Beat the Beast

  • Feb 2, 2019
  • indoor
  • Vancouver, BC (CAN)
  • Hosted By: St. George's School
  • Sanctioned by RCA and Rowing BC


ENTRY FEE: $20 for up to two events (1 individual and 1 relay) (*includes all RCA, Rowing BC fees and taxes)  

*Late entries will only be accepted if there is room and will be charged $25

Entry fee also includes $2 which will be donated to KidSport

*Relay Entries can be made on Race Day providing there are open lanes. Maximum of 24 Teams per event.

Events:  (final schedule will be announced with the draw when all entries are in)

  1. Masters Men (Categories C and Above) 1000m
  2. Junior C Boys (Teams of 2) 1000m
  3. Masters Women (Categories C and Above) 1000m
  4. Junior C Girls (Teams of 2) 1000m
  5. Masters Men (Categories A and B) 2000m
  6. Junior B Boys (including lightweights) 2000m
  7. Masters Women (Categories A and B) 2000m
  8. Junior B Girls (including lightweights) 2000m
  9. Junior A Boys (including lightweights) 2000m
  10. Junior A Girls (including lightweights) 2000m
  11. Novice Men 2000m
  12. Novice Women 2000m
  13. U23 Men (including lightweights) 2000m
  14. U23 Women (including lightweights) 2000m
  15. Para (M/W and all classifications) 2000m
  16. Open Men (including lightweights) 2000m
  17. Open Women (including lightweights) 2000m
  18. Mixed Coxswains Crawl 500m
  19. Men’s Relay 2000m (team of 4)
  20. Women’s Relay 2000m (team of 4)
  21. Mixed Relay 2000m (team of 4)
  22. Parent/Offspring Relay 1000m

*With events 2, 4, 18, 19, 20, 21 teams can switch at any intervals they choose.  

*If any Jr. C athletes wish to compete on their own they are free to enter the Jr. B race and will be recognized.

*With events 18 and 19 a team can be Jr. A, B, Sr, Sr. B, lightweight or heavyweight.  All members of the team should be of a same category or the team will be placed in the category of the highest member.  Each category will be assigned a gold standard (usually based on Worlds Best Time) and the winner will be determined by each teams result compared to their gold standard.  


Lightweight Weight Classifications

Men 75kg  |  Women  61.5 kg

Lightweight rowers shall be weighed wearing only their racing uniform on tested scales not less than one (1) hour and not more than two (2) hours before their first lightweight race.  Each athlete will have one attempt at weighing in.  Failure to weigh-in will result in being moved to the Open category’s results.

**IMPORTANT:  It is highly suggested that Jr. B lightweight athletes NOT cut weight.  A note will be made and attention will be brought to that athletes coach.  Please ensure your athletes are healthy, happy and naturally lightweight at this age.  

Junior Rowing Age Groups:  Junior A: U19  |  Junior B: U17   |  Junior C: U15 

Junior C

Age 14 and under to December 31 2019 inclusive.  If you are turning 15 in 2019 you must row Junior B

Junior B

Age 16 and under to December 31 2019 inclusive.  If you are turning 17 in 2019 you must row Junior A

Junior A

Age 18 and under to December 31 2019 inclusive.  If you are turning 19 in 2019 you must row Senior B

Senior B

Age 22 and under to December 31 2019 inclusive.  If you are turning 23 in 2019 you must row Senior


Open to all ages.  Any athlete may compete in this event. Winning this event precludes winning in any other event.


A athlete can compete as a novice as long as they started rowing in the current academic calendar.  Athletes who started rowing before the 2018 school year started are not considered novice for the 2019 Beat the Beast.  

Para Races

Refer to the Adaptive Rowing Classifications used by Rowing Canada.


Racing / training experience limited to role of coxswain having coxed a rowing race in a sanctioned regatta at least once during the 2018 regatta season.

There are no age or weight restrictions.

Parent / Offspring
Must be legal guardian or biologically related as per categories listed.
Any combination of father/son, mother/son, father/daughter, mother/daughter, or grandparent.

Masters rowing age groups

The age of a rower in a masters rowing event shall be that which he/she attains on the day of the event.

Masters rowing events shall be held in the following crew age categories:

A. Minimum age: 27 years

B. Average age: 36 years or more

C. Average age: 43 years or more

D. Average age: 50 years or more

E. Average age: 55 years or more

F. Average age: 60 years or more

G. Average age: 65 years or more

H. Average age: 70 years or more

I. Average age: 75 years or more

J. Average age: 80 years or more

K. Average age: 85 years or more

Contact Sean Leyland
Phone Please contact regatta via email
Sanctioned by  
Chief Umpire Not yet posted
Juniors Yes
HS/Scholastic Yes
Collegiate Yes
Open Yes
Masters Yes
Elite No
Para Yes
Inclusive No
Entry Fees (CAD)
Standard Cost Late Cost
Entry $16.75 $21.75
RCA Seat Fee $3.25
Plus taxes if applicable