35th Annual Chicago Sprints
- Jul 11, 2015 To Jul 12, 2015
- Chicago, IL (USA)
- Hosted By: Lincoln Park Boat Club
- 2016 Registered Regatta
The Chicago Sprints is open to all rowers on a first come first serve basis. Once an event is closed, we will go to a waiting list and do our best to accept all entries.
Total Entries Cap - The maximum number of entries that will be accepted for the 2015 Chicago Sprints is 275 for all events combined. Registration for all events will be wait listed once that cap has been reached.
Maximum Events per Rower - The maximum number of events for any individual rower is 4. Coxswains may participate in more than 4 events.
Clubs - Should be USRowing member organizations. Lone single scullers do not need to be part of a club.
Juniors - Rowers under the age of 19 as of 12/31/2015.
Novices - Persons in their first year of rowing. Individuals who took a rowing class is a previous year but who did not race at more than one regatta or row regularly for more than 2 months in that year may also be considered novices.
Masters - Single Scullers must be 27 years of age or older as of 12/31/2015. For crew boats, average age must be 27 or greater as of 12/31/2015. Handicaps will be applied for boats with average age of 27 or over per USRowing rules. Minimum age for any rower in a Masters entry is 21. Coxswains may be younger. Where not divided into single age categories, masters races will be handicapped based on USRowing time charts. You must provide dates of birth for your athletes as required by the registration system to ensure eligibility and appropriate handicap.
Lighweights - Men's max weight is 160 lbs. Women's max weight 130 lbs. No crew averages. Lightweights must weigh in before racing.
Coxswains – Coxswains do not need to weigh in before racing.
Rec - Recreational singles must be less than 22 feet in length or at least 18 inches in width at the water line.
Hotseats - The Dockmaster will make reasonable attempts to accommodate hotseating in races with four or more races between them. Please give notice to the Dockmaster when leaving the dock that your boat requires hotseat access after its race. The Dockmaster has final say on all hotseating decisions.
Late, Scratch and Change Fees - Entries may be scratched without penalty until the end of the online registration period on July 3, 2015.
Beginning July 4, 2015, no refunds will be given for entries that are scratched. At this time, there will also be a late registration fee of $25 and change fee of $25 for each change requested.
A $50 scratch fee will apply to all scratches made after the Coaches & Coxswains meeting on Saturday, July 11, 2015.
Crews that fail to notify LPBC of a scratch at least one hour prior to the scheduled start time of the race in question are subject to a “No-Show” penalty of $100, in addition to the $50 scratch fee.
Other Rules - The Regatta Committee reserves the right to cancel any event that has received fewer than 2 entries. Additionally, the Regatta Committee reserves the right to restrict the number of boats entered by any club in any one event to allow for broader participation. Please note that under no circumstances will last minute race day entry additions be added to the schedule. An exception may be made at the discretion of the Regatta Director for Mixed 8 entries only, a finals-only event held at the end of the regatta.