Germany nearly won it all on the water after losing so much off of it. Only a 3-2 loss to Great Britain in the men's under-21 final prevented Germany from sweeping all four divisions at the 2018 International Canoe Federation Canoe Polo World Championships in Welland.
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 which have taken place at the WIFC:
- 2013 Rowing Canada Aviron (RCA) Canadian Masters Championships
- 2013 National Rowing Championships
- Rowing Canada Aviron (RCA) Development Regatta
- Rowing Canada Aviron (RCA) Junior National Team Selection
- ROWONTARIO Championships
- 2017 Canadian University Rowing Championships
Annual Rowing Events at the WIFC
- Head of the Welland Regatta
- South Niagara Invitational
- ROWONTARIO Masters Championships
- Tony Biernacki Sr. Memorial Regatta