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A rowing race coming down the course
A rowing oar coming out of the water

Message from the 2024 Regatta Chair

Welcome to the esteemed 52nd Brentwood International Regatta! It is with great pleasure and anticipation that we extend our warmest greetings to all who join us for this remarkable event.

Over five decades ago, the Brentwood Regatta set sail with a vision of fostering excellence in rowing and nurturing camaraderie among athletes from around the globe. Today, we stand proud as stewards of tradition, innovation, and sporting excellence.

This year, we are thrilled to host esteemed clubs and athletes from across the world, uniting in the spirit of competition and sportsmanship. As we gather on Brentwood's picturesque oceanfront campus, we celebrate not only the athleticism displayed on the water but also the enduring bonds forged within our community.

The Brentwood International Regatta stands as a witness to the dedication and passion of our entire Brentwood Family. It is a testament to the countless hours of training, the unwavering support of coaches and mentors, and the collective spirit that defines us.

I am honoured to witness the culmination of months of preparation and dedication. Together, we embark on a journey filled with excitement, determination, and the shared pursuit of excellence. We invite you to immerse yourselves in the vibrant tapestry of the Brentwood Regatta, where the thrill of competition meets the beauty of tradition. From the first stroke to the final victory, may this event be a demonstration of the power of sportsmanship, teamwork, and perseverance.

On behalf of the entire Brentwood community, I extend my sincerest welcome to each and every one of you. Let us come together, united by our love for the sport and the camaraderie it inspires.

Here's to a memorable and successful 52nd Brentwood International Regatta!

Warm regards,

Spencer Manton
Regatta Chair

Bud Patel, Head of School

Welcome to the 52nd Brentwood Regatta

We are delighted to welcome you to the 52nd Brentwood Regatta. This showcase of the finest high school rowers in the Pacific Northwest remains anchored in its traditional place in the calendar—the last weekend in April!

For students and staff at Brentwood, the build-up for this event started almost a year ago—in May of 2023. From our Grade 10-12 Entre Booths on Campbell Commons, to piloting umpire boats, to boat-holding at the 100-meter starting dock, every detail is stitched together for the nearly 1,500 athletes and coaches to put on the best possible show. 

Over the course of these three days, we urge you to soak in every aspect of this special experience that will ripple through the rest of the 2024 regatta season and, if you are lucky, through the remainder of time; for these waters have lifted young students to Olympic glory—who’s next?

De Manu In Manum,

Bud Patel
Head of School

An older photo of a rowing 8 in the water
A close race coming down the regatta course

About the Regatta

The regatta started with a joint meet in 1971 between Brentwood College School, Sentinel (West Vancouver), and Lakeside School from Seattle. At that first meet, crews came in on a Sunday morning and the coaches sat down to breakfast in the dining room to compile a race schedule. The whole thing was finished by mid-afternoon.

The event slowly gained in popularity over time. More divisions were included in the schedule and more clubs and schools entered crews, particularly once girls joined Brentwood (the first boarding school in Canada to go co-ed, in 1972) and began forming crews.

In addition to Pacific Northwest crews, we’ve had clubs participate from as far away as Eastern Canada, the Eastern USA, England, Germany, Australia, Spain, and Mexico.

Long may it continue!


Meal Times


  • Lunch: 12:00pm - 2:00pm

  • Dinner: 5:00pm - 8:30pm


  • Breakfast: 6:30am - 9:00am

  • Lunch: 12:00pm - 2:00pm

  • Dinner: 5:00pm - 8:00pm


  • Breakfast: 6:30am - 9:00am

  • Lunch: 11:30am - 2:00pm

A student performing in a band at the regatta stage

Entertainment Schedule and Line-Up

Friday, April 26, 2024

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

BC Jazz Combo (Bunch Lobby)

12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

House Music

2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Brentwood Dance Team,  R&B / Rock Bands

5:45 pm - 7:00 pm

Freeze Frame

7:00 pm - 9:00pm

House Music

Saturday, April 27, 2024

10:30 am - 11:45 am

Phonix (ft. Brentwood’s Scott McGill)

12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

Phonosonics (Ft. Old Brentonian Ned Saric ‘94)

1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Soul Shakers

3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Montgomery County

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm


Phil Newns

Phil is well known as a jazz pianist, vocalist, bandleader, and educator. He studied music at the University of Natal in South Africa and later through the University of Toronto. His jazz bands, choirs, and private students achieve top honours in festivals across Canada each year—including the annual Nationals, Music Fest Canada. Extensive professional career credits include Musical Director of more than 40 major theatrical productions; most recently, Mama Mia, Chicago, Spamalot, West Side Story, Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, and many more.

Phil Newns

Scott McGill

West Coast born and raised, Scott McGill obtained his bachelor's degree in Jazz Guitar/Voice through Vancouver Island University. His professional career in music started with the Vancouver-based Urban/Pop group F-Jam (later known as or-gan-ik). The group released two studio albums, a number of EPs, one live album, toured extensively, and was nominated for Album of the Year at the West Coast Music Awards in 1999. After F-Jam, Scott was chosen to be a cast/contestant member of Global TV’s Season 2 Popstars and spent some time living in Toronto. He has played in many bands, in Canada and other parts of the world. In 2005, Scott started teaching music, privately and at the high school level. He has spent the last 18 years at Brentwood College School. Today, Scott is an active live performer and recording artist. He can be found performing solo, with his duo Rae&Scott, in community/high school/college theatre orchestra pits, and with the eight-piece Pop/Show Band The Phonix YYJ. His solo works can be found on all streaming platforms along with his latest release with Rae&Scott, ‘Still Like Falling in Love (with you)’. 

Clothing at the regatta store

Regatta Store 2024


Kiwi Green, White & Black




White & Military Green




Black & Military Green



Grey ¼ Zip Centenary Logo

Black                                    S-XL



Beanie $25

Bucket Hat $30

Ball Cap $30

Nike ¼ Zip




Taxes included | All prices in Canadian Dollars
We accept Visa, MC, AX, Debit and Cash | *we cannot offer exchange on US Cash

Store Hours

  • Friday 10 am - 5 pm

  • Saturday 9 am - 5 pm

  • Sunday 9 am - 1 pm 


2024 Food Booth Alley

Hungry? Look no further than our student-run food booths set up on the Campbell Commons. 

Brentwood College Students enrolled in Entrepreneurship 12 are provided the unique opportunity to start and run their own business during the Regatta. Students collaborate in teams and compete for customers. Each business retains their profits, as well, they donate a portion of their profits to a Canadian charity of their choice.

Regatta Business Entrepreneurial Project >

A regatta trophy
One of the Brentwood Regatta trophies

Regatta Trophies



Jr. A Boys 1x

Signc & Eric Gotfredsen Trophy

Jr. A Girls 1x

Gotfredsen Trophy

U19 JV Mens 2x

Team Sales

U19 JV Womens 2x


U17 Mens 8+

The Jim Henniger

U17 Womens 8+

Malahat Lions Club

U19 Mens 4x

A.C. Carr Trophy

U19 Womens 4x

Yvonne Carr Trophy

U17 Womens 4x+

Lady Logan Cup

Novice Mens 8+

Panasonic Canada

Novice Womens 8+

South Cowichan B&B Association

U19 Mens JV 4x

Frank Cunningham Trophy

U19 Men 8+

Thrifty Foods, The Jacqueline Felix

U19 Women 8+

David & Joyce McKenzie

U19 Men 2x

The Pat Walter

U19 Women 2x

Michelle Darvill

U17 M 72 kg 8+

The Scott Matheson/David Sinclair

U17 W 63kg 8+

Susan Garvey

U19 M 72kg 4+

Scott Gray Trophy

U19 W 63kg 4+

Jim Burrows Trophy

U19 Men JV 8+

Michael Moran

U19 Women JV 8+

North Douglas Distributors

U17 Men 4+

Carlos Cup

U19 Men 4+

The Wiggins

U19 Women 4+

The Stillwell

U19 Women JV 4+

Mark Salmon Trophy

U17 Men 72kg 4+

Crew of 1997

Boys School 8

Island Key Computers

Girls School 8

Lexmark Canada Inc.

Overall Points - Girls

Sheila Serup

Overal Points - Boys

The Horn

Regatta Champions

Brentwood Cup


The Entrepreneurship 12 course is designed to take students through the stages required to develop and begin to operate a business. It covers the personal characteristics that make an entrepreneur, the elements of a viable business, and helps the students assess strengths and weaknesses to make good choices about their enterprises. The course addresses all the functional areas of a business including marketing, operations, finance, accounting, management, and human resources.  

Key skills students have developed include: 

  • Teamwork and collaboration.

  • Effective communication.

  • Conducting a competitive analysis. 

  • Business management including financial management.

  • Development and implementation of an operations, finance, and marketing plan.

  • Design and construction of business stalls.

  • Design and implementation of advertising campaign.

  • Safe food preparation (food safe certified).

A crew of Brentwood Students rowing

Participating Clubs






Bainbridge Island Rowing


Bainbridge Island, WA


Brentwood College School


Mill Bay, BC


Burton Beach Rowing Club


Vashon, WA


Claremont Sports Institute


Victoria, BC


Green Lake Crew

Green/Sky Blue/White

Seattle, WA


Holy Names Academy


Seattle, WA


Maple Bay Rowing Club


Maple Bay, BC


Mt. Baker Crew


Seattle, WA


Nanaimo Rowing Club


Nanaimo, BC


Oregon Rowing Unlimited-PDX


Portland, OR


Pocock Youth Rowing


Seattle, WA


Rose City Rowing Club


Portland, OR


Salt Spring Island Rowing Club


Salt Spring Island, BC


Seattle Preparatory School


Seattle, WA


Seattle Scullers


Seattle, WA


Shawnigan Lake School


Shawnigan Lake, BC


St. Michael’s University School

Royal Blue/Red

Victoria, BC


Vancouver College


Vancouver, BC


Vancouver Lake Rowing Club


Vancouver, WA


Vashon Island Rowing Club


Vashon, WA


Victoria City Rowing Club


Victoria, BC

Officials and volunteers at the finish line tent
An umpire wearing a jacket


Year after year, there are individuals who make the Brentwood Regatta a fair and unbiased place to compete. Their professionalism and dedication to the sport of rowing allow this regatta, and others like it, to run in all forms of weather and for all levels of rowers. To these individuals, we say thanks.



Chief Umpire

Ge-An Rijniersce


Michael Bates
Leonhard Braunizer
Andrew Cartwright
Chris Frappell
Dawna Harden
York Langerfeld
Bob Mackie
David Marcovitz
Julia Martinusen
Sheree Moffatt
Bill Myra
Riccardo Regosa
Glenn Robb
Margaret Shorter
Gordon Sund
Randall Wilson

Associate Umpire

Leonhard Braunizer

Asst. Umpires

Alexa Harrison
Susan Macdonald