The Inaugural Peak City Erg Sprints

  • Hosted By Jordan Lake Rowing Club
  • 2019 Indoor Open Regatta

Rules and Procedures

Juniors & Adult age categories: 

Please enter the age category for your age on the date of the regatta. For example, if you are 15 years old on March 9 then you should enter the J15 event. 

Youth athletes 10 and under should register for the J10U event.

JLRC Varsity Team Members who are 13 and 14 years old should enter the 2000m races marked Varsity.

If we have time on the day we will set up some impromptu team relays but there will not be a registration for these this first time round. 

ALL ENTRIES MUST BE MADE THROUGH REGATTACENTRAL. PLEASE NOTE THE ENTRY DEADLINE is Friday March 8th at 12 noon. 

CHECK-IN

All rowers should check in 30 minutes prior to their event.

WAIVERS

All rowers who are members of US Rowing must sign a US Rowing waiver on-line. For all participants who are not members of US Rowing you will be required to sign a paper waiver at check-in.  Minors (under 18) must have a parent or guardian’s signature.

CONDUCT

Please do not fall off your erg after you have completed your race, you could impede progress of the rower in the next lane.

Upon completion of the race place handle on the handle cradle. DO not let you handle slap up against the erg machine.

 

RACE FLOOR PROCEDURE

WARM –UP AREA

Warm-up ergs are available before your event.

Please allow competitors in earlier races to warm up before you.

10 to 15 minutes before the scheduled race please check in with the clerk of course. All rowers will be given a registration card that will provide lane assignment.  Please give this card to the timer or lay on the floor next to your erg.

RACE FLOOR

Alert First Aid staff to any health-related issues.

Hand your athlete Registration Card to a Timer.

BEFORE THE START

Get settled quickly.

Confirm that your name is on the monitor.

Adjustments are allowed to seat, foot stretcher, vent, and drag factor only.  Please do not attempt to make adjustments to the PM5 monitor.

You are permitted a single coxswain who is to stay to your left rear.  Coxswains may not be beside or in front of the rower. No Chairs Allowed in competition area.

START

Rowers will take the start command from the PM5 monitor on the Concept2 Erg.  The visual commands will be “Sit ready,” “Attention,” “Row.” The clock start with the “ROW” command and not after the handle is pulled.

 

DURING THE RACE

If you erg becomes disconnected from the Concept2 Venue Racing System DO NOT STOP ROWING.  After about 10 seconds, the PM5 monitor will display “KEEP ROWING” at the bottom of the screen.  All data is retained in the PM5.  Your time will be recorded on your Athlete Registration Card and entered manually.

 

END OF THE RACE

Alert First Aid staff, or regatta official immediately if you experience abnormal breathing or other health problems.

Stay on your erg until instructed to leave. Leave the race floor as directed by the officials.  Coxswains may also leave by the same route as the rower.