Methuen City Sprints

  • Hosted By: Essex Rowing Club, Inc.


The 2010 Methuen City Sprints will be held at the Essex Rowing training facilities (also known as Pirates Cove Marina) in Methuen, MA at 656 Lowell Street.



All races will be run over a 1000 meter course with the exception of the Dash events which will be 500 meters.  The course is four lanes and starts will be from a stake boat.  There will bouys marking each lane at the 100 meter, 500 meter and 1000 meter marks.  A line of buoys will seperate lanes 2 and 3.  Racing will begin at the northern tip of Pine Island and will finish slightly beyond Norm's White Horse.


Heats and Finals

Heats will be run for all events with 4 or more entries with the exception of the Masters events will run heats only in the event of 4 or more entries from a single or consecutive age category.  All finals will begin at approximately 1:20 pm.



Parking is available across the street from the marina in Griffin Brook Park.  Teams that will be bringing a trailer should contact Travis Gardner at [email protected] to reserve a spot.


Online Registration

Registrations will be accepted at RegattaCentral through July 15, 2011 at midnight PST.  Late entries will be accepted with a penalty through July 19, 2011 at midnight PST granted they do not result in the addition of heats to a final only event.  Please direct all specific inquiries about the online registration process to RegattaCentral.  For general Methuen City Sprints inquiries, please contact the Regatta Director.


Athlete Classification

Junior participants must have been born on or after January 1, 1993 or are currently enrolled in a secondary school.

Participation in Open events is unrestricted.

Masters participants should enter the appropriate event based on age as of race day.  The AA category will not be recognized at this regatta.



Master races with more than four (4) entries will be grouped into similar age categories (A, B, C, D, etc.)  No time handicaps will be applied within or across flights.  Heats and finals will only be run in the event there are more than four entries from a single age category.


Entry Confirmation and Race Schedule

Entry confirmation will be posted on RegattaCentral in real-time.  A preliminary heat sheet will be provided to coaches by July 19, 2011 at midnight PST.


Finish order will be posted immediately following each event at the marina building.  Unofficial results with finish times will be posted as quickly as they are available.  Complete Official Results will be up on the Essex Rowing,RegattaCentral, and Row2k websites within 24 hours after the races conclude.

Interpretation of Rules

The meaning and application of theserules will be determined solely by the Regatta Director.  All decisionsand deliberations will be secret, arbitrary, and final.