ARA 2017 NRC Selection Document

National Rowing Championships – 2017
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 once again provide funding support to qualified athletes to test their skills against our country’s best.   Athletes who wish to compete for Alberta must meet the following requirements.

The athlete must be a registered member of an Alberta Rowing Club in the 2017 calendar year.  Athletes who are not registered with an Alberta Rowing Club as of September 1, 2017 will be deemed ineligible.

Water Performance
Results from the 2017 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 2017 National Rowing Championships.
Alberta Athletes who competed for Canada in the 2015, 2016 or 2017 calendar year are eligible to compete for Alberta at the 2017 National Rowing Championships.

Athletes who have not met the ARA’s On-Water Performance Criteria may still be deemed eligible to compete at the 2017 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 October 21, 2017.   Athletes looking to represent Alberta who have not met the on-water requirement are expected to pull a 2K Erg Score that exceeds the Bronze erg standard by thee or more seconds 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 2017 Royal Canadian Henley Regatta in a small boat race (1x, 2-) OR finished within the top 25% of their respective field in a Big Boat Race (2x, 4x, 4-, 8+) OR won a medal at the 2017 Canada Summer Games.

Athletes who have met the following 2 requirements will be deemed eligible to represent Alberta at the 2017 National Rowing Championships.

ARA Discretion
The ARA will analyse results from the 2016 National Rowing Championships and 2017 Calendar Year for athletes who fail to meet the aforementioned deliverables but express and interest in competing at the 2017 National Rowing Championships.


Athlete Funding
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.

Athletes intending on competing at this event are to provide written notification to the ARA by emailing no later than October 15, 2017

All decisions made by the ARA regarding provincial funding for the National Rowing Championships are final.