RBC 2014 National Rowing Championships about to begin at Elk Lake


Olympians Patricia Obee (left) and Lindsay Jennerich (right), who will be competing this weekend at Elk Lake, Victoria.

Athletes from across the country are getting ready to compete this weekend at the 2014 RBC National Rowing Championships (NRC’s) at Elk Lake, in Victoria, BC.

The NRC regatta is the last important competition before the grueling months of the winter training schedule commences for the athletes. 

This regatta helps provide a year-end ranking of the rowers.  This in turn helps with athlete funding criteria.

A number of Olympians will be competing at this weekend’s NRC regatta. Included in the roster on the men’s side are London Games silver medalists Will Crothers, Conlin McCabe and Rob Gibson.  Competing on the women’s side, and also London Olympic silver medalists, are Natalie Mastracci, Lauren Wilkinson and Ashley Brzozowicz.

There are no large crews competing in this regatta.  All athletes will be racing in either singles or pairs.

A new and exciting feature of this year’s 2014 edition of the RBC National Rowing Championship regatta is the live online streaming component.  This feature will be available for the semifinals and finals portion of the competition and will be powered by ViaSport.

Racing gets underway Friday morning and continues with the semifinals on Saturday, November 8th (12:45-4:00 PST).  Racing culminates with the Sunday finals on November 9th (12:00 – 2:45pm PST).

To follow all the weekend action online, visit ViaSport.

Athlete biographies of Canada’s national rowing team are available here.

To support and learn more about team members and stay on top of developments within the Canadian National Rowing squad, follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

About ViaSport Productions:

ViaSport Productions is the broadcast and production arm of ViaSport British Columbia, tasked with increasing the exposure, recognition and power of amateur-level sport across the province. The goal driving ViaSport Productions is to offer a broad range of online programming – live-streamed events, interviews, commentary and more – bringing amateur sport coverage into every home across the province. To learn more, visit www.viasport.ca/viasport-productions.

About Rowing Canada Aviron:

Rowing Canada Aviron represents members of all levels and disciplines in the sport of rowing, and runs one of Canada’s most successful summer Olympic-sport programs. For more information on rowing in Canada and to find your local club, visit rowingcanada.org. For further information, please contact RCA.


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