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2006 GMS Challenge and Sprint

Schedule of Events 

7:00am       Registration Opens (Also open on Saturday 3pm – 5pm) 

7:00am     Weigh In for lightweights opens in Barn -weight room 

7:00 am      Marshals, referees and timers meeting, in Lecture Room building  

7:30am       Coxswains and Scullers meeting with Chief Referee, in front of dock 

8:00am      Launch Masters/Open shells 

8:30am      Shuttle Bus service starts, from top of site near road and large tree. 

8:45am     Masters/Open Challenge starts 

9:30am      Launch all Junior shells 

10:00am      Masters/Open Challenge Event finishes 

10:15am    Junior participants cleared to proceed to Start from Launch Holding area 

10:30am   Junior 6K Events Start 

11:30am   Junior Events finish 

11:30am     Lunch and refreshments 

11:30am    Music starts 

11:45am    Shuttle Bus service ceases 

12:30pm   Awards Ceremony 

1:15pm    Launch Sprint shells 

1:30 pm    Sprint Challenge starts 

2:00pm      Sprints Awards Ceremony 

3:00pm      End of Regatta Activities 




Sunday, September 24th 2006 

Three Main Events – Junior 6k, Masters/Open 10k & All Comers 250 meter sprint


GMS Rowing Center is dedicated to the promotion and development of rowing through innovation, technical excellence and personal fitness.    The 2006 Challenge is an annual event dedicated to these goals. 

Time: 8:00 am sharp to approximately 2pm 

Entry Fees: (Include lunch) Singles $40; Doubles $60; Fours $40; Eights $100; Sprints $25 if competing in another event otherwise $40 and $20 for each subsequent attempt. 

Location: GMS Rowing Center, 172 Grove Street, New Milford, CT 06776  

Eligibility: Juniors aged up to 18 years in 2005; Open - for all; Masters 27 years or older

Boat Categories: Juniors 1x, 2x & 4+ & 8+                              

                              Masters / Open 1x & 2x;

                              Sprint 1x only. 

Race Categories: Juniors - 16yrs and Under and 17 yrs - 18yrs

                              Masters/Open - Lwt Men (165lbs); Lwt Women (135lbs); Hwt Men; Hwt Women

                               Sprint - Men; Women

Course:  A 'stake race' of 6k for Juniors and 10k for Masters on Lillinonah Lake, Housatonic River.  The start will be on the Lake side of the gorge going 4k downstream round a stake (two large orange buoys) and upstream through Lovers Leap Gorge to the finish at Addis Park.  The Sprint Challenge will be close to the Rowing Center.

Registration: 172, Grove Street, New Milford, CT 06776 from 7:00am on September 24th 2005.  Registration will also be possible on Friday during the afternoon up to 5:00pm. 

Rules: All Boats must have Bow Balls and Footgear Release.  For the Open Challenge boat configuration is open and innovative designs are welcome.  Course rules and lane discipline must be followed and all participants must have signed a US Rowing Waiver.  

Launching: Boat launching facilities will take place from 172 Grove Street.    

Parking: All vehicles will be directed to available parking 100 yards up Grove Street at The Club.   

Method of Start: Running start, one boat every 15 seconds 


  • Juniors – Trophies for each category and for boys and girls
  • Masters – Trophies for the top three finishers in each race category, age handicaps will apply
  • World's Fastest Single Challenge: Prizes for the top three men and women 

Lunch:  From noon at Launch Site.  Awards and results will be presented at 2pm 

Race Chair: Günter Beutter (all rowing matters); Tim Davies (all admin matters) 

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Lodging:  Local accommodation can be found on  

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