OTTAWA ROWING CLUB
 

NEWS

Call Out for Volunteers!

May 23, 2015
The ORC has fun special events coming up and we are in need of volunteers to help! Check out the events below and send an email to melissa@ottawarowingclub.com or rowingcoord@ottawarowingclub.com to sign up as a volunteer. Sign up for a day or for some hours here and there - every little bit of help and time is appreciated! You can also drop by the ORC office to let us know how you can help. Thanks in advance for stepping up and making the ORC the best place to be in the city!

May 30 - National Capital High School Regatta

There are two volunteer shifts: 7AM-10AM and 10AM-1PM. Those volunteering during the first shift need to arrive by 7AM. Those volunteering in the second shift, should arrive by 9:45AM.

EACH shift requires:
LICENSED coach boat drivers (7)
Warm-up Marshal: facilitate flow of traffic in coach boat from out dock to warm-up area to start area; does not need additional driver if they have license **very important for keeping regatta on schedule!!** (1)
Finish line safety boat: extra person in addition to driver (1)
Finish line umpire assistant on land (1)
Runners between finish and scoring (2)
Scoring tabulation/seating finals: works in ORC office; excel experienced required (1)
Boat Marshal: monitors boats coming in/out of bays and controls foot traffic in front of bays (2)
Safety checkers: check bow ball and foot ties on ramp before boat proceeds to dock (2)
Boat number assigners/Coxbox sign out (2)
Info table (1)
Canteen: selling coffee, juice, water, baked goods (3)
In addition to the jobs listed above, members can volunteer by contributing nut-free baked goods for the bake sale.

All interested volunteers should contact Shelly by email (skarolevmassage@yahoo.ca) or phone (613-255-0209) with the role and time slot that fits best.

May 30 - MEC Paddlefest (http://events.mec.ca/event/54616/mec-paddlefest-ottawa-2015)
Duration: 9am to 5pm
Location: Mooney’s Bay

This is a free try rowing day at Mooney’s Bay, along with other water sports. Volunteers with rowing knowledge and experience are needed.

June 6 - Doors Open Ottawa and Get Out On the Water Open House
Duration: 10am to 4pm
Location: Ottawa Rowing Club

The doors of the ORC will be open to the public as a free opportunity to tour our boathouses. This year we are adding a try rowing opportunity to the day so the public can try out a rowing shell. Many helping hands will be needed to guide the public through the boathouse and to help with the try rowing component.

June 7 - Military Family Appreciation Day
Duration: 11am to 3pm
Location: Uplands

The Defence Community Family Appreciation Day is open to all military personnel, civilian employees of the Department of National Defence and Non-Public Funds, their families, and their friends! The ORC will have a booth set up on June 7 providing an opportunity for military personnel and families to discover rowing and what the ORC community has to offer. Volunteers are needed to get the word out about rowing at our booth.

June 21 - Family Fun Watersport Day for Canadian Forces
Duration: 11am to 3pm
Location: Ottawa Rowing Club

The ORC will host a Family Fun Watersport Day for the defence community. Many helping hands are needed to provide a try rowing opportunity for military personnel and their families who come out for a day of water sports and fun at the ORC.

July 1 - Let’s Row Canada Celebration!
Duration: 10am to 3pm
Location: Ottawa Rowing Club

Let’s Row Canada! is a free, all-access, fun, family-oriented event held on Canada Day at the ORC. General volunteer help is needed along with those experienced in rowing as we will have a free rowing opportunity on the day. Help us out and celebrate Canada at the best cottage in the city!

 

ORC Gets On The Water with Ottawa High Schools

hiugh school rowers on teh water

May 22, 2015

Ottawa high schools Longfields, Canterbury and Lisgar have enjoyed a day at the ORC and on the Ottawa River in recent weeks. This is as a result of the ORC’s Discover Rowing Day initiative providing a free opportunity for Ottawa area high schools to get students on the Ottawa River for a day of rowing. The ORC will welcome three additional schools before the end of May. All together through these Discover Rowing Days the ORC will have given over 100 students the amazing experience of rowing with a crew on the Ottawa River!

Huge thanks and recognition goes out to our AMAZING! volunteer coaching team who are making these days a reality including: Marika Kay, Greg Brown, Stu McKenzie, Francis Kenny, Kate Klarer, Emmie Page, Ashley Broadhurst, Lilianne Page, Tara Barnett, Kristen King and Victoria Ozimkowski, as well as Rob Marland, a two-time Olympian in rowing and Gold Medallist who has provided inspiring words of encouragement to participating students as part of the Discover Rowing Day experience.

rowers getting into boats at the dock

 

Summer job on the Ottawa Locks

May 19, 2015

We are looking for students interested in working at our Ottawa Locks location this summer in a Visitor Services role.

We're contacting you because part of the duties of this position is to operate a voyageur canoe! We were hoping someone from your club might be interested in putting their skills to work. (by no means are we trying to recruit your own staff) Or, if you know of anyone within your paddling communities who might be interested, we'd love to hear from them.

Thank you in advance and please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Kerry Fitz-Hardy
Visitor Services Team Leader | Chef d'équipe, services aux visiteurs
Ontario Waterways Unit | L'unité des voies navigables de l'Ontario
Rideau Canal National Historic Site | Lieu historique national du Canal-Rideau
34 Beckwith St. S | 34, rue Beckwith Sud
Smiths Falls, ON K7A 2A8

Parks Canada | Parcs Canada

Telephone | Téléphone: 613-283-7199 ext 215
Facsimile | Télécopieur: 613-283-0677
kerry.fitz-hardy@pc.gc.ca

 

New equipment repair and damage report system introduced

May 9, 2015

This year the ORC is introducing an online system to report boat damage and to indicate when repairs to damaged boats may be completed.

Members shoud fill out damage reports online as soon as dmagae occurs and the office staff will keep up to date the document indcated estimated repair times.

You can find the two Google docs here and youshouldbe bale to complete them online and save them

Open Equipment/Boat Damage Report form here

Open Pending Boat Repair form here

 

Yoga at the Ottawa Rowing Club

May 7, 2015

Nourish your Mind, Body & Spirit :)

When:
Tuesday, June 2, 6pm to 7:15pm
Monday, June 8, 6pm to 7:15pm
Tuesday, June 16, 6pm to 7:15pm
Tuesday, June 23, 6pm to 7:15pm
Tuesday, June 30, 6pm to 7:15pm
Tuesday, July 7, 6pm to 7:15pm
Tuesday, July 14, 6pm to 7:15pm
Tuesday, July 21, 6pm to 7:15pm
Tuesday, July 28, 6pm to 7:15pm

Where:
ORC Interpretive Centre

Who:
ORC yoga is open and free to ALL ORC members

Why:
Improve your oarsmanship
Improve posture and body alignment
Build core strength and increase flexibility
Reduce stress
Feel energized
Train harder with fewer injuries
Fine tuning your sense of balance and sensory awareness
Develop your mental focus and concentration
Observe the world in a more positive light
Engage in quality breathing

Your Yoga Teacher:
Terry Hind is a certified Group Fitness, Water Fitness and Yoga Instructor. With over 25 years of teaching experience, he has taught many types of group exercise classes as well as Yoga and Pilates, in government, corporate, commercial and community centre fitness settings. Terry is known for his high-energy and enthusiasm in his group fitness classes and his connection with mind-body-spirit in his yoga classes. He has a passion for health and well-being that he loves to share.

Grab your yoga mat and get ready to drop the brain, listen to the body and control the breath for a better YOU!

 

Update on parking at the ORC

May 5, 2015

All members wishing to park in the ORC parking lot need to sign out a parking pass from the office. Regardless if you just park early in the morning or in the evening for scheduled practice, you will need a pass. Parking is free to all members, just bring your license plate number with you upon registration. There will be a limit of one parking pass per person.

 

Safety Lights on sale at the club office

May 1, 2015

Personal safety lights and whistles are available in the ORC office. Cost is $15 each. Cash and cheque accepted.

 

Thank you!

April 30, 2015

Every year preparing and installing the ORC docks is a huge, time consuming task. ORC Registrar and Coach, Greg Brown led the efforts to get the docks repaired and installed and in the process donated hours and hours of volunteer time to get us on the water that much sooner. Many thanks to Greg and his team of helpers who dismantled and repaired the docks often in less than ideal weather conditions including rain, wind and cold. Many thanks also to everyone who came to help install the docks, put coach boats together and rig boats on April 25.

A big thank you also goes to ORC volunteer Peter Thompson. Peter has built from scratch new coach boat dollies that allow us to get coach boats around with ease. Building these dollies is no small task and takes many hours over the winter months. We at the club are very thankful and appreciative of Peter’s know-how and efforts - thank you, Peter!

Spring rowing is officially here!

 

What is Para-Rowing?

April 30, 2015

Para-rowing is rowing for people with physical and intellectual disabilities. The basic techniques used are the same as rowing for the able-bodied, with modifications to equipment and coaching methods to adapt the sport to individual needs and abilities.

There are three classes of para-rowing:
Legs, Trunk and Arms (LTA) – athlete on a sliding seat; legs, trunk and arms used to propel the boat
Trunk and Arms (TA) – athlete on a fixed seat; lap strap used to secure athlete; trunk and arms used to propel the boat
Arms and Shoulders (AS) – athlete on fixed seat with rigid back support; chest and lap straps used to secure athlete; arms and shoulders used to propel the boat

Complete information on classification can be found here

 

Club Hours - Spring 2015

April 20, 2015

From April 20 to 24, the club will be open for early morning practice (5am to 8am) and then again open from 1pm to 7pm. The club will be closed between 8am and 1pm.

We are tentatively scheduled to install the docks on Saturday, April 25 starting at 8am. We are monitoring river conditions and a final decision regarding installation will be posted on Thursday, April 23. We will need as much help as possible from members to get the docks in.

As of April 27th, the ORC will be open from 5am until dusk, Monday to Friday, and 7am to 2pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

 

Are You Prepared to Get on the Water this Spring?

April 20, 2015

Before you can get on the water, you need to be registered and have completed the safety course. You will also need to have your light and whistle. A PFD will also have to be worn if out in small boats.

To register, go here: http://www.ottawarowingclub.com/membership.html. The next safety courses will be Tuesday, April 21 and Thursday, April 23 at 6pm. Training takes about two hours. Lights and whistles can be purchased from the ORC office for $15. The Chandlery Marine Supplies (367 Poulin Ave, Ottawa) offers ORC members a 15% discount off the regular price of the Mustang Inflatable Belt Pack PFD

 

ORC Ergatta results

April 20, 2015

Congrats to all those who raced in our spring ergatta on April 18. Results are in! Thanks to all those who came out to support the event and all those who raced. Glebe High School finished with the most cumulative points - congratulations to the Glebe team on a successful morning of racing.

Results can be found here.

Many thanks to Robert Tang and Glenn Hay for their organization of the ergatta - it was first class as always. Big thanks also goes to Greg Brown, Robert Boraks and Marika Kay for their volunteer efforts in moving all of the ergs and equipment from our indoor facility back to the ORC. Great to be back in our home and preparing to get on the water at last!

 

New ORC Athlete Rep Announced

April 20, 2015

On April 18, Anna Currie, a member of the ORC Senior Women’s program, was announced as the new ORC Athlete Representative for a one year term. The Athlete Representative is a voting officer of the Executive Committee and acts as the representative of all competitive athletes, responsible for communications between athletes and the Executive through respective program representatives.

Anna is accomplished in and out of sport. Anna rows competitively with the ORC and Carleton’s varsity program and has notable results, including a Canadian Henley gold medal. Anna’s other accomplishments and contributions include captain of the Carleton Women’s Varsity Rowing Team, recipient of the 2014 Wes Kuran Scholarship Award, volunteer work with the food bank, with young adults with intellectual disabilities and in the pediatric ward at the Regina General Hospital.

Anna is a 3rd year student in the social work program at Carleton University, due to graduate in 2016.

Please help us in welcoming Anna to the new position of Athlete Representative and passing along our many thanks to Lilianne Page, who served as Athlete Representative in 2014.

 

Ottawa Area Students Discover Rowing with the Ottawa Rowing Club

April 20, 2015

It’s not everyday that you can learn a sport that is as much an art as it is a workout. That’s rowing. And this is what many Ottawa area high school students will find out when they come to the Ottawa Rowing Club in May for a free Discover Rowing Day with their teachers.

The team concept takes on a whole new meaning when it comes to rowing. To learn to row as a crew is very challenging, but the rewards are exquisite. And the lessons are for a lifetime. Through these Discover Rowing Days, the Ottawa Rowing Club becomes the interactive classroom and the Ottawa River, an endless playground.

During their Discover Rowing Day at the ORC, students will learn the basic motion and technique of the rowing stroke, then apply their skills in a rowing shell at the docks and work on moving in concert as a crew, then, after gaining confidence, they will shove off and apply all they’ve learnt in a full crew training scenario. This is real rowing and this is what the ORC wishes to share with everyone.

The Ottawa Rowing Club invites more high school teachers in the Ottawa region to have their class challenge themselves for a day to learn the sport of rowing. The ORC also invites others to discover the many programming options at the ORC including Summer Camps, Learn To Row, Adult Rowing League, Recreational, Masters, Competitive, Junior Development and more.

For more information email: rowing@ottawarowingclub.com.

The ORC will also be open to all during Doors Open Ottawa on June 6th. This a great opportunity to tour Canada’s oldest rowing club, established in 1867. The ORC features two boathouses nestled along the Ottawa River, just off of Sussex Drive. One historic boathouse is original to the ORC and a second newer boathouse is home to the ORC’s fleet of sleek rowing shells.

 

ORC Umpires Named to Canadian National Regattas Juries and Pan American Games Regatta

April 13, 2015

The ORC is very proud of our umpires who have been named to the 2105 RCA Canadian National Regattas Juries and as National Technical Officials to the Pan American Games Regatta. ORC umpires selected include: Wes Kuran for the Pan American Games Regatta, Melanie Bryce as Assistant Chief Umpire at the Canadian Masters Championships, and Andy Binda and Marie-Sophie Desaulniers for the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta.

Congratulations to Wes, Melanie, Andy and Marie-Sophie on your latest achievements!

 

Volunteers needed!

April 2, 2015

The Ottawa Rowing Club is fortunate to have a wonderful network of devoted and hard working volunteers who have made the ORC the RowOntario Club of the Year in 2014. The ORC rowing community is a happy and welcoming place to spend time and pay it forward. If you enjoy being outside, close to water and making a difference, we would love to have your help! Some specific club needs include:

Trade expertise: Electrician, mechanic, boat repair, landscape
Website design
Social media and communications expertise
Fundraising expertise
Legal expertise
Marketing expertise
Special events
Coaches and officials
…and helping hands in general.

If you can help, please contact melissa@ottawarowingclub.com. Thank you!

 

Special Events at The Boathouse

March 19, 2015

Are you planning a special event or corporate meeting and need a unique, rejuvenating location? Move out of the boring hotel boardroom and into the waterfront ORC Boathouse - the perfect getaway to gather with friends or colleagues. The Boathouse offers flexibility, privacy, a waterfront view, free parking and close proximity to downtown Ottawa. Email specialevents@ottawarowingclub.com for more information.


Ottawa Rowing Club Fees 2015

February 26, 2015


All fees include HST, credit card processing fees, and Rowing Canada and Row Ontario fees (competitive $91, others $20).

Program From To Total fee
Full Members      
Competitive April 1 Nov 15

$999.00

Competitive (spring/summ) April 1 August 15 $690.00
Competitive (summer) June 15 August 15 $525.00
Competitive (summer/fall) June 15 Nov 15 $690.00
Competitive (fall) Aug 15 Nov 15

$443.00

Cox April 1 Nov 15 $113.00
Receartional (full) April 1 Nov 15 $659.00
Masters (full) April 1 Nov 15 $730.00
       
Seasonal programs      
Recreational (spring/summer) April 1 Aug 15 $412.00
Recreational (fall) Aug 15 Nov 15 $329.00
High School Rowing (spring) April 1 June 15 299.00
Junior Competitive Foundations (summer and fall)

June 15

Aug 15

Sept 1

Oct 31

$299.00
Junior Competitive Development (summer and fall)

June 15

Aug 15

Sept 1

Oct 31

$299.00
Guest (one month)     $216.00
University Aug 15 Nov 15 $370.00
       
Instructional programs      
Adult Rowing League June 1 July 31 $245.00
Learn to Row (Five sessions)     $210.00
Discover rowing summer camps (per week)     $230.00
       
Other      
Rackage fee     $320.00

 

The Ottawa River Centre

February 25, 2015

Imagine a happy place where...Runners run. Paddlers paddle. Hikers hike. Rowers row. Walkers walk. Cyclists cycle. Children play. Yogis downward dog. Canoeists canoe. Sailors sail. Kayakers kayak. Swimmers swim. Happy couples wed. Minds collaborate. Friends laugh and love. Good food feeds the soul. Community is fostered. Environment is nurtured. Active for life is celebrated. Serene views centre the self.

The new Ottawa River Centre (ORC) will be a catalyst for public amenities along the Ottawa River, ensuring life-long activity, health, well-being and social engagement.

From office and meeting space to open spaces for activity to event space for celebrations to dock access for water sports and more, the ORC is building a better city. With YOU in mind.

Watch a video simulation of what the Ottawa River Centre will look like on the ORC's YouTube channel.

 

The ORC in Rowing Magazine

January 17, 2015

ORC member, Roberta Gal, is a talented photographer and the ORC is blessed to benefit from her stunning photography of ORC rowers, the Ottawa River and our historic boathouse. And thanks to Roberta the ORC is beautifully featured in the current issue of Rowing Magazine!

A very big congratulations to Roberta on the publication of two of her photos in the current issue of Rowing Magazine, rowing’s only magazine, delivering monthly in-depth features, news, tips and the best in rowing photography.

Here is one of those beautiful photos by Roberta.

ORB bioathouse at dusk

 

Ottawa Rowing Club named 2014 RowOntario Club of the Year!

December 3, 2014

There will be a new banner added to the ORC boathouse come spring! On November 29th, during the RowOntario annual conference in Toronto, Ontario, the ORC was named RowOntario Club of the Year acknowledging club innovation and success! This is a huge honour and is testament to the hard-working, talented, most wonderful rowing community here at the Ottawa Rowing Club. We congratulate and thank our many passionate volunteers, including coaches, parents, executive, officials, and all those who help make the ORC a wonderful place to be and the Club of the Year in Ontario. Cheers to the RowOntario Club of the Year!

 

 
 

2015 Program registration is now open

February 28, 2015

Rowers
Registration consists of two steps,

STEP ONE: registration in your program with Rowing Canada,

STEP TWO: registration with the Ottawa Rowing Club and fee payment at the Ronin registration site.

HAVE YOU COMPLETED BOTH STEPS? Then you are REGISTERED in your program

Junior athletes must be registered by a parent or guardian.

For more information about our programs Recreational, Adult Rowing League, Learn to Row, High School, Youth Summer Camp.

Credit card statements
While most credit card statements say "RONIN* Ottawa Rowing Club(Competitive Program)," some credit cards and banks cut ofa portion of the account information and registrants may only see(RONIN or PaybyRONIN).

Do you need help? Ronin help@roninregistration.com Or via phone at: 1-888-554-6665 From 8:00am to 5:00pm EST Monday through Friday For other issues contact registrar@ottawarowingclub.com

Coaches, Directors, Volunteers and Day Visitors
Coaches, directors, volunteers, and day visitors should register here.
If you are a coach, director or volunteer and don’t have an account on the Rowing Canada membership site, please create one.
The registrar registers coaches, directors, and volunteers with Rowing Canada.
Coaches please send an image of your boating license, police check letter and any coaching certificates you have to registrar@ottawarowingclub.com if you didn’t do it last year.

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ORC in the Ottawa Citizen

September 24, 2014

Read about the ORC redevelopment plans in today's Ottawa Citizen.

2014 Year-end video

November 28, 2014

You can watch the 2014 ORC year-end video here on YouTube.

Thanks to Mr Tang who put it together

 

2015 Calendar

May 23 ORC High School Regatta, ORC
May 30 National Capital High School Regatta ORC
June 6 Doors Open
June 5-7 CSSRAs, St. Catharines
June 13 ORC high school regatta
June 20 Athlete nutrition seminar ORC
June 24-26 US Elite Nationals, Princeton, NJ
July 1 Members Canada Day party - ORC
July 3-5 Independence Day Regatta, Philadelphia
July 10-28 Pan American Games, Toronto
July 19 RowOntario Masters Championships, Welland
July 24-26 Canadian Masters Championship - Kenora
July 25-26 RowOntario Championships, Welland
August 1 Royal Canadian Henley Garden Party, ORC
August 2-9 Royal Canadian Henley Regatta, St. Catharines
August 15 Junior Development Athlete and Parent Information Meeting
August 15 End of Season Pig Roast, ORC
August 17-21 Junior Development Training Camp, ORC
August 22-31 Carleton U and UOttawa Training Camps, ORC
Sept 13 Head of Madawaska Burnstown
September 19 PD Ross, Ottawa
Sept 26-27 Head of the Rideau, Ottawa
October 3 Head of the Genesee, Rochester
October 3 Head of the Trent, Peterborough
October 9-11 National Rowing Championships, Welland
October 17 Brock Invite, St. Catharines
October 17-18 Head of the Charles Regatta, Boston
October 23 OUA Development Regatta, St. Catharines
October 24 OUA Championships, St. Catharines
October 24-25 Head of the Fish, Saratoga Springs NY
October 31-November 1 Canadian University Rowing Championships, Lochaber Antigonish, NS
November 1 Winter Training Begins
November 7 ORC Club Closure (Docks Out)
November 21 ORC Awards Banquet
February 24, 2016 ORC Annual General Meeting

Rowing Canada Privacy policy

Read the RCA privacy policy as it relates to data you provide to Rowing Clanada when you register.

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Tour our Boathouse

A table setting in the boathouse

See our Boathouse banquet facilities, our scenic Ottawa Rover location complete with grounds and gardens, a terrace landing on the banks of the river for wedding ceremonies, parking for 90 vehicles and photos from previous functions at the boathouse.

To find out more details about rental of the Boathouse, including facility availability, pricing and how to reserve your special event, please email specialevents@ottawarowingclub.com

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Rowing for the summer - 2015

January 4, 2015

If you love rowing and want to share your experience with family or friends then let people know about ORCs instructional programs. Programs are available for beginners and experienced rowers see below. The best way to promote ORCs programs is through word of mouth. Please pass on your passion!

Adult Rowing League

The Adult Rowing League (ARL) takes place on weekday evenings in June (practices) and July (race nights!).

Upon registering to practice on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday nights, you are assigned to a crew, a boat and a coach. Practices are held weekly during the month of June (Tuesdays or Wednesdays or Thursdays at 18:00h).

In July, all crews meet on Thursday evenings (18:00h) for races - some 200 rowers! Races are 800m in length, running in front of the boathouse from Parliament Hill to the Macdonald-Cartier Bridge. An announcer calls the races, the BBQ is on and the bar is open. Race nights are all about fun!

Participants must be 18 years or older. No previous rowing experience required.

For further information contact: arl@ottawarowingclub.com

Learn to Row

You don't need any previous experience to take the ORC's learn-to-row course. It starts with learning safety on the water, details about your boat and oars and instruction on technique on our rowing machines in the club house and dockside rowing simulator. You are on the water in your second class in an eight, learning how to balance a boat and then how to move it through the water as a crew.

For further information contact: arl@ottawarowingclub.com

Discover rowing summer camps

Youth, age 12-17, learn to row or improve existing skills in a fun and safe environment on the Ottawa River! Weeklong sessions run through the summer starting Monday, June 24th. Campers row, learn water safety, boat rigging and maintenance and participate in other fun outdoor activities.

Contact us to learn more:
613.241.1120 after April 15

 

Frequently asked questions about rowing

March 1, 2014

Q: What is the difference between rowing and paddling?
A: Rowing is an Olympic water sport. Paddling includes canoe, kayak and dragon boating.  The rower is seated backwards in the boat with oars propelling the boat in the opposite direction of the rower. The rowing stroke is a function of the legs and the arms with the seats in the boats mobile to move with the rowers’ stroke – it is a full body workout!  Rowing can be done as an individual, or part of a boat crew. Calm, flat water is ideal for rowing.

Q: How old do I need to be to start?
A: 12 years old, depending on physical strength and maturity.

Q: Am I too old to start rowing?
A: Rowing is a sport for all ages and levels, so it is never to late to learn to row!

Q: What level of swimming should I have?
A: Being comfortable treading water as well as swimming in deep water without support from a life vest is ideal for rowing and other water sports. Non-swimmers can wear a personal (pouch styled) floatation device.

Q: What is the Coxswain?
A: Usually a smaller rower who sits at the stern of the boat, facing the bow. The coxswain (or coxie) coordinates the rhythm and power of the rowers and steers the boat.

Q: How do I get to the Ottawa Rowing Club?
A: The ORC is located at 10 Lady Grey Dr. Ottawa, ON. The boathouse is located on the Ottawa River, off Sussex Drive opposite the Saudi Embassy, just eats of downtown Ottawa. Program activities take place in the second, larger boathouse.
Limited parking is available on site for members and program participants. OC transpo bus route #9 stops a few minutes walk to the club and bike racks are on site.

Q: What should I wear/bring?
A: Snug fitting clothing, socks and running shoes, hat, sunglasses, water bottle in an old sock, lock.           

Q: What amenities are available onsite?
A: Free wireless Internet access, vending machines, refrigerator, microwave, personal day-use lockers, showers change rooms, strength training equipment and rowing machines.

Q: How long is the rowing season?
A: The season is weather dependent. Water safety is top priority, when water levels and temperatures are safe, the boats can be in the water. The season usually starts at the beginning of April and runs until early November.

Q: I am a rower visiting from out of town; can I row with your club?
A: Yes! We have guest memberships available. You must be registered with another club in order to row as an ORC guest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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