Rowing BC Junior Championships

  • May 18, 2019
  • sprint

  • Duncan, BC (CAN)
  • Hosted By Rowing British Columbia
  • Sanctioned by RCA and Rowing BC (2019)

OVERVIEW

The BC Junior Championships Regatta is a new addition to the regatta calendar for 2019 and beyond. 

This regatta was created to address a variety of issues brought up by the BC rowing community: 

  • Lack of 2km racing on a buoyed course for Juniors in the lead up to CSSRA's.
  • RCA early selection requirements for Juniors athletes in 2018 and beyond.
  • No provincial pinnacle event for Junior athletes outside of the Independent School system.
  • The BC rowing community would like to see greater involvement of Rowing BC in hosting events.

The 2019 event will take place on Quamichan Lake on a buoyed 2km course on May 18th hosted by Rowing BC with the support of the Maple Bay Rowing Club and surrounding community.

Athletes and coaches are invited to stay an additional day if interested to also practice matrix racing in a camp format lead by Rowing BC's Provincial Coach, Rob Richards. For additional information, contact rob.richards@rowingbc.ca.

We'll be live-streaming the A and B Finals through Rowing BC's Facebook page HERE.

 

 

GENERAL INFORMATION
 

RIGHT OF ENTRY

Entries are open to all U19 athletes (age as of December 31, 2019). Athletes must be in good standing with their Provincial and National rowing organization.

EVENTS

  • Men's U19 Single
  • Women's U19 Single
  • Men's U19 Pair
  • Women's U19 Pair

All events will race in a time trial, semi-final and final.

FEES AND DEADLINES

All entries must be submitted through RegattaCentral by midnight on May 6, 2019. 

Entry fees are $25 for a single and $50 for a pair (plus applicable RCA and Rowing BC seat fees).

 

REGATTA SPECIFICS

SCHEDULE

Friday: 

  • training open noon-sunset (coaches must ensure there are at least two safety boats on the water if athletes want to train)

Saturday: 

  • 7 AM Coaches and Athletes Meeting (outside of the main building at Art Mann Park)
  • 8 AM first race of the day (time trial order: Men's 1x, Women's 2-, Women's 1x, Men's 2-)

Once available, the full schedule and results will be accessible through RegattaData.

MEDALS

Medals will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers in each category. The medal ceremony will take place following the final race of the day. Please plan to be available at this time to celebrate the top finishers. 

TIME TRIAL INSTRUCTIONS

  • Time Trial distance will be 1900m.
  • Lane 3 will be the race lane.
  • There will be 30 second centers between the starts.
  • Athletes and crews being overtaken are to move into lane 1 or 4 and must have completed the move with 3 lengths of the boat who is approaching.
  • Athletes and crews need to be in the marshalling zone no later than 5 minutes before the list start time of their event categories.

SEMI-FINAL and FINAL INSTRUCTIONS

  • Finals will be raced over 2000m.
  • Athletes and crews will race in four boat finals with the option for a 5th lane to be used in the event of a special circumstance.
  • Floating Starts will be in effect for the duration of the regatta.
  • In the event that weather impacts the afternoon's racing, Time Trial results will be submitted to RCA in order to form a BC Junior Ranking.
  • All A and B Finals will be filmed for media purposes.

PROGRESSION FORMAT

Men’s Junior 1x

  • Time trial Ranking 1-16 to Semi Final 1/2/3/4
  • Time Trial Ranking 17-19 to Final E
  • Winner of Semi to Final A
  • Second place in Semi to Final B
  • Third Place in Semi to Final C
  • Fourth Place in Semi to final D

Women’s Junior 1x

  • Time trial Ranking 1-16 to Semi Final 1/2/3/4
  • Winner of Semi to Final A
  • Second place in Semi to Final B
  • Third Place in Semi to Final C
  • Fourth Place in Semi to Final D

Men’s Junior 2-

  • Time Trial Ranking 1-8 to Semi Final 1/2
  • Winner and Second place to Final A
  • Others to Final B

Women’s Junior 2-

  • Time Trial Ranking 1-8 to Semi Final 1/2
  • Winner and Second place to Final A
  • Others to Final B

BOAT INSPECTIONS

All boats will be checked at Control Commission before going on the water. Athletes and coaches are reminded that boats must comply with all RCA Rules of Racing, including the updates to requirements for a one-handed foot release. 

TRAINING PATTERN

TIME TRIAL RACING PATTERN

RACING PATTERN

PARKING

Parking will be available starting at noon on Friday, May 17th. The closest spots in the parking lot behind the Kinsmen Building will be reserved for umpires. Other parking in that lot is available for coaches and athletes. The parking lot nearest the boat ramp is reserved for safety boat trailers. Rowing shell trailers will park along the access road to the parking lot nearest the boat ramp. (Contact Rob - rob.richards@rowingbc.ca - to confirm where your trailer should be parked). Additional street parking is available for athletes and coaches. Note that normal street parking rules apply. 

 

Website
Host/LOC Rowing British Columbia
Contact Rob Richards
Email rob.richards@rowingbc.ca
Phone Please contact regatta via email
Sanctioned by
Chief Umpire Not yet posted
Juniors Yes
HS/Scholastic No
Collegiate No
Open No
Masters No
Elite No
Para No
Inclusive No
Entry Fees (CAD)
Standard Cost
1x $25.00
2- $50.00
RCA Seat Fee $3.25
BC Seat Fee $3.50
Plus taxes if applicable