Elk Lake Spring Regatta

Friday, March 18, 2016 - By: Mrs. Debbie Sage, Head of Rowing; Photo by Brian Carr

On the weekend of March 5th and 6th, most of the Brentwood rowers travelled to Elk Lake for the annual spring regatta hosted by the UVIC rowing teams. Spring was in the air for most of the weekend as we skirted around the winds and rain that were predicted for the area. The nice weather allowed for some great racing to take place over the distance of 1850 meters.

For many of the athletes, this was their first regatta where they raced side by side with other crews, a very daunting task for a novice rower and especially a novice coxie. Many race lessons were learned and the Brentwood rowing crews were very successful. Ask any of the coaches how the weekend went and they would tell you that the results were as we expected for early in the season with a few surprises thrown in. 

Over the weekend there were 27 Brentwood crews racing in 19 events where we managed to get 12 finishes in the top three. There were six crews that won the coveted t-shirt for first place. The results are listed below. 

We now look forward to our well-deserved March Break, with some continued exercise on the side to keep our fitness levels on track. There will be 34 rowers coming back to Mill Bay early from the holiday to participate in the training camp at Shawnigan Lake, to get a jump on the preparations for the many regattas in term three.

Gold         Silver                                Bronze

Junior B Boys 4+ Junior A Boys 2- Junior B Girls 4+

Junior A Boys 2-         Junior A Boys 8+ Junior B Boys 4X+

Junior A Girls 8+ Junior A Boys 4+ Junior A Novice Girls 8+

Junior B Girls 8+

Junior B Boys 8+

Junior A Boys 4+

Mrs. Debbie Sage, Head of Rowing

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