The Beat the Beast this year will feature new events, new distances and a new relationship with KidSport.
A portion of each entry fee and erg sale will be donated to KidSport to help local kids participate in sport. You'll be able to ask about KidSport during the Beast and if you want to donate loose change or donate online you'll be able to do that as well. It's a great charity and we're looking forward to seeing how many kids we can help. Check out our KidSport website for more information.
**New Changes to Racing this Year**
We are an approved Concept2 race site this year! This means if you achieve the standard for your event, Concept2 will provide a stipend for you to attend the World Rowing Indoor Championships in Long Beach, CA on Feb 27, 2019. The standards can be found HERE
Offering more distances for masters athletes. More race distances mean more opportunities for masters athletes.
Updated age groups with relay and individual races.
2km relay races with results based on a gold standard. Lightweights versus Heavyweights, Men versus Women. (most gold standards will be based on 2km worlds best time). Your entry fee includes one individual race and your relay entry. Here's a great example of how the relay will be done. Key to this race is the switches ;) CHECK HEREFor the relay races please hold off on entering your teams on Regatta Central. This is a very new, and exciting format, but we're working out the kinks here on the regatta central side so you don't get charged if you've already raced earlier in the day. We'll email soon to update you. Stay Tuned!
We are currently working to update all information regarding registration, entries, erg sales and race day information.
Let us know if you have any questions or comments. We're always happy to get feedback. Please stay tuned for any updates posted here.
Erg Purchase Information
We've sold all of our ergs for 2019 but please contact Brent Duncan if you have any questions about purchasing ergs at a different time or to register your interest to buy ergs at the 2020 event. The more information we know in advance, the more ergs we can make available for sale. To inquire about purchasing an erg at a great price, contact Brent Duncan.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: JANUARY 27, 2019
ENTRY FEE: $20 for up to two events (1 individual and 1 relay) (*includes all RCA, Rowing BC fees and taxes)
*Late entries will only be accepted if there is room and will be charged $25
Entry fee also includes $2 which will be donated to KidSport
*Relay Entries can be made on Race Day providing there are open lanes. Maximum of 24 Teams per event.
Events: (final schedule will be announced with the draw when all entries are in)
Masters Men (Categories C and Above) 1000m
Junior C Boys (Teams of 2) 1000m
Masters Women (Categories C and Above) 1000m
Junior C Girls (Teams of 2) 1000m
Masters Men (Categories A and B) 2000m
Junior B Boys (including lightweights) 2000m
Masters Women (Categories A and B) 2000m
Junior B Girls (including lightweights) 2000m
Junior A Boys (including lightweights) 2000m
Junior A Girls (including lightweights) 2000m
Novice Men 2000m
Novice Women 2000m
U23 Men (including lightweights) 2000m
U23 Women (including lightweights) 2000m
Para (M/W and all classifications) 2000m
Open Men (including lightweights) 2000m
Open Women (including lightweights) 2000m
Mixed Coxswains Crawl 500m
Men’s Relay 2000m (team of 4)
Women’s Relay 2000m (team of 4)
Mixed Relay 2000m (team of 4)
Parent/Offspring Relay 1000m
*With events 2, 4, 18, 19, 20, 21 teams can switch at any intervals they choose.
*If any Jr. C athletes wish to compete on their own they are free to enter the Jr. B race and will be recognized.
*With events 18 and 19 a team can be Jr. A, B, Sr, Sr. B, lightweight or heavyweight. All members of the team should be of a same category or the team will be placed in the category of the highest member. Each category will be assigned a gold standard (usually based on Worlds Best Time) and the winner will be determined by each teams result compared to their gold standard.
Lightweight Weight Classifications
Men 75kg | Women 61.5 kg
Lightweight rowers shall be weighed wearing only their racing uniform on tested scales not less than one (1) hour and not more than two (2) hours before their first lightweight race. Each athlete will have one attempt at weighing in. Failure to weigh-in will result in being moved to the Open category’s results.
**IMPORTANT: It is highly suggested that Jr. B lightweight athletes NOT cut weight. A note will be made and attention will be brought to that athletes coach. Please ensure your athletes are healthy, happy and naturally lightweight at this age.
Age 14 and under to December 31 2019 inclusive. If you are turning 15 in 2019 you must row Junior B
Age 16 and under to December 31 2019 inclusive. If you are turning 17 in 2019 you must row Junior A
Age 18 and under to December 31 2019 inclusive. If you are turning 19 in 2019 you must row Senior B
Age 22 and under to December 31 2019 inclusive. If you are turning 23 in 2019 you must row Senior
Open to all ages. Any athlete may compete in this event. Winning this event precludes winning in any other event.
A athlete can compete as a novice as long as they started rowing in the current academic calendar. Athletes who started rowing before the 2018 school year started are not considered novice for the 2019 Beat the Beast.
Refer to the Adaptive Rowing Classifications used by Rowing Canada.
Racing / training experience limited to role of coxswain having coxed a rowing race in a sanctioned regatta at least once during the 2018 regatta season.
There are no age or weight restrictions.
Parent / Offspring
Must be legal guardian or biologically related as per categories listed.
Any combination of father/son, mother/son, father/daughter, mother/daughter, or grandparent.
Masters rowing age groups
The age of a rower in a masters rowing event shall be that which he/she attains on the day of the event.
Masters rowing events shall be held in the following crew age categories: