Nelson Sprints Regatta

  • Hosted By: Nelson Rowing Club
  • Sanctioned by RCA and Rowing BC (2023)
  • Cancelled


The Nelson Sprints Regatta is open to rowers of all ages and experience. Races will include 500m sprints for novice crews in both Junior and Masters 1x and 2x. All other races will be 1000m. Boat types include 1x, 2x and 4x. A minimum of three entries is required for an event to run. The emphasis at the Nelson Sprints is on fun and friendly competition.

The race package is available here.

The course map is available here

The regatta entry fee is $60. This fee includes entry in multiple races and a post-race BBQ and Awards ceremony. Individual registration for each athlete must be made via Regatta Central. 

Extra guests are welcome to attend the BBQ and Awards ceremony at a cost of $15/person. Advance notice is required to accommodate extra guests at the BBQ. Please notify the Regatta Chair by email at [email protected].

For more information please see the race package, the links on this site, or visit our website

Massage for a Cause: A local School for Registered Massage Therapists will set up on site from 9:00 am-1:30 pm on the day of the sprints.  Sign-up will be available the morning of the 15th.  It is by donation and all proceeds go towards the massage students graduation fund. 

If you have questions please email the Regatta Chair at [email protected]

The Nelson Sprints Regatta is a Rowing Canada-sanctioned event.   


Contact Alexandra Forsythe
Email [email protected]
Phone (250) 777-4977
Sanctioned by  
Chief Umpire/Referee Linda Arnold
Juniors Yes
High School No
Middle School No
Collegiate No
Open Yes
Masters Yes
Elite No
Para No
Inclusion No
Entry Fees (CAD)
Standard Cost
Per Athlete Fee - $60 (includes RCA and RBC seat fees)
Rowing Canada 2023 Seat Fee $3.85
Rowing BC 2023 Seat Fee $3.50
Plus taxes if applicable