top16 in each group (G1, G2, etc) were seeded based on times provided by with the entry, with the seeding reviewed by a panel. Bow numbers (and start order) for rest of the entries in each group were assigned randomly
Main change is in schedule Event 31 Mens Open 4- heats moved from Saturday morning to later in the day after the G3 W Open 1x finals.
The following is the reasoning for the move (quoted from an earlier email from Brenda):
"This request is to accommodate athletes arriving back from FISU in China late Friday- they wouldn't be able to get to Victoria in time for the heat. Normally we don't make schedule changes to accommodate travel arrangements; however, we are willing to consider it in this case because of the unusual circumstances, b/c it only affects 3 clubs (including the one making the request) and if the crews in question had to scratch it would diminish the quality of racing for the other crews."
Other events were shifted up and the lunch break was adjusted accordingly. The time of the last race of the day is unchanged.
Please review the schedule and draw carefully. Note the following schedule changes: Event 38 Women's Open 4x FINAL is now scheduled for FRIDAY July 13 4:55 pm and Event 34 Womens U192x HEATS are now scheduled for SATURDAY July 14 6:22 and 6:30 pm.
Please note Bow numbers not final.The final bow numbers will be assigned on Thursday July 12, 2018
Looking forward to seeing everyone again this summer :)
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The regatta is open to any registered member of an RCA rowing club. Competitors from outside Canada must be members of a rowing club which is a member of a National Rowing Federation recognized by FISA.
*U15 (Jr C) 14 or under as of Dec. 31 of the current year
*U17 (Jr B) 16 or under as of Dec. 31 of the current year
*U19 (Jr A) 18 or under as of Dec. 31 of the current year
U23 22 or under as of Dec. 31 of the current year
OPEN no age class
**JV Junior Varsity
*VCRC supports RCA’s Long Term Athlete Development plan which recognizes that children develop physically at different rates. Junior athletes may race one year down from their birth year, even if this places them in a different age class. This is to allow children who are "late developers" physically to train and race with athletes of similar developmental age. (Often these athletes are in lower grade than their birth year peers.) This exception is not intended for athletes who are simply less experienced or skillful. The JV category is intended to accommodate differences in skill level or speed.
**Junior Varsity: A JV category for some Junior boat classes allows athletes to get meaningful races by competing against boats of similar speed. The Regatta Committee encourages coaches to enter athletes in the category they think will provide the best race experience for their athletes. You CANNOT enter an athlete in both JV and Varsity for the same event. An athlete may race JV in one event and Varsity in a separate event.
Lwt W Lightweight Women - maximum weight 59 kg
Lwt M Lightweight Men - maximum weight 72.5 kg
There is no weight average for a crew. All rowers in a lightweight crew must be at or under the maximum weight.
Lightweight athletes must weigh-in on the day of their event.
****MASTER AA age 21-26 E age 55-59 J age 80 or over
A age 27-35 F age 60-64
B age 36-42 G age 65-69 **** Crew boats use average age
C age 43-49 H age 70-74
D age 50-54 I age 75-79
No current members of any nation's National Team may compete as a Master.
Coxswains are excluded from the age restriction and from calculation of average crew age.
Master athletes (age 21 and over) may compete in both OPEN and MASTER events.
MIXED: Equal number of both genders (excluding the non-gender specific coxswain).
NOVICE MASTER: Masters in their first two years of rowing.
Please email the regatta/event host with any related questions
Registration for the following events will be accepted at the Registration table only up until noon on the day of the event.
Check the VCRC website for additional details. Minimum 3 entries per event; Regatta Committee reserves the right to cap the number of entries.
FAMILY 2x 2X (500m) (2 members of same family)
Entry fee for Family 2x: $30/boat (GST included)
DYNASTY QUAD 4x (500m) (at least 3 rowers from one family)
Entry fee for Dynasty 4x: $60/boat (GST included)
Late entry fee: double the regular fee
Scratch fees* (after 12 noon July 3): $30/boat. Scratch fees must be paid at the time the scratch is made. We can accept cash, cheques etransfers and credit card payments onsite.
This includes crews that scratch from or do not show for a FINAL. This fee is meant to reflect the effort involved in creating the draw and to respect other athletes whose races are affected by late scratches.
*Scratch fees are assessed at the discretion of the Registrar and typically will not be assessed if the scratch is necessary because of a scheduling conflict created by elimination of events or placement of heats.
Masters Name change fee: $20/occurrence
The name change fee may be waived if the athlete is being replaced for medical reasons (medical certificate may be requested at the discretion of the Registrar).
Bow Markers: Time Trial participants who fail to return their bow marker by noon on the day of the event will be assessed a $10 (GST included) replacement fee.
Since the BC Champs/Challenge West is held within a a city regional park, unfortunately, no overnight parking is allowed by the City Regional District (CRD). Here are links to a couple of campgrounds relatively close to Elk Lake.