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Rowing BC Masters Camp

August 30, 2019 - September 1, 2019


Date: August 30 – September 1, 2019
Location: Burnaby Lake
Hosts: Rowing BC, Burnaby Lake Rowing Club
Topic: Technique and Head Race Prep
Minimum Participants: 12
Cost to participate: $275

This camp is an opportunity for flatwater rowers to benefit from coaches outside of their own daily training environment to work on technical adjustments in preparation for the head racing season. The camp will include a one-on-one rigging session to help each participant set their boat up for maximal efficiency, on-water sessions followed by video analysis, as well as on-land sessions focused on strength & conditioning specific to the needs of Masters athletes. Participants should be comfortable rowing a racing 1x or 2-. All participants are required to provide their own equipment (secure storage will be provided on-site). Those wanting to participate in a 2- must provide their own partner. Registration includes a limited-edition Rowing BC Masters Camp longsleeve technical shirt.


Coaching will be provided by Rowing BC Provincial Coach, Rob Richards, and former National Team Coach, Roger Meager.

Shortly after winning a Silver medal for Australia at the Sydney 2000 Olympics, Rob retired from High Performance rowing and has since focused on coaching. His coaching roles prior to 2015 in Australia, and since 2015 here in BC, have provided him opportunities to work with rowers of all stages of development ranging in age from Juniors to Masters.

Roger been coaching for 37 years 4 months after initially getting into the sport of rowing at the age of 15. His experience with the Victoria City Rowing Club Masters have helped him understand the specific needs of what Masters athletes are looking for in the sport.

Both of these coaches bring a wealth of experience and a keen eye for technique to this camp for the benefit of all participants.

Strength and conditioning sessions will be designed and led by Steve Ramsbottom, Owner of the Performance Institute.

Weekend Overview: 

Friday, August 30th
6:00-7:00 PM (plus optional group dinner)

Saturday, August 31st
7:30 AM-5:30 PM (plus optional group dinner)

Sunday, September 1st
7:30 AM-4:30 PM


Registration is available on a first-come-first-served basis. Registrations received after a camp is full will be placed on a waitlist and contacted if space becomes available. Completed registration includes submission of an online registration form along with payment made by cheque to the Rowing BC office (155-3820 Cessna Drive, Richmond, BC, V7B 0A2) or e-transfer to admin@rowingbc.ca.

Complete your registration form here. Registration deadline: Friday, August 16th.

Travel and Accommodation:

Participants are expected to make their own travel and accommodation arrangements.

Those travelling can book accommodation at the Fortius Sport & Health Complex at a discounted rate of $110/night + tax by mentioning you are booking with the Rowing BC Group.


August 30, 2019
September 1, 2019
Event Category:


Rowing BC


Burnaby Lake
6871 Roberts St
Burnaby, British Columbia V5B 3C1 Canada
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