Ruth Rutledge has earned a gold medal in her heat of the women’s double rowing in a composite boat. Ruth was rowing with Diana Morris from Gorge Rowing Club. Judy Baker came third and second in two of her singles heats. She races in her age class tomorrow. Looks like things are going well in Bled, Slovenia for Maple Bay!
Wishing good racing to Ric Tull, Judy Baker and Ruth Rutledge who are off to Bled, Slovenia to race at the World Masters Rowing Championships. All three athletes will race in singles events. Ric and Ruth will pair up for the mixed doubles event and join two rowers from the Gorge rowing club in a quad race. Our three masters will also be racing with a rower they met at the World Masters Games in Italy. Racing begins Wednesday. Follow our crews here and think fast thoughts!
Fall registration for JUNIOR rowers ages 12 and up will take place at the Maple Bay Rowing Club Tuesday, Sept. 5th 4pm-7pm.
No experience necessary!
It’s been a great summer. Let’s wind it up right!
Potluck brunch after the Sunday row, September 10. There will be coffee. Bring something to share.
We will be offering a six session Learn-to-Row for adults beginning September 6. Lessons begin at 5:30.
Registration instructions are here.
The cost is $150.00
All the best to MBRC’s Dylan Annandale, top junior rower of the year, who is off to the 135th Royal Canadian Henley Regatta. Dylan joined Maple Bay through the Queen of Angels program – his mom forced him to! As it turns out, Dylan loves rowing so much because it’s a unique sport that has pushed him to do better in every aspect of his life. He knew it was the right sport for him when he was excited to wake up early to go rowing! Overall, Dylan believes that rowing has brought out the best in him and he’s excited to see where it takes him.
Dylan is racing in the U19 single event. There are 77 entries – 11 heats of 7 boats. The regatta as a whole has 2800 entries. It’s a truly world class event.
Everyone at Maple Bay Rowing Club is behind you, Dylan. Race hard and strong.
At Maple Bay Rowing Club, we welcome guests who are registered at their own clubs. Today, Georg joined us from Germany. It was a spectacular morning, aside from a few Sunday morning boat wakes, all fourteen of us enjoyed the weather, water and scenery. Paddy’s, Octopus, Fish Farm, Salt Spring, Arbutus and home. Thanks for joining us, Georg!
Did you know that MBRC has a guest policy? If you are in our area, row regularly with your home club, and want to join us send us an email. We love to host guests, hear their stories, and begin new international rowing friendships.
Four of our masters travelled to Vancouver to compete in the Cascadia Masters Regatta on July 15 & 16. There was stellar racing by all crews over the weekend – notably our women’s singles who brought home 4 gold medals. Congratulations to Ruth and Judy! Well done, Maple Bay!
Victoria City Rowing Club hosted the Challenge West/BC Championships/CANAMEX regatta on the weekend of July 7-9. Maple Bay sent a small but mighty contingent of 6 masters and 4 juniors to race. Our crews came home with 9 medals and some exciting stories to tell. Congratulations on a successful weekend of racing!
We had a fantastic day at the rowing club with the Canucks Autism Network. Lots of MBRC volunteers stepped up to host a “try it” rowing experience for some amazing kids. What a great organization! So many smiles at the end of the day.