OARS Youth Invitational
- Hosted By: Orlando Area Rowing Society, Inc.
The LOC will follow the rules & guidelines of USRowing and FSRA as they pertain to this regatta. If any questions arise regarding these rules, coaches will need to inquire with the LOC.
Levels of Competition: Teams must enter their fastest crews on the Varsity level, 2nd fastest crews on the JV level and 3rd fastest crew on the 3rd level. This applies to the same sized boats (a JV8 requires a V8 entry just as a JV4 requires a V4 entry). If a lower class boat records a faster time than its higher level boat, the LOC may investigate & choose to eliminate boats from the event. A team may enter lightweight & freshmen events without entries in the other levels.
Doubling: Each rower may only compete in 2 races, this includes sculling. Coxswains may race as many times as you need, provided they are coxing within the correct categories. Rowers who are doubled will not be given consideration for hot-seating.
Multiple entries: Sculling Events - teams may enter A & B entries. Eights - teams may enter multiple boats. Fours - teams may enter one entry.
Number of Flights: With the number of teams participating, and being allowed to double, the number of flights in each event will be limited to ensure racing is completed before 6-p.m. The following categories will be limited to no more than 4 flights: Freshmen 4’s, and Ltwt 4’s. We will fill events based on a first come – first serve basis (obviously an incentive to get your entries in early). If you are one of the later crews to enter and are not put in a flight, we will put your boat on a waiting list.
Lightweight events: A lightweight boy is defined as a rower with a maximum weight of 150 pounds. A lightweight girl is defined as a rower with a maximum weight of 130 pounds. Rowers must weigh in wearing race attire. No weight allowance shall be given for clothing. All rowers in a boat must weigh-in as a boat. Only one opportunity to weigh-in will be allowed.
Middle school events: Middle school 8’s will race a 1000 m course on Sunday, March 15th. There will be Boys, Girls & Mixed events. 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place boats will receive medals. Middle school programs may enter multiple boats.
Freshmen Events: All freshmen are defined as rowers who are in 9th grade in high school and may include rowers in 6th, 7th and 8th grades. Coxswains of freshmen boats must also be freshman.
Cancellation of events: Events with only one entry at the registration deadline will be eliminated and the team will be notified in advance of race day.
Flights: If there are more than 6 entries for an event, multiple flights shall be held. Flights will be seeded based on results from races up to this point.