Brown Cup

  • Hosted By: University of Victoria Rowing Club
  • Sanctioned by RCA & BC (2024)

We acknowledge and respect the Lekwungen (Songhees and Esquimalt) Peoples on whose territory the university stands, and the Lekwungen and Saanich peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.


To elevate the Brown Cup to one of the highest profile races in Canada.  This event has a fantastic history with stories of human endeavor based on a simple rivalry. 


To use the Brown Cup race to increase the relevance of university rowing in Canada.


We aim to make our Purpose and Ambition a reality by delivering against our three strategic pillars:

1. Support The Inner Harbour 

The Brown Cup is located on a neutral body of water that has generously worked to manage the inner harbour access for the participants. Critical to the success of the event is the sustainability of that relationship.

2. Competition & Athletic Development

The rivalry between UBC and UVic continues to ensure that development and drive in both programs are accelerated by the Brown Cup Race. Athletes and coaches alike continue to push the limit on what is possible in training and competition.

3. Formalize The Brown Cup Society 

Over the last decade the event has been elevated to a level beyond that which the host university can meaningfully handle without impacting the preparation of the athletes for the race.  To retain the reputation of the race we need continued focus on operational excellence in all aspects of what we do. We need to deliver a well-organized, safe race for the students and the clubs, while creating an inclusive and engaging experience for the wider Brown Cup family.

HONOUR                                 TEAMWORK                          EXCELLENCE

Contact Aalbert Van Schothorst
Email [email protected]
Phone 250-418-1560
Sanctioned by  
Chief Umpire/Referee Gordon Sund
Juniors No
High School No
Middle School No
Collegiate Yes
Open No
Masters No
Elite No
Para No
Inclusion No
Entry Fees (CAD)
Standard Cost
Rowing Canada 2024 Seat Fee $4.00
Rowing British Columbia 2024 Seat Fee $3.50
Plus taxes if applicable
Max entries 10 entries. This venue has a restriction on how many entries are permitted. Registration is closed when this cap is reach ( or the deadline passes, whichever occurs first.)