Jackie Skender

Rowing Canada Aviron (RCA) is pleased to announce that the annual Canadian Masters Championships regatta will be held at the Olympic Basin, in Montreal, Quebec, August 24 to 26, 2012

The regatta is hosted by the Montreal Rowing Club, which celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2012. Club president Pierre-Rémi Fourès is the chair of the regatta Organizing Committee.

“Rowing Canada Aviron is very pleased to partner with the Montreal Rowing Club to host the 2012 Canadian Masters Championships,” said Rowing Canada Aviron president Dr. Michael Murphy. “Masters regattas are not only competitive and exciting, but also a lot of fun for all involved. We are looking forward to a great event.”

The regatta draws hundreds of masters rowers each year. The competitor categories are in five-year groups from age 21 to 26, the AA category, to 75 years of age and older, the I category. Masters race in the following boat types: single, double, quadruple sculls; pair, four, coxed four and eight sweep boats. There are events for women and men and mixed boats as well as lightweight and open weight classes. Race distance is 1000 metres.

The host club was chosen from bids received and independently reviewed by the RCA Masters Committee and the RCA Safety and Events Committee. Both committees recommended to the V.P. National Development that Montreal Rowing Club be the host for 2012. The RCA Executive Committee recommended the same bid to the RCA Board.

Additional information about the regatta can be found at: http://www.rcamasters.ca.