Methuen Grammar School Invitational

  • Hosted By: Essex Rowing Club, Inc.

Athlete Classification

u15 participants must have been born on or after January 1, 2002 or are in grade 8 or lower.

u13 participants must have been born on or after January 1, 2004 or are in grade 6 or lower.

The Pixie event is limited to athletes 100 lbs and lighter.  We will not penalize an athlete that hits a growth spurt between registration and compeition, but coaches should be attuned to this possibility and move them into a non-pixie single before the regatta if appropriate.

Recreational singles include hulls without a fin such as the Peinert Zephyr.  Intermediate hulls that fall between these and an elite racing single must be rowed in the non-recreational category.


Race Limits

Athletes may compete in only one event for the Grammar School Invitational.  Coaches may apply for an exception to this rule if one of the events in which the athletes is entered is a straight final.


Scratches and Late Entry Fees

There is no fee to scratch before the standard registration deadline.  Entries scratched following the deadline are responsible for their registration fee and refunds will not be issued for entries scratched after this time.  An additional $25 scratch fee will be assessed for any entry scratched on the day of the race, and a $50 scratch fee will be assessed for and boat that does not show up for a race in which they are scheduled.

Late entries will be accepted on a space available basis and will be charged $15 per boat in addition to the standard fee.

Individuals and teams will be responsible for settling all fees within 10 days following the conclusion of the event.  Individuals and teams with an outstanding balance from a previous event will not be allowed to participate in future regattas.


Entry Confirmation and Race Schedule

Entry confirmation will be posted on RegattaCentral in real-time. A preliminary heat sheet will be provided to coaches by June 2, 2016 at midnight PST.



Unofficial results with finish times will be posted online as quickly as they are available. Complete Official Results will be emailed to all registered organizations, and will be uploaded to the RegattaCentral and Row2k websites within 24 hours after the conclusion of racing.


Interpretation of Rules

The meaning and application of these rules will be determined solely by the Regatta Director. All decisions and deliberations will be secret, arbitrary, and final.