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Rowing Club Hoping to Get Future Rowers on the Water

Rowing Club Hoping to Get Future Rowers on the Water

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The Winnipeg Rowing Club open house is Saturday, June 3 from noon to 4 p.m. (HANDOUT)

The Winnipeg Rowing Club could use some new members and they’re hoping the public will come out this weekend and give the sport a try.

The WRC is hosting their annual open house on Saturday, June 3. It’s a chance for anyone curious about rowing to tour the facilities, check out the boats and boathouse, watch rowing demonstrations, and try dockside rowing.

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Rowing Club Opening Its Doors on Saturday

Rowing Club Opening Its Doors on Saturday

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Rowers compete during in “Head of the Red” regatta on the Red River, Saturday, September 26, 2015. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

It’s a chance for those curious about the sport of rowing to explore what life on the water is really all about.

The Winnipeg Rowing Club is hosting its annual open house on Saturday, June 4.

From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the public can pop in to learn all about the competitive sport or find out more about recreational rowing and tour the facilities.

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Winnipeg’s Top Rowers Compete on the Red River

Winnipeg’s Top Rowers Compete on the Red River

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Rowers compete in the “Head of the Red” regatta on the Red River, Saturday, September 26, 2015. (CHRISD.CA)
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Steven Taylor, head coach of the Winnipeg Rowing Club (CHRISD.CA)

Winnipeg’s top rowers took to the Red River on Saturday to try and earn the top purse in their category.

The Head of the Red rowing competition was held at the Winnipeg Rowing Club, where racers participated in three 2 km loops departing every 30 seconds.

The 6,000-metre course is one on the long end of the racing scale compared to sprint competitions consisting of varying 500 to 2,000 metre lengths.

“Usually in Winnipeg, we do it (the races) from the St. Vital Bridge to the Norwood Bridge. This year we’ve changed the format — it’s a circular format — so that rowers are always in sight of the spectators,” said Steven Taylor, head coach of the Winnipeg Rowing Club.

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‘Head of the Red’ Crowning Winnipeg’s Top Rowers

‘Head of the Red’ Crowning Winnipeg’s Top Rowers

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The Head of the Red regatta is Saturday, September 26 at the Winnipeg Rowing Club. (HANDOUT)

Two Winnipeg-based rowing groups are coming together on Saturday for the annual “Head of the Red” competition.

The Winnipeg Rowing Club and Manitoba Rowing Association are hosting the regatta, consisting of longer, slower distances, ranging from 4,000-6,000 metres.

“On a normal 6,000-metere course that races from end to end, you only see the boats for a short time when they pass you,” said Steven Taylor, head coach of the Winnipeg Rowing Club.

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Winnipeg Rowers to Compete in Indoor Competition

Winnipeg Rowers to Compete in Indoor Competition

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The Winnipeg Indoor Rowing Championship is Sunday, February 1 at the Winnipeg Rowing Club. (HANDOUT)

The river is a little frozen for rowing at this time of year, so the Winnipeg Rowing Club has other plans.

The club at 20 Lyndale Drive is hosting the Winnipeg Indoor Rowing Championship on February 1. Rowers will compete on rowing machines, with races split by age group and gender.

Full races are 2,000 metres in length, 500 metre races available for the non-rower. A relay event will accommodate teams wanting to compete.

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Rowing Teams Competing in ‘Head of the Red’

Rowing Teams Competing in ‘Head of the Red’

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Rowing teams from Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Ontario will be competing this weekend at the Head of the Red competition at the Winnipeg Rowing Club.

Beginning on Saturday at 8 a.m., races will commence at the boat launch of 20 Lyndale Drive.

Rowers will be competing in races ranging from 4,000 metres to 6,000 metres at a slower, longer pace.

Teams will consist of competitors from Winnipeg, Pinawa, Kenora, Thunder Bay, Regina, and Saskatoon.

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Winnipeg Rowing Club to Rename Boathouse After Riley Family

Winnipeg Rowing Club to Rename Boathouse After Riley Family

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Winnipeg Rowing Club (HANDOUT)

The boathouse at the Winnipeg Rowing Club will be renamed today after longtime supporters of rowing in Manitoba.

The Riley family has a long history with the club, dating back to May of 1892 — when at the age of 17 — Conrad S. Riley joined the Winnipeg Rowing Club. For the next 22 years he was a force in the sport, winning countless races at national and international competitions.

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Winnipeg Rowers Impress at Sprints Regatta in Regina

Winnipeg Rowers Impress at Sprints Regatta in Regina

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Master Women’s Double winners Sheila Wilson-Kowal and Freddie von Aweyden. (HANDOUT)

Members of the Winnipeg Rowing Club came away victorious at the 37th Western Canada Sprints Regatta in Regina this past weekend.

The competition drew 279 rowers from Winnipeg, Regina, Kenora, Saskatoon, Calgary and Edmonton. WRC sent a team of 34 athletes to compete in junior, open and master events.

“Our athletes did a tremendous job,” said WRC head coach Steven Taylor. “It was a very successful regatta, and a great kick-off to the 2014 rowing season.”

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Rowing Season Open on the Red River

Rowing Season Open on the Red River

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Local rowers have readied themselves for the busy summer rowing season and the Red River has ample space for them.

The Winnipeg Rowing Club will show off what it’s known for on Saturday, May 31 when it hosts an open house.

The public is invited to come out and see what the WRC has to offer, whether you’re interested in recreational rowing, or exploring the potential of a competitive sport, the club has many options available for all ages.

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Powell Named New GM of Canadian Sport Centre Manitoba

Powell Named New GM of Canadian Sport Centre Manitoba

Canadian Sport Centre ManitobaA member of the Winnipeg Rowing Club has been named the new general manger of the Canadian Sport Centre Manitoba.

Jeff Powell will oversee the organization that helps athletes from Manitoba to achieve national and international sporting goals.

“No athlete stands on an international podium without a support structure that is also world-class,” said Powell, a former Olympian. “It’s our job and responsibility to support those athletes in their pursuits, and help play a part in elevating their performances.”

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