Shawinigan Lake School

Sarah Doyle – Photos by Erich Eichhorn (ISN)

May 14, 2013, Victoria, BC (ISN) – Sunday was Finals Day at the 53rd Shawnigan Lake School Regatta, and featured more excellent performances and outstanding results. Although rough water prevented five races from taking place, the balance of events were seen through to a conclusion.

Brentwood College School captured the Regatta’s two marquee events, the Junior A Men’s’ and Women’s’ 8+. Both crews looked strong and composed throughout the competition and appear to be well-positioned to challenge for a place on the podium at the upcoming National Championships in St. Catharine’s, Ontario. In other races, the Victoria City Rowing Club emerged victorious in the Junior B Women’s’ 8+, while the Junior B Mens’ 8+ event was won by the host Shawnigan crew who ably defended their home water, defeating a talented entry from St. George’s School in the final.

No better place to be than on the lake as two Shawnigan Lake competitors give the thumbs up during the regattaErich Eichhorn image ( )

Volunteers played a huge part of completing a successful 53rd Shawnigan Lake School Rowing Regatta last weekend. A starting judge oversees a fair start to a race Erich Eichhorn image ( )

All of the final results can be found at the Official Regatta Site,

An event of this size would not be possible without the teamwork and support of the Shawnigan Lake School community, and the entire rowing fraternity. With 20 clubs and more than 700 athletes competing, ensuring a successful event is a total team effort.

Shawnigan Lake teams showed well over the weekend against 19 other cubs from Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland – Erich Eichhorn image ( )

Shawnigan Lake put their best up against almost 700 other competitors daily during the 2 day event. Two Shawnigan lake competitors get an early morning start to their day on the lake – Erich Eichhorn image ( )

“This really is a community event,” said Shawnigan’s Head of Rowing, Tim Coy. “From volunteer umpires and officials, to parents, students and staff who so willingly give up their free time, there is no way the regatta could happen without the generosity of so many. So thank you to everyone who helped give these athletes the absolute best experience imaginable.”

The 53 annual Shawnigan Lake Regatta would not be possible without the tireless efforts of so many volunteers giving up time to make the regatta a success – Erich Eichhorn image ( )

One of many valued officials and umpires takes a moment of quiet reflection between heats, enjoying ideal weather conditions – Erich Eichhorn image ( )