2011 National Selection Regatta #1

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Information for National Selection Regatta #1 and Speed Order – April 21-23, 2011

UPDATE 4/21 - 8:00 p.m.: Schedule Update Below. Please note that all racing will be concluded by Friday evening, weather permitting. Please check schedule for race times.

UPDATE 4/21 - 5:35 p.m.: Thursday afternoon racing in the M1x and W1x will begin at 6:15 p.m. 

UPDATE 4/21 - 5:15 p.m.: Thursday afternoon racing in all events except for the M1x and W1x has been postponed until Friday morning. We will still try to race the M1x and W1x on Thursday evening. A complete heat sheet for Friday morning will be available later this evening after racing (approximately 8 p.m.)

Thursday AM Heat Sheet

Thursday PM Heat Sheet

Friday AM Heat Sheet

Friday PM Heat Sheet

Results (starting 4/21)

Racing will be conducted from the Finn M. W. Caspersen Olympic Rowing Center at Mercer Lake in West Windsor, N.J.

 

Time Trial Distance will be 1,900 meters

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.

***To receive schedule updates via text message, text "NSR1" to 313131***

 

Video Broadcast of M1x and W1x Finals

USRowing is excited to announce the live stream broadcast of finals, beginning at 5:48 p.m. on Friday, April 22. Now you can experience the thrill of racing from your home at http://rowing.teamusa.org/live. Following the event, the men’s and women’s singles will be available to download at http://www.usrowing.org/Multimedia/VideoDownloads.aspx. Click the “Buy Now” link next to the race of your choice to be directed to payment and download information, powered by Amazon.

Schedule (Tentative and Subject to Change)

NSR I Events: M1x, W1x

Speed Order Events: LM1x, LW1x, LM2-, M2-, M2x

 

Wednesday, April 20

Athlete meeting at 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, April 21

AM Session

7:00 a.m.  Time Trial 1: M1x, W1x

2 lanes, 20 second gap between lanes, 40 second gap in each lane
Top 18 will advance to A/B/C heats, 19+ to finals D, E, etc.

8:15 a.m.  Time Trial 2: M2x, M2-, LM2-, LM1x, LW1x

2 lanes, 20 second gap between lanes, 40 second gap in each lane
For 1x's top 18 will advance to A/B/C heats, 19+ to finals D, E, etc.

All other events have top 12 advance to A/B heats. 13+ to final C, D, etc.

PM Session        

6:15pm    M1x Heat A/B/C     Top 4 from each heat to Semi A/B, 5-6 to Final C
6:20pm    M1x Heat A/B/C     Top 4 from each heat to Semi A/B, 5-6 to Final C
6:25pm    M1x Heat A/B/C     Top 4 from each heat to Semi A/B, 5-6 to Final C
6:30pm    W1x Heat A/B/C     Top 4 from each heat to Semi A/B, 5-6 to Final C
6:35pm    W1x Heat A/B/C     Top 4 from each heat to Semi A/B, 5-6 to Final C
6:40pm    W1x Heat A/B/C     Top 4 from each heat to Semi A/B, 5-6 to Final C

 

Friday, April 22

AM Session

7:00am M1x Semi A/B Top 3 to Final A, rest to Final B
7:08am M1x Semi A/B Top 3 to Final A, rest to Final B
7:16am W1x Semi A/B Top 3 to Final A, rest to Final B
7:24am W1x Semi A/B Top 3 to Final A, rest to Final B
7:32am M2- Heat A/B Top 3 to Final A, rest to Final B
7:40am M2- Heat A/B Top 3 to Final A, rest to Final B
7:48am LW1x Heat A/B/C Top 2 to Final A, 3-4 to Final B, 5-6 to Final C
7:56am LW1x Heat A/B/C Top 2 to Final A, 3-4 to Final B, 5-6 to Final C
8:04am LW1x Heat A/B/C Top 2 to Final A, 3-4 to Final B, 5-6 to Final C
8:12am LM1x Heat A/B/C Top 2 to Final A, 3-4 to Final B, 5-6 to Final C
8:20am LM1x Heat A/B/C Top 2 to Final A, 3-4 to Final B, 5-6 to Final C
8:28am LM1x Heat A/B/C Top 2 to Final A, 3-4 to Final B, 5-6 to Final C
8:36am M2x Final A
8:44am M1x Final C
9:52am W1x Final C
9:00am M1x Final D
9:08am W1x Final D
9:16am LM1x Final D
9:24am M1x Final E
9:32am W1x Final E
9:40am LM1x Final E
9:48am M1x Final F
10:56am W1X Final F
10:04am M1X Final G
10:12am LW1x Final C
10:20am LM1x Final C
10:28am LM2- Final A
Friday, April 22
PM Session
5:48pm M2- Final A
5:56pm LW1x Final A
6:04pm LM1x Final A
6:12pm M2- Finall B
6:20pm LW1x Final B
6:28pm LM1x Final B
6:36pm M1X Final B
6:44pm W1X Final B
6:52pm M1X Final A
7:02pm W1X Final A

Saturday April, 23

No Racing on Saturday

 

NSR event progression will be based on system outlined in the 2011 Senior World Championships Selection Procedures, Appendix E.

 

Practice Schedule (Tentative and Subject to Change)

The first opportunity for NSRI participants to practice on Mercer Lake will be Wednesday, April 20, 2011. Please follow the practice times listed below and check in with USRowing staff for practice traffic patterns and boat storage before arriving.

Wednesday: Course will be open for practice from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. until sunset.

Thursday: Course will be open for practice after AM racing until 3 p.m. and after PM racing until sunset.

Friday: TBD

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


Inclement Weather Policy

 

Lightweights

USRowing will follow FISA weights for all lightweight competitors for each of the events. This is a change from previous years. 

A rower may compete in lightweight rowing events if he meets the following criteria:

A lightweight men’s crew (excluding coxswain) shall have an average weight not exceeding 70 kg. No individual lightweight male rower may weigh more than 72.5kg. A lightweight male single sculler may not weigh more than 72.5 kg.

A lightweight women’s crew (excluding coxswain) shall have an average weight not exceeding 57 kg. No individual lightweight female rower may weigh more than 59 kg. A female lightweight single sculler may not weigh more than 59 kg.

Lightweight rowers shall be weighed wearing only their racing uniform on tested scales not less than one hour and not more than two hours before their first race of each lightweight event in which they are competing, each day of the competition.

 

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 South 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 lawn next to or 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.

 

Registration Information

  • Register online through RegattaCentral at www.RegattaCentral.com.
  • Entry Fee: $30 per person. Registration deadline Friday, April 15, 2011 at MIDNIGHT (PST).
  • Scratch Fee (after the registration deadline): $50.00.
  • 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.

As outlined in the 2011 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 

Accommodation Options in Princeton

The Hyatt Regency Princeton is offering 15% off their best available rate for the weekends of NSR I and II, as well as Selection Events. Please click here for details and contact information.

 

Volunteer

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