Pittsford Regatta

  • May 29, 2010 To May 30, 2010
  • sprint
  • Schoen Place
  • Pittsford, NY (USA)
  • Hosted By Pittsford Crew
  • 2016 Registered Regatta

In addition to the information below you can download and print the Regatta Packet with the following link: 2010PR_RegattaPacket.pdf

High school sweep rowers may race in only one boat on a given day.

All high school sweep events are dual races. The dual race course is 1100 meters on a straight course, finishing in the middle of the Village of Pittsford.  Winners advance to the next round.

The official Pittsford Regatta medals will be awarded to First and Second place finishers in each event for which there are three or more entries.

All sculling and Masters races are 1600 meters, head style, on a course that includes a slight curve.This course and format is the same as 2009.

Both courses can be viewed from the Canal path right alongside the Canal.

-----------------------------------------   Master's Races ---------------------------------------

All Masters races AND Sculling  will be on Saturday morning, May 29. 

The Pittsford Regatta continues the  unique tradition of allowing free entry to active scholastic and collegiate coaches who row in the singles event.

If you have an underage rower (ringer!) in your boat, you can still enter the boat on RC.  The boat will be seeded in an Open division run at the front of the corresponding Master's Division. Depending on the number of boats, there may not be any medals for such Open boats. 

For Masters events, all rowers must be age 21 and over. Handicaps are based on the average age of the boat, excluding coxswains. If a boat has a rower age 18-20, then that boat will be entered in an Open category and race just ahead of the Masters category.  Since this is a Master's regatta, we typically have very few Open entries, as they tend to be local crews who want to get out for a race. Open races may or may not have medals, depending on the overall number of entries.

-- Contrary to what the Regatta Central web site may say, this race does NOT use the USRA algorithm.---

Handicaps are the same as last year and are shown by clicking on this link.Pittsford regatta handicap 2009.pdf

  Historically, we have found that the handicapping we use (based on the GMS method) produces more competitive racing.  You can read about the reasoning behind using a method different from the USRA method here: http://www.row2k.com/features/features.cfm?action=read&ID=295


------------------------------------  Scholastic Races ----------------------------------

The Boys 8 and Girls 4 competitions (all races) will be on Saturday afternoon, May 29.

The Boys 4 and Girls 8 competitions (all races) will be on Sunday, May 30.

Any boat judged to be a hazard to other competitors may be asked to return to the dock without being allowed to race. This is for the safety of all competitors. This rule will likely be applied if you flip.

All boats will be checked for tie down shoes, watertight compartments, and a bow ball. Bow balls are not required for recreational type shells that have a bow with a radius comparable to or greater than that of a bow ball.

The dock will be open for launching on Friday afternoon. The course will CLOSED from 4 pm to 6:30 pm, Friday, for laying the course.You may head west to practice. The race course is not open for practice Saturday or Sunday.  Security will be provided in the trailer area from Friday afternoon through Sunday.

The Regatta cell phone number will be TBD starting Friday  at 4:45 pm. Regatta information will be posted on http://www.pittsfordcrew.org and www.regattacentral.com.

2 points will be awarded for first place and 1 point will be awarded for second place in each sweep rowing event for which there are 3 or more entries.

Team Awards:

  • Village of Pittsford Cup for Overall Girls Points
  • Town of Pittsford Trophy for Overall Boys Points
  • Erie Canal Cup for Overall Team Points (Sponsored by the New York State Canal Corporation)

The Pittsford Regatta is a USRowing sanctioned event.