President's Day Invitational Regatta

  • Feb 10, 2024
  • sprint
  • Long Beach, CA (USA)
  • Hosted By: Long Beach Junior Crew
  • USRowing Sanctioned Regatta
  • Cancelled


Presidents Day Invitational Regatta


Saturday, February 10th, 2024


This Regatta is registered with USRowing


 The Presidents Day Invitational Regatta will be a partially-buoyed, stakeboat start, 1,400m sprint. The course runs from the 2nd St bridge to the finish line at the north end of Marine Stadium.  



Dates, Deadlines, and Times:

Open for regular entries ……………..…………………….1-12-24 

Close for regular entries …………………………………..2-2-24 

Payment due for regular entries……………………..…...2-9-24




Marine Stadium site information:



The current edition of the U.S.R.A. Racing Rules of Rowing applies except as modified herein. This event is a USRowing registered regatta therefore all participating organizations must be USRowing organizational members.


Race Schedule

When submitting a question about the race schedule to [email protected] , 

please make sure to specify your program's name, event number and which boats you would like to discuss.


LBJC reserves the right to add and drop events based on over or under subscribed entries.


Payment/Scratch/Add Policy

Payment is due on February 9th by 11:59pm.  Events scratched by  February 9th at 11:59pm will receive a refund up to 25% of your club’s overall regatta fees.  After Febrary 9th entry fees are NON-REFUNDABLE.

 After the entry deadline, when scratching an event, please e-mail at [email protected]


Late Entries

Fees for late entries are 150% of normal entry fees.  Late entries may be added by e-mailing [email protected] to obtain permission to place the entry and payment on



 **All attending rowers and coxswains shall have completed the online USRowing wavier.**



Boat Storage and Parking

Trailers and busses shall enter the Marine Stadium parking area via the Appian Way gate at the southwest end of Marine Stadium, located at the intersection of Appian Way and Bay Shore Ave.  The entrance to Marine Stadium is on Paoli Way.  


For Friday arrivals, the gates will open and you may park at 12:00p Noon.  The park gates will close at Sunset.



Marine Stadium

5225 Paoli Way

Long Beach, California 90803


The parking lot gate is scheduled to be open at 6:00am on race day.  Early arrivals will not be admitted to Marine Stadium before 6:00am.  Please be considerate of our neighbors!  ALL VEHICLES ARRIVING EARLY MUST TURN ENGINES AND RADIOS OFF.  


All visiting teams and their hospitality shall set up and row from the beach side of Marine Stadium and not on the Pete Archer Rowing Center side.  All visitor parking shall be on the beach side of Marine Stadium and not on the Pete Archer Rowing Center side.



There is no longer a parking fee, but there is an admission fee for adult spectators of $15 for the day.  Kids are free.   Admission is included in the entry fee for Athletes, Coaches and Staff.    We did not raise entry fees this year despite rising costs and the admission fee for spectators is part of the effort to keep entry fees from going up.


Bow Markers

Each crew shall provide their own bow numbers, and each rowing shell shall have a bow clip.


Safety Inspection

Each crew shall provide their own bow balls which shall be present and secure on each racing shell.   Rowing shoe heels shall be tied no more than three inches from the foot plate.  Coaches are responsible for inspecting their boats to ensure compliance.


Event Eligibility Definitions

Youth: A Youth is a Competitor who in the current calendar year does not attain the age of 19, or who in the current calendar year does not attain the age of 20 and has been continuously enrolled in secondary school as a full-time student seeking a diploma. A Competitor thus ceases to be a Youth after December 31 of the year of their 18th birthday (U19), or upon completion of the 12th grade of secondary school, having been a full-time student within the year of their 19th birthday (U20). Athletes older than U20 are never eligible to compete as Youth


U17: A competitor may compete in the U17 category until December 31 of the year of his or her 16th birthday.

U16: A Competitor may compete in the U16 category until December 31 of the year of their 15th birthday.

U15: A Competitor may compete in the U15 category until December 31 of the year of their 14th birthday.

Junior Varsity: (2V) The second boat for organizations competing in the varsity race of the same event. 



***There will not be weigh-ins for coxswains***


Coaches/Coxswain Meeting

Starting at 6:30am on the beach side, north end of Marine Stadium adjacent to the Clerk-of-the-Course.



 Point System

Men's and Women's high point trophies will be awarded according to the point structure below and attached to race schedule.





U16 8+






U17 4x





U17 8+

U17 4+

U16 4+

U15 4x+



Y8+ B

Y4x B

U16 4x+

U16 2x





U17 2X

U16 1x






U17 1x













# Boats in Final

% of points




































> 6







B boats do not score. Only the highest placing boat from each team scores points. A “B” entry can prevent another team from scoring but they do not score themselves. If a team has two entries in a race and finish 1st and 3rd for example, the 1st place boat gets 1st place points but the 3rd place boat does not get any points. No 3rd place points are awarded in this instance; the 4th place boat does not move up to score the 3rd place points. 

 For events with 7 or fewer clubs entered, the flight of A boats will be awarded all of the points.   For events with more than 7 entries,  points will be awarded in the order of ranked times.




Men's and Women's high point trophies shall be awarded according to the point structure above.



Medals shall be awarded to first, second, and third place of each flight and distributed at the conclusion of the regatta.  If there are two entries in a flight, one medal will be awarded.  If there are three entries in a flight, two medals will be awarded.  If there are four or more entries in a flight, three medals will be awarded.


Side Note

To help the regatta run smoothly, it is important that your rowers not only know what event they are racing but also know their event numberlane assignment, and whether they are racing as the 'A', 'B', etc. boat.


Schedule of Events for the 2023 Presidents Day Regatta:

Gates to open on Appian Way………………………………….6:00am 

Coaches/coxswain meeting……………………………………..6:30am 

Racing begins…………………………………………………...7:30am 




In support of USRowing SafeSport requirements, it is a condition of regatta participation that the visiting team located closest to the beach side restrooms or porta potties assumes the responsibility of monitoring those facilities during and after the regatta until participants have left the area.




Thank you for your participation.   We're looking forward to another great regatta and to seeing everyone at the Long Beach Marine Stadium!  Best of luck in your racing!





Contact Peter Graves
Email [email protected]
Phone 513-257-4350
Sanctioned by  
Chief Referee Deborah Nowinski
This regatta is an invitational. [email protected] Contact the regatta to inquire about eligibility and/or authorization
Juniors Yes
High School Yes
Middle School No
Collegiate No
Open No
Masters No
Elite No
Para No
Inclusion No
Entry Fees (USD)
Standard Cost
1x $80.00
2x/2- $110.00
4x/4+/4x+ $160.00
8+ $190.00
Plus taxes if applicable