Deep Cove Classic Regatta

The Deep Cove Classic Regatta is a 5.5 km head race in the scenic setting of Indian Arm. The course starts at the government dock in front of our boathouse. It goes out to Jug Island and back to finish at the beach in Panorama Park. The course passes on the outside of the two 5 knot buoys at the outer edge of Deep Cove.

The regatta is open to juniors, seniors (masters AA), and masters rowers. Canadian rowers must be registered with Rowing Canada. US rowers must be registered with the US Rowing Association.


Boats must pass on the shore side of the two white and orange 5 knot speed buoys at the outer edge of Deep Cove. A time penalty is assessed against any boat missing a buoy.

There is a no passing zone in the passage at Jug Island. If two or more overlapping boats enter the passing zone, trailing boats must fall back into single line in the order in which their bows enter the no passing zone. If two boats' bows enter the no passing zone at the same time, the boat on the outside of the turn around Jug Island must fall back into single line.


The regatta is conducted in two flights. This provides some flexibility for setting up crews.

There are events for three age groups:

  • junior
  • open
  • masters

The following boat classes will be raced:

  • single
  • double
  • quad
  • eight

At the present time, we do not offer sweep races for pairs and fours.

Crews are handicapped.

Races are conducted under the Rowing Canada rules of racing. Rowing Canada umpires will officiate.


Registration is being handled at Regatta Central.

Fees are as follows:

  • eights - $80
  • quads - $50
  • doubles - $20
  • singles - $15


The regatta is held at Panorama Park in Deep Cove. There is lots of room for family and friends to watch the racing. Rowers race directly towards the park. The finish line is just offshore.

There is lots of room to set up canopies. As the weather for this regatta can be cool and/or rainy, please be prepared for inclement weather.

The regatta is held in the morning. We are usually finished by early afternoon. There are lots of cafes and restaurants nearby. There are washrooms with showers in the park.

A first aid service will be present in case of an injury.


Click above to access detailed weather including an hourly forecast.


Regattas are only possible due to the efforts of numerous volunteers. If you have some spare time, we would appreciate your help. Contact our head coach at or 604-929-4510. We will provide any necessary training.

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