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2021 Royal Canadian Henley Regatta


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2021 Royal Canadian Henley Regatta Communications

March 16 2021


Hi everyone. It has been a long & dark six weeks since our last update, I hope all are safe and healthy.  I would like to provide our rowing community with a brief status update. The RCHR Joint Commission met last evening to discuss the proposed challenges of hosting this year’s Championships. We will continue to work alongside our National/Provincial sports organizations and local public health authorities with regard to hosting a safe event for all participants, volunteers, officials, family and community involved. As our country works towards immunization, we remain optimistic that we may see everyone back on the Island in August.


We were saddened when we were informed of the cancellation of this year’s Canadian Secondary Schools Regatta yet we remain hopeful in not having to make the same decision. The committee is confident that the athletes will have the opportunity to get on the water this spring to continue training and forge relationships. Racing is only one component to this great sport, I encourage all to register with your rowing clubs, get on the water, clear your mind as better days are around the corner.


We will continue to update the rowing community as events unfold.

 

Peter Scott jr

Regatta Chair

 

 

 

January 28 2021

Hello athletes, coaches, parents and regatta volunteers. The world has gone thru some major changes since our last communications. The cancellation of last year’s Royal Canadian Henley Regatta was a disappointment for all those who love this sport. For those coaches and club administrators who managed to keep the kids engaged last summer, I know it wasn’t an easy task, well done, and thank you from the rowing community.


The 2021 Royal Canadian Henley Regatta is scheduled to start Sunday, August 1 with Henley Masters, followed by the traditional Race Week Tuesday, August 2 thru to Sunday, August 8. However, there are some obstacles, many of which are beyond our control to overcome for the regatta to proceed. Including:

  • The Provincial outdoor gathering limits will need to be increased to permit our capacity
  • The 14 day quarantine period will require to be removed or reduced
  • Assessment of risk to our community
  • International borders need to be open for non-essential travel

Our regatta is unique in the rowing community in that each year over 2500 athletes, 500 coaches and team officials travel from far to compete for Henley Gold. This regatta offers over 155 events, 7 days of racing with up to 100 races per day. Many competitors partake in several events throughout the week.

The Royal Canadian Henley Regatta Joint Commission is a registered not for profit organization. This regatta, like all regattas has expenses and revenue. With most of our expenses being fixed costs, and, with the projected reduction in club membership, there is a potential risk in the reduction of our main revenue source, entry fees. The future of this regatta relies on the host committee being fiscally responsible.

In light of the many factors that need to be considered, the host committee will make a decision in the first week of June as to the viability of this year’s Royal Canadian Henley Regatta.

Peter Scott jr

Regatta Chair

 

 

Official Henley Merchadise

Our friends at Regatta Sport are commemorating Henley with a line of merch and training apparel. Check them out! We hope your training is going well for 2021.