Adverse weather conditions affected the start of World Rowing Cup 3 with morning racing postponed and a revised schedule of time trials held in the afternoon. The fairness committee decided on a time trials format which saw all crews racing their heats one after another in a single lane against the clock. Based on today’s time trial results, crews either advanced to the next round of racing or into the repechage.

Ellen Gleadow (Vancouver, BC) kicked off action for the Canadian team with a race win, recording the fastest split times at each 500m marker, finishing with a time of 8:19.38 and locking up her spot in the A/B semi-final tomorrow.

The Women’s Lightweight Double team, Jill Moffatt (Bethany, ON) Jennifer Casson (Kingston, ON) also advance to the A/B semi-finals with a 2nd place finish in their heat today with a time of 7:42.85.

Canada’s Women’s Eight crew booked their ticket straight to the A Final on Sunday, finishing 2nd behind New Zealand with a time of 6:37.00.

Canada’s two Women’s Four entries, CAN1 and CAN2, faced off against eachother in the opening round, finishing 3rd and 5th respectively in their heat today to progress to the repechage tomorrow.

Andrea Proske (Langley, BC) and Gabrielle Smith (Unionville, ON) raced to a third place finish in the Women’s Double heat and also head to repechage tomorrow.

Action continues tomorrow in Rotterdam with semi-final and repechage action for 5 Canadian boats. Women’s Lightweight Single A finals will also be held tomorrow following A/B semi-finals.

Team Canada Results and Progressions

Lightweight Women’s Single – Ellen Gleadow
1st in Heat > A/B Semi-final

Lightweight Women’s Double – Jennifer Casson & Jill Moffatt
2nd in Heat > A/B Semi-final

Women’s Coxed Eight (Roster below)
2nd in Heat > A Final (Sunday)

Women’s Double Sculls – Andrea Proske & Gabrielle Smith
3rd in Heat > Repechage

Women’s Four – CAN1
3rd in Heat > Repechage
Women’s Four – CAN2
5th in Heat > Repechage

Full Results

Canadian Crews – World Cup 3

Women’s Eight
Madison MaileyBurnaby Lake Rowing Club
Susanne GraingerLondon Rowing Club
Jennifer MartinsWestern University Rowing Club
Christine RoperOttawa Rowing Club
Avalon WasteneysUniversity of Victoria Rowing Club
Kasia Gruchalla-WesierskiCalgary Rowing Club
Stephanie GrauerBurnaby Lake Rowing Club
Rebecca ZimmermanUniversity of Victoria Rowing Club
Kristen Kit (coxswain)University of British Columbia Rowing Club/St. Catharines Rowing Club
Lightweight Women’s Double
Jill MoffattWestern University Rowing Club
Jennifer CassonKingston Rowing Club
Lightweight Women’s Single
Ellen GleadowBurnaby Lake Rowing Club
Women’s Four
Hillary JanssensUniversity of British Columbia Rowing Club
Sydney PayneBrentwood College Rowing Club
Nicole HareCalgary Rowing Club
Lisa RomanMiddlesex-Western Rowing Club
Kristin BauderMiddlesex-Western Rowing Club
Karen LefsrudCalgary Rowing Club
Colleen NesbittCalgary Rowing Club
Morgan RostsRidley Graduate Boat Club
Women’s Double
Andrea ProskeVictoria City Rowing Club
Gabrielle SmithKnowlton Rowing Club