Royal Canadian Henley Rowing Course

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Royal Canadian Henley Rowing Course
LocationMartindale Pond, St. Catharines, Ontario
Coordinates43°11′59″N 79°16′11″W / 43.1996°N 79.2696°W / 43.1996; -79.2696Coordinates: 43°11′59″N 79°16′11″W / 43.1996°N 79.2696°W / 43.1996; -79.2696
Renovated1966, 1999, 2012-2014
Royal Canadian Henley Regatta
Brock Badgers
1970 World Rowing Championships
1999 World Rowing Championships
2015 Pan American Games

The Royal Canadian Henley Rowing Course is a rowing facility that is located in Port Dalhousie, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. The facility was constructed in 1903 as a permanent venue for the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta. The facility is located on the Martindale Pond.[1]

In 1966, the facility was renovated, it was also renovated extensively in 1999 to stage the 1999 World Rowing Championships.[2] The venue also hosted the 1970 World Rowing Championships. The venue hosted the rowing competitions at the 2015 Pan American Games held in Toronto. To stage the games the venue was again renovated, with completions scheduled completed by 2014.[3]

The venue is classified by FISA (International Rowing Federation) as an "A" class venue.[4]

An 820,000 Canadian dollar upgrade was undertaken for the 2015 Games.[5]

Lake specifications[edit]

The grandstand of the rowing course.

The lake's dimensions follow the FISA rules for a rowing lake suitable for hosting a World Rowing Championship, World Rowing Cup, Pan American Games or Olympic regatta:

  • Stillwater, with consistent water conditions
  • 2,200 metres (7,200 ft) straight length for racing
  • 8 rowing lanes, each 13.5 metres (44 ft) wide
  • Minimum water depth of 3.5 metres (11 ft)
  • A return channel allowing boats to move to the start, separated from the main lake by an island

See also[edit]