30th Annual Long Beach Junior Invitational Regatta

  • Hosted By Long Beach Junior Crew

29th Annual Long Beach Junior Invitational Regatta

March 9 & 10 2019

General Information and Rules of Racing

This Regatta is registered with USRowing

 

Introduction

We would like to thank all of last year’s participants for the high level of competition and we look forward to your participation in 2018. Event entries will be limited, so register your teams early to secure desired events.

 

Race Course

The racecourse is partially-buoyed course that is located in Long Beach’s historic Marine Stadium. The 1400 m sprint course runs from the 2nd St Bridge to the finish line at the north end of Marine Stadium.

 

Rules

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

 

Registration and Entry Deadline

Please submit all entries on regattacentral.com  

 

Dates, Deadlines and times:

Open for regular entries ……………..…………………….1-16-19 at 8:00am

Close for regular entries ………………………………….. 2-28-19 at 11:59pm. 

Payment due for regular entries…………………………....2-28-19 at 11:59pm

Last day for accepting late entries …………………………3-4-19 at 11:59pm.

 

Entry Fees:

Eights...............................  $140.00

Fours/Quads......................$115.00

Doubles/Pairs.....................$80.00

Singles................................$55.00

 

 

Waivers

All attending rowers and coxswains shall have completed the online USRowing waiver.

 

Scratch/Add Policy

After the entry closing day of February 28th, 2019,  all entry fees must be paid (see late entries below).  Events scratched by  Thursday February 28th, 11:59pm PST will receive a full refund up to 25% of your club’s overall regatta fees.  E-mail us at lbjcregattaschedule@gmail.com  with scratches. The LBJC CFO will issue refund checks after the regatta, based on time-stamped e-mails received and previous fees paid.  After Febrary 28th, 11:59pm PST entry fees are NON-REFUNDABLE due to fixed costs.

 

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

 

If scratches result in fewer heats, the time slot of the eliminated heat will be used as a 'catch up' break. If scratches result in elimination of heats for an event, the final will be held in the time slot initially reserved for the first heat of that event. Any changes will attempt to shorten Sunday's schedule, while maintaining an hour between heats and finals and allowing for reasonable turnaround of equipment and athlete.  LBJC reserves the right to add and drop events based on over or under subscribed entries.

Categories

Novices may not have started rowing before the 2018 Southwest Regionals.

Lightweight is defined as a maximum weight of 153 pounds for men and 133 pounds for women.

Varsity and JV: If a team wants to compete in a JV event, they must have a varsity team competing in the same event.  LBJC reserves the right to make exceptions to this rule.

 

Race schedule:

The final schedule will be e-mailed to coaches on Friday 3-8-19 and printed schedules on Saturday morning at the Clerk of the Course deskProgression lane assignments for finals will be posted on longbeachjuniorcrew.org, Clerk of the Course and finishline. 

 

Apparel

All race participants must wear one type of racing uniform representative of their team.

 

Boat Inspection

All Boats will be inspected on Friday March 8th and a marker will be placed on the boat upon passing the inspection. The marker must remain on the boat for the duration of the regatta.

 

  • Bow Markers

Each crew shall provide their own bow markers for the sprint races.

 

  • Bow Balls

No racing shell will be allowed to practice or race without a bow ball.

 

  • Foot-stretchers

Rowing shoe heels shall be tied no more than three inches from the footplate. 

 

Directions

Marine Stadium site information:

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

 

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.  Entrance to Marine Stadium is on Paoli Way. 

 

Marine Stadium

5225 Paoli Way

Long Beach, CA, 90803

 

Parking lot gates are scheduled to be open at 7:00 AM on Friday, March 8th and at 6:00 AM on race days. On Friday, one way traffic flowing West to East will be enforced. Please inform your boat trailer driver that only one unhitched trailer will be allowed to park at the beach and only as space allows, and to enter Marine Stadium via Paoli Way. Stadium gates will be locked Friday and Saturday night at 7:30pm.

 

On Saturday and Sunday, no early arrivals will be admitted into Stadium before 6:00AM. Please be considerate of our neighbors. ALL VEHICLES ARRIVING EARLY MUST TURN ENGINES OFF. The road along the beach area will be closed to all through traffic on race days. Bicycles are permitted.

 

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.  During the event, all visiting coaches on foot or bicycle are to remain on beach side and not on the Pete Archer Rowing Center side of Marine Stadium.

 

There will be a $20 parking fee each day per vehicle to park in the Marine Stadium parking lot.

 

 

 

Assigned Beach Location

The beach sites will be assigned and posted. Do not move stakes or team locations. Beach sites are determined by the number of team entries.  All visiting teams are to row from the beach side of Marine Stadium.

 

Please Respect Our Neighbors’ Requests

Teams shall avoid stepping on the neighbors’ flowers along the back wall. It is ok to rest your oars on the back wall as long as they are placed at a 30 degree angle into the street towards the beach and do not extend out beyond the back of the wall to avoid blocking the neighbors road behind the wall.

 

Tide

Please store your boats on an angle and as high up on the beach as possible due to very high tides.

 

Mandatory Team Check-In

One coach from each team shall check-in to the Clerk of the Course on Friday, March 8th between 4 and 6 pm. The Clerk of the Course is located adjacent to the vendor area at the north end of the beach.

 

Lane Assignments

Preliminary lane draws will be completed by March 5th, 2019 and emailed to coaches.  Lane assignments for heats are blind lane draw: first A boats for center lanes and then B boats for outer lanes.  Final schedule with lane draws after late scratches will be available each morning of the regatta at 6 am at the Clerk of the Course desk.  Lane assignments for finals will be posted on longbeachjuniorcrew.org and at the Clerk of the Course desk after results of the heats have been posted. (The assignment of lanes for finals shall be assigned from the center lanes outward according to the orders of finish in the previous level of competition). 

 

Progression Lane Assignments for Finals:

 

 

Finals lane draw for two heats

Lane 1

Lane 2

Lane 3

Lane 4

Lane 5

Lane 6

Heat A - 3rd

Heat B - 2nd

Heat A - 1st

Heat B - 1st

Heat A - 2nd

Heat B - 3rd

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finals lane draw for three heats

Lane 1

Lane 2

Lane 3

Lane 4

Lane 5

Lane 6

Heat A - 2nd

Heat B - 1st

Heat C - 1st

Heat A - 1st

Heat B - 2nd

Heat C - 2nd

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finals lane draw for four heats

All first place boats advance as well as the Next fastest time and 2nd next fastest time regardless of finish order

 

Lane 1

Lane 2

Lane 3

Lane 4

Lane 5

Lane 6

Next fastest

Heat C - 1st

Heat A - 1st

Heat B - 1st

Heat D - 1st

2nd Fastest

 

Weigh-In

All athletes (rowers and coxswains) that must weigh in shall do so wearing their team racing uniform.

 

Coxswains will be weighed once for the entire regatta. Coxswains may weigh-in on Friday, March 8th between 4 and 6pm at the Clerk of the Course desk, or any time Saturday or Sunday, provided it is at least one hour before their first race of the regatta. Underweight coxswains must carry sandbags to make weight. Sandbags will be provided at weigh in, and the USRowing officials will be informed which coxswains must carry weight. Coxswains for men’s boats must weigh 120 pounds or more. Coxswains for women’s boats must weight 110 pounds or more.

 

Lightweight rowers must weigh in each day they have a lightweight race, only once per day, at least one hour before their first lightweight race of the day. There are no boat average weights in these events. Individual male rowers must weigh 153 pounds or less. Individual female rowers must weigh 133 pounds or less.

 

Practicing and warm-up

Practice in Marine Stadium is allowed during daylight hours (7:00am to sunset) Friday, March 8th.  Practice is not allowed on Saturday or Sunday. The regatta will not be held responsible for crews practicing or warming-up outside of this time frame or in waterways outside the designated areas. Practice times will be strictly enforced. Launching prior to the announced practice times will result in disqualification of the crew. Crews will need to stay free and clear of course workers on Friday, March 8th.

 

Traffic Pattern

Boats shall observe the counter-clockwise traffic patterns by keeping starboard oars close to the shore. The traffic pattern and course rules will be posted at the Clerk of the Course. All coaches and coxswains must study the traffic pattern prior to launch.  As the practice and race patterns may differ, please study the pattern each day. COACHES: INSTRUCT YOUR COXSWAINS AND BOWS TO CAREFULLY STUDY THE TRAFFIC PATTERN FOR PRACTICE.

 

Call to Events and Launching

Crews will be called to launch by the beach master. First call will be forty (40) minutes prior to the scheduled race.

 

Hot Seating

Hot seating must be reported to the beach master for approval. Hot seating will be at your risk. Under no circumstances will the start of the race be held up for late boats.

 

Awards

Awards shall be presented to coaches at the Award’s table in the vendor area starting Saturday at noon, and as the results are finalized. Commemorative medals will be awarded to the top 3 finishers in each event. 

 

Team Trophy Point System

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

 

Events: JV4+, Fr4+, and N1x Do not earn points.

POINTS:

Event

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

6th

V8+

30

24

18

13

9

5

JV8+

24

19

14

11

7

4

Lwt 8+

24

19

14

11

7

4

04+

24

19

14

11

7

4

04x

24

19

14

11

7

4

3V8+

18

14

11

8

5

3

Lwt 4+

18

14

11

8

5

3

N8A+

18

14

11

8

5

3

Fr8+

18

14

11

8

5

3

2-

12

10

7

5

3

2

N4x

12

10

7

5

3

2

Lwt 2x

12

10

7

5

3

2

N8B+

12

10

7

5

3

2

2x

12

10

7

5

3

2

N4+

12

10

7

5

3

2

1x

9

7

5

4

2

1

 

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.

 

 

Event Definitions

Freshman: We will be running the freshman categories on the honor system and ID's will not be required.

 

Novice: These events are available to athletes who did not start rowing until after the 2018 Southwest Regionals

 

JV: If a team wants to compete in a JV event, they must have a varsity team competing in the same event. LBJC reserves the right to make exceptions to this rule.

 

Lightweight: There are no boat average weights in these events. Individual male rowers must weigh 153 lbs or less and individual female rowers must weigh 133 lbs or less.

 

Coxswains: Coxswains may be of either gender. Coxswains for men’s races must weigh at least 120 lbs, coxswains for women’s races must weigh at least 110 lbs.

 

Hotel

We are pleased to recommend Hotel Current as our official sponsor hotel for the upcoming Regatta. Hotel Current has offered participating teams a special regatta rate. Please book directly with Hotel Current. The contact person is: Director of Sales & Marketing at (562) 597-1341. Be sure to mention you are part of the LBJC Regatta event. Other hotels in the area are listed on Regatta Central under lodging.

 

Regatta BBQ Dinner

Long Beach Junior Crew will host a special Regatta BBQ Dinner on Saturday, March 9th Dinner will be served waterside from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. This is a great opportunity to relax and enjoy a dinner with other teams. Look for the flyer posted on www.longbeachjuniorcrew.org under Invitational. Double click on the flyer, print it, fill it out and return it by mail before the deadline.  

 

 

Results

Results shall be posted during the regatta on longbeachjuniorcrew.org and at the Clerk of the Course, and finish line. Final results shall be posted on Row2k.

 

Long Beach Junior Invitational T-shirts

T-shirts will be for sale at the concession area on Saturday March 9th and on Sunday March 10th from 8am to 5pm.

 

2019 Long Beach Junior Invitational Schedule of Events

Friday, March 8th, 2019

7:00am to sunset:  Marine stadium is reserved and open for early arrival and practice

4:00pm to 6:00pm:  Pre-ordered Invitational T-shirts available for pick up at the vender area.  

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm:  Team check-in at Clerk of the Course (North end of beach), last minute scratches and late entries accepted.  Coxswains may weigh-in for entire regatta. 

6:00pm to 7:00 pm:  Coaches/Coxswains/Officials meeting at the Clerk of the Course located at the north end of the beach.

 

Saturday, March 9th, 2019

6:00 am:  Parking lot gates open

6:10 am:  Clerk of Course desk opens

6:10 am:  Weigh-Ins for Saturday races start

6:00 am:  Parking lot gates open

8:00 am to 5:30pm:  Racing

8:00 am to 5:00pm:  Pick-up pre-ordered BBQ dinner wristbands at Merchandise Sales Area; if available purchase BBQ dinner

5:00pm to 7:30 pm:  Beach BBQ dinner

 

Sunday, March 10th, 2019

6:00 am:  Parking lots gates open

6:10 am:  Clerk of Course desk opens

6:10 am:  Weigh-Ins for Sunday races start

8:00 am to 3:45 pm:  Racing