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Saturday Masters

Carolyn Thompson

A person smiling for the cameraDescription generated with very high confidenceI began rowing in 2004, taking Learn-to-row, then Novice at Vancouver Rowing Club. My passion for racing started in 2005 at local races and I soon graduated to competing at national and international regattas for Masters Rowers.  There were a number of successful Canadian Masters Championships, but my rowing highlights were two gold medals (1x and 2x) at the 2008 US Masters and another 2 gold medals (1x and 2-) at the 2013 World Master Rowing Championships in Torino, Italy.
I love rowing and I love competing, and it is with this passion for our sport that moved me to take the RCA coach training in 2015/16 after sustaining an injury.  I have been coaching the Saturday Masters program since 2017.

Dimas Craveiro

Jorgen Walle Jensen

Sunday Masters

Andrew Ling

Amandine Drew

Recreation Program

Annette O'Shea

Annette learned to row at the Vancouver Rowing Club in 2004.  Annette has since competed as a masters rower nationally and internationally in Europe and the U.S. and recently in the World Championships of Coastal Rowing. 

Annette loves coaching rowing as she has the privilege to watch rowers gain new skills and confidence in their abilities. It’s a sport of grace and power, of strength and teamwork. Annette is endlessly motivated to share this sport with others. Rec provided a place for skills and friendships to develop.   

Arthur Sharp

Jen Reid

Novice/Intermediate Program

Tricia Riley

A person smiling for the cameraDescription generated with very high confidenceTricia first started rowing in high school back in the Paris of the Prairies (aka Winnipeg). After a long hiatus, she picked up the sport again in her last year at Queen's University. She then rowed at the Glebe Rowing Club in Australia while undertaking a very serious semester of study abroad. Tricia finally found her home at the Vancouver Rowing Club in the fall of 2011. She went on to compete with VRC in regattas along the west coast, all the way to down to San Diego, and made a trek out to Italy to compete with the crew.

Tricia started coaching the Novice Program in 2017.

Kim Klinger

Hugo Contreras

Junior Program

Kylie Whitcombe
Jordan Henderson
Derek Page
Katrina Wittenberg
Viktor Djurasic

Learn-to-Row Program

Arihiro Nakamura

Para Program

Lauren Moffatt