Victoria rowers bring home bounty of medals

Victoria City Rowing Club competes at Royal Canadian Henley

  • Aug. 14, 2014 12:00 p.m.

Victoria City Rowing Club brought home 10 medals from one of the most prestigious regattas in the world – the Royal Canadian Henley.

VCRC Juniors won the following events: U17 men’s eight and quad, U17 Women’s double and quad. VCRC also won the women’s para legs trunk arms double event; men’s para arms and shoulders single dash; men’s arms and shoulders single; and the U23 men’s single.

This year there were representatives from Argentina, Australia and Great Britain at the regatta, held at St. Catharine, Ont..

Racing takes place over a six day period with boat sizes ranging from singles to eights and age categories starting at U17 up to masters (80+). There are also adaptive rowing events for rowers with a disability.

VCRC sent 34 men and women in the U17 and U19 category to compete and a number of these rowers were entered in multiple events.

Anyone interested in rowing can go online to vcrc.bc.ca.