – from the Red Island Regatta in Brudenell (August) to the World Coastal Rowing Championships in British Columbia (October) are available to those who like a goal for their workouts and to combine travel with fitness.
Workout times/days will be determined by the training group and boat availability.
Learn to Row 2018
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.
Cost of Learn to Row is $130
 Other membership categories and fees are available here
The first dry land sessions for the Learn to Row will be either:

Saturday June 9th 12:30-4:30 p.m. or Saturday June 16th 12:30-4:30 p.m.

We will add more Learn to Row sessions through the summer and into the fall as numbers warrant.

 

You will select one of these group sessions. You will go through safety training, learn the elements of the rowing stroke and then go down to the dock and go out for a short row.

Then you will individually book two open water rows with a Learn to Row Coach. You will continue to work on the rowing stroke and learn important skills. The goal is to have these completed by the end of June.

Then you have the option to convert to a full membership at the end of LTR training. It’s $200 to sign up for the rest of the season. We also offer a 4 pack for $100 if you want to try it a few more times before choosing to commit.

You are an L1 (Level 1) when you complete Learn to Row. You continue to row with other experienced rowers until you begin an L2 and can maneuver a boat yourself. Then you can book a double or single.

We also have an Advanced Fitness/Competitive program this year where a coach will lead the group through 2-3 practices a week. Crews will have the opportunity to prepare for the Red Island Regatta which will be held on Saturday August 25 at Brudenell.

Here is our tentative weekly schedule. We will be adding additional row times as the season goes along. Most members aim for 2-3 rows per week but you are welcome to do more as space allows.

https://rowingpei.ca/2018-weekly-rowing-schedule/

This is the system we use to sign up for rows:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a044caeaf2ba20-recreational1

 

 

ROWING P.E.I. WELCOMES VISITING ROWERS

WE HAVE A $25 VISITOR’S RATE. WE WILL PAIR YOU UP WITH SOME OF OUR ROWERS AND PROUDLY SHOW OFF OUR P.E.I. WATERS. DROP US AN EMAIL AT : ROWINGPEI@GMAIL.COM TO BOOK A SEAT IN 2018!

 

2018 Members Rowing PEI
Indoor Rowing Schedule 2018

Ready to get in “rowing shape”?

Everyone is welcome to join our one hour training sessions at the Stratford Indoor Soccer Complex. We do a warm-up, a 30 minute row including some fun drills and then a yoga stretch.

Cost is $12 per person. Please bring exact change if you can!  Also a water bottle and yoga mat, if you have one.

Questions? Contact coach Nancy Russell at 902-394-3297

To book a spot:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a044caeaf2ba20-rowing

 

Red Island Regatta 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!

Exciting news from Rowing the World!

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

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.

 

Click here to read more about the trip!

Canada Weekend: Prince Edward Island

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