2014 National Selection Regatta 2


USRowing is committed to fair play.  All athletes participating in selection for, and competing as a member of, all U.S. national rowing teams must be in compliance with United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), International Olympic Committee (IOC), United States Olympic Committee (USOC), World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), FISA and USRowing rules and requirements relating to banned substances, including but not limited to undergoing testing and obtaining and maintaining current therapeutic use exemptions as needed. Failure to adhere to anti-doping rules and requirements may result in an athlete losing eligibility to compete for the United States. 


Tentative Information for National Selection Regatta 2: May 14 - 17, 2014
(Please note: Athletes and Coaches meeting will be held on May 14 at 5:00pm)

Heat Sheets and Results

Full Entry List and Lineups

NSR 2 events: M2-, M2x, W2x, LM2x, LW2x

Racing will be conducted at the Princeton National Rowing Association/Caspersen Rowing Center, (1 S. Post Road, Princeton Junction, NJ 08550 Website: Link). NSR 2 participants will not have access to locker rooms or showers on-site. Restrooms will be available.

Racing Format:
Please see Appendix B of the 2014 Selection Procedures for descriptions of the 6-lane progression system that will be used for this event, as well as camp invitation based upon performance at NSR events.
Time trial distance is 1,900 meters.

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 May 14 at 5:00 pm. You or your representative MUST attend the meeting or you will be scratched from competition.

Practice Schedule (Tentative and Subject to Change):

Official practice for NSR 2 begins Wednesday, May 14. In order to accommodate crews that are traveling across time zones to compete at the NSR 2, we are opening up National Team Practice Times to all NSR 2 crews from Friday, May 9th - Tuesday May 12th. Crews may not row outside of these posted times. 

At all times please follow the posted practice times and check in with USRowing staff and the information board on site for practice traffic patterns and boat storage. Boat scales for test weighing will be open 30 minutes before and 30 minutes after scheduled official practice times.

Tentative Practice Times:

Friday, May 9:
6:30-9:30 am
12:00- 2:00 pm

Saturday, May 10:

Sunday, May 11:
4:00-6:00 pm

Monday, May 12:
6:30-9:30 am
1:00-3:00 pm

Tuesday, May 13:
6:30- 9:30 am
1:00-3:00 pm

Wednesday, May 14:
7:00am – 9:00am
12:00pm – 3:00pm ** Scales will close at 3pm for this practice**
6:00pm – 7:00pm 

Thursday, May 15:
11:00am – 3:00pm

Friday, May 16:
12:00pm – 2:00pm

Adverse Weather Policy:
Click to view the Adverse Weather Policy

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 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.

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: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 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. Junior national team candidates will not be considered.

All competitors must have completed the USRowing Anti-Doping Acknowledgement. This acknowledgement, and your USRowing liability waiver, can be signed at https://rosters.usrowing.org/waiver.

Athletes who place top 6 in all single events, or top 3 in all two-person events at the NSR 2 will be placed in the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) Registered Testing Pool starting in the 3rd quarter (July 1st, 2014). To learn more information about the Registered Testing Pool, and other Anti-Doping Information, please go to


As outlined in the 2014 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
1 South Post Road
Princeton Junction, NJ 08550

From Route 1 North or South
  • Take the Alexander Road Exit (east) off of Route 1 towards the Princeton Junction Train Station
  • At the roundabout above the train tracks, take the first right onto North Post Road (this road will take you right to the boathouse). 
  • Stay on Post Road through two stoplights, past the Conover Fields and the Mercer Oaks Golf Club. 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. 

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