Programs Overview

Leander Boat Club offers a full-year competitive program at the Junior (U17 & U19), Senior (U23 & Open) and Masters levels. From winter training and indoor erg competitions (November – March), to spring training and racing (April – May), to the summer 2000m racing circuit (June – August), to the fall head racing scene (September – October), LBC offers a well-rounded program for any level of competitive club athlete.

While not all athletes or programs compete in all regattas in every year, Leander Boat Club generally sends athletes to or supports athletes at the following events:

Winter:
Canadian Indoor Rowing Championships
Leander Indoor Rowing Championships
Ontario Indoor Rowing Championships
Various development camps and selection camps as opportunities arise

Spring:
Head of the Martindale
Dad Vail Regatta
Stotesbury Cup
Canadian Secondary School Rowing Association (CSSRA) Championships
Various development camps and selection camps as opportunities arise

Summer:
Tony Biernacki Memorial
US Elite National Championships
Royal Henley Regatta
CORA Regattas (Guelph, Dominion Day, London, St. Catharines, CORA Championships)
Independence Day
St. Catharines Invitational Regatta
RowOntario Championships
Ontario Masters Championships
Royal Canadian Henley Regatta and Masters Henley
Canadian Masters Championships
US Club Nationals

Fall:
Head of the Welland/Five Bridge Classic
Head of the Trent
Head of the Ohio
Head of the Charles
Head of the Fish
National Rowing Championships (NRC)
Canadian University Rowing Championships (CURC)
Various development camps and selection camps as opportunities arise

LBC competitive club coaches are well-trained, having completed at least RCA Weekend #1 (with many working toward full RCA Coach or higher qualifications); Standard First Aid & CPR; and Maritime Radio (VHF) Training. Each program’s success rests on providing individualized training programs that complement the wider full-team training, ensuring that athletes receive training and racing opportunities appropriate to their fitness and skill levels, experience, and short-term and long-term goals in the sport of rowing.

Interested athletes should following the links below for more information on each program or to contact the appropriate program coach.