Head of the Genesee
- Oct 10, 2009 To Oct 11, 2009
- Genesee Valley Park
- Rochester, NY (USA)
- Hosted By Rochester Community Rowing
- USRowing Registered
NOTE: All checks must be made payable to
Rochester Community Rowing
NOTE: Sunday morning college head racing will now offer the opportunity to mens and womens novice 8+ entries - HOWEVER the novice will NOT be paired for the afternoon sprints
Maps of course and venue can be emailed now if you email firstname.lastname@example.org
These are teh instructions to be reviewed at the coach / cox meeting:
Head of the Genesee Regatta 2009
Coxswain Instructions - Head Race
Launching/ Event Start Times
We will launch on time or possibly early per Dock Master John Galle. HOWEVER - ALL RACES WILL START AT THE DOCUMENTED TIME unless all boats for that event are present and/or accounted for (i.e. scratches). The start platform officials are NOT to start events ahead of time if they can not account for all boats. This is really imperative in the afternoon races on Saturday to insure all boats have a chance to get back for use by novice events.
Launching - Follow Dock master's Instructions
Travel Lane - Keep out of the way of racing boats!
The Course - See Map - enough provided to each team and multiple for coxs
Hazards - Logs, Leaf Rafts
Finish Line - Location/Procedure. Keep Rowing, row thru Elmwood Bridge
Ejected Rower - Boat stays with rower
Your Boats - Conduct and Control
Right of Way
Clashing of Oars
If clashing, separate IMMEDIATELY
Continued Clashing is Poor Coxing
Oar to Person, Hull to Person == Safety Violation/Penalty
Interference/Failure to Yield (see below)
Fowl Weather Procedures
Launch and be at start ON TIME. Coxies this is YOUR JOB. (Regatta Time Is ???)
Marshals above the start ? Order, Align, Movement
Starter will bring your boat to the start (call to power)
Start line is APPROXIMATELY THE RED BUOYS. Actual start time is determined by Timers.
No Breakage Zone. Address equipment concerns in staging area.
River is wide enough for 2 to 3 boats wide entire course.
Overtaking boats MUST yield Right of Way:
Races start with 12-15 second intervals. If the boat behind you has moved within ONE boat length, you ARE being overtaken,
YOU MUST YIELD RIGHT OF WAY!
Right of Way: A crew is deemed to be overtaking another crew when it has moved to within one length of open water of the crew ahead. On those portions of the course that are straight, a crew being overtaken shall move to the right and allow the overtaking crew to pass. Where the course turns, a crew being overtaken shall move to the outside of the turn and allow the overtaking crew to pass along the shorter path. Nevertheless, passing is not allowed, nor is the crew being overtaken required to yield, in cases where the overtaking crew's position clearly prevents safe passage or where there is insufficient room to yield.