Tentative Information for Senior World Championships Trials: August 4-7, 2013

Watch finals LIVE on USRowing's You Tube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AN1dTxUGYng

Events: M1x, LM1x, LW1x, M2x, LM2x, M2-, LM2-, M2+, LM4x, LW4x, W4-, LM8+

Heat Sheets and Results (available following the athlete meeting on 8/4)




Racing will be conducted at the Princeton National Rowing Center, located at 1 S. Post Road, Princeton Junction, NJ 08550. Trials participants will not have access to locker rooms or showers onsite. Restrooms will be available.


Racing Format:

Please see Appendix A of the 2013 Selection Procedures for a description 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.


Athlete Meeting:

The athlete meeting will be held in front of the national team bays (far side of boathouse) on August 4 at 5:00 pm. A representative for each boat must attend the meeting or that boat will be scratched from competition.


Racing Schedule (tentative and subject to change):

Sunday, August 4
5:00 pm: Athlete meeting

Monday, August 5

7:30am: LM8+ Final
7:38am: M1x Heat 1 (1 advances)
7:46am: M1x Heat 2 (1 advances)
7:54am: LW1x Heat 1 (1 advances)
8:02am: LW1x Heat 2 (1 advances)
8:10am: LM1x Heat 1 (2 advance)
8:18am: LM1x Heat 2 (2 advance)
8:26am: LM1x Heat 3 (2 advance)
8:34am: M2- Race for lanes
8:42am: LM2- Race for lanes
8:50am: M2+ Race for lanes
8:58am: M2x Race for lanes
9:06am: LW4x Race for lanes
9:14am: LM4x Race for lanes


5:00pm: LM1x Repechage (2 advance)

Tuesday, August 6

7:30am: M1x Repechage 1 (2 advances)
7:38am: LW1x Repechage 1 (1 advances)
7:46am: LW1x Repechage 2 (1 advances)
7:54am: LM1x Semifinal 1 (2 advance)
8:02am: LM1x Semifinal 2 (2 advance) 

Wednesday, August 7

7:30am: M1x Final
7:40am: M2- Final
7:50am: M2x Final
8:00am: LW1x Final
8:10am: LM1x Final
8:20am: LM2- Final
8:30am: M2+ Final
8:40am: LW4x Final
8:50am: LM4x Final
9:00am: LM2x Final
9:10am: W4- Final

Practice Schedule (tentative and subject to change):

The first opportunity for participants to practice on Mercer Lake will be Friday, August 2. Participants may not unload equipment or have access to the lake or boathouse prior to Friday, August 2. Please follow the practice times listed below and check with USRowing staff and the information board on site for practice traffic patterns and updated practice times. Boat scales will be available during scheduled practice times.

Friday, August 2
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm (top 1,500m of the course)

Saturday, August 3

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sunday, August 4

9:00 am - 12:00 pm (11:00am-12:00pm practice starts)
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Monday, August 5

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Tuesday, August 6

8:40 am - 12:00 pm


Adverse Weather Policy:

The Adverse Weather Policy will be in effect for this event.



USRowing will follow FISA weights for all lightweight competitors.
A rower may compete in lightweight rowing events if he/she meets the following criteria:
  • A lightweight men’s crew 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 will be weighed wearing only their racing uniform on calibrated 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 be current full privilege members of USRowing and have a signed liability waiver on file. Athletes will not be permitted to race 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. Please be sure to address any compliance issues in advance of the event.


Information for Trials Winners

Athletes in non-priority boat classes who win berths at trials must submit in full, on site, a payment per athlete to cover the expenses of room and board, equipment, and local transportation during the World Championships. (See the 2013 Selection Procedures for a list of priority and non-priority boat classes.) Proposed coaches must also submit payment in the full amount on site. The fee per athlete is $4,250, and $2,940 per coach. This amount includes boats delivered to Chungju but does not include airfare.

All athletes and coaches named to the team must present their valid passport on site. If you do not have a passport or your passport is expired, please be sure to start the renewal/application process in advance of trials.

All Trial Winners are invited to join us for a send off party at the Caspersen Rowing Center the evening of Wednesday, August 7th, at 6:30pm. Dinner will be served. 



All vehicles must park in the lot 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 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.
Participants are not allowed to drive behind the boathouse in order to unload equipment. Please walk your equipment from the designated parking zones to the boat storage area.


Boat Storage:

All boats must be stored outside on the rack space provided or in 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: July 29, 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 collegiate, club, and unaffiliated athletes.


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



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