RCA National Rowing Championships Regatta

  • Sep 28, 2023 To Oct 1, 2023
  • sprint
  • North Cowichan, BC (CAN)
  • Hosted By: Rowing Canada Aviron
  • Sanctioned by RCA and Rowing BC (2023)

2023 National Rowing ChampionshipsRowing Canada Aviron (RCA) has partnered with Maple Bay Rowing Club, with support from Rowing BC, for the second consecutive year to welcome the nation’s rowing community to the traditional ancestral territories of Coast Salish First Nations at the picturesque Quamichan Lake in North Cowichan, British Columbia.

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2023 National Rowing Championships Overview

The 2023 National Rowing Championships (NRCs) event will be held from Thursday, September 28 through Sunday, October 1. This includes an Athlete Awards Dinner on Saturday evening and an additional day scheduled for inclement weather.

The National Rowing Championships (NRCs) purpose is to determine and crown Canadian National Champions in the sport of rowing. The regatta shall also afford the opportunity for athletes to be recognized for their accomplishments and to recognize the accomplishments of their peers. The NRCs shall also facilitate National Team athletes to “re-connect” with their home Provincial Rowing Association (PRA) and RCA Member Clubs.

2023 National Rowing Championships Bulletin 1: English VersionFrench Version

2023 National Rowing Championships Bulletin 2: English VersionFrench Version

2023 National Rowing Championships Technical Package: English Version | French Version

Time Trials: Start List

Race Schedule 

Right of Entry

An athlete entering the NRC Regatta is required to be registered with RCA through an RCA Club prior to an entry being made for the athlete. Exceptions for individuals registered with a USRowing organization may be considered to make up 50% of a pair (2-) entry and must be approved by the RCA High Performance Director prior to entering an event.

If the RCA Club listed during the entry process does not correspond with the RCA database at the time entries are verified, the RCA Club and Provincial Rowing Associations (PRA) in the database will be used to create the regatta draw and any subsequent race progressions or results.

Athletes must represent their PRA if they (1) receive Sport Canada AAP support; (2) receive Provincial funding of any kind, either direct or indirect; or (3) qualify through any published selection criteria defined by the athlete’s respective PRA. Any other entry may be entered by a Club. The RCA High Performance Director will provide a roster of AAP athletes to affiliated PRAs a week prior to the NRC Regatta entry deadline.


Universal Code of Conduct to Prevent and Address Maltreatment in Sport (UCCMS) Consent Forms

As part of our commitment to create an environment free of abuse, in December 2022, RCA joined Abuse-Free Sport and has been accessing the services of the Office of the Sport Integrity Commissioner since then. 

This is a reminder that all athletes, coaches, and umpires participating in the 2023 National Rowing Championships are required to complete the Universal Code of Conduct to Prevent and Address Maltreatment in Sport Consent Form. 

UCCMS Consent Form - English
Consentement Complet CCUMS - French

For Minors*

UCCMS Consent Form - Minors - English
Consentement Complet CCUMS - Minuers - French

*In the case of minors, the form must be signed by both the athlete and parent/guardian. 

All athletes, coaches and umpires are expected to complete the form before arriving at the venue. No individual in these roles will be able to compete, coach or umpire at the 2023 National Rowing Championships until this form has been completed.

We thank you for your support in this important matter.


NRCs Athlete Award Banquet

You are invited to the 2023 National Rowing Championships Athlete Awards Dinner!

Join us at Shawnigan Lake School on Saturday, September 30 at 6:00pm to celebrate our athletes. Athletes entering the NRCs are automatically registered for a ticket. Coaches, team personnel and community members can purchase tickets for $85 per person or sponsor a half or full table at the banquet. You can purchase tickets here. Tickets are on sale until Wednesday, September 27 at 12:00pm PT.

No physical tickets will be printed. Upon arrival at the Athlete Awards Dinner, all attendees will check in at a registration table to confirm seating. Anyone with food allergies should email Rachel Wolff ([email protected]).

There is absolutely no alcohol permitted at the Athlete Awards Banquet.  

Parking and Directions for the Banquet:

The Banquet will take place at Marion Hall on the Shawnigan Lake School campus.  Students will be on site to help guide parking - please drive slowly while on campus and be mindful that students are living on site.

The main entrance to Marion Hall is where you will enter, unless you require an accessible entrance, there is one to the side of the main entrance at the bottom of the stairs.

Seating is not assigned, after you check-in at the registration table, please grab a seat!


NRCs Sponsors & Partners

A huge thank you to all of our sponsors and donors!  Click on the "Sponsors" tab to see the wonderful organizations who are supporting this event and find out how your business can get involved!


Food, Accommodation & Transport

Athletes are responsible for their own food, accommodation, and transportation arrangements.

Click on the "Lodging" tab to find out about group rates that have been secured at two local hotels.

Click on the "Food & Dining" tab to find out about food option onsite at NRCs.


NRCs General News

Click on the "News" tab to find the 2023 General Schedule

2023 National Rowing Championships Venue

The 2023 National Rowing Championships will take place on Quamichan Lake, North Cowichan, British Columbia, the site of the Rowing Canada Aviron National Training Centre.

Spectators are welcome to view the racing from the Duncan Community Lodge or Art Mann Park.

2023 National Rowing Championships Venue Map

2023 NRCs Venue Map

NRCs Directions & Parking

Click on the "Directions & Parking" tab to find out how to get to the Duncan Community Lodge and where parking is available for athletes, umpires, and volunteers.

Contact Rachel Wolff
Email [email protected]
Phone 365.378.3596
Sanctioned by  
Chief Umpire/Referee Ge-an Rijniersce
Juniors No
High School No
Middle School No
Collegiate No
Open No
Masters No
Elite Yes
Para Yes
Inclusion No
Entry Fees (CAD)
Standard Cost
NRC and Athlete Awards Dinner combined Fee (1x) $165 $165.00
NRC and Athletes Awards Dinner combined fee (2-) $330 $330.00
Rowing Canada 2023 Seat Fee $3.85
Rowing BC 2023 Seat Fee $3.50
Plus taxes if applicable