PLEASE NOTE: THIS A GREEN REGATTA. WE WILL NOT BE PROVIDING PAPER COPIES OF DRAWS. IF YOU CHOOSE TO USE A PAPER COPY, PLEASE DOWNLOAD AND PRINT FOR YOURSELF AND RECYCLE IN THE BLUE BAGS PROVIDED AT THE COACHES' MEETING. Thank you.
Parking: This year there will only be paid parking in the VIP lot by the finish tower. John Deere lot remains available. Colborne St. lot is reserved for volunteers and officials. In lieu of paid parking, please support our raffle!
LATE Registraion is now closed.
NOTE - Events #1-20 will run on Saturday May 19, and Events #21 - 41 will run on Sunday May 20. Heats (if necessary) run in the mornings and finals in the afternoon.
Download the Regatta Package from our website. **Updated May 16
PLEASE NOTE: FORKS ROAD BRIDGE IS RESTRICTED. NO HEAVY VEHICLES. ALL BUSES AND TRAILERS MUST ENTER FROM HWY #58, WEST OF THE COURSE AND FOLLOW FORKS ROAD EAST TO THE COLBORNE ST. ENTRANCE TO THE BOATHOUSE.
NEW FOR 2018 - This year's event will be open to both high school and club participation in all events. Athletes may compete under one organization only for the regatta (either the high school or the club, not both).
The number of races per athlete and the number of entries per event do not have any restrictions.
We highly recommend that there be no more than 2 entries per athlete per day due to the length of the course from launch to start.
CLARIFICATION RE COMPOSITE CREWS: Please note that athletes may compete for their own school or club and also compete in a composite crew with athletes from one or more school and/or club. Entries must indicate the name of all schools/clubs represented in the boat and composite crews will be eligible for event medals but will NOT count in overall point totals for overall awards.
For multiple boats in the same event, please seed your entries by registering them as A,B,C, etc.
Regatta Administration: Helen Taylor firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone: 905-734-7815 (Clubhouse)
South Niagara Rowing Club
26-200 Fitch Street, Suite 225
Welland , Ont
In 2018 the South Niagara Rowing Club will be hosting 40th AnnualInvitational Regatta on the South Course of the Welland International Flatwater Centre South Course in Welland, ON. The first High School Invitational Regatta was held in 1978 and has run every year since on the Victoria Day weekend in May.
2016 was the largest event to date with approximately 1,200 athletes made up 595 boats from 74 schools to compete in the 2-day event.
Award SponsorsThank you!
The board, coaches and members of the South Niagara Rowing Club would like to thank all the sponsors who have generously supported this year's South Niagara Invitational.
The main Athlete Drop off Area is at the John Deere Parking Lot where they can cross Canal Banks Road.
Alternatively, athletes can be dropped off at The Colborne Street Turn-around and then take the free shuttle service to the boathouse area. However, it should be noted that there is only limited shuttle service in this area and there may be delays during busy periods.
All parking other than the VIP parking at the finish line will be free parking.
Following races by motorized vehicles along the Kingsway (on the east side of the race course) is strictly prohibited and may result in the disqualification of the crew being followed.
Viewing areas are available along the course in the finish area on both sides of the couse.
We encourage you to bring a bike and use the Welland Canal Trail that follows the course on the west side.
Welland Canal Trail
The Welland Canal trail begins in Port Colborne and runs along the west bank of the rowing course. You may bring bicycles or roller blades to use on the trail.