Crew Challenge

Join the Regina Rowing Club – 2017 Crew Challenge

Challenge yourself. Be inspired by Olympic Gold Medalist Adam Kreek. Learn a new sport. Have fun. Race in the 40th Annual Western Canada Sprints Regatta. Enjoy a great experience.

The Crew Challenge is a boat race in eight oar rowing shells hosted by the Regina Rowing Club on Wascana Lake. The Crew Challenge is part of the 40th Western Canada Sprints Regatta which hosts clubs from across the prairies. The events is on June 10th, 2017. Up to 9 crews from Regina will race in eights for the Challenge Trophy and Spirit Awards.

What You Get:

  • 6 structured on-water practices prior to the race (90 minute practices)
  • Great coaching
  •  A team t-shirt (but you have to select a snazzy name
  • Full registration and insurance coverage with Rowing Canada Aviron
  • Training and race experience on beautiful Wascana Lake
  • Opportunity to row for the rest of the summer for a $125upgrade fee
  • Most importantly…. a wicked fun experience

SPECIAL EVENT BREAKFAST - The Rowing Club has partnered with the Caring Place to host special guest Adam Kreek, Olympic Gold Medal Rower, CBC commentator, and adventurer (he rowed across the Altantic). Adam will speak about facing his fears, over-coming depression, and setting goals. Each Crew Challenge participant will receive a ticket to the event and a 30-day empowerment journal created by Adam. The breakfast is May 4th at the Wascana Country Club. Proceeds from the event support The Caring Place (more info on Adam & the Caring Place).

The Details:

  •        No rowing experience is needed. Most participants will have no experience. 
  •        A maximum of 9 crews of 8 people can enter. Only 5 team spots left.
  •        Teams of 4 or 8 can enter. 4 person teams will be partnered to form a crew of 8. 
  •        Crews can be male, female or a combination. Teamwork is more valuable than strength.
  •        Races are 400 meters (1/4 mile) or approximately 2 minutes.
  •        Practices are typically in the evening or weekend, depending on crew schedules.
  •        Awards presented for fastest crew, and most spirited crew.
  •        Coxswains (the little people who drive the boats) are provided.

       Entry Fee: $1000 per Eight or $500 per four ($125/person)