also staged the World Rowing Championships twice
– in 1970 and 1999.
Martindale Pond in St Catharines, Canada.
The venue is well-known to many in the rowing
community, especially those in North America, and a
large number of competitors from the United States as well
as Canada are expected to line up for this year’s regatta.
Heats of 1,000m are raced and the winning boat in each
heat receives medals that are presented in front of an
appreciative crowd directly after the race.
The 2010 World Rowing Masters Regatta will
take place in St Catharines, Canada, from 2 to
5 September. St Catharines’ Martindale Pond knows
how to host huge rowing events. The venue is the home
of the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta which has
been held for more than 100 years. St Catharines has
Masters rowing is for anyone 27 years of age or older as
long as they no longer row at elite level. The races are
divided into age groups with the men’s ‘C’ single (for
participants 43 years old or above) attracting the greatest
numbers. Last year 144 crews entered this category.
Some competitors are first-time racers with little rowing
experience, while others are former Olympic medallists.
The regatta is also a time when former elite teams come
together for their once-a-year row and catch-up.