New Hampshire Championships George Dirth Regatta

  • Oct 13, 2019
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  • Pembroke, NH (USA)
  • Hosted By Amoskeag Rowing Club
  • 2019 Registered Regatta

Divisions, Awards, Fees, Rules and Cancellation Policy

2019 Divisions
A.    Open - College through age 39 as of December 31, 2019.
(or anyone else who wants to row as an 'open' except a Junior or Jr-Novice)

B.    Novice - Spring, summer or Fall of 2019 is first season rowing or sculling, according to the event.

C.    Veteran - 60 years of age or older as of December 31, 2019.

D.    Master - 40 years of age as of December 31, 2019.

For singles races only:

Master - 40-49 years of age as of December 31, 2019

Senior Master - 50-59 years of age as of December 31, 2019

Veteran - 60 + years of age as of December 31, 2019

E.    Junior - In grammar school, high school, or prep school as of September, 2019

F.    Junior-Novice - In grammar school, high school or prep school as of September, 2019 and 2019 is their first year rowing.

G.    To qualify for a separate division, every rower in a 4 must qualify and seven out of eight in an 8 must qualify. (Coxes are exempt from qualifying and may also be of either sex).

H.    There are no separate heavyweight or lightweight divisions.

2019 Awards

Individual medals will be awarded to the crews of the three fastest boats in each event.

The Ernestine Bayer Cup is awarded to the fastest women's single scull and the Fairwind's Cup is awarded to the fastest men's single scull.

The George Dirth Memorial Cup will be awarded to the fastest boats in the mens and womens Junior 4+ "A flight" divisions.

The New Hampshire Cup is a team trophy awarded for the best overall performance. Points will be awarded for every event and the teams of the three fastest boats in each event will split the event's point pool. The event pool equals 5 points for each boat that rows the event. 50% of the pool is awarded to first place, 30% to second place and 20% to third place. A boat size adjustment will also be made. Points awarded for singles events will be multiplied by 1, doubles and pairs points will be multiplied by 2, fours and quads by 4 and eights by 6.

For example: A four placing second in an event with 20 boats will earn 120 points. There are 100 points (5 pts per boat x 20 boats = 100) in the pool. Second place earns 30% of the pool (30% of 100 = 30) and the points for a fours event is multiplied by the boat size multiplier of 4 (30 x 4 = 120.) 


8+ = $95

4+ & 4x = $75

2x = $55

1x = $45



  1. NCAA rules prohibit Junior rowers from entering Open events

  2. No team will be permitted, initially, to enter more than 4 boats in any one race, except for singles races. If more than 4 boats are entered, the additional ones will automatically be placed on the waiting list for that race until it is determined whether the race is undersubscribed and boats are admitted from the waiting list.

  3. The total number of entries for the Regatta will be capped by the host organization, the ARC. In addition, entries for individual races will be capped. Once caps for individual races have been reached, additional entries will be placed on the waiting list until it is determined whether there are reasons to relax the cap and admit additional entries to that race.  The overall regatta cap and the individual race caps have not yet been determined and will be announced later. However, all coaches and racers should be aware that caps will exist and, thus, that boats should be entered as early as possible.

  4. All race categories are temporary. If we do not receive at least 3 entries for a race, that race will most likely be  combined with another race. The final schedule - together with specific race times - will be posted after the close of registration.

  5. We typically receive a large number of entries for Mens and Womens Junior 4+ and Junior 8+ races.   The entries in these four races will be split into an A flight and a B, C, & D flight.  Any team entering boats in any of these four races needs to follow the following protocol:

    a. For those teams which enter multiple boats in the same category (say, Mens Junior 4+), the team’s first boat/varsity boat should be entered in the “A flight” of that race. All other boats in the same race category should be entered, in order, in the “B, C & D flight” of that race.

    b. For those teams which have only one boat in a category, the boat should be entered in the “A flight” of that race.

    Each flight in the designated four races will not only be scored individually with respect to individual medals, but will also be scored individually for purposes of the team trophy, the New Hampshire Cup.

  6. For more information on Masters and Veterans singles, please see note under 2019 Divisions above.

  7. Except possibly for international crews, no "loaner" boats are available from the Amoskeag Rowing Club. International crews desiring a loaner are encouraged to contact the ARC Regatta Director personally.

  8. Hot-seating of boats is not encouraged and is only permitted due to unforeseen circumstances such as an equipment failure.


The results for the following masters/veterans events will be handicapped:

Mens Veterans 1x 60+
Womens Veteran 1x 60+
Womens Open/Masters/Veterans 4+
Mens Open/Masters/Veterans 4+
Mens Open/Masters/Veterans 2x

Mixed 2x
Womens Open/Masters/Veterans 2x
Mens Open/Masters/Veterans 8+
Womens Open/Masters/Veterans 8+
Mens Open/Masters/Veterans 4x
Womens Open/Masters/Veterans 4x

The US Rowing handicapping method will be used with a multiplier of 5:

HC = (age - 27)(squared) x K

K =    .020 for 8+’s and 4x’s

         .0216 for 2x’s and 4+’s

        .025 for 1x’s

The average age of the crew will be used for handicapping purposes.  Boats averaging 27 years and younger will receive no handicap.


Any protest must be submitted in writing to the Chief USRA Referee within 30 minutes of the finish of the last crew in the event in question.  This statement must contain a concise statement describing the facts that underlie the protest (including a visual description of the incident in question, bow numbers of protesting and protested crews, and names of witnesses, if any) and the relief that the crew seeks. The protest will include the individual signature of a protesting crew member (usually the cox on a sweep boat). A $25 fee (cash or check payable to "Amoskeag Rowing Club") must accompany the protest.  This fee will be refunded if the protest is upheld. 

Cancellation Policy
There are no refunds for cancellations by registrants after the Standard Registration Deadline (October 1, 2019).

If the Regatta as a whole is cancelled prior to 5 pm on the day before the races due to weather or other disaster conditions beyond the organizers’ control , every party who requests a refund of his/her/its entry fee will receive a refund of 50% of the fee.

If, however, the Regatta commences, but individual races are then delayed or cancelled on race day itself due to weather or other disaster conditions beyond the organizers’ control, there will be no refunds.


1. Drone policy- The ARC subscribes to the US Rowing drone policy with respect to drone usage during its Regatta. For general information, see To apply for permission to use drones at the NH Championships Regatta, please contact Janet Harmon, Race Director, at