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Rowing the 1000 Islands with OAR

In September 2022, Canada is planning to host a FISA World Rowing Tour of the Bay of Quinte and the 1000 Islands.  In preparation for this, a reconnaissance which attracted OAR members from the Ottawa, Barrie, Guelph, Toronto andRead more

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Icicle Chase

While COVID may have put a damper on our ‘Rowing’ it hasn’t stopped OAR’s ‘Ontario Adventure’.  On Friday Sept 25, 4 OAR members and 1 guest met at Lake of Two Rivers in Algonquin park to cycle to RockRead more

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1000 Islands Reconnaissance

Saturday, October 3 A first look at part of the route planned for the 2022 FISA World Tour.  Launching in Gananoque, we will row downstream with stops in Ivy Lea (after 16 km) and on Grenadier Island (a furtherRead more

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What’s in a (boat’s) name? Part 1: Ernst Peters

Have you ever rowed in a boat and wondered who it is named after? Invariably, boats are named after people in recognition of their contributions to the sport of rowing, with particular emphasis on touring. While our tours areRead more

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New for 2020: The Canadian Sculling Marathon goes virtual!

For distance rowers, one of the highlights of the season every year is the Canadian Sculling Marathon, organized be the Ottawa New Edinburgh Club. We all love the dedication that goes into training for the full or half marathonRead more

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RECAP: Blackburn Challenge in Massachusetts

Two members of OAR made their way to the coast of Massachusetts for the Blackburn Challenge – a 32 km race around Cape Ann which is contested by almost every human-powered watercraft imaginable.  The Blackburn has been run forRead more

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