Duelling Over a Grand

  • Apr 7, 2018 To Apr 8, 2018
  • sprint
  • Elk Lake
  • Victoria, BC (CAN)
  • Hosted By: Victoria City Rowing Club
  • Sanctioned by RCA and Rowing BC

Victoria City Rowing Club (VCRC) invites you to a weekend of racing on Elk Lake. Duelling Over A Grand is unlike any other regatta on the West Coast: two crews race head to head for 1000 meters, with the winner advancing to the next round of racing. A double knockout format allows a crew to advance through the tournament until they lose twice and are knocked out of the tournament or progress all the way to the final. With the double knockout, tournament style format, crews have the chance to take what they learned in one race and apply it to the next one. The exciting sudden death final has the crew who lost only once (and progressed to the final through the “underdog tree”) racing the crew who won all its races (and progressed to the final through the “undefeated tree”).

VCRC is pleased to announce prizes for the following events*

  • Open Mens 1x $1000 (1st Place), $250 (2nd Place)
  • Open Womens 1x $1000 (1st Place), $250 (2nd Place)
  • Junior Mens 1x Helo Jacket (custom sized)
  • Junior Womens 1x Helo Jacket (custom sized)
  • Masters Mixed 2x Helo Jacket (custom sized & Masters custom fit)

* Winners of the events must be in attendance to collect their prize. If they are not present the prize will be awarded to the second or third place finisher.


Early Bird Entry Deadline:March 24th, midnight (after this date, entry fee + $10/seat)

Normal Entry Deadline:March 31st, midnight (after this date, entry fee +$20/seat)

Late Entries:Late entries will be accepted until noon, April 4th. Late entry fee: entry fee +$20/seat.

Fee Payment:Due at time of normal entry (March 31st, midnight)

Scratches:Made before 12 noon March 31st will not be charged a fee.

Scratch fee:Crews scratching after 12 noon March 31st will forfeit their entry fee and be charged a $20 penalty.

Preliminary Draw:April 2nd


 Regatta Information

VCRC Regatta Website:

Email: vcrcregattas@gmail.com

 Due to the umpredictable nature of advancement in this tournament style format, each competitor may race in one event only.

Masters Racing

Similar to last year, an updated version of the Garrett-Zezza handicap system will be applied to Masters events, with prizes awarded based on adjusted times. Masters are those 21 or older, as of Dec 31 of the current year.

For more information please check the regatta website.


Registration opens March 8th, 2018. 

Entries will be capped at 16 for every event except the open 1x events.

The composition of the crew must stay the same throughout the regatta – no substituting. We encourage you to contact other clubs about entering composite crews, we want to ensure all athletes get an opportunity to race. Late entry of composite crews is possible up to noon, April 4th.

Fees are due by the normal entry deadline: midnight, March 31st.

Please email clubadmin@vcrc.bc.ca if you are not able to pay online.

Website http://www.vcrc.bc.ca/regattas-and-events/vcrc-regattas/duelling-over-a-grand
Contact Greg Sedun
Email vcrcregattas@gmail.com
Phone Please contact regatta via email
Sanctioned by  
Chief Umpire Brian Williams
Juniors No
HS/Scholastic No
Collegiate No
Open No
Masters No
Elite No
Para Yes
Inclusive No
Entry Fees (CAD)
Standard Cost Early Cost Late Cost
1x $68.00 $58.00 $78.00
2x $86.00 $76.00 $96.00
4+ $140.00 $130.00 $150.00
4x $132.00 $122.00 $142.00
RCA Seat Fee $3.25
Plus taxes if applicable