By Anne Linton, Volunteer Coordinator, 2018 WRCC
Several months ago, I was asked by the organizing committee members for 2018 WRCC to help out as the volunteer coordinator for the event.
It amazes me to think that this world class event, which has never been to North America, has been taken on by a group of very enthusiastic, well-organized, very hard working volunteers (mostly flatwater rowers) who have put themselves on the line to introduce coastal rowing to on Canada’s West Coast. Victoria is a perfect venue for open water rowing and touring. We hope this event will sow the seeds for a lasting legacy.
We are excited to welcome the world to Canada for the World Rowing Coastal Championships in October!
Click on one of the videos we have prepared to say “welcome”!
Check out the magical scenery of B.C.
Come for the rowing and be sure to stay a while to explore the super natural beauty!
Members of the Salish Sea Coastal Rowing Club, based in Vancouver, British Columbia, are thrilled that nearby Victoria will host the World Rowing Coastal Championships in October. Salish Sea is already putting together plans to train crews for the event and hopes it will attract even more rowers to “go coastal”.
“This will be the first time that the World Championships in coastal rowing has ever been held in North America, and is a huge boost for coastal rowing in Canada,” said Annette O’Shea, president of the Salish Sea club. “This is an opportunity for Canadian rowers to take on the world and compete in the most beautiful coastline anywhere.”
As we count down to the World Rowing Coastal Championships in October in Canada, we are reaching out to coastal competitors from around the world to explain to us what makes coastal rowing so special.
Photos and information from Margaurite Deasy
Vice chair of Rowing Ireland Offshore Rowing
Courtmacsherry Rowing Club
The Coastal Rowing Club in West Cork never stands still and legend has it that certain members would row any boat, anywhere, anytime.
Clearly, they have a long standing love affair with rowing!
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