RCA National Rowing Championships-Canada Cup

  • Nov 7, 2017 To Nov 12, 2017
  • sprint
  • Burnaby Lake
  • Burnaby, BC (CAN)
  • Hosted By: Rowing British Columbia

Thank you to our regatta supporters!

Host Hotel: Hilton Metrotown

Volunteer Sponsor: Frontline Real Estate 

Athlete Awards Banquet Presenting Sponsor: Jonker Auto Group

Athlete Awards Banquet Table Donors

This event would not run without the support of Rowing Canada Aviron, Rowing BC, viaSport British Columbia, and Sport Burnaby.

Thank you!

Technical Packages

2017 National Rowing Championships Technical Package (English)

2017 National Rowing Championships Technical Package (French)

2017 Canada Cup Regatta Technical Package (English)

2017 Canada Cup Regatta Technical Package (French)


Bulletin #1 (English) - posted June 7, 2017

Bulletin #1 (French) - posted June 7, 2017

Bulletin #2 (English) - posted August 28, 2017

Bulletin #2 (French) - posted August 28, 2017

Bulletin #3 (English) - posted November 2, 2017

Bulletin #3 (French) - posted November 2, 2017

Course Map

Course maps are available here. The patterns shown here will be in use during 2017 CURCs and 2017 NRC-CC Regattas, effecitve November 2-12th.

Please note the practice pattern has changed from previous years and IS NOT the same as the regular Burnaby Lake training pattern. Please ensure that all coaches and athletes have taken a detailed look at these maps. 

Practice Sessions

A coach boat must be on the water in order for crews to practice. Coaches are responsible for coordinating who will go out in the coach boat before any athletes launch. An online sign up sheet is available here. Coaches are required to go online to indicate who has taken responsibility over having a coach boat on the water during that session. Athletes must not launch unless a coach has signed up for the session, and a coach boat is on the water.


Tuesday, November 7th

12:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.    Course open for practice

Wednesday, November 8th  

8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.        Course open for practice

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.        Regatta office hours

4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.        Team managers / coaches meeting

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.        Jury meeting, Burnaby Lake Pavilion

Thursday, November 9th    

7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.       Course open for practice (subject to visibility)

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.       Regatta office hours

9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.       Racing (Time Trials, QF, Reps)

30 min. after the last race Team managers / coaches meeting

Friday, November 10th    

7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.        Course open for practice (subject to visibility)

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.        Regatta office hours

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.      Racing

12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.      Break (tentative, confirmed with actual schedule)

1:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.        Racing

30 minutes after last race  Team managers / coaches meeting (starts 30 min after the start of last race)

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.        Canadian Rowing Hall of Fall Reception (Vancouver Rowing Club)

Saturday, November 11th     

7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.        Course open for practice

8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.        Regatta office hours

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.      Racing Finals (A,B,C)

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.      RCA Alumni Racing Event

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.        VIP/ Alumni mingling

1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.        Course open for practice

5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m         NRC medal presentation (winners arrive @ Hilton Metrotown at 4:45 p.m.)

6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.        Reception (Hilton Metrotown)

7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.        Awards Banquet (Hilton Metrotown)

Sunday, November 12th    

No a.m. practice due to lack of daylight

7:00 a.m.  – 11:30 a.m.    Regatta office hours

8:00 a.m.  – 12:00 p.m.    Canada Cup Racing (schedule to be finalized)

Medals to be handed out immediately after each event.

This schedule is tentative and is subject to change based on actual racing entries, weather, and other factors.

Canada Cup Progression Format

  1. Format assumes a maximum of 12 entries for Canada Games events and 5 entries for Canada Cup events. If 7 or more entries are received for the CC events, heats may be added to the schedule. This may result in the regatta extending past currently scheduled ending time.

  2. The events are essentially 2,500 metres in length. Crews race 2000m and then race 500m.

  3. In the Canada Games events the five fastest times from the two heats advance to the Final 'A' 500m event; the remainder advance to the Final 'B'. At the conclusion of the CG 2000m heats, crews row to the finish area dock to get new bow number for 500m final.

  4. In the Canada Cup events, crews remain on the water after their 2000m race until their 500m race.

  5. The 500m finals will start at the 1500m line with a 'floating start'.

  6. A crew's 2000m time is added to the crew's 500m time. The crew with the lowest combined time is declared the winner.

  7. Only gold medals will be awarded. 

Contact Sonja Lonne
Email sonja.lonne@rowingbc.ca
Phone 604-273-4769
Chief Umpire Mike Bagshawe
Juniors No
HS/Scholastic No
Collegiate No
Open No
Masters No
Elite Yes
Para Yes
Inclusive No
Entry Fees (CAD)
Coxswains $0.00
NRC & CC per athlete (5% tax included) $157.50