The Victoria City Rowing Club (VCRC) is proud to announce that a team of 6 junior women has taken a challenge organized by Rowing Canada Aviron to the highest level already rowing close to 1500m combined in the last 10 days.


In the challenging search for achievable goals this year with all events cancelled 6 junior women athletes registered for the ‘Row to Tokyo’ Challenge that started on April 19th to make as many km’s as possible to virtual row from Vancouver to Tokyo. After a few days the girls thought that if they stepped it up they could win the event and make more km’s than any of the other in total 30 teams. They are now in first place ahead of a U23 men’s team of the University of Calgary. This weekend they are planning to complete as many km as possible to win the challenge.


The winning team will be announced on May 3rd. The leaderboard is updated every morning at 9:30am and available via:


This challenge will be the kick off for the club goal set by the junior team to fundraise for a new 8+ at the boathouse. Under current restrictions athletes are only allowed to row in singles and can’t wait to go back into crew boats. Fundraising for this new crew boat will bring motivation and excitement to a difficult year with all regatta cancelled. Donations can be made via:


The Victoria City Rowing Club (VCRC) is a not-for-profit, member-driven rowing club operating out of the Victoria Rowing Society (VRS) boathouse on Elk Lake in Victoria, BC. We offer introductory, recreational, and competitive rowing programs for athletes of all ages (12-80+ years) and skill levels. For more information regarding programs or the VCRC, please visit