2010 National Selection Regatta #3

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2010 National Selection Regatta #3: August 19-21, 2010

Time Trials

USRowing will be moving from 2,000 meters to 1,900 meters for Time Trials in NSRs, Speed Orders and Trials. This will be done to align the distance with FISA standards that may be applied in upcoming World Cups, World Championships and subsequent Olympic Games. Time trials will use one or two lanes, dependent on the number of entries, with a 40-second gap between each crew in that lane. If anyone has questions about the new distance or format please contact Matt Imes, High Performance Director, at matt@usrowing.org.

Tentative Schedule (Subject to Change)

Events: M2x, W2x, M2-, W2-, LM2-
Schedule is tentative and subject to change.

Wednesday, August 18

Athlete meeting, 5:00 p.m. Meeting will be held at the Caspersen Olympic Rowing Center in the national team bays (far side of boathouse). You or your representative MUST attend the meeting or you will be scratched from competition.

Thursday, August 19

7:00 a.m. Time Trial (M2x, W2x)

8:00 a.m. Time Trial (M2-, LM2-, W2-)


6:00 p.m.M2x Heat A/B/C

6:08 p.m.M2x Heat A/B/C

6:16 p.m.M2x Heat A/B/C

6:24 p.m.W2x Semi A/B

6:32 p.m.W2x Semi A/B

6:40 p.m.M2- Heat A/B/C

6:48 p.m.M2- Heat A/B/C

6:56 p.m.M2- Heat A/B/C

7:04 p.m.W2- Semi A/B

7:12 p.m.W2- Semi A/B


Friday, August 20

7:00 a.m.AW1x Final

7:10 a.m.AM1x Final

7:10 - 7:46 a.m.Break

7:46 a.m.M2x Semi A/B

7:54 a.m.M2x Semi A/B

8:02 a.m.M2- Semi A/B

8:10 a.m.M2- Semi A/B

8:18 a.m.W2x Final B

8:26 a.m.W2- Final B

8:34 a.m.M2x Final C

8:42 a.m.M2- Final C


Saturday, August 21  

7:00 a.m.M2x Final A

7:08 a.m.W2x Final A

7:16 a.m.W2- Final A

7:24 a.m.M2- Final A

7:32 a.m.LM2- Final A

7:40 a.m.M2x Final B

7:48 a.m.M2-Final B


NSR event progression will be based on the system outlined in the 2010 Senior World Championships Selection Procedures, Appendix E. 

Practice Schedule (Tentative and Subject to Change)
The first opportunity for NSR participants to practice on Mercer Lake will be Wednesday, August 18, 2010. Participants may not unload equipment or have access to the lake or boathouse prior to Wednesday, August 18. Please follow the practice times listed below and check with USRowing staff and the information board on site for practice traffic patterns. Boat scales will be open by 7:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 18. 

Wednesday: Course will be open for practice 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. and after 6:30 p.m. until sunset.

Thursday: Course will be open for practice after AM racing until 12 p.m. and after PM racing until 7:30 pm.

Friday: Course will be open for practice after AM racing until 12 pm.

There is no access to shower facilities at the Caspersen Boathouse. Restroom facilities will be available.

Inclement Weather Policy

Lightweights
Lightweights will weigh-in no less than one hour and no more than two hours before their first race each day of competition. FISA Rules Apply: Light Men Boat Avg. FISA Average 70 kg, Individual athletes cannot weigh more than 72.5; Light Women Boat Avg. FISA Average 57 kg, Individual athletes cannot weigh more than 59 kg.

USRowing Compliance
All competitors must have a current USRowing membership and 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.

Parking
All vehicles must park in the lot as you come off Post Road and not in the gravel next to the boathouse. 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 the racks behind the national team bays (far side of the boathouse). Your boat will be moved if it is elsewhere.

Facility
There is no access to shower facilities at the Caspersen Boathouse. Restroom facilities will be available. The Caspersen boathouse offices are closed to all athletes and coaches.

As outlined in the 2010 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
Registration Information
Register online through RegattaCentral at www.RegattaCentral.com. Entry Fee: $30 per seat. Late Entry Fee: $60 per seat. Registration deadline Friday, August 13, 2010 at MIDNIGHT (PST). Full names and boat lineups must be submitted by the deadline.

USRowing membership is required: visit www.usrowing.org to renew or join.

Senior National Team events are open to all collegiate, club and unaffiliated athletes. Junior national team candidates will not be considered.
 

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 
Accommodation Options in Princeton
  • Holiday Inn: 609-520-1200
  • Red Roof Inn: 609-896-3388
  • Best Western: 609-452-2500
  • Comfort Inn: 732-297-7400
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