The Greater Victoria Youth Rowing Society facilitates youth and high school rowing based out of Elk Lake in Victoria, BC. GVYRS also hosts three regattas each year.
Rowing parents and supporters: The GVYRS Annual General Meeting will be 7pm on Wednesday November 19th in the Spracklen Room at Elk Lake Boathouse. Board elections will be held. Please consider getting involved as a board member in support of youth rowing in Greater Victoria.
REGATTA #2 - The GVYRS October Classic will be Saturday October 18th and Sunday October 19th at Elk Lake. Schedule and live results: click here.
Please note that heats for Sunday Finals are scheduled to occur on Saturday (pending weather).
A huge THANKS to all volunteers who made the October Classic a success.
REGATTA #1 - Our first fall competition, The September Sprints, is set for this Sunday September 28th. Results are here. Thanks to all volunteers who helped out with the regatta!
Timeline for the season start-up
Sept 4- Registration opens Please refer to the Athlete Registration page for Zone information.
Sept 7- Swim test for all novice rowers at the boathouse 11am- 1pm
Sept 8- First on water practices per proposed training schedule
Sept 12- Second swim test for new rowers. 4pm at Elk Lake. Check in with coach Ralph Van Bruggeen (PCS). Bring a looney for lifeguards. More here.
Sept 17- Coaches meeting to finalize zones and practice schedule.
REGISTRATION Closes on September 17th.
Current Schedule for on-water practices can be found here. Please note that the schedule may change for some teams due to enrollment and coach availability.
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