Age Categories

The following age categories are per Rowing Canada Aviron (RCA) Rules of racing, revised January 27, 2013:

1. Under 17 (Junior B) – A rower or coxswain shall be classified as an Under 17 competitor until the 31st of December of the year in which he or she reaches the age of 16. After that date, the rower shall be classified as a Junior rower.

2. Under 19 (Junior) – A rower or coxswain who is no longer an Under 17 competitor shall be classified as a Junior competitor until the 31st of December of the year in which he or she reaches the age of 18. After that date the rower shall be classified as an Under 23 rower.

3. Under 23 – A rower or coxswain who is no longer a Junior shall be classified as Under 23 until the 31st of December of the year in which he or she reaches the age of 22. After that date, the rower shall be classified as Senior.

4. Senior – A rower or coxswain who is 23 years or older during the calendar year in which he or she is competing.

5. Master – A rower may compete as a Master from the beginning of the year during which he or she attains the age of 21.

Master’s Age Classifications:

AA age: 21-26 years

A  age: 27-35 years

B  age: 36-42 years

C  age: 43-49 years

D  age: 50-54

E  age: 55-59

F  age: 60-64

G  age: 65-69

H  age: 70-74

I  age: 75-79

J  age: 80 and over

or as outlined in the CRA Rules of Racing section 2

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  • 2.10  Lightweight competitors
  1. Lightweight shall be classified as follows:

    • v  Men: No individual rower shall weigh more than 72.5 kg.
      Exception: Events for 64 kg. Lightweight men are also recognized where the maximum allowable weight for individual rowers is 64 kg.

    • v  Women: No individual rower shall weigh more than 59 kg.
      Exception: Events for 52 kg. Lightweight women are also recognized where the maximum allowable weight for individual rowers is 52 kg. 


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  • PART 3 EQUIPMENT

    1. 3.1  Classes of Boats

      The following classes of boats are recognized by RCA:

      1. Single Scull (1x)

      2. Single Scull (1x) (fixed seat with pontoons - adaptive)

      3. Double Sculls (2x)

      4. Double Sculls (2x) (fixed seat - adaptive)

      5. Pair (2-)

      6. Coxed Pair (2+)

      7. Quadruple Sculls (4x)

      8. Four (4-)

      9. Coxed Four (4+)

      10. Coxed Quad (4x+)

      11. Six (6+) (Fixed seat)

      12. Eight (8+)