Western Canada Sprints Regatta

  • Hosted By Regina Rowing Club

ENTRY FEES ARE $50 PER ATHLETE: regardless of how many events an athlete competes in.

 

COACHES’ MEETING:

Friday, June 10, 2016 starting at 8:00 PM, Boat House

One representative from each club is REQUIRED to attend the Coaches’ Meeting

 

COURSE PRACTICE TIMES:

None:  The course will open 45 minutes before the first race of the day. 

 

BOAT SECURITY:

On-site security will be provided from 6:00 pm on Friday until 9:00 am on Saturday.

 

FEES MUST BE PAID IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE:

Any fees owing from previous regattas must be paid in full.

 

BOAT RENTALS:

A limited number of 8+’s are available if required. Please contact the Regina Rowing Club at rrc@sasktel.net for information and to book.

 

RACING:

The distance of all races in all age categories is 1000 metres on a buoyed course.  A race will not be held to accommodate a late arriving crew.

 

There will be a maximum of 6 crews per race unless the chief umpire approves a seventh boat race.

 

Adaptive and 8+ events will be Finals Only. The number of club entries in each category may be restricted to ensure a straight final in each event.

 

All other events will be finals unless there are more than seven (7) entries in an event. Heats will be used if there are more than seven entries in an event. 

 

Each crew enters an event as a Senior Lightweight, Senior Heavyweight, Masters, or Junior crew.

 

MEDALS:

All events: Medals are awarded to the winner of each event immediately following the race. 

 

CLUB POINTS:

Recognition will be given to the club with the most points overall as well as to the clubs with the most points in each age and weight category. Points are awarded based on crew placing in the finals.

 

PLACING

POINTS

1st

10

2nd

8

3rd

7

4th

6

5th

5

6th

4

7th

3

8th

2

9th

1

 

IMPORTANT:

To avoid potential schedule conflicts  

  • Back to back races will not be permitted.
  • The number of club entries in each event may be restricted to ensure the regatta can be completed in one day.
  • There is normally a maximum of three entries per club in each event.
  • Each competitor may be entered in a maximum of four (4) events.

 

A long day of races is scheduled. These restrictions will help ensure the regatta remains on time.

 

ELIGIBILITY:

Each Club is responsible for submitting complete entries containing the names, gender, birth date and National Rowing Body membership # (the athlete's RCA membership # in Canada, or the Club's USRowing # in USA) of all participants.

 

If required, competitors must be able to validate their age and their membership with the Club they are competing for.

 

IMPORTANT RACE DAY INFORMATION:

1. WEIGHT CLASS (FOR SENIOR CREWS ONLY):

                

LIGHTWEIGHTS

LWT MEN

LWT WOMEN

Maximum Weight

165lb (75kg)

135lb (61.4kg)

 

Weigh-ins shall be conducted with-in a four hour time period; weigh-in will commence a minimum of one hour prior to the commencement of the first lightweight event.

  • NO CREW AVERAGE
  • All weight class crew and coxswains must weigh in together
  • All coxswains must weigh in. No exceptions.
  • Coxswains must supply their own weights
  • COXSWAIN WEIGHT: Male crew cox – minimum 55 kg (121 lb)

Female crew cox – minimum 50 kg (110 lb)

  • WEIGH-IN TIME: 6:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Time may change due to schedule. 

 

2. RACING DISTANCE:

All races in all age categories will be 1000 metres.

 

3. AGE CATEGORIES:

Note: Eligible competitors may compete as Masters or Juniors in one event (or events) and as Seniors in another event (or events).

 

SENIOR

Open to all eligible athletes.

 

JUNIOR

All crew members must be under 19 years of age on December 31st, 2016. 

 

MASTERS

All crew members must be 21 years of age or older by December 31, 2016

Age Categories:

 

CATEGORY

AGE

CATEGORY

AGE

AA Age 21 - 26    

A

Age 27 - 35

F

Age 60 - 64

B

Age 36 - 42

G

Age 65 - 69

C

Age 43 - 49

H

Age 70 - 74

D

Age 50 - 54

I

Age 75 - 79

E

Age 55 - 59

J

Age 80 and over

 

 

 

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.

 

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