Rowing

Rowing is a demanding endurance sport requiring focus and discipline. It has been an Olympic sport since 1900. FISA has held annual World Rowing Championships since 1962. Flatwater racing boats (sculls) are unique in their design with sliding seats and attached oars. Their long and narrow shells are designed for speeds of up to 10 meters per second. Boats have one, two, four or eight rowers. Men and women can compete in single, double and quadruple sculls. Regattas held at the WIFC can vary from 500 m to 2,000 m and accommodate up to 6 designated lanes. They can include all weight, age and skill divisions including Adaptive. Rowing events can be held on either the North Course or South Course of the Centre.


Notable Rowing events taken place at the WIFC:

2013 Rowing Canada Aviron (RCA) Canadian Masters Championships

• 2013 National Rowing Championships


Upcoming Rowing events at WIFC in 2015:

• Rowing Canada Aviron (RCA) Development Regatta

• South Niagara Rowing Club (SNRC) High School Invitational

• Rowing Canada Aviron (RCA) Junior National Team Selection

• Tony Biernacki Senior Memorial Regatta

• Central Ontario Rowing Association (CORA) Regatta

• ROWONTARIO Masters Championships

• ROWONTARIO Championships



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Lieutenant Governor of Ontario to Present Gold Medals at the 2015 World Dragon Boat Racing Championships

Aug 21st, 2015

The Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, will be in attendance in the afternoon of Saturday, August 22 , at the Welland International Flatwater Centre North Course for the 2015 World Dragon Boat Racing Championships. Her Honour will present gold medals to members of the winning team.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

  • “Dragon Boat Canada is looking forward to our continued working partnership with the Welland Recreational Canal Corporation and we only expect the Canadian Dragon Boat Championships to flourish in years to come.The Welland International Flatwater Centre is a great asset to the dragon boat community and Dragon Boat Canada is excited to call the Welland International Flatwater Centre home for upcoming Championships”
    Chloe Greenhalgh, Executive Director of Dragon Boat Canada.

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