2013 Junior World Championship Trials


Tentative Information for Junior World Championship Trials: July 7 - 9, 2013

(Please note: Athletes and Coaches meeting will be held on July 7 at Noon)

Heat Sheets and Results

Events: JW2x, JM2x, JW2-, JM2-, JW1x, JM1x


Racing will be conducted at the Princeton National Rowing Center/Caspersen Boathouse, (1 S. Post Road, Princeton Junction, NJ 08550 Website: Link). Junior World Championship Trials participants will not have access to locker rooms or showers on-site. Restrooms will be available.

Racing Format:
Please see Appendix E of the 2013 Selection Procedures for descriptions of the 4-lane progression system that will be used for this event.

Time trial distance is 1,900 meters.

Live Streaming of Finals:
USRowing will live stream finals for this event online. Please check back periodically for information on how to access the broadcast and purchase videos after the event.

Athletes Meeting:
The Athlete and Coaches meeting will be held at the Caspersen Olympic Rowing Center in front of the national team bays (far side of boathouse) on July 7 at noon. You or your representative MUST attend the meeting or you will be scratched from competition.

Schedule (Tentative and Subject to Change):
Sunday July 7
Noon: Athletes and Coaches meeting.

Monday, July 8
7:30am      JM1x Time Trial      Top 4 to Final 1
7:40am      JW1x Time Trial      Top 4 to Final 1


8:45am      ASW1x                    Final
8:55am      ASM1x                    Final
9:05am      TAMix2x                 Final
9:15am      LTAMix2x               Final


6:00pm      JW2x Final 1
6:10pm      JM2x Final 1
6:20pm      JW2- Final 1 (only one entry)
6:30pm      JM2- Final 1
6:40pm      JW1x Final 1
6:50pm      JM1x Final 1

Tuesday, July 9
7:30am      JW2x Final 2
7:40am      JM2x Final 2
7:50am      JM2- Final 2
8:00am      JW1x Final 2
8:10am      JM1x Final 2


6:00pm      JW2x Final 3 (if necessary)
6:10pm      JM2x Final 3 (if necessary)
6:20pm      JM2- Final 3 (if necessary)
6:30pm      JW1x Final 3 (if necessary)
6:40pm      JM1x Final 3 (if necessary)

Practice Schedule (Tentative and Subject to Change):
The first opportunity for participants to practice on Mercer Lake will be July 6. Participants may not unload equipment or have access to the lake or boathouse prior to July 6. Please follow the practice times listed below and check in with USRowing staff and the information board on site for practice traffic patterns and boat storage. Boat scales will be open and available during scheduled practice times.

Saturday, July 6
9:00 – 11:30am

Sunday, July 7
9:00 – 11:30am

Monday, July 8
Please note: Practice starts with the Start Light System will be held from 1:00-2:00pm on Monday, July 8. 

Tuesday, July 9

Practice Pattern for Junior and Para Trials

Adverse Weather Policy:
Click to view the Adverse Weather Policy

USRowing Compliance:
All competitors must be current full privilege members of USRowing and have a signed liability waiver on file. Athletes will not be permitted to launch if they are not in compliance with these requirements. Please check your status and renew your membership and waiver before arriving for competition. This can be done online at www.usrowing.org by clicking on “Join/Renew” or by contacting member services at 1-800-314-4ROW. Membership staff will not be on-site, so it is important to ensure compliance in advance of the event.

Trials Winners Information

Please note that the passport must be valid through December 31, 2013. If your passport expires before that date, or if you do not have a passport, please be sure to start the renewal/application process well in advance of Trials. All trials winners are also required to propose a coach at the trials, who should travel with the crew for the length of the World Championships.

All athletes winning berths at the selection trials must submit on site, in conjunction with their intent to compete, a payment per athlete to cover the expenses of food, lodging and local transportation during the world championships. Proposed coaches of boats at the world championships must submit payment in the full amount at the end of trials as well.

The cost per athlete and per coach for the 2013 Junior World Championships is estimated at $2,000.00 USD.

The final price does not include airfare from the U.S. to Europe, nor does it include the cost of equipment. Those plans and expenses are left to the coach and athletes. However, athletes and coaches making the trip will be advised by USRowing staff which dates the team should arrive/depart Europe.

All crews are responsible for securing competition equipment while in Trakai. USRowing will be able to provide contact information for international boat manufacturers at the end of trials.

All vehicles must park in the lot as you come off Post Road and in defined parking spots. Boat trailers may park along the dirt access road behind the boathouse. No other vehicles are allowed behind the boathouse. Emergency vehicles will need to have a clear path from the paved road all the way to the tree line behind the boathouse. Any vehicle not following the outlined parking rules will be towed at the owner’s expense.

You will NOT be able to drive your car behind the boathouse in order to unload your equipment. Please walk your equipment from the designated parking zones to the boat storage area.

Boat Storage:
All boats will be stored outside on personal slings or on club trailers. There is limited rack space available at the facility and visiting competitors will not have access to boat bays. Please be mindful of emergency access roads and walkways. Equipment that is blocking a path may be moved.

Registration Information:

  • Entry fee: $25 per seat
  • Entry deadline: Sunday July 2, 2013 at midnight PST
  • Scratch/late entry fee (for changes after the deadline): $50
  • Registration at: www.regattacentral.com
  • This event is open to all Junior national team candidates.

As outlined in the 2013 Rules of Rowing:

  • All competitors must be citizens or nationals of the United States
  • No competitor may wear the uniform of the U.S. national team during competition
  • Use of national team colors on oars is prohibited

Directions to Mercer Lake and the Caspersen Olympic Rowing Center

From Route 1 North or South
Take the Alexander Road Exit (east) off of Route 1 towards the Princeton Junction Train Station
Alexander Road dead-ends at North Post Road
Make a right hand turn on to North Post Road
Proceed through two stoplights
Stay on Post Road past the Conover Fields and the Mercer Oaks Golf Club. This road will take you right to the boathouse
After these fields, there will be a ‘road closed’ sign at the entrance to the park, on the boathouse side of the lake.
Ignore this sign and head straight down the access road; the boathouse will be on your left as you reach lake.

From North on Route 206
Route 206 into Princeton
Left at traffic light by Borough Municipal Building onto Nassau Street
Go three traffic lights to Washington Road
Washington Road to U.S. Route 1 South
Use directions for “From North and South via U.S. 1”

From Hightstown (Route 30)
Take Route 30 south and turn right at the Church Road traffic lights
Stay on Church Road and Cross Old Trenton Road
The next light will be Village Road . Make a left onto Village Road
The next light will be Post Road . Make a left onto Post Road
Follow the directions for “From Route 1 North or South” to the boathouse

From Allentown (Route 130)
Take Route 130 north and turn left at the Church Road traffic lights
Stay on Church Road and cross Old Trenton Road.
The next light will be Village Road . Make a left onto Village Road
The next light will be Post Road . Make a left onto Post Road
Follow the directions for “From Route 1 North or South” to the boathouse


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