Challenge West/BC Championships

  • Jul 10, 2015 To Jul 12, 2015
  • sprint
  • Elk Lake
  • Victoria, BC (CAN)
  • Hosted By: Victoria City Rowing Club
2015 Challenge West/BC Championships enjoyed a wonderful 3 days of great racing.  Thank you to everyone:  The athletes, coaches, parents and volunteers who made it such a success!
See you next year  laugh
Results are posted on RegattaCentral and RegattaMaster or they can be viewed as a pdfs below.
Updated draws for Saturday and Sunday, including changes submitted Friday,  are posted below.
Welcome to Challenge West/BC Championships! 
Good luck to all Athletes.
Here is scheduled draw for today, Friday July 10th
VCRC also launched its new website.
Please check us out :)
Please see the links for the Final Draw below. RegattaMaster online is also updated.
For more detail, please go to RegattaMaster online site.
Thank you
Event Schedule
Friday Race Schedule
Saturday Race Schedule
Sunday Race Schedule



Important for All Coaches:  Posted July 9 2015

Coaches and Coxswains meetings:

- meeting at 11:00am Friday

- meeting on Saturday am approx 10 minutes after the completion of the time trials and before the start of racing on Saturday

- no meeting on Sunday


Coaches please note: 

When the bow markers for the TT are picked up, you will be asked to check a list to ensure athletes in time trial events are entered in the correct 'Current Special Category' (this is the Event number listed in the Regatta Package)

There will be cases for some athletes where it will be blank and needs to be filled in.  Note: Any updates/corrections should be entered in the 'New or Updated Special Category'.

This information is critical in event of any updates/changes as this is how the weigh in sheets for Lightweight events are created and how medals are awarded by event.

Thank you.




Please refer to site maps (updated on VCRC Regattas [Google Site])

Race Map

Training/Practice Map


Updated July 6, 11 pm

The updated Schedule is posted here.

Challenge West_BC Championships 205 Preliminary Schedule v2

The preliminary draw is posted below, as a pdf, and can also be viewed on RegattaMaster.

Challenge West_BC Championships 2015 Preliminary Draw Sunday

Challenge West_BC Championships 2015 Preliminary Draw Saturday

Challenge West-BC Championships 2015 Preliminary Draw Friday


The preliminary schedule and event entries can now be viewed on RegattaMaster and are posted as  pdf files below. Please review the schedule and entries and notify of any errors or changes. Scratch fees ($20/event) kick in July 6. The FINAL schedule and DRAW will be posted July 8, 2015.

BC Championships_Challenge West 2015 Preliminary Event  Schedule

BC Championships_Challenge West 2015 Preliminary Event Entries

Please Note:

June 1      Registration Opens   
June 29    Entry Deadline at Noon PDT (New)
July 3         Preliminary Regatta Schedule posted
July 6        Scratch fees ($20/boat, includes GST) apply
July 7        Deadline for late entries at midnight 
July 8          Update Regatta Schedule posted
July 9          Updated draw posted  
Event Schedule: 
Friday:       Friday Heats,  Saturday heats, Friday Finals, Saturday Semi-Finals.
Saturday:   Time Trials, Sunday Heats, TT Finals (C, B, A Finals in each event, followed by E-H), Saturday Finals,
                   Sunday Semi-Finals
Sunday:     Time Trials, Sunday Finals, TT Finals (C, B, A Finals in each event, followed by E-H)


 Standard Registration closed 12 Noon Pacific Standard time June 29 2015. 




2015 Regatta Package  (Revised package includes new Standard Registration Deadline)


NEW for 2015     DA$H for CA$H

Sign up at the Registration Desk starting Friday. Don't miss out - it's going to be a lot of fun!

Mixed 8+, lineups must include at least 4 rowers who are Masters or Juniors and 4 Women (not including coxswains)
500m, straight final
Limit: 7 boats.
When: Saturday, last race (after the W 8+)
Entry fee: $10 (cash only) per person, payable at the Registration Desk during the regatta (Friday -Sunday).  Note:  Please bring full payment with entry - no exceptions
The entry fees will go into a pot, with the winner getting half the pot:  (7 entries x 9 people/boat x$10/person= $630...half of that = $315 to the winning 8+. That buys a lot of ice cream!)

(Special recognition to any boat with more than 4 active coaches in it - counting coxswains!)

Masters Men are encouraged to enter the Open/AD 4+ (event 2) on Friday.
This event is being run over 1000m to give the RCA Para 4+ a race before they head to the World Championships.
UVIC will be entering a Mixed Srs 4+, but we recommend that interested Masters enter 4 men.

Open 8+:  If we get more than 3 Masters entries for the Open 8+ we will run a separate Masters 8+ over 1000m.
Composite entries are welcome!



All information, including updated schedules, results and flow pattern maps will be posted on RegattaCentral.
Schedules, results and flow pattern maps will also be posted on the Information Board at the boathouse.

VCRC will not distribute Regatta Packages with schedules or maps at the event, although we will print off a few copies of the schedule to have on hand. Links to maps are available in News:

If you want to have hard copies of the schedule, we encourage you to print them off at home and bring them with you.

Contact David and Alison Antrobus
Phone Please contact regatta via email
Chief Umpire Not yet posted
Juniors Yes
HS/Scholastic Yes
Collegiate No
Open Yes
Masters Yes
Elite No
Para Yes
Inclusive No
Entry Fees (CAD)
Not yet posted