Crews compete at the Duelling over a Grand Victoria City Rowing Club Rowing Regatta on Elk Lake in Victoria, B.C., on Saturday April 5, 2014. Photograph by: KEVIN LIGHT.

The Victoria City Rowing Club is pleased to announce the BC Championships Challenge/West Regatta that is taking place this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.


The event, with 500 crews and 600+ individual athletes ages 11-70+ from across BC, Alberta and the US Pacific North West, serves to prepare for the World Rowing Junior Championships, World Rowing Championships, the U21 Canadian Trans-Tasman Series and the Canadian Royal Henley Regatta.


The regatta will take place on Elk Lake off the Pat Bay Highway, with races beginning at 11:00 a.m. on Friday and 6:30 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Categories will include Men’s and Women’s Junior U19, U17, and U15, as well as Open and Masters. Crews will race over 1865m long 6 lane wide rowing course, racing time trials, heats, semifinals and finals. BC Champions will be awarded after their final race.

More information is available at, while live results will be available at


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