The Royal St. John’s Regatta is the oldest organized sporting event in North America, drawing crowds of up to 50,000 people annually to the shores of Quidi Vidi Lake. The Royal Regatta is widely known as “The Largest Garden Party in the World” because it has been about socializing as much as amateur sport. Concession stands, wheels of fortune, games of chance, and food & drink are just as much part of the Regatta’s history as the races. You’re invited to celebrate 200 years of history, sport, and community spirit with us. See you at the lake!

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Regatta Crew

Registration for the 200th Royal St. John’s Regatta is NOW OPEN!

We are pleased to advise that rates will not change this year. However, due to the increase in demand, please note the changes to our registration policy:

  • Registration is on a first come, first served basis. The Royal St. John’s Regatta Committee reserves the right to close registration at any time if the number of crews reaches a certain safety and logistical threshold.
  • Crews will be required to provide a downpayment of 25% of total fee and have their WAIVERS SUBMITTED by May 11, to be eligible to book spins through the VeriBook system on May 14.
  • While only a downpayment is required to start booking spins, registration fees must be paid in full by Friday, July 6 for crews to be eligible to participate in Time Trials and Regatta Day.

Important Dates

  • Wednesday, April 18 – Registration Opens
  • Monday, April 30 – Boathouse Opens and crews who have submitted their waivers can utilize shells on a first come, first served basis without booking online. Erg room bookings can be made on site or by calling the main office.
  • Monday, May 14 – Crews who have submitted their waivers and 25% of their fees will begin utilizing the VeriBook system for booking practice spins. This includes bookings for the erg room as well.
  • Friday, July 6 – All registrations must be paid in full.
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2018 Regatta Registration Rates

Race Category Cost
Masters $1000 per team
Senior $1000 per team
Intermediate $1000 per team
Juvenile $550 per team
Midget $550 per team
Squirt $240 per team
Out of town crew $310 per team
Regatta Day St. John's

The 2018 Royal St. John's Regatta

Schedule and Results
Age Categories
Age Categories

Age Categories

Squirt

For Any oarsperson between the age of 10 and 13 as of December 31 of the year of the regatta. Squirts row a modified course and must wear approved flotation devices at all times. Rowing during sanctioned events may be impacted by weather and is at the discretion of the Captain of the Course. Take the age of the rower on Dec. 31st of the year of the regatta. If that person is 10, 11 or 12 they may only row squirts. If they are 13 they may row Squirts or Midget but only one age catagory in any regatta. For a rower age 14 on Dec. 31st they must row Midget or potentially Juvenile.

Midget

Any oarsperson under the age of 16 as of December 31 this year.

Juvenile

Any oarsperson under the age of 18 as of December 31 this year.

Intermediate

Any oarsperson under the age of 21 as of December 31 this year.

Senior

All registered oarspersons who are not rowing as Squirt, Midget, Juvenile, Intermediate or Masters.

Masters (Female)

A female oarsperson who shall be 41 years of age as of December 31 this year.

Masters (Male)

Any oarsperson who shall be 46 years of age as of December 31 this year.

Coxwains must be 19 years of age as of December 31 of this year.

Minimum age of any oarsperson is 10 years, as of December 31 this year.

Course Layout

The course of the Royal St. John’s Regatta is possibly the most unique boat racing course in the world. Unlike most other racing courses, the length of Quidi Vidi Lake forces competitors to turn a set of buoys at the bottom of the pond in the male races, and a set of buoys at the center of the pond for female races.

Both courses follow the same set of rules for conduct and sportsmanship.

Male Course

With an overall length of 2.45 km (1.52 miles), the male course is a grueling testimony to the sport of boat racing. The crew must line themselves at their respective stake and, when the signal is given, race to their designated buoy at the bottom of the pond.

Should one full minute elapse with no mis-start, accident or equipment damage, the race is considered official and will not be stopped unless an emergency occurs.

The first crew reaching their buoy will be given right of way to round the buoy. To successfully complete the course, crews must round the buoy on the south side, and approach their starting stake on the north side. The distance between the buoys at the top of the pond is 36.5 meters (119.75 feet) and at the foot of the pond they are 15.7 meters (51.5 feet).

Female Course

Though a shorter course, the female course is no less grueling or impressive to watch.

The length of the course comes in at 1.225 km (0.76 miles) and like the male course, crews must reach their buoys and round them on the south side, approaching their starting positions from the north.

The distance between buoys are the same in both courses as is giving right of way to the crew which reaches their buoy first.

2017 Royal St. John's Regatta Schedule and Results
2017 Royal St. John's Regatta

2017 Royal St. John's Regatta Schedule and Results

Final Schedule
Race #1 Category: Atlantic Lottery Female Amateur Time: 8:00 a.m.
Stake Stake 1 Stake 2 Stake 3 Stake 4 Stake 5
Boat Miss Tubular Iceberg Gold Pomerleau Dictator Gerry Angel
Crew m5 Steers Insurance JAC Gittens & Associates Bern Tobin Royal Lepage Atlantic Homestead
Time 5:01.55 5:24.31 5:20.79 5:47.35 5:38.77
Place 1 3 2 5 4
Winning Crew m5

 

Race #2 Category: Nalcor Female Mercantile Time: 8:20 a.m.
Stake Stake 1 Stake 2 Stake 3 Stake 4 Stake 5
Boat The Broker The Newfoundland Herald President’s Choice The Henley Smith Stockley
Crew Dawe & Burke Port Authority Sea-Force Diving Pouch Cove Pharmacy Atlantic Towing Rowing Crew
Time 5:28.58 5:40.19 5:37.79 5:31.98 5:53.10
Place 1 4 3 2 5
Winning Crew Dawe & Burke

 

Race #3 Category: NTV SATELLITE NETWORK MALE AMATEUR Time: 8:40 a.m.
Stake Stake 1 Stake 2 Stake 3 Stake 4 Stake 5
Boat Iceberg Gold Pomerleau Gerry Angel Miss Tubular Dictator
Crew Outer Cove Smith Stockley Rowing Club Lamb’s Rum NTV NL Power
Time 9:04.28 9:43.53 9:47.32 10:12.58 10:47.61
Place 1 2 3 4 5
Winning Crew Outer Cove

 

Race #4 Category: Chevron Male All-Comers Time: 9:00 a.m.
Stake Stake 1 Stake 2 Stake 3 Stake 4 Stake 5
Boat President’s Choice The Broker The Henley Smith Stockley The OZ Network
Crew Wade’s Excavating and Septic Systems RDS Contracting Ricanna Petroleum Consulting Universal Corporate Wear Waterford/Key Assets
Time 10:45.53 11:10.90 10:53.38 11:31.66 12:06.95
Place 1 3 2 4 5
Winning Crew Wade’s Excavating and Septic Systems

 

Race #5 Category: TIM HORTONS FEMALE DISTRICT/ FEMALE MASTERS Time: 9:20 a.m.
Stake Stake 1 Stake 2 Stake 3 Stake 4 Stake 5
Boat Iceberg Gold Pomerleau Dictator Cougar Helicopters Miss Tubular
Crew Nexxbar O’Dea Earle Marie’s Mini Mart India Gate Wedgewood Physiotherapy/Power Conditioning*
Time 6:03.42 5:45.27 5:51.34 5:45.43 5:53.21
Place 5 1 3 2 4
Winning Crews O’Dea EarleTIM HORTONS FEMALE DISTRICT
Wedgewood Physiotherapy/Power Conditioning – FEMALE MASTERS

 

Race #6 Category: SOBEYS FEMALE GENERAL WORKERS Time: 9:40 a.m.
Stake Stake 1 Stake 2 Stake 3 Stake 4 Stake 5
Boat The Broker President’s Choice The Henley Smith Stockley The OZ Network
Crew East Coast Mortgage Brokers Freshii Cahill Construction A Fitness Marco
Time 5:48.17 6:02.41 6:28.82 5:48.56 5:57.34
Place 1 4 5 2 3
Winning Crew East Coast Mortgage Brokers

 

Race #7 Category: ISLANDER RV FEMALE JUVENILE* / FEMALE INTERMEDIATE**/ FEMALE MASTERS *** Time: 10:00 a.m.
Stake Stake 1 Stake 2 Stake 3 Stake 4 Stake 5
Boat Miss Tubular Iceberg Gold Gerry Angel Dictator Pomerleau
Crew Harold Hotel* Sapphire Restaurant* T.L.C. Nursing and Home Care Inc.*** Eastern Blown-In Insulation** Torbay Foodland/ Kennedy’s Concrete Forming**
Time 5:43.89 6:11.96 5:59.40 6:07.30 7:26.38
Place 1 4 2 3 5
Winning Crews Harold Hotel – ISLANDER RV FEMALE JUVENILE
Eastern Blown-In Insulation – FEMALE INTERMEDIATE
T.L.C. Nursing and Home Care Inc – FEMALE MASTERS

 

Race #8 Category: NORTH ATLANTIC MALE MASTERS Time: 10:20 a.m.
Stake Stake 1 Stake 2 Stake 3 Stake 4 Stake 5
Boat The Broker President’s Choice Smith Stockley The Henley
Crew Carroll Investments Hearn Distributing Safety First Smith Stockley Masters
Time 10:31.85 10:58.75 12:30.52 14:01.32
Place 1 2 3 4
Winning Crew Carroll Investments

 

Race #9 Category: VOCM FEMALE COMMERCIAL Time: 10:40 a.m.
Stake Stake 1 Stake 2 Stake 3 Stake 4 Stake 5
Boat Iceberg Gold Miss Tubular Pomerleau Gerry Angel Dictator
Crew Barry Group Inc. Sisters In Fitness First General Mary Brown’s Avalon Mall Pomerleau and HJ Bartlett Electric
Time 6:14.26 6:23.74 5:59.30 6:24.22 6:49.23
Place 2 3 1 4 5
Winning Crew First General

 

Race #10 Category: Dc DESIGN HOUSE FEMALE CLUB Time: 11:00 a.m.
Stake Stake 1 Stake 2 Stake 3 Stake 4 Stake 5
Boat The Broker President’s Choice The Henley Smith Stockley The OZ Network
Crew Capital Subaru Avalon Girls Cahill Technical Corcoran Contracting Skipper Ring’s Crew
Time 6:21.41 6:20.28 6:23.13 6:30.94 6:27.86
Place 2 1 3 5 4
Winning Crew Avalon Girls

 

Race #11 Category: CANADA 150 FEMALE MEMORIAL Time: 11:20 a.m.
Stake Stake 1 Stake 2 Stake 3 Stake 4 Stake 5
Boat Miss Tubular Pomerleau Iceberg Gold Cougar Helicopters Gerry Angel
Crew Universal Corporate Wear St. John’s Fish Exchange and Wet Bar Avalon Trimline Signs Pyramid Construction Stewart McKelvey
Time 6:55.94 6:15.70 6:14.16 6:42.10 6:19.29
Place 5 2 1 4 3
Winning Crew Avalon Trimline Signs

 

Race #12 Category: CITY OF ST. JOHN’S FEMALE LABOUR Time: 2:00 p.m.
Stake Stake 1 Stake 2 Stake 3 Stake 4 Stake 5
Boat The Stroke of Power Smith Stockley II Lamb’s Palm Breeze Miss India II The Ranger
Crew Kvaerner Boulder Publications/ McDonalds/ Home Hardware John Callahan Hanlon Realty Stream Team Tattoo Society Inc.
Time 6:23.82 6:36.82 7:06.48 6:20.80 6:35.58
Place 2 4 5 1 3
Winning Crew Stream Team

 

Race #13 Category: GOODLIFE FITNESS FEMALE ALL COMERS Time: 2:20 p.m.
Stake Stake 1 Stake 2 Stake 3 Stake 4 Stake 5
Boat The Telegram Marine Institute Catherine M. The CBC The Sea-Hawk
Crew The Go!Store-PetroService Compusult F.A.S.T RNs New Victorian Homes Primerica Financial Services
Time 7:12.51 6:20.34 6:51.01 6:34.32 6:53.91
Place 5 1 3 2 4
Winning Crew Compusult

 

Race #14 Category: ALEC G. HENLEY AND ASSOCIATES FEMALE SERVICE Time: 2:40 p.m.
Stake Stake 1 Stake 2 Stake 3 Stake 4 Stake 5
Boat Lamb’s Palm Breeze Smith Stockley II Miss India II
Crew Party Bus Triple E Painters Canadian Armed Forces
Time 6:37.92 6:29.80 6:39.70
Place 2 1 3
Winning Crew Triple E Painters

 

Race #15 Category: AIR MILES FEMALE TRADES Time: 3:00 p.m.
Stake Stake 1 Stake 2 Stake 3 Stake 4 Stake 5
Boat The Sea-Hawk The CBC The Telegram
Crew United Steel Workers Breathe Well So Kee Grocery
Time 7:40.99 6:57.93 6:43.61
Place 3 2 1
Winning Crew So Kee Grocery

 

Race #16 Category: ARUP FEMALE MIDGET 1 Time: 3:20 p.m.
Stake Stake 1 Stake 2 Stake 3 Stake 4 Stake 5
Boat The Stroke of Power Miss India II Lamb’s Palm Breeze Smith Stockley II
Crew Domino’s Pizza Martin Survey Keep Cool Refrigeration A/C Ltd. O’Keefe Roofing Inc.
Time 6:13.30 6:58.01 6:23.43 6:30.59
Place 1 4 2 3
Winning Crew Domino’s Pizza

 

Race #17 Category: UNIVERSAL CORPORATE WEAR FEMALE MIDGET 2 Time: 3:40 p.m.
Stake Stake 1 Stake 2 Stake 3 Stake 4 Stake 5
Boat Marine Institute The CBC The Telegram
Crew Universal Corporate Wear Coastal Kitchens Dibbon’s Divas
Time 6:41.48 6:58.63 7:22.31
Place 1 2 3
Winning Crew Universal Corporate Wear

 

Race #18 Category: MALE MIDGET Time: 4:00 p.m.
Stake Stake 1 Stake 2 Stake 3 Stake 4 Stake 5
Boat The Stroke of Power Miss India II Lamb’s Palm Breeze
Crew O’Brien Engineering Falck Safety Services Men’s Den
Time 5:46.56 5:46.14 5:32.17
Place 3 2 1
Winning Crew Men’s Den

 

Race #19 Category: FEMALE SQUIRT 1 Time: 4:20 p.m.
Stake Stake 1 Stake 2 Stake 3 Stake 4 Stake 5
Boat Catherine M. The Telegram The CBC Marine Institute
Crew Eastern Composites – Outer Cove Girls J3 Construction Dwyer Mobile Tire/ In-Motion Health Nikki Carew East Coast Mortgage Broker
Time 3:13.14 3:12.83 3:35.77 4:00.99
Place 2 1 3 4
Winning Crew J3 Construction

 

Race #20 Category: FEMALE SQUIRT 2 Time: 4:35 p.m.
Stake Stake 1 Stake 2 Stake 3 Stake 4 Stake 5
Boat The Ranger Miss India II The Stroke of Power Smith Stockley II
Crew Connor’s Construction Ltd. Big Ben’s Rowing Gingersnap Black & McDonald Pond Squad
Time 4:01.98 3:42.97 3:42.61 3:34.34
Place 4 3 2 1
Winning Crew Black & McDonald Pond Squad

 

Race #21 Category: MALE SQUIRT Time: 4:50 p.m.
Stake Stake 1 Stake 2 Stake 3 Stake 4 Stake 5
Boat The Sea-Hawk Catherine M. The Telegram Marine Institute
Crew Outer Cove Marines The Firm: Property Management Solutions Inc. Hickman’s Select Certified Pre-Owned DCH Crane
Time 4:11.82 4:53.21 2:57.13 3:47.16
Place 3 4 1 2
Winning Crew Hickman’s Select Certified Pre-Owned

 

Race #22 Category: FEMALE SQUIRT 3 Time: 5:05 p.m.
Stake Stake 1 Stake 2 Stake 3 Stake 4 Stake 5
Boat The Stroke of Power Miss India II Lamb’s Palm Breeze Smith Stockley II
Crew Valma Budgell – Realtor Avalon Chimney St. Bon’s Girls Skipper Ring’s Girls
Time 3:54.40 5:06.16 3:45.52 3:49.20
Place 3 4 1 2
Winning Crew St. Bon’s Girls

 

Race #23 Category: FEMALE SQUIRT 4 Time: 5:20 p.m.
Stake Stake 1 Stake 2 Stake 3 Stake 4 Stake 5
Boat The CBC The Sea-Hawk Catherine M. The NTV Network
Crew Evans New Leaf St. John’s International Airport Authority Action Insurance Coastal Accounting
Time 4:21.33 4:01.36 3:56.31 5:06.68
Place 3 2 1 4
Winning Crew Action Insurance

 

Race #24 Category: Stirling Communications International Female Championship Time: 6:30 p.m.
Stake Stake 1 Stake 2 Stake 3 Stake 4 Stake 5
Boat Cougar Hellicopters Pomerleau Iceberg Gold Gerry Angel Dictator
Crew m5 JAC Steers Insurance Dawe Burke Pouch Cove Pharmacy
Time 5:00.71 5:14.21 5:23.26 5:27.28 5:40.85
Place 1 2 3 4 5
Winning Crew m5

 

Race #25 Category: Atlantic Lottery Male Championship Time: 7:00 p.m.
Stake Stake 1 Stake 2 Stake 3 Stake 4 Stake 5
Boat Iceberg Gold Pomerleau Gerry Angel Miss Tubular Cougar Hellicopter
Crew Outer Cove Smith Stockley Rowing Club Lamb’s Rum NTV Carroll Investments
Time 8:59.70 9:33.28 9:44.69 10:05.11 10:42.00
Place 1 2 3 4 5
Winning Crew Outer Cove