Mountain West Youth Rowing Championships

  • May 14, 2016
  • sprint
  • Jordanelle
  • Heber City, UT (USA)
  • Hosted By: Mile High Rowing Club
  • 2016 Owned Regatta

A regional regatta for all Junior Programs in Utah, Idaho, Colorado, New Mexico, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota!

Western Kansas and Nebraska are welcome, but need permission from US Rowing to attend.

 

Coaches and Coxswain meeting at 5:30 pm on Friday and Saturday morning at 6 am

 

Scratches made after heat sheets are posted are not eligible for a refund.  Scratches made day of racing may subject that team to possible exclusion the following year in that event.  Medical emergencies are the exception to that rule.

 

RACE PACKET

Jordanelle Reservoir, Heber City

 

Utah/Colorado Coaches are proud to present the Mountain/West Youth Rowing Championships. This event offers the opportunities for crews within the district to be put in a position to petition to compete at the USRowing Youth National Championships, as well as an opportunity for novice crews to compete in a full slate of racing.

 

Please read this packet completely as it includes information regarding entries, rules, events, Youth National Championships qualification and eligibility, and other information about the policies governing this regatta. All crews competing in the Mountain/West Rowing Championships are responsible for the information contained in this packet.

 

New for 2016

Below is a list of significant changes to the packet that are being highlighted. Be sure to read the entire packet, as you are responsible for all information included herein.

· Classification

· Scratches

· Progression

· Schedule Information

 

Venue Information:

Venue- Jordanelle State Park

Heber City, UT 84032-001

http:/Utah.com/jordanelle-state-park

 

Location:

Hailstone Personal Water Craft (PWC)

To Hailstone PWC from US 40, take exit 8 going East onto UT319.  Follow 319 for about 1.5 miles – pass thought the park entrance and turn right at the sign for Personal Watercraft Ramp.  Car top vehicles may park in the front row near the water.  Trailers park in the trailer spots in the middle of the parking lot.

 

Course:

The course is a 2,000 meter, 6-lane, buoyed course. Crews must be able to back into a stakeboat, and hold their point for fixed starts.

 

 

 

Course Map:

 

 

See Regatta Central

 https://www.regattacentral.com/regatta/venue.jsp?job_id=4614&org_id=0

 

 

 

 

Event Drone Policy:

In accordance with USRowing’s drone policy, anyone interested in utilizing a flying drone at the regatta venue must receive approval from the Local Organizing Committee.  To request approval, contact Theresa at ethicsski@comcast.net for more information. Unapproved drones are not permitted anywhere on the regatta venue.

 

USRowing Membership:

The Mountain West Youth Rowing Championship is a USRowing registered event.

Each participant is required to be a current, “Championship” member of USRowing. Each participant must also have a signed waiver on file for 2016.

Each competing organization is required to be a current organizational member of USRowing.

Memberships can be activated or renewed by visiting http://www.usrowing.org/join.aspx or by calling the Membership Services Department at (800) 314-4769. Memberships must be handled prior to arriving for the event.

 

For 2016, USRowing will provisionally accept petitions from the first-place crews in the

18 USRowing Youth National Championships qualifying events, as long as at least five

(5) crews from four (4) different organizations have competed in the event. Petition

acceptances will still be based on availability of spaces within those individual events at

the USRowing Youth National Championships (maximum of 28 entries in an event).

Petitions from first-place crews in events with fewer than five crews from four different

organizations will still be considered. However, these crews must show evidence of speed versus crews from other regions.

 

Only crews from  Utah, Idaho, Colorado, Montana, Wyoming, Nevada, North Dakota, and South Dakota will be eligible to compete and petition.  Due to their proximity

to the Central Youth Championships versus the proposed Mountain West Youth Rowing

Championships, crews from Kansas and Nebraska will continue to be part of the Central

Youth Championships. If crews from Western Kansas or Western Nebraska have interest in the Mountain West Youth  Rowing Championships due to travel proximity, then they may participate upon approval of USRowing.

 

Classifications:

Youth: A Youth is a competitor who in the current calendar year does not attain the age of 19, or who is and has been continuously enrolled in secondary school as a full-time student seeking a diploma. A competitor thus ceases to be a Youth after December 31 of the year of his or her 18th birthday, or of the year in which he or she completes the 12th grade of secondary school, having been a full-time student, whichever is later.

 

Post Graduates: Per Rule 4-104 (a), a student must be working towards their first secondary school diploma, therefore, post graduate students who attain the age of 19 in the current calendar year are ineligible to compete.

U17- A competitor may compete in the U17 category until December 31 of the year of his or her 16th birthday.

 

“2nd” Boats- The 2nd boat classification is not open to any rower competing in a Youth National Championship provisionally qualifying event in the same discipline (sweep or sculling). In order to enter a 2nd boat, organizations must also enter a boat in the Youth event in the same gender classification and boat class. Entries in Lightweight events do not count towards meeting this requirement.

 

Novice- A Novice shall be a coxswain or rower whose initial competition within the same discipline has been in the previous 11 months of the regatta.  Coxswains who wish to become rowers may race for one year as a novice rower regardless of their coxing experience.

 

Unaffiliated- Crews entered as “Unaffiliated” are not considered to be representing a club or organization for this regatta. Competitors may compete as “unaffiliated” in single sculls only, as composite entries are not accepted for this event. “Unaffiliated” competitors must meet the individual membership requirements listed in this packet.

 

Rules:

The 2016 USRowing Rules of Rowing will govern this event.

An online version of the rulebook is available at http://www.usrowing.org/About/RulesofRowing.aspx.

All organizations should have received a copy of the 2016 USRowing Rules of Rowing when they renewed their organizational membership.

 

USRowing licensed referees will officiate the event to ensure fairness and safety.

 

Please note the 2016 Rules Changes listed on the first page of the rule book.

The following rules will be waived for this event:

- Rule 3-104 Minimum Weight of Boats

 

Equipment:

All equipment used in competition must meet the USRowing Rules of Rowing requirements for equipment, with the exception of the waived rule listed above. Each organization is responsible for ensuring that their equipment meets these standards.

Each team will provide their own bow numbers.

Any equipment not meeting these standards, or judged to be unsafe by a USRowing official, will not be allowed onto the water.

 

Weigh-Ins

Competitors shall be weighed in racing uniform without shoes or other footgear.

Lightweights:

The weight Youth Rowers in lightweight events shall be determined once each day during either the Weigh-in Window or the Adjusted Weigh-in Window, but not both. Each Youth Rower shall have only one (1) initial opportunity to weigh in. A Rower within one (1.0) pound or less of the weight standard is allowed one (1) re-weigh within the same window as his or her initial opportunity. A Rower whose initial weight is greater than one (1.0) pound above the weight standard will be ineligible to compete in the Event.

Competitors who fail to weigh-in during either the Weigh-in Window or the Adjusted Weigh-in Window shall be deemed ineligible to race.

When an Adjusted Weigh-in Window is created due to a scheduling change, a Competitor may weigh-in during either the original Weigh-in Window or the Adjusted Weigh-in Window, but not both, provided the Competitor completes his or her weigh-in prior to the newly Scheduled Time of the Race and on the same day as the newly Scheduled Time of the Race.

“Adjusted Weigh-in Window”: Should Race Officials adjust or alter the racing schedule for compelling reasons, changing the amount of time between the Weigh-in Window and the newly Scheduled Time of the Race, an Adjusted Weigh-in Window shall be created. The Adjusted Weigh-in Window shall be no less than one (1) hour and not more than two (2) hours before the newly Scheduled Time of the Race.

 

An “Adjusted Weigh-in Window” is only created if an adjusted schedule is officially posted or published by USRowing. Commonly occurring delays throughout the day are not considered an official adjustment to the schedule.

Lightweight Men: Lightweight Women: Max: 150 lbs. (no average) Max: 130 lbs. (no average)

 

Coxswains:

The weight of Coxswains shall be determined once each day during either the Weigh-in Window or Adjusted Weigh-in Window, but not both. In the event a Coxswain is weighed after the applicable Weigh-in Window or Adjusted Weigh-in Window but before the first Race in which the weight is relevant, the Coxswain may be subject to one of the penalties described in Rule 2-602 (“Types of Penalties”); the presumed penalty for such infraction is a Warning. Failure to weigh-in at any point in time prior to the first Race in which the weight is relevant shall constitute a violation of Rule 4-105.1 (“Coxswain’s Weight”) and result in the Coxswain being deemed ineligible to race.

When an Adjusted Weigh-in Window is created due to a scheduling change, a Competitor may weigh-in during either the original Weigh-in Window or the Adjusted Weigh-in Window, but not both, provided the Competitor completes his or her weigh-in prior to the newly Scheduled Time of the Race and on the same day as the newly Scheduled Time of the Race.

“Adjusted Weigh-in Window”: Should Race Officials adjust or alter the racing schedule for compelling reasons, changing the amount of time between the Weigh-in Window and the newly Scheduled Time of the Race, an Adjusted Weigh-in Window shall be created. The Adjusted Weigh-in Window shall be no less than one (1) hour and not more than two (2) hours before the newly Scheduled Time of the Race.

 

An “Adjusted Weigh-in Window” is only created if an adjusted schedule is officially posted or published by USRowing. Commonly occurring delays throughout the day are not considered an official adjustment to the schedule.

Coxswains who do not comply with the minimum weight standard must provide their own materials to create deadweight in accordance with the USRowing Rules of Rowing. This weight must be placed in the boat as close to the torso of the coxswain as possible, and is specifically forbidden to be distributed throughout the boat. At any time, before or immediately after the race, the Referee, another Race Official, or a member of the Control Commission may require the weight of the deadweight to be checked.

 

Crews must provide their own weight making materials.

Excess clothing, equipment, electronic systems, tools, and other utilitarian devices germane to competition shall not be considered part of the coxswain’s weight and shall not be included as part of any deadweight. Weighted vests cannot be worn in order to achieve the minimum weight.

Coxswain for Men’s Event:  Minimum 120 lbs Coxswain for Women’s Event: Minimum 110 lbs

Unsportsmanlike Conduct:   Unsportsmanlike conduct includes, but is not limited to, failure to heed the instructions of race officials, use of obscene language or gestures, delaying a race without just cause, intentional or flagrant disregard of principles of safety and fairness, or abusive behavior toward any official, team member, or spectator.

A crew that engages in unsportsmanlike conduct may be assessed a penalty by a race official.

Any team member, including a competitor, who engages in unsportsmanlike conduct, on or off of the water, at any time during the regatta, may have his or her further participation at the regatta curtailed or prohibited by a race official.

Entry Information:

Entries in each event will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

No paper entries will be accepted for this event. All entries must be made online at RegattaCentral. Initial registration will be available beginning March 18, 2016 and ending May 3, 2016. No refunds will be given once the initial registration period has ended.

All entry fees must be paid in full by Tuesday, May 3, 2016. After this date, unpaid entries will be considered late entries, and subject to the additional fees associated with such designation.

 

Line-ups:

All entries should include the line-up of athletes to compete as part of that entry. All entry line-ups must be submitted by Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Any entry without line-ups after this time will be treated as a late entry. Line-ups with placeholder names such as “A. Rower” will be considered incomplete and will also be considered late entries.

After Tuesday, May 3, 2016, crews may substitute up to one half of its rowers, as well as its coxswain, excluding single sculls. After this deadline, no substitutions may be made for single scull entries except for illness or injury in accordance with the USRowing Rules of Rowing.

Line-ups will remain open on RegattaCentral for editing until Tuesday May 3, 2016. Any line-up changes required after this date must be made at the regatta site, no less than 1 hour before the first race of the event for which the crew is entered.

Email lineup changes will not be accepted.

 

Late Entries:

Will not be accepted for this regatta

 

Scratches:

Entries may be scratched or changed without penalty until May 3, 2016. Scratches received after May 3, 2016, are not subject to a refund.

Scratches must be made on RegattaCentral until May 3, 2016. Scratches made after, May 3, 2016, will be subject to a forfeiture of entry fees and an additional $25 scratch fee.

Any crew failing to submit written notification of a scratch a minimum of one hour before the applicable race, either via e-mail or on-site, shall be subject to an additional no-show fee of $100 to be charged to the RegattaCentral account holder.

Any crew that competes in the first round of an event is required to finish the event. A crew that scratches after competing in the first round of an event is ineligible to compete in that event at the next year’s regatta. This does not apply to crews that scratch due to injury, and are able to provide medical documentation to verify that injury.

 

Composite Entries:

Composite entries are not accepted at the USRowing Mountain West Rowing Championships.

Crews, with the exception of single sculls (1x), wishing to compete with one or more “Unaffiliated” rowers would have to enter as a composite crew, and are therefore not eligible to compete.

Entry Limits:  Each team may entry up to 3 entries in one of the 18 races considered for Youth Nationals

Race Times

“Calls to the water” or “launch calls” will not be made at this regatta.

Crews are responsible for knowing the official time of their race and for ensuring their crew does not miss its race.

Races will not be held for crews that do not make it to the start in time.

 

Coaches, Coxswains, and Blind Boats Meeting:

Coaches, Coxswains, and Blind Boats Meeting will be scheduled for Saturday May 14 at 6:30 am.

 

Order of Events:

 

Below is the order in which finals are scheduled to be run.  Highlighted events are designated as Youth National Championship provisional qualifying events. Read eligibility for clarification.

 

Womens Jr 1x

 

Mens Jr 1x

 

Womens Jr Ltwt 2x

 

Womens Jr 2x

 

Mens Jr Ltwt 2x

 

Mens Jr 2x

 

Womens Jr U 17 1x

 

Mens Jr U17 1x

 

 

 

Womens Jr 2-

 

Womens Jr Novice 4+

 

Mens Jr Novice 4+

 

Mens Jr 2-

 

Womens Jr 4x

 

Mens Jr 4x

 

Womens Jr Ltwt 8+

 

 

 

Womens Jr 4+

 

Mens Jr Lwt 4+

 

Mens Jr 4+

 

Womens Jr Ltwt 4+

 

Mens Jr Ltwt Varsity 8+

 

Womens Jr 8+

 

Mens Jr 8+

 

Womens Jr Novice 8+

 

Mens Jr Novice 8+

 

 

The schedule of races will be determined based on the number of entries at the close of registration.

Practice:

The course will be available for practice on the afternoon of Friday, May 6, 2016.

Crews may launch for practice beginning at 1:00 pm and ending at 5:30 pm.

All crews must be off of the water by 6:00 pm.

Crews must be aware of the traffic pattern before launching, and should be sufficiently competent in the boat they are rowing. Practice marshals will be on the course to monitor for safety, but they are not there to coach crews on the water.

Crews violating the traffic pattern may be removed from the course by the safety marshals.

There will be no practice times available Saturday or Sunday mornings prior to racing, or during the lunch breaks.

 

Trailers and Boat Storage:

The venue will be open for trailer parking Friday, May 6, 2016.

 

Medals:

Medals will be awarded to the first, second, and third-place finishers in each Grand Final.

A final, both for qualifying and non-qualifying events, must contain a minimum of 4 boats in order for a third-place medal to be awarded.

Inclement Weather Information:

The Chief Referee and the Local Organizing Committee will work together to monitor the weather continuously during the regatta.

Should it be determined that schedule changes are necessary due to weather concerns, the following weather plan will be utilized:

Communication Plan

Weather-related schedule changes will be announced utilizing the following mediums.

- Posted on the results board located at the regatta site

- Online via Facebook, &  RegattaCentral,

 

 

Crews are responsible for staying updated on any announced schedule changes.

Please direct any questions about schedule changes to Theresa, Regatta Director, at the registration area.

Schedule changes will be made using the following priority system:

1. Delay racing either later the same day or to the next day, if time is available.

2. Begin racing earlier than previously announced. Announcement will be made no later than 3 hours before racing or 9:00 PM the evening before in the case of morning racing.

3. Cancel some or all non-Youth National Championship qualification events.

4. Cancel regatta.

 

Under no circumstances will races be rescheduled for a date later than May 14, 2016.

Weigh-in Procedures

In instances where inclement weather causes a change in the scheduled race times for events that require the weighing of competitors (lightweights or coxswains), the time in which a competitor must be weighed will be affected as described in the Rules of Rowing. See the current year’s rulebook, or the weigh-in sections in this packet for details.