When the 2015 Pan American Games begin in July, several events will occur outside of the city of Toronto. All of the Games’ rowing events will take place at the world-class Royal Canadian Henley Rowing Course in St. Catherines. The facility is located on the Martindale Pond and is the home of the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta, the largest rowing regatta in North America.
Pan Am Games Rowing Events
The course is designated as a world class facility by the International Rowing Federation and has played host to two World Rowing Championships (1970, 1999). It will see 14 men’s and women’s competitions during the 2015 Pan American Games.
There will be six women’s events:
- single sculls
- double sculls
- quadruple sculls
- lightweight single
- double sculls
- coxless pair
The men will compete in all of the same events, and a few additional events such as:
- coxless four
- lightweight coxless four
- eight with coxswain.
Royal Canadian Henley Rowing Centre
All races at the Royal Canadian Henley Rowing Course will take place on the 2,000-metre course on Martindale Pond. Each race is a grueling test of speed, power, and endurance. The host Canadian rowing team will look to repeat its performance at the last Pan Am Games.
At the 2011 Pan American Games, Canada tied for second overall with four other nations, winning eight medals in the rowing competition. Cuba was the overall victor, winning nine total medals. Argentina won the most rowing gold medals with five.
The 2015 Pan American Games rowing competition will take place from July 11 through July 15 with 42 medals being awarded in the 14 different events.