Head of the Cuyahoga

  • Hosted By: Cleveland Rowing Foundation
  • 2016 Registered Regatta

Excerpt from the Regatta Official Packet/Rules :

CLASSES: All competitors must be eligible for the event division in which they are competing. Any crew containing an ineligible competitor will be violating the rules and will be disqualified from the Regatta. In accordance with NCAA rules no event within the Head of the Cuyahoga Regatta may have collegiate competitors rowing against high school competitors (including high school coxswains).

Junior: A junior is a competitor who in the current calendar year does not attain the age of 19, or who is currently, and has been continuously, enrolled in secondary school as a full time student seeking a diploma. Juniors CANNOT enter Open Events.

Novice: A competitor who is eligible to row as a freshman

Open: Any rower who does not fall under the Junior Category.

Master: A competitor who has attained or will attain the age of 21 during the current calendar year. Categories will be as follows: (AA) 21 to 26 years, (A) 27 to 35 years, (B) 36 to 42 years, (C) 43 to 49 years, (D) 50 to 54 years, (E) 55 to 59 years, (F) 60 to 64 years, (G) 65 to 69 years, (H) 70 to 74 years, (I) 75 to 79 years, (J) 80 and over. The category of a Masters Crew shall be determined by the average age of the rowers in the crew, rounded down to the nearest whole number.

Lightweight: In accordance with US Rowing Rules of Rowing:

(A). Men: A men’s lightweight crew, including a single scull (1x), shall have no rower who weighs more than 160 lbs.
(B). Women: A women’s lightweight crew, including a single scull (1x), shall have no rower who weighs more than 130 lbs.

Recreational: The Recreational category is for Masters Rowers who practice on average two days per week. This category includes such crews as those rowing as a corporate crew, in a summer rowing league, as novices (in first year of rowing), or other occasional rowers. What distinguishes a recreational rower is the limited frequency with which he or she rows. A crew may NOT enter a Masters event and also a Recreational event. Recreational Rowers can be or will attain the age of 21 and over during the current calendar year.

Composite Boats: Composite crews include competitors from more than one club and/or unaffiliated competitors and must register as a composite crew. Such crews will be ineligible to receive points used to determine the team points award. Once a crew has been entered as a composite crew, it shall remain so, regardless of subsequent substitutions.

Mixed Boats: Must contain an equal number of men and women excluding the coxswain. The coxswain may be of either sex.

A female rower shall not compete in events for men and a male rower shall not compete in events for women.