2020 Junior Rowing

2020 Junior Rowing

Please contact rowingpei@gmail.com if you’d like to come and try rowing, or get more information on the junior program for ages 13 and up.

1st year junior membership is $150

Returning junior membership is $350

*We are also working on plans for a couple of week-long summer rowing camps, for ages 13-15, in July 2020. Please email rowingpei@gmail.com if you are interested.

Photos from our 2019 junior rowing program:


If you are interested, or know someone who is, we are happy to arrange a time to meet at the Charlottetown Yacht Club to show you our boats and talk about the program.

Click on the link to watch a Powerpoint presentation from 2019 about our junior rowing program:

2019 Junior Rowing Powerpoint Presentation

Rowing PEI launching junior program in summer 2019


The Junior Rowing program will begin June 20, 2019 after high school exams are completed.

2019 Junior Weekly Rowing Schedule

Draft Rowing PEI Schedule 2019 for Juniors – as of May 27, 2019


Mon. Tues. Wed. Thurs. Friday Sat. Sunday
7:30 a.m.
Junior Row Limit of 8
7:30 a.m.
Junior Row
Limit of 8
7:30 a.m.
Junior Row
Limit of 8
12:00 a.m.Skills and Drills
Coached sessions/ coastal or flat
water boats
8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.


*all attend

7:30 p.m.Skills and Drills
Coached sessions/ coastal or flatwater boats
7:30 p.m..

Coastal Row – just row/ coastal boats only
7:30 p.m.
Skills and Drills
Coached sessions/ coastal or flatwater boats
7:30 p.m.Coastal Row – just row/ coastal boats only
6:00 -7:30 p.m.

TGIF – Open Row

Flat water boats possible if a safety boat driver is available and conditions permit
4:00 p.m.
Coastal quad row at Brudenell


*we can add 6-8 seats on Monday and Thursday if needed; depends on how many Masters Comp rowers there are

Weekly practice will be Sunday mornings 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Coach Stephen Murray, assistant coach Nancy Russell

*the time could vary slightly depending on the weather

*if the wind is going to pick up, we could start earlier

  • You will have a training partner for rowing during the week. We will try to match you up as best we can in terms of schedules. If your partner can’t make it, we will try to find someone else you can row with.
  • You will aim for 2-3 other rowing times during the week, working on what you learned at Sunday practice.
  • To start, you will be in coastal doubles during your weekday rows. They are very stable and will build your strength.
  • You will be asked to keep a training log to share with Stephen weekly and with Chantelle when she visits for training camp.

Important Dates:

Junior Learn to Row

Wednesday June 19th – evening – rowers and parent/guardian * time to be confirmed

Thursday June 20th
-4 hour blocks
– daytime and evening sessions

Saturday June 22 – Sunday June  23

Training with NB coach Chantelle Hanley
*we will set exact times when we know your schedules

*Sunday practices begin Sunday June 23, 2019

Monday June 24 – weekly training begins

Saturday July 15 – Sunday July 16

Training camp with NB coach Chantelle Hanley

Wednesday August 21 – Friday August 23

Pre-regatta training in Brudenell

Saturday August 24, 2019

Red Island Regatta – Brudenell

Here is a PowerPoint presentation we have prepared about the junior program:


Rowing PEI is looking for athletes between the ages of 15 and 18 interested in trying the sport of rowing.

Rowing is a late entry sport so most rowers in Canada start in their teens.

The age to compete at the 2021 Canada Games in Ontario is 21 and under.

Rowing is 60 to 70 per cent legs! So it’s a great second sport for athletes who have competed in sports like speed skating, biathlon, cross country skiing, swimming, hockey, and soccer. Rowing also requires good core strength.

Rowing PEI had a team of six at the 2017 Canada Games competing in men’s and women’s single sculls and double sculls. They came from soccer, sailing, power-lifting and triathlon as their previous sports! In previous Games, the PEI rowers came from speed skating, gymnastics and athletics. A basic swimming ability is also required.

Rowing is a great crossover sport for athletes who have suffered concussions or other injuries and are looking for a low contact, low impact alternative.

In 2019, the junior program will start with a Learn to Row program in June. Junior rowers will then train once a week as a group, as well as at least 2-3 times during the regular rowing schedule.

There will also be two training camps focusing on preparing to compete at the Red Island Regatta on Saturday August 24, 2019 at Brudenell. The camps will be led by the Canada Games coach, who’s joining us from Row Ontario, as well as New Brunswick coach Chantelle Hanley and local coaches from Rowing PEI.

In 2020 and 2021, there will be the opportunity to compete at regattas in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. The on water rowing season is quite short on P.E.I., from mid- May to mid-October so the volume of training will increase as the level of competition increases.

Shannon MacAulay, who’s from Mount Herbert, played varsity hockey and for Team Canada. She was scouted by Rowing Canada at the RBC Training Ground and is now training with the Nova Scotia high performance program, with a goal of competing at the 2020 Olympics.

The Junior fee for 2019 is $150 for the season. There will be an additional cost for the two training camps at Brudenell, the other in August. The Junior fee will increase in 2020 and 2021. There will also be winter training for those athletes interested in the Canada Games.

To register, follow the instructions:  https://rowingpei.ca/2018-online-registration/

To find out more, please contact Rowing PEI at rowingpei@gmail.com