Rowing Canada Aviron (RCA) Canadian Masters Championships

  • Jul 23, 2016 To Jul 24, 2016
  • sprint
  • Wascana Lake
  • Regina, SK (CAN)
  • Hosted By Regina Rowing Club

2016 Canadian Masters Championships Regatta Package

2016 Canadian Masters Championships Website

 

Competitor Eligibility:

 

  • Rowers registered and in good standing with any FISA member federation are eligible to enter and compete for the Canadian Masters Championships championship medals.
  • A competitor may compete as a Master in the year in which he or she attains the age of 21.
  • Composite crews are welcome provided they are identified at the time of regatta registration.  Individuals may represent only one club at the regatta and are to compete in their club colours.
  • Each member of a composite crew shall wear his/her own club singlet.

     

    Age Categories:

     

Category

Age

Category

Age

AA

Age 21 - 26

F

Age 60 - 64

A

Age 27 - 35

G

Age 65 - 69

B

Age 36 - 42

H

Age 70 - 74

C

Age 43 - 49

I

Age 75 - 79

D

Age 50 - 54

J

Age 80 and over

E

Age 55 - 59

 

 

The age categories do not apply to coxswains.  The average age category of a Masters crew shall be determined by the average age of the rowers rounded down to the nearest whole number.

A Masters crew or sculler may compete in a lower (younger) age category but not in a higher one.

 

Meaningful Competition:

Regina Rowing Club seeks to create a rewarding and high-level competitive experience at the 2016 Canadian Masters Championships.  It is expected by all rowers that a National Championship will have a higher standard of competition.

Under Meaningful Competition, in order to win a gold, silver or bronze medal, there must be at least four competitors in the race.  This ensures that each medal represents a well-earned result where the competitors fought it out for the top three positions.

If there are not four entries in a race, where logical, the organizing committee will combine age groups in an attempt to reach four or more competitors.  Handicaps will be assigned as necessary and one gold, silver and bronze medal will be awarded for that combined race using the handicap to determine the winners.

Where at all possible the span of age categories will not be more than three.

 

Handicapping:

If insufficient entries are received for any one event the operating committee may combine age categories and apply a handicapping system to the actual finish times of the older sculler or crews using the grid below.

The handicap will be applied to a single sculler or to the average age of a crew boat.  

The Garrett-Zezza system of handicapping will be used for this regatta.  Expanded tables for this system can be found on page 144 at Rowing Canada Rules of Racing.

 

Seconds / year

MEN

1x, 2-

2x, 4+

4-

4x, 8+

handicap 27 - 49

0.168

0.152

0.144

0.136

handicap 50 - 64

1.365

1.235

1.170

1.105

handicap 65+

2.940

2.660

2.520

2,380

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WOMEN

1x, 2-

2x, 4+

4-

4x, 8+

handicap 27 - 49

0.282

0. 264

0.252

0.234

handicap 50 - 64

2.256

2.112

2.016

1.872

handicap 65+

2.256

2.112

2.016

1.872

 

Mixed

1x, 2-

2x, 4+

4-

4x, 8+

handicap 27 - 49

0.225

0.205

0.195

0.185

handicap 50 - 64

1.800

1.640

1.560

1.480

handicap 65+

2.700

2.460

2.340

2.220

 

Novice:

Novice Rowers are new to rowing as of January 2016.

 

Lightweight:

 

  • Men - 72.5 KG/160 lbs. maximum individual weigh
  • Women - 59 KG/130 lbs maximum individual weight
  • All lightweight rowers racing in lightweight events on the day’s program shall weigh in not less than one hour and not more than two and one half hours before the time of the first scheduled men or women’s lightweight event on that day.
  • A test scale will be available at the practice session.

 

Coxswains:

Coxswains may be of either gender.  Age classification for coxswains will not apply at this regatta.

 

Coxswains Weights:

The minimum weight of a coxswain, wearing a racing uniform, shall be fifty kilograms for a women’s crew or fifty-five kilograms for a men’s crew, for all events that require a coxswain. If underweight, a coxswain shall carry sufficient deadweight to make up the difference between the weight of the coxswain and the minimum required weight.

Coxswains shall be weighed wearing their racing uniform on tested scales not less than one hour and not more than two and a half hours before the first coxed race on each day of the competition.

 

Para-rowers:

The use of FISA Standard Adaptive boats is mandatory for all adaptive AS1x and TA 1x, 2x events.

 

Practice and Racing Timeline:

 

  • Practice time will be from 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm Friday, July 22, 2016
  • It is anticipated that races will run from 6:30 am to 6:30 pm on Saturday, July 23 and from 6:30 am to 5:00 pm on Sunday, July 24.  Schedule is subject to minor changes.

 

Coaches/Coxswains/bow persons’ meeting:

 

  • A compulsory pre regatta meeting for coxswains/bow persons will be held at regatta control one hour prior to the start of the first race on Saturday. 
  • This meeting will not be repeated on the Sunday.

 

Safety and Fitness:

 

  • All boats equipped with foot stretchers or shoes must allow the rower to get clear of the boat without using hands and with the least possible delay in the event of a capsize.
  • C2 Flex Feet are banned by Rowing Canada Aviron
  • Heel ties must be limited to 7 cm or 2.8 inches.
  • All boats must have a securely fastened white bow ball.
  • Each club making an entry in the regatta is responsible to ensure that its crew and boat are in fit condition to race.