OARS Youth Invitational

  • Mar 13, 2021
  • sprint
  • Orlando, FL (USA)
  • 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 1st  level, 2nd fastest crews on the 2nd  level and 3rd fastest crew on the 3rd level.  This applies to the same sized boats (a 2nd Youth 8 requires a 1st 8 entry just as a 1st 4 requires a 2nd 4 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.  

Multiple entries:  A & B entries will be allowed in all sculling events.  A entries will be allowed in all sweep events. Those teams wishing to add additional boats in any category should request to do so  on the waitlist. If there is space available, we will allow B entries.

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.  We will fill events based on a first come – first serve basis..  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 mixed 8’s will race a 1000 m course . 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place boats will receive medals.  

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 should  be freshmen. * If you need a non-freshmen coxswain to get your rowers on the water, please let us know.

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.  

Race Course Information:  1,500 meter, six-lane course. 

Bowballs, Bowmarkers & Shoes:  No boat will be allowed on the water without a bowball & quick release shoes.  Heel ties must be in place & secure.  Please bring your own bow markers & place them on your boat before you launch.  


Cancellation due to Inclement Weather:  If weather prohibits racing on Saturday, priority will be given to the level of crews that are most experienced and that conditions allow for racing.  For example, a Youth 8+ event will take place over a sculling  event.