The National Rowing Championships is a small boat regatta designed to determine a national champion. While the regatta does feature some of the world’s best rowers the regatta does serve as a development tool for some of our best provincial athletes. In an effort to promote athletes within our province, the Alberta Rowing Association will provide funding support to qualified athletes to test their skills against our country’s best.
Upon the conclusion of the National Rowing Championships on Saturday September 21, 2016 there will be an additional event called the Canada Cup on Sunday September 22, 2016. The Canada Cup will be a “big boat” event whereby athletes from each province will join together to form eights, quads, etc and race the other provinces. Your entry into the NRC’s qualifies you to be part of the Canada Cup team
Athletes who wish to compete for Alberta at the two events must meet the following requirements.
The athlete must be a registered member of an Alberta Rowing Club in the 2016 calendar year. Athletes who are not registered with an Alberta Rowing Club as of September 8, 2016 will be deemed ineligible.
Results from the 2016 Royal Canadian Henley Regatta have been used by the Alberta Rowing Association to determine an athlete’s relative on-water performance. Athletes who made the final of their respective event in a small boat race (1x, 2-) are eligible to compete for Alberta at the 2016 National Rowing Championships.
Alberta Athletes who competed for Canada in the 2014, 2015 or 2016 calendar year are eligible to compete for Alberta at the 2016 National Rowing Championships.
Athletes who have not met the ARA’s On-Water Performance Criteria may still be deemed eligible to compete at the 2016 National Rowing Championships should they meet the following deliverables.
1) Erg Standards:
Athletes must submit to the ARA a 2K Erg Score pulled between July 1 and September 15th, 2016. Athletes looking to represent Alberta who have not met the on-water requirement are expected to pull a 2K Erg Score that meets or exceeds the Bronze erg standard for one’s weight / age classification.
Erg standards are those published on the ARA’s webpage under the following link
2) On-Water Performance
Athletes who competed in a semi-final at the 2016 Royal Canadian Henley Regatta in a small boat race (1x, 2-) OR finished within the top 35% of their respective field in a Big Boat Race (4x, 8+) and / or top 40% of their field in a 2x or 4-.
Athletes who have met the following 2 requirements will be deemed eligible to represent Alberta at the 2016 National Rowing Championships.
The ARA will analyse results from the 2015 National Rowing Championships and 2016 Calendar Year for athletes who fail to meet the aforementioned deliverables but express and interest in competing at the 2016 National Rowing Championships and Canada Cup Regattas.
In years past athletes who have represented Alberta at the National Rowing Championships have had their registration/hotel/uniform/boat transportation and ground transportation paid for by the ARA. In addition, the ARA does offer financial subsidies to certain athletes, which assists in defraying a portion of an athlete’s flight. In years past financial subsidies have been pre-set prior to the regatta itself. In 2016 the ARA will evaluate an athletes performance at the National Rowing Championships to determine if an athlete qualifies for a financial subsidy
Athletes intending on competing at this event are to provide written notification to the ARA by emailing email@example.com no later than September 10, 2016
All decisions made by the ARA regarding provincial funding for the National Rowing Championships are final.