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2019 Canadian Sculling Marathon

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Ottawa New Edinburgh Club

504 Sir George-Étienne Cartier Parkway

Ottawa, ON CAN


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Celebrating 15 years of the Canadian Sculling Marathon! It is a fun event, with a focus on endurance. Choose between: 42, 21 or 10K.

About this Event

All Canadian Rowers must be registered with Rowing Canada Aviron.

Welcome to the 15th annual Canadian Sculling Marathon (CSM), organized by the rowing section of the Ottawa New Edinburgh Club (ONEC) and inspired by the world-renowned Canadian Ski Marathon. As one of the distance events of the Ontario Adventure Rowing Association, the emphasis is on participation, fitness, endurance and fun! The CSM offers a choice of three distances: the 42K & 21K touring events, and the 10K open event.

The scenery along these routes is as spectacular as it is varied: views of the capital’s most famous landmarks, shoreline recreational pathways, and protected wetlands and forested areas.

Visit our CSM webpage for links to route maps, previous results, photos, and FAQ.

Participants should be in good physical condition and have previously rowed their target distance. You should be aware that you’ll be rowing some open stretches of the Ottawa River, where wind, waves and current can give rise to challenging conditions. Organizers reserve the right to change the routes in the event of adverse conditions.

In addition to rowing skills and endurance, navigation skills are required. Participants should familiarize themselves with the route map, and attend the pre-race captain’s meeting, where information will be given on potential hazards, which include deadheads, buoys and powerboat traffic. ONEC coach boats will be on the water to help ensure your safety. Because of the nature of the course, all rowing boats must carry Transport Canada mandated safety equipment: life jackets (one per individual), bailer, throw line and whistle.

The Hensler “Endurance” trophy will be awarded to the club with the most participants in the full marathon. All participants who complete the full marathon will have their name engraved on the trophy. Medals and souvenir T-shirts will be given to all scullers who complete their event.

Spectators may view the events from Rideau Falls, Alexandra Bridge and Lady Aberdeen Bridge for the 42, and 21K events.


Saturday, August 24th:

10K Event:

  • 07:00 - Check-in & Late registration at the Temporary Boathouse facilities.
  • 07:30 - Captain's meeting, dockside.
  • 08:00 - Mass start in front of the ONEC Temporary Boathouse facilities.
  • 09:00 to 10:00 - Refreshments served at Boathouse. Awards ceremony.

Welcome Reception and Sign-in for 42K & 21K Events from 4:00 - 7:00PM:

  • Check-in for crews. Sign Waivers. Review the course. Pick up welcome package.
  • Reception.
  • Check out the new temporary boathouse facilities.
  • Take a look at the National capital commission renovation of the ONEC boathouse.

Sunday, August 25th:

42 & 21K Event:

  • 06:00 - Arrive at ONEC temporary boathouse facilities.
  • 06:20 - 42K pre-race meeting (captains, single scullers).
  • 06:40 - 42K crews to their boats. To the start line.
  • 07:15 - 42K Marathon starts.
  • 07:20 - 21K pre-race meeting (captains, single scullers).
  • 07:40 - 21K crews to their boats. To the start line.
  • 08:15 - 21K half-marathon starts.
  • 12:00 - Lunch is served.
  • 12:15 - Awards ceremony.

Boat Types

42 and 21K events:


  • Touring singles: e.g., Whitehalls, Coastal boat singles: e.g., Eurodiffusion.
  • Stable recreational singles: e.g., Alden 16, 18, Star, Maas 21, Wintech 21, Rositer Laser.
  • Stable open water singles (1): e.g., Alden Star, 16, 18, Quest, Martin; Echo Islander; Hudson T-6, Cruiser; Rossiter Laser; Maas 21; Mission Offshore 21; Wintech Explorer 21.
  • Stable recreational open water singles (1): e.g., Maas 24, Wintech Explorer 24, Mission Off-shore.

(1) the beam at the waterline must be at least 14 inches


  • Touring doubles: e.g., Hudson T-7, Swift, Whitehalls.
  • Coastal boat doubles: e.g., Eurodifusion
  • Stable open water doubles: e.g., Alden 18, Star 22, Ocean Shell; Maas Ocean double; Wintech 30.


  • Touring coxed quads: e.g., Hudson T-11; Wintech Odyssey; Swift gigs.
  • Coastal quads: e.g., Eurodifusion, Philippi.

10K event:

The 10K event hosted on Saturday Aug 24th is open to all boat types including: Costal, Touring / Recretational boats & Racing shells.

Marathon Course

Please see www.scullingmarathon.com/maps for 42, 21 and 10K course and regatta maps.

Participation in the marathon is contingent upon signing the below waiver:

All members of your crew will be asked to sign the waiver in person at check-in prior to your event.

I recognize that the use of the facilities and services available at the Ottawa New Edinburgh Club as well as rowing and related activities involve potential risks. These sections of the Ottawa and Gatineau rivers have some potential hazards (e.g., deadheads, powerboats, buoys).

I undertake, in my personal capacity and those whom I represent, have custody, my heirs and assigns, to indemnify and save harmless the Ottawa New Edinburgh Club, its officers, employees, independent contractors and other representatives, their successors, heirs and assigns, from and against all claims, damages, loss, costs and expenses relating to any injury including death, or loss of or damage to my or third party's property and arising out of being incidental to my presence at the Club or the practice of the rowing.


Light refreshments will be served after the 10K event, and a full BBQ lunch will be served following the 42 and 21K events on Sunday.



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