USRowing Mid-Atlantic Junior District Championships

  • May 8, 2010
  • sprint
  • Lake Mercer
  • West Windsor, NJ (USA)
  • Hosted By: USRowing
  • 2016 Owned Regatta

USRowing Mid-Atlantic Junior District Championships

May 8, 2010
Mercer Lake, West Windsor, NJ 

Entries will soon be accepted for the 2010 USRowing Mid-Atlantic Junior District Championships.  Races will be held on Mercer Lake in West Windsor, NJ.  The course is a 7 lane 2000 meter buoyed course with a starting platform and starting dock.  The USRowing Mid-Atlantic  Junior District Championships is a qualifying event for the USRowing Youth National Championships and will provide racing opportunities in the following men's and women's boat classes:                                                Varsity 1x            Varsity 2x            Varsity 2-
                                 Varsity 4x            Varsity 4+            Varsity 8+
                                 Varsity Ltwt 2x  Varsity Ltwt 4+  Varsity Ltwt 8+

First, second and third place crews in the eligible events shall qualify for the Youth National Championships.

 In the event that the first, second or third place crews choose not to attend the Youth Championships, the entry opportunity will not roll down to the fourth place boat.


Eligibility:The USRowing Mid-Atlantic Junior District Championships is an event for junior rowers from Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania (Eastern) and Virginia.


USRowing Membership:USRowing Membership:  The USRowing Mid-Atlantic District Championships is a USRowing owned event.  Each participant is required to be a current individual member of USRowing and each program must be an organizational member of USRowing.  The regatta will be a USRowing Registered Regatta and will abide by the USRowing Rules of Racing.

USRowing Member Numbers:  To expedite the process of submitting entries through RegattaCentral, you should have USRowing member numbers for all of the athletes you plan to enter.  If you do not have all member numbers at hand, you can go back later and enter the numbers you are missing.  If you would like a list of members that are in the USRowing database affiliated with your organization, please contact our membership department at (800) 314-4769 or [email protected].  We will be happy to provide a list of members and their member numbers, expiration dates and verified waivers.

Online Waivers:
USRowing offers web-based waivers and we encourage organizations to utilize this convenient service.  The waiver is good for the entire 2010 calendar year.  Please ask your members to have their USRowing individual membership numbers and zip codes ready and direct them
to:http://www.usrowing .org/join_renew/membershipoptions/waivers.aspx

General Information:  The Regatta will be officiated by USRowing Referees.  The USRowing 2010 Rules of Rowing govern this event.  Crews must be able to back in to stake boats.  Races will run on time.  Events will not be postponed for hot seating or equipment.


The following rules will be waived as follows:1. Rule 3-104 Minimum Weight of Boats

Photo Identification:Photo identification will be required for all crews racing in grand finals of Youth National Championship events.  If your crew is not racing in a Youth National Championship event, photo ID is not required.  Please make sure your athletes have some form of photo ID if they are racing in Youth National Championship events.  Acceptable forms include: driver's license, driver's permit with photo, or school ID.   They will only be checked when launching for Grand Finals.  The names on the IDs must match the names listed in the line-up submitted on Regatta Central.Bow Balls, Heel Ties and Bow Numbers:  Bow balls and bow numbers are required for any boat preparing to race.  Boats without bow balls will not be allowed on the racecourse.  If you do not have the appropriate bow number at the start, you may be prohibited from racing.  These items will not be provided by the regatta organizers.  Bow balls and bow numbers must be supplied by the participants. Each shell must be equipped with quick release footgear or heels attached with heel ties to allow quick release.  All bow coxed shells must meet the USRowing Rules of Rowing requirements regarding the size of the opening through which the coxswain enters the shell.

Weigh-Ins:Lightweights:  Lightweights need to weigh in according to USRowing Rules of Racing, once each day and no less than one hour and no more than two hours before the scheduled time of the first race in which the weight is relevant.  All lightweights will receive a wristband after weigh-ins.  Wristbands must be present during racing of light weight events.

Lightweight Men                             Lightweight Women
Max. 155 lbs. (no average)           Max. 130 lbs. (no average)


  1. Coaches please make sure your coxswains know the events and boats they are weighing in for.
  2. Coxswains must weigh in once each day they race
  3. Weigh-ins for coxswains will be open Saturday, 6:00AM
  4. Weight classifications are as follows: Women's crews coxswain minimum is 110 lbs/Men's crews coxswain minimum is 120 lbs.
Entry Information:

The Regatta will utilize for the entry process.  Entry registration will open March 21st, 2010.  Entries will not be accepted via any other method.  Entries received without fees, waivers, memberships or names will be considered late entries.  Late entries are subject to the higher entry fee.

Late entries received after April 30th, will be admitted on a space availability basisEntry Fees                           Late Entry Fees
8+           $95.00                  $120.00
4+/4x     $75.00                   $90.00
2-/2x      $45.00                   $70.00
1x           $25.00                   $50.00

Composite Boats:
  1. There shall be no composite boats at the USRowing Mid-Atlantic District Championships.  Composite is defined as one boat with members of more than one club. 
Multiple Entries: 

All events will be limited to one crew per organization in all events except the 1x and 4x.  Non Youth National Qualifying events with less than three entries from different programs, will be removed from the regatta schedule.  All non Youth National Championships qualifying events will be capped at 7 entries.  A scratch fee of $25 will be in place for this event.

EXCEPTION: For Youth National Championship Qualifier events, if only two organizations enter the event, the event will still be run. Racing Progression:The racing progression will follow a modified USRowing Progression System "C" for seven lane racing. 



Advancing in Each Heat


Advancing in each Semifinal





Final Only






Only Grand Finals will be raced at the 2010 USRowing Mid-Atlantic Junior District Championships.Medals:Medals will be awarded to the first, second and third place finishers in each Grand Final.  A final must contain a minimum of four boats in order for a third place medal to be awarded.Classifications:
  1. Coxswain:  A coxswain may race at any classification level or in any event with the restriction that a second, third or fourth year coxswain not race down to the novice level and that, the varsity level coxswain not race down to the 2nd or 3rd boats level.  If extenuating circumstances exist, petitions will be heard.
  2. Novice:  A Novice is considered to be in their first season of racing.  Rowers shall have had no racing experience as a rower and coxswains shall have no racing experience as a coxswain or rower prior to the current rowing season.  Coxswains who wish to become rowers may race for one season as novice rowers regardless of their coxing experience.
  3. The 3rd boat classification is not open to any rower competing in a Youth National Championship qualifying event or 2nd boat event.
  4. The 2nd boat classification is not open to any rower competing in the Youth National Championship qualifying events.  In order to enter a 2nd boat, organizations must also enter a boat in the corresponding Youth National Championship qualifying event.
  5. Athletes may row in 2 events at the 2010 USRowing Mid-Atlantic District Championships.  Coxswains are exempt from this restriction.  Athletes may not row in events that are scheduled one hour from each other.
  6. Inclement Weather Schedule:

In the event that inclement weather causes delays in the regatta schedule, schedule changes will take effect in this order:

1. Reduce race centers
2. Timed Finals       
3. Scratching RacesVenue Information

a. All teams must pre-register their team tent and apply for an assigned tent space.

Event tent permits will be available online at Each team will be assigned a 10x20 space for their team/food tent in the spectator area.

b.      Spaces will be assigned on a first come, first served basis. Shoreline spots go fast, so register early.
Tentative Event Listing (Subject to Change):
Men and Women               
(USRowing qualifier events in bold - top three places qualify for the 2010 Youth National Championships)               

Varsity 1X           Varsity 2x                Varsity Lightweight 2x                Varsity 2-                Varsity 4X                Varsity Lightweight 4+                Varsity 4+                Varsity 8+                Varsity Lightweight8+                                 

Novice 4+                Second Varsity 4+                Novice 8+                Second Novice 8+                Third Varsity 8+                Second Varsity 8+