The Alberta Rowing Association (ARA) is enthusiastic about the quality of athletes that are currently being developed right here in Alberta. It is our opinion that rowing has never been healthier in the Wild Rose Province which is a testament to our member clubs, and the commitment being made by our athletes. In an effort to recognize the efforts of some, the ARA will once again offer financial support to qualified athletes who attend the 2013 Royal Canadian Henley Regatta
Funding assistance is at the discretion of the Provincial Technical Director & VP Technical who will use the erg and on-the water results (present) as a guide in determining which athletes receive funding from the ARA. The Provincial Technical Director will provide an initial determination which is then to be reviewed by the VP Technical prior to communication to the awardees. Any remaining uncertainty with the awardee list (funding list, athletes ranking etc) will be resolved by the ARA executive.
To be considered for funding athletes must have attended the 2013 Erg Championships in Red Deer, Alberta AND must have achieved the Bronze Erg Standard for their respective weight/age category no earlier than March 1, 2013 and no later than July 28, 2013. In addition, athletes may only be eligible for Silver or Gold funding if they are able to achieve the Silver Erg Standard for their for their respective weight/age category no earlier than March 1, 2013 and no later than July 28, 2013. Athletes who wish to be eligible for funding but did not attend the 2013 Alberta Erg Championships in Red-Deer must write the Provincial Technical Director as to their extenuating circumstances which prohibited them from attending this event.
Athletes who have not met the ARA’s ergometer requirements will not be considered for funding.
Results from the 2013 Prairie Rowing Championships in Leduc, Alberta and the 2013 Royal Canadian Henley Regatta in St.Catharines, Ontario will be used by the ARA in evaluating on-water performance. Results from the 2013 Prairie Rowing Championships will be used by the ARA to identify athletes eligible for Henley Funding. Results from the 2013 Royal Canadian Henley regatta will then be used to evaluate athletes who were initially identified by the ARA for Henley Funding. Athletes who decide to forgo the 2013 Prairie Rowing Championship or Royal Canadian Henley Regatta (s) will not be eligible for funding.
As a guideline only in years past the ARA has considered a Bronze athlete to be one who has made a Henley Final in a Big Boat (2x, 4-, 4x, 8+)* or a top three finish in a Henley Semi-Final in a small boat (1x, 2-); Silver athletes are those who have a top three finish in a Big Boat or have made a final in a small boat, and gold athletes are those who have recorded a top three finish in a small boat.
* Straight Final Excluded
The Provincial Technical Director will consult with the VP Technical who will consult Rowing Canada’s development coordinator to determine RADAR results from the 2012 calendar year. RADAR results along with the aforementioned quantitative measures will determine whether or not an athlete receives Gold, Silver or Bronze funding (See Funding Classifications) from the ARA. Funding decisions made by the Provincial Technical Director will be endorsed by the VP Technical and/or the ARA executive prior to communication with the athletes themselves.
Gold $300 – $600 **
Silver $225 – $450 **
Bronze $150 – $350 **
** A certain amount of funds has been set aside by the ARA for this purpose and as result financial awards for gold silver and bronze will be determined based on the number of athletes who qualify for funding.