McGill hosts Canadian university rowing championships, Nov. 2-3

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Rowing 2013 Team Photo


MONTREAL — The schedule for this weekend’s Canadian University Rowing Association’s national championships has been announced. The event, slated for Nov. 2-3, will be hosted by McGill University at the site the Olympic rowing basin on Ile Notre-Dame, just south of Montreal.
 
This event will be the largest championship in CURA history with over 332 student-athletes registered to compete from 25 universities, ranging  from Victoria, B.C., to Antigonish, N.S.
 
The schedule, which runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day, features 12 events, divided equally between men and women, ranging from lightweight singles to heavyweight eights.
 
Saturday’s time trials will determine seeding for the top six boats advancing to Sunday’s finals. Races will consist of a two-kilometre sprint. Scoring in the team standings is based on the finishing position in each event, with 15, 20, 25 or 40 points up for grabs, depending on the race, awarded to the top boats.
 
McGill’s best medal hope is the women’s pair of Kalyna Franko of Toronto and Luce Bourbeau from the Madeleine Islands in eastern Quebec, who teamed up to strike gold at last year’s championship in Victoria. The McGill crew is coming off a recent run of solid results at the OUA championships – where they captured three bronze medals – and the prestigious Head of the Charles regatta, where they finished second in the women’s fours.  
 
Annual CURCs cocktail and banquet held at Holiday Inn Midtown Montreal on Sunday evening; awards ceremony
 
The competing schools include Alberta, UBC, Brock, Calgary, Carleton, Dalhousie, École de technologie supérieure, Fraser Valley, Guelph, Laurentian, Manitoba, McGill, McMaster, Montréal, UOIT, Ottawa, Queen’s, Regina, RMC, Saskatchewan, St. Francis Xavier, Toronto, Trent, Victoria and Western.
 
Last year, UBC hosted the competition in Burnaby, B.C., where Victoria won their third consecutive CURA women’s championship and Brock claimed the men’s title. McGill last hosted the regatta in 2004 when Brock University won the men’s title and UBC hoisted the women’s banner.
 
CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE
(For both Saturday time trials and Sunday finals).
 
09:00 am  Men’s single sculls
09:30 am  Lightweight Women’s double sculls
10:00 am  Lightweight Men’s Single sculls
10:30 am  Women’s doubles
11:00 am  Men’s eights
11:30 am  Lightweight Women’s quad
12:00 pm  Women’s single sculls
12:30 pm  Lightweight Men’s scull
01:00 pm  Men’s doubles
01:30 pm  Men’s doubles
02:00 pm  Lightweight Men’s quad
02:30 pm  Women’s eights
 
CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY

CANADIAN UNIVERSITY ROWING ASSOCIATION NATIONAL CHAMPIONS
YEAR MEN WOMEN HOST VENUE
1997 Victoria Victoria Victoria Elk Lake, Victoria, BC
1998 Victoria Victoria Victoria Elk Lake, Victoria, BC
1999 Brock Victoria Brock Martindale Pond, St. Catharines, Ont
2000 Victoria Victoria Victoria Elk Lake, Victoria, BC
2001 Victoria Victoria Brock Martindale Pond, St. Catharines, Ont
2002 Brock Victoria Brock Martindale Pond, St. Catharines, Ont
2003 Brock Victoria Victoria Elk Lake, Victoria, BC
2004 Brock UBC McGill Olympic Basin, Montreal, Que
2005 UBC Victoria Victoria Elk Lake, Victoria, BC
2006 Western Western Brock Martindale Pond, St. Catharines, Ont
2007 Western Queen’s Brock Welland, Ont
2008 Western Western UFV/UBC Fort Langley, BC
2009 Victoria Western McGill Olympic Basin, Montreal, Que
2010 Victoria Victoria Victoria Elk Lake, Victoria, BC
2011 Western Victoria Western Welland, Ont
2012 Brock Victoria UBC Lake Burnaby, Burnaby, BC
2013 McGill Olympic Basin, Montreal, Que

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