Wigs, Warm Weather, and White Water – Head and Tail of the Gorge Day 2

Day 2 brought sunny weather and superb racing on the Tail of the Gorge course. The finish line remained the same, but crews started further inland and didn’t have to navigate the narrows a second time. Tail of the Gorge brings its own challenges, linking turn after turn into a 3 km course with almost […]

Wigs, Warm Weather, and White Water – Head and Tail of the Gorge Day 1

Feeling the absence of some whitewater racing in the racing calendar, the ERC made their annual trip out to Victoria for Head of the Gorge and Tail of the Gorge. The race takes place on a tidal inlet near downtown Victoria and features a raging current through a narrow gap (the “Gorge”) midway through the […]

Best in the West – Western Canadian University Rowing Championships

Early on Friday morning, the University of Alberta Rowing Team piled onto a coach bus for the long drive out to Burnaby, BC, host of the 2016 Western Canadian University Rowing Championships. Westerns is the first chance for many of the athletes to test themselves against the rowing powerhouses of the west coast and is […]

Gold Rush – Dino Sprints and Head of the Weasel 2016

The Edmonton Rowing Club made the short trip south to Calgary for a regatta doubleheader this weekend. The morning started off with the fiery Dino Sprints, an action-packed 1500m laned race on the Glenmore Reservoir. After an invigorating 3 hour bus ride at 5:00 in the morning, the team woke up from their naps in […]

Head of Vermilion – Wind, Waves, Weeds, and Weird Trophies

Hosted by the Lakeland College & Lakeland Rowing Club, the Head of the Vermilion is a 3000m head race on Vermilion Park Lake. Although it only happens once every three years, this year marked a big milestone, the 20th anniversary. Head of the Vermilion was the first race of the fall season for the ERC […]

Edmonton Rowing Club wins Men’s Division title at the 2015 NWIRA Championship

48 Edmonton athletes made their way to Regina this weekend to compete at the 112nd NWIRA regatta. The North-West International Rowing Association (NWIRA) championship is one of the oldest sporting events in the north-western region and features the highly sought after Lipton Cup for the winner of the overall club championship. Unfortunately, racing at the […]

Henley 2015 – Day 6

We are happy to finally bring you the last report from this year’s Canadian Henley Regatta. Over the course of Saturday afternoon and Sunday a whopping 10 crews represented at the Edmonton Rowing Club in Henley Finals!! That means a quarter of all of our entries raced in finals on the weekend alone.   Saturday […]

Henley 2015 – Day 5

The ERC press team would like to apologize to all athletes, club members and fans for the delay in getting this report out to you. So called “day jobs” appear to be getting in the way of efficient and quick press coverage of the final two regatta days. Unfortunately, the promised summary of all weekend […]

Henley 2015 – Day 4

After a packed schedule on the previous day, Friday was a little slower and gentler on the coaching staff, who had substituted normal food intake for an exclusively coffee based diet at this point.  First to take to the water was Erin Watchman in a heat of the U17 Women’s 1x. Erin completed her tour of all junior […]

Henley 2015 – Day 3

The Edmonton Rowing Club started the morning with the best set of results in the regatta thus far. Every single crew that raced before noon progressed to semi-finals or finals. Sources close to head coach and Australian national Ali Williams suggest that the rage and ferocity she inspired in the Edmonton athletes came in defiance of Australia’s […]