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  • 4 Mar 2020 11:23 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Please join us at our AGM on Saturday March 21st to talk about all the things that you love about coastal rowing on the Salish Sea. We will get through the "dry-land" topics (year end reporting, motions etc) pretty quickly and then will have an open discussion on what we love about rowing, how we can plan some play time in the waves together this year, and look at hosting some beach sprints with Rowing BC this summer. 

    Positions on the Board will be available, so if you have some ideas and a sense of fun, then step up and grab an oar on the Board. Can't make the meeting but want to crew the Board? then just let Jolene, Richard or Annette know, and we can make it happen for you. 

    See you on March 31st. 

    Oars Truly

    Annette, Re-tiring Captain of Salish Sea

  • 24 May 2019 3:42 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    This camp is an opportunity for flatwater rowers to try coastal rowing, and for gaining experience in a variety of coastal shells (different sizes, different brands), practising coastal skills in both calm and wavy conditions, first exposure to what would happen at a beach sprint-format regatta, first exposure to what would happen at a World Rowing Coastal Championships (WRCC) format regatta and race practice in a beach sprint and WRCC format regatta. This camp is being run to encourage participation in coastal rowing and expand awareness of coastal rowing. This camp is targeted at participants with previous rowing experience equivalent to being comfortable rowing a flatwater 1x, and those with coastal experience. All participants must be able to swim. Coaching/instruction will be provided through on-land prep sessions before going out for each row. Registration includes a limited-edition Rowing BC Coastal Camp long-sleeved technical shirt for each participant. 

    Weekend Overview: 

    Friday, July 5th
    6:00-7:00 PM (plus optional group dinner)

    Saturday, July 6th
    6:30 AM-4:15 PM (plus optional group dinner)

    Sunday, July 7th
    6:30 AM-4:15 PM


    Registration is available on a first-come-first-served basis. Registrations received after a camp is full will be placed on a waitlist and contacted if space becomes available. Completed registration includes submission of an online registration form along with payment made by cheque to the Rowing BC office (155-3820 Cessna Drive, Richmond, BC, V7B 0A2) or e-transfer to

    Complete your registration form here. Registration deadline: Friday, June 28th.

    Participants are expected to make their own travel and accommodation arrangements. Equipment will be provided at the host site for all participants.

  • 3 Apr 2019 11:32 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Membership year for Salish Sea Coastal Rowing starts April 1, just in time for flat water Spring rowing, and long summer sunset rows. 

    Membership this year is $380 and is limited to Masters age rowers only (27yrs +). Experienced and Novice are welcome, provided that you have some rowing experience. Apply to renew or become a member here Online Application

    We do not accept payment online, but your application will be reviewed by a real human, who will explain your payment options. A very nice human. 

    Become a member today, and row our newest LiteRace double or crew up with some pals on our regular Saturday night rows. See you on the water!

  • 29 Jan 2019 5:19 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Our Annual General Meeting is a rare opportunity for our members to talk the sport that they love, with folks they can smile with and share some successes, plans, goals and ideas with.

    This is the one group of people who love it when you talk rowing. (seriously, this is them). 

    We will cover a bunch of official business, and then we will set up some social rows, regatta plans and look at the future of our little club. 

    Registration is open to members only. You must RSVP to attend and vote. 

    Lets target to be out of the meeting and on the water asap. 

    See you there. 

  • 18 Dec 2018 6:03 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    'Tis the season for only two kinds of weather: flat, quiet, see forever kind of water or "who are you kidding, I'm not getting out of bed in this storm" kind of weather. Since you know what to do on stormy days, lets move on to making the best of the winter perfect water days. Here are some useful tips on the weather, and winter gear that will help you enjoy your Salish Sea winter. 

    Weather Tips

    We are in 'king tide" season. Really big tides and strong currents can change your row, making it impossibly long or really fast. Check the tides and current changes before you launch.

    File a float plan with the office. You will want someone to keep an eye out for you, especially in this cold weather.  

    Ice in the boats?- melt it out with warm water from the hangar. Do NOT bang it or chip it out, the boats can't take the abuse. You do not want to find out that your boat is leaking once you are out on the water. 

    No launching within one hour of sunset. No exception, no rescue.

    Gear Tips

    One word: waterproofsocks. Their "sole" purpose is to keep your feet dry and warm on days like today. Not neoprene, not plastic. Cozy knitted wool with a gortex type mid-layer. MEC or Dex. Your feet will thank you. 

    Pogies - keep your hands warm and dry, which keeps you more coordinated, and more likely to have better blade work

    Keep a change of clothes or warm layer in the Row Hut, for a quick apres row add on. Leave a thermos of hot anything there as well. 

    Wear a foot leash. It will keep you with your boat, if you have a surprise exit from the boat. 

    Winter is the perfect season to get your mileage in and improve your fitness for the summer. So get prepared, crew up with some pals and get out and enjoy. 

  • 22 Oct 2018 8:44 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Salish Sea Coastal Rowing Club was formed a little over 3 years ago by a group of rowers who wanted to share their love of rowing our beautiful coastline. We knew that we were the first FISA recognized Coastal Rowing Club in BC, and in fact the only one west of PEI. Our goals at the time were simple:

    • introduce coastal rowing to Vancouver
    • focus on crew boats to build a coastal rowing community of friends
    • create a club that was flexible enough to encourage competitive racers,  invite adventure rowing, yet also have room for those who just wanted to row in beauty. 

    We never imagined that 3 years later, our members would be integral to the production and participation in the World Rowing Coastal Championships (and we even designed sassy new club uniforms).

    Our members joined the organizing committee (O.A.R.C.A.) to produce the championships, volunteered at the event and crewed up to compete against the very best in the world. 

    That this little club could do so much in such a short time is testament to the spirit of coastal rowing-no challenge is too big, no sea is too big, no waves are too big. We are the little club that did. 

    What's next for Salish Sea? well that chapter is still to be written. 

  • 24 Sep 2018 11:09 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Salish Sea rowers can now report cetacean sighting in real time, and help large vessels navigate better to avoid whale collisions and save the lives of our Salish Sea friends. Download the free app and start reporting in real time.

    In the next few weeks, a collision avoidance system, called the WhaleReport Alert System (WRAS) will be launched and used by commercial vessels (tugs, BC Ferries, cruise ships, tankers, freighters, etc).  WRAS will take real-time sightings, reported via the Whale Report App and transmit the location of these cetaceans to these large vessels so that they can take mitigation measures to avoid collision and disturbance.  WRAS is currently in the beta-testing stages with an expected launch date of late-September.

    Report your sightings in real time using the WhaleReport App!  It’s free for download for apple and android smartphones.  The more real-time sightings reported, the better chance we have of protecting these vulnerable animals from the effects of vessel traffic.

     For Apple phones:

     For Android phones:


  • 10 Sep 2018 5:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Come join in the excitement of a North American first; the World Rowing Coastal Championships Oct 11th-14th 2018The event will be held at Tulista Park in the town of Sidney, just a few kilometers outside of Victoria, B.C. 

    The course is extremely challenging with a 4km qualifier and 6km final race filled with multiple buoy turns, no lanes and up to 16 boats per race. Members from the Salish Sea will be competing against the very best from across Europe, Asia and the U.S.A. Come out to cheer us on, or help us out or even sign up as a volunteer. Find out more here World Rowing Coastal Championships

  • 4 Sep 2018 5:09 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Salish Sea will partner with Rowing BC to host a Masters Camp for Coastal Rowing. This is the very first coastal rowing camp ever to be held in Vancouver and we are excited to show off our beautiful waters!

    All of the Salish Sea fleet will be used for this camp, so our regular Saturday night training is cancelled for this weekend. 

    You must register to participate in the camp. Register here Coastal Rowing Camp

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