Welcome to Rowing P.E.I.

 Here is the schedule for the 2019 Red Island Rowing Challenge!

Please note: We are starting earlier to accommodate a ten minute warmup on the rowing machines for each event.

Let the organizers know ASAP if there are any issues: rowingpei@gmail.com

If you are not paying by eTransfer before the event, please bring $10 cash on Saturday.

If you want to eTransfer, send $10 to rowingpei@gmail.com and make the answer to the security question “rowing”.

Please bring a water bottle and towel, if needed.

See you Saturday!

Race #1   10:40 a.m.  (warmup 10:30 a.m.)

Mixed 500 metres  

Lane Competitor Time Note
Lane 1 Tim Brown
Lane 2 Brian Higgins
Lane 3 Les MacKay
Lane 4 Mary MacLean
Lane 5


Race #2    10:55 a.m.   (warmup 10:45 a.m.)

Men’s 4 x 500 relay

Lane Competitor Time Note
Lane 1 B’Rows Makin’ Waves (BMW)

Allan MacKinnon

Bobby McKinnon

Tim Brown

Stephane Breau

Lane 2
Lane 3


Race #3 11:20 a.m. (warmup 11:10 a.m.)

Mixed 1,000 metres

Lane Competitor Time Note
Lane 1 Mike Gibson
Lane 2 Mary MacLean
Lane 3
Lane 4
Lane 5

Race #4 – 11:40  a.m. (warmup 11:30 a.m.)

Men’s 2,000 metres

Lane Competitor Time Note
Lane 1 Allan MacKinnon
Lane 2 Roy Vandermaar
Lane 3 Brian Higgins
Lane 4 Alex Forbes
Lane 5

Race #5 – 12:05 p.m.  (warmup 11:55 a.m.)

Women’s 2,000 metres

Lane Competitor Time Note
Lane 1 Heather Pringle
Lane 2 Andrea MacDonald
Lane 3 Cassidy Doucette
Lane 4 Corinne Giasson-Jean
Lane 5 Dinah Arviko

Race #6 – 12:30 p.m.  (warmup 12:20 p.m.)

Mixed 4 x 500 relay

Lane Competitor Time Note
Lane 1 Low Speed, High Drag

Jill Edwards

Laura Younker

Tim MacPhee

Kris MacKinnon

Lane 2 Megan Mckenna

Mike Robertson

Justin Ellis

Christie Love

Lane 3 The Coastal Coasters

Brian Higgins

Dinah Arviko

Alex Forbes

Sarah MacMillan

Lane 4

12:50 p.m. (warmup 12:40 p.m.)

Women’s 4 x 500 relay

Lane Competitor Time Note
Lane 1 Sydney Riggs

Hannah Szwarc

Lisa McInnis

Gena Stacy

Lane 2 Rowing Pains

Sarah O’Connell

Erin Williams

Mary Trainor

Ellen Christie

Lane 3 Andrea MacDonald

Cassidy Doucette Corinne Giasson-Jean Sheena McCarthy

Lane 4
Lane 5

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.

Rowing is a great outdoor workout with fantastic scenery!  But there is also the opportunity for all ages to compete. We will host the Red Island Regatta at Brudenell, P.E.I. on Saturday August 24, 2019.

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




The Red Island Regatta will be back at beautiful Brudenell, P.E.I. on Saturday August 24, 2019!

Thank you to everyone who attended! We hope to see you all back again in 2019.

Check out the amazing photographs from Jason Hoyt on our Rowing PEI Facebook page.  If you share any of the photos, please be sure to give him a photo credit!

Regatta Draw version #6 – 8/24/2018 10:00 p.m.

Red Island Regatta 2018 – Draw v6

Here’s a news release about the event!

Rowers return to Red Island Regatta on the Brudenell River this weekend

The Red Island Regatta is returning to the Brudenell River this Saturday after a one year hiatus and, for one P.E.I. rower, it will be a chance to compete in front of family and friends.

Shannon MacAulay of Mount Herbert is a relative newcomer to rowing. She spent six years with Hockey Canada and played for Team Canada at the 2016 Nations Cup as a member of the National Women’s Development Team.

She was recruited into rowing through the RBC Training Ground program and has been training hard with the North Star Rowing Club in Dartmouth since May.

MacAulay has competed at two rowing competitions so far: the Nova Scotia Sprints on Lake Banook in July and, most recently, at the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta in St. Catharines, Ontario.

On Saturday, she will compete closer to home.

The Red Island Regatta will feature 1,000 metre sprint races in the morning in front of the Rodd Brudenell resort. The finish line is close to the Brudenell marina.

In the afternoon, the rowers will switch to coastal boats and compete on a 2.3 kilometre course along the river towards Georgetown and back. They will be launching from the beach on Brudenell Island.

Competitors are coming from Nova Scotia and New Brunswick to row, including a varsity team from St. FX. There will also be 10 entries from the host club, Rowing P.E.I.

Home base for the event will be Activity Centre in Brudenell Provincial Park. Spectators are welcome to come down to the water and cheer on the rowers.

The races begin at 7:30 a.m. and will wrap up by 4:30 in the afternoon.

Regatta organizers are thankful for the support they’ve received from premiere sponsor, East Coast Docks, the governments of P.E.I. and Canada, the Montague Waterfront Development Corporation, P.E.I. Parks, HMCS Queen Charlotte and Tranquility Cove Adventures.

“We are excited to showcase our sport on the beautiful Brudenell River and hope Prince Edward Islanders will take advantage of this opportunity to see some great competition, including the relatively new sport of coastal rowing,” said Russ Bryden, co-chair of the regatta.

Rowing P.E.I. was formed in 2010 with the loan of a recreational fleet from Rowing Canada Aviron. The club now has about 50 members, rowing out of the Charlottetown Yacht Club. Rowing P.E.I. offers Learn to Row programs regularly through the summer.

For more information: www.rowingpei.ca

Contact: Russ Bryden
Co-chair, Red Island Regatta
Ph: 902-209-6333

Order your Red Island Regatta 2018 shirt now. Deadline is August 8, 2018!
Thanks to our regatta sponsors.