President's Day Regatta

  • Hosted By Long Beach Junior Crew

           Presidents Day Invitational Regatta

 

Saturday, February 9th, 2019

 

This Regatta is registered with USRowing

 

The Presidents Day Invitational Regatta will be a partially-buoyed, stakeboat start, 1,400m sprint. The course runs from the 2nd St bridge to the finish line at the north end of Marine Stadium.

  

Please submit all entries on regattacentral.com  

 

Dates, Deadlines, and Times:

Open for regular entries ……………..……………………1-5-19 at 8:00am

Close for regular entries …………………………………..1-28-19 at 11:00pm 

Payment due for regular entries………………………..1-28-19 at 11:00pm

Last day for accepting late entries …………………….2-4-19 at 11:00pm.

 

Directions

Marine Stadium site information:

http://www.longbeach.gov/park/parks_and_open_spaces/parks/marine_stadium.asp

 

Rules

The current edition of the U.S.R.A. Racing Rules of Rowing applies except as modified herein. This event is a USRowing registered regatta therefore all participating organizations must be USRowing organizational members.

 

Race Schedule

When submitting a question about the race schedule to  lbjcregattaschedule@gmail.com

please make sure to specify your program's name and the team you are representing (ie: LBJC, Varsity Men) and include the event number, name, and the desired number of boats you would like to discuss (ie: Event #2 MV2 - 1 boat, Event #17 MV1xB - 2 boats, etc.).

 

Because this is only a one day event, each team will be allowed one entry per event; however it is encouraged to enter additional desired boats at Regatta Central that may be added as space allows in the race schedule.  Entries will be added on a first come, first served basis.  LBJC reserves the right to add and drop events based on over or under subscribed entries.

 

Payment/Scratch/Add Policy

Payment is due on entry closing day, Monday, January 28, 2019 at 11:00pm.  Events scratched by Monday January 28, 2019 11:00pm PST will receive a refund up to 25% of your club’s overall regatta fees.  After January 28th entry fees are NON-REFUNDABLE due to fixed costs.

 

After the entry deadline, when scratching an event, please e-mail lbjcregattaschedule@gmail.com and also complete the scratch on RegattaCentral.

 

Late Entries

 Fees for late entries are 150% of normal entry fees.  Late entries may be added by e-mailing lbjcregattaschedule@gmail.com and placing the entry and payment on regattacentral.com.  Once the preliminary race schedule has been sent out to coaches, late entries shall be accepted only if they do not create new heats and shall be addressed on a first come, first served basis. 

 

Waivers

*All attending rowers and coxswains shall have completed the online USRowing wavier*

 

Boat Storage and Parking

Trailers and busses shall enter the Marine Stadium parking area via the Appian Way gate at the southwest end of Marine Stadium, located at the intersection of Appian Way and Bayshore.  The entrance to Marine Stadium is on Paoli Way. 

 

Marine Stadium

5225 Paoli Way

Long Beach, California 90803

 

The parking lot gate is scheduled to be open at 6:00am on race day.  Early arrivals will not be admitted to Marine Stadium before 6:00am.  Please be considerate of our neighbors!  ALL VEHICLES ARRIVING EARLY MUST TURN ENGINES AND RADIOS OFF. 

 

For Friday arrivals, the gates will be closed at 7:00pm.

 

All visiting teams and their hospitality shall set up and row from the beach side of Marine Stadium and not on the Pete Archer Rowing Center side.  All visitor parking shall be on the beach side of Marine Stadium and not on the Pete Archer Rowing Center side.   There will be a $20 parking fee per vehicle to park in the Marine Stadium parking lot.

 

Bow Markers

Each crew shall provide their own bow numbers, and each rowing shell shall have a bow clip.

 

Safety Inspection

Each crew shall provide their own bow ball s which shall be present and secure on each racing shell.   Rowing shoe heels shall be tied no more than three inches from the foot plate.  Coaches, please check your equipment. *Inspection will begin at 6:30am on race day*

 

Lightweight Rowers/Weigh-In

Starting at 6:30am, all lightweight rowers shall weigh-in wearing their team racing uniform. The weigh-in station is located on the beachside, north end of Marine Stadium adjacent to the Clerk-of-the Course. 

Individual male rowers shall weigh 155 pounds or less.  

Individual female rowers shall weigh 135 pounds or less.

There will be no coxswain weigh-in.

 

Coaches/Coxswain Meeting

Starting at 7:00am on the beach side, north end of Marine Stadium adjacent to the Clerk-of-the-Course.

 

 Point System

Men's and Women's high point trophies will be awarded according to the point structure below and attached to race schedule.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

N4x+

 

 

 

 

 

 

V2-

 

 

 

 

 

L2x

 

 

 

 

 

3V8+

V2x

 

 

 

 

 

JV4x

N4+

 

 

 

 

JV8+

N8+

F4+

N1x

 

        Place

V8+

V4X

F8+

N8+B

V1x

 

1st

30

24

18

12

9

 

2nd

20

16

12

8

6

 

3rd

10

8

6

4

3

 

B boats do not score. Only the highest placing boat from each team scores points. A “B” entry can prevent another team from scoring, but they do not score themselves. If a team has two entries in a race and finish 1st and 3rd, for example, the 1st place boat gets 1st place points, but the 3rd place boat does not get any points. No 3rd place points are awarded in this instance; the 4th place boat does not move up to score the 3rd place points. 

B races are not point races. The 2xB, the 1xB and N4B are not point races (the N8+B and N8+C are exceptions to this rule). But in general, any race that is not explicitly listed on the points scoring system does not score.

Only the top 3 finishers score. Points are not given to 4th and subsequent finishers.

 

Trophies

Men's and Women's high point trophies shall be awarded according to the point structure above.

 

Medals

Medals shall be awarded to first, second, and third place distributed at the conclusion of the regatta.

 

Side Note

To help the regatta run smoothly, it is important that your rowers not only know what event they are racing but also know their event number, lane assignment and whether they are racing as the 'A', 'B', etc. boat.

 

 

Schedule of Events for the 2019 Presidents Day Regatta:

Gates to open on Appian Way…………………………………..6:00am 

Lightweight weigh in opens      ………………………………...6:30am 

Team check–in, submit waivers and team rosters……..6:30am 

Coaches/coxswain meeting……………………………………...7:00am 

Racing begins…………………………………………………………..8:00am 

Conclusion……………………………………………………………….4:00pm or later

 

Thank you for your participation.   We're looking forward to another great regatta and to seeing everyone at the Long Beach Marine Stadium!  Best of luck in your racing!

Thanks,

LBJC