2021 Junior Rowing

2021 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 14 and up.

1st year junior membership is $200 *that includes Learn to Row, plus 2 rows per week for the season

Returning junior membership is $350

Here is what the program is going to look like in July 2021:

*subject to CPHO guidelines

Tuesday PM – Introduction to rowing – at the Charlottetown Yacht Club 

*wear workout clothes
*bring a mask – if you bring a water bottle, please have it in a plastic bag, with your name on it

Tour of the docks

Learn the rowing stroke – erg and stroke kit

Wednesday AM
10:00-11:30 a.m. online

Lesson #2 – Watch the safety video – watch powerpoint on Zoom *

Wednesday PM

Lesson #3 – on the water session *these could flip depending on the weather forecast

Thursday AM

Lesson #4 – on the water session

Thursday PM

Extra session in case of bad weather

After 4 sessions, the juniors become L1 rowers (Level 1) and move into L2 training. The coaches will take them through a checklist of skills to take them to the L2 level. Once they are an L2, they will be able to navigate a boat on their own and move to a coastal single, or continue in a double.

New Junior L2 training times will be available during the day and on weekends.

The fee for the new juniors is $200. That includes Learn to Row, L2 training and one junior practice a week, either Saturday or Sunday morning. 

*If a new junior wants to join the competitive program, that will be an additional fee. The competitive juniors train 3x a week: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 5:30-7:30 a.m, plus 2 other rowing times from the club schedule. 

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 is looking for athletes between the ages of 14 and 19 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 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.

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