New York State Scholastic Championships

  • May 11, 2013 To May 12, 2013
  • sprint
  • Saratoga Springs, NY (USA)
  • Hosted By Saratoga Rowing Association
  • USRowing Registered

 

  1. Read the rules which follow:
    1. Rowers will now be allowed to race in two events (however, it can only be in 1-Sculling & 1-Sweep event).  Please make sure that you understand the implications of this opportunity before you do it.  More is written below concerning the matter.  (there are 2 exceptions: #160 Boys & the Pair event)
    2. Coaches MUST identify the crew as “scholastic” (or) “club” as they enter them on RegattaCentral.  There will be an opportunity to do so with each entry.  The identification will last throughout the regatta, once done.
    3. All Events will begin with a Qualifying Regatta - Time Trial Saturday morning.  The Saturday morning portion of the regatta is, in fact, a qualifying regatta for the “Championships”.  
  2. Alpha Lists
    1. One form should include the names of everyone who will row in a scholastic boat, and will require the signature of a school official.
    2. The other form should include the names of everyone rowing in a club boat and does require the signature of a club official.
  3. Weigh-ins
    1. Where applicable, the athletes have the option to weigh-in [with the entire boat – coach/team Rep. must attend], the day before or the morning of the race.  Athletes only have to weigh-in once for the whole regatta.  Lightweights will be given an wristband that must be worn for the entire regatta. 
    2. Athletes will be given a second chance to make weight only if they are within 2 pounds of the required weight.
    3. There will be no averaging.
    4. There will be no coxswain weigh-ins.
    5. Scholastic Nationals requires that every team have their lightweights "signed-off" by a profressional.  There are forms on the www.sraa.net website that need to be filled out/signed by April 1st.  Please do this, rather than risk not being able to race at Schoolboys.
  4. Definitions of classes
    1. Scholastic = all competitors in the boat are from the same school.
    2. Freshman </= 9th grade – Open to all teams to enter.
    3. Junior </= 11th grade – Open to all teams to enter.
    4. Senior </= 12th grade – Open to all teams to enter.
    5. Novice any high school-aged athlete who began rowing after the last day of the 2012 school year.  Open to all teams to enter.
    6. Second </= 12th grade with the requirement that the team must have at least one entry in the Senior Eight.  Open to all teams to enter. [Please note the SRAA rule for qualifying a 2nd Eight]
    7. Lightweight </= 12th grade from the same school and no boy over 150lb & 160lb, or no girl over 130lb. 
    8.  [Please note:  Scholastic Nationals has changed their maximum weight requirement for boys, to 150lbs.  Youth Nationals is 160lbs. for this Spring only.]  Both are open for all teams to enter.  The #160 Finals are end of Sunday after regular schedule ends.
  5. Entry Deadlines
    1. All entries are due May 3rd (Sunday) on www.regattacentral.com . Late Fees (if accepted) are Entry Fee x 2.  Scratch fees are $25 per boat + no refund.  
    2. Waivers are required for this regatta.  The USRA waiver will suffice for all athletes
  6. Fill out the Alpha list with the names of every competitor (alphabetically)
  7. Write a check to NYS High School Rowing Championships (or pay online by credit card at Regatta Central).
  8. Mail the complete packet (alpha list & check) to the following address:

                        Saratoga Rowing Association

                                   P.O. Box 750

                          Saratoga Springs, NY 12866


 

LINE UP SHEET

 

 

Organization Name

 

Contact Information

Name

 

Phone

 

E-Mail

 

 

 

 

Event Name

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expected Line-up

Year

 

Spares

Year

EX

Example, Joe

10

Example, Jane

11

C

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. All competitors are listed on alpha sheets                                                         ___________
  2. All competitors have waivers (including spares)                                              ___________
  3. All Money has been included                                                                              ___________
    1. ($125 per 8+, $95 per 4+/4X, $45 per 2X, $25 per 1X)
    2. ($110 for the NYSSRA membership - mandatory)
    3. ($60 for the site “Maintenance Fee” - mandatory)
  4. All scholastic alpha sheets have been signed by a school official               ___________

 

Please draw all checks to the order of:

            NYS High School Rowing Championships

 

Please mail all entries to the following address:

            Saratoga Rowing Association

            P.O. Box 750

            Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

 


 

SCHOLASTIC ALPHA LIST

 

 

NAME

YEAR

 

NAME

YEAR

Example, Joe

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARE YOU BRINGING A TRAILER?                          ________________

IF NOT, WITH WHOM ARE YOU TRAVELING?       ________________

 

As a school official, I certify all those listed above are in regular

attendance of ___________________________  Signed ___________________


 

ALPHA LIST

 

 

NAME

YEAR

 

NAME

YEAR

Example, Joe

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARE YOU BRINGING A TRAILER?                          ________________

IF NOT, WITH WHOM ARE YOU TRAVELING?       ________________


 

Contingency Plans

  1. In the event of unrowable water on either Saturday/Sunday:
    1. As all events will begin at the “qualifying regatta” Saturday morning, every boat will be ranked by noon Saturday (weather permitting).  The schedule is set for the actual Championships (Semi’s and Finals).  Semi’s will be stocked from the Time Trial’s in a manner which creates an even spread of speed.
    2. Saturday can/will be extended (until 7:30) if there is a possibility the water will become row-able, and the light holds.
    3. If Finals (Sunday) need to be cancelled, the fastest qualifying times in the Time Trials will be awarded the medals and Nationals slots.  The times rowed in the Time Trials will be the time of record until the Finals create the end results. 

 

  1. In the event of unrowable water on Sunday.
    1. We will row as many Finals as possible with changes in the race order only if absolutely necessary.
      1. The highest priority is that every kid gets a chance to race (heat or final).
      2. The second priority is that the SRAA/Youth National Championships qualifying finals are run.
      3. The third priority is that the order of racing (above) is followed.
    2. The day can/will be extended if there is a possibility the water will become row-able.
    3. If finals need to be cancelled, the fastest qualifying times in the Time Trials will be awarded the medals.  

 

 

Practice Schedule

  1. The racecourse and docks will be in assembly on Friday afternoon.  Crews will be allowed on the water, but there is no guarantee that everything will be in place.
  2. Because the race course may still be in the process of being assembled, the people who are setting up the course and towing the docks have the priority on the water and cannot be asked to watch crews while doing their job.
  3. Crews MUST follow the “Practice Schedule Map” (on the Cox’ page to download) –Failure to do so could result in exclusion from the regatta.  Follow instructions please.
  4. To be sure that your crews are allowed to practice, crews should make arrangements to bring launches and engines.  Please contact the LOC if you plan to bring a launch.
  5. There will be no practice in the mornings before the racing.
  6. On Saturday evening, the course will be open for coach-accompanied practice ½ hour after the completion of the final race until dusk.  Time TBA that weekend.
  7. Once again…CREWS MAY ONLY PRACTICE IF THERE ARE SAFETY LAUNCHES ON THE WATER!!  Coaches, please be prepared to volunteer to be a safety launch driver.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rowing Twice Do’s/Don’ts

  1. You can row exactly one sweep, and one sculling event.  No more unless specifically stated (ie. Pair or #160 Boys events).
  2. Please note:  If the athlete/boat is good enough, they will row 6, 1500’s over the weekend.  The events are spaced apart to allow this.  However, Coaches please make smart choices concerning which athletes are allowed to do this.  Use discretion please!!
  3. If a coach/athlete decides halfway through the weekend that they are not inclined to finish out both events and scratches one, they must also scratch out of the other event as well.  It is not fair to take a spot in the Semi’s and/or Finals at the expense of another crew, and then scratch from it.
  4. Scholastic Nationals DOES NOT allow rowing in more than one event.  The USRA Youth Nationals in Oak Ridge does (but does not recommend it – as it entails a possible 8, 2k’s in 3 days).  In addition, you may only change 50% of your lineup from States to Nationals. 
  5. A list of all athletes double-rowing (and their events) MUST be provided to Registration before rowing begins Saturday morning.  Exact lineups are required for “States” as it qualifies for both National Championships.  Coaches should identify their priority ahead of time in the case they should qualify for both events.
  6. The Pair is a unique event.  Any athlete is welcome to re-row into it, regardless of their priority event.  The athlete will still be bound to just 2 events for the weekend though.  The schedule will NOT be changed or delayed to accommodate any re-rowing.
  7. In addition to the Pair, the 160lbs Events will be outside of the re-row rules.  This means that an athlete may row in more than 1 sweep event, if one of the events is one of the 160lbs events.  The 160lb event will be run at the end of the day on Sunday (assuming it is 7 boats or less).  If Heats are needed, they will be run Sunday morning before the regular schedule.  Their Finals will still be at the end of Sunday’s schedule 1 hour after the last race.