2013 Under 23 World Championship Trials

Tentative Information for U-23 World Championship Trials: June 23 - 26 , 2013

(Please note: Athletes and Coaches meeting will be held on June 23 at 12:00pm)

Heat Sheets and Results

U-23 events: BM4+, BW4-, BLM4x, BLW4x, BM2x, BW2x, BM2-, BW2-, BLM2-, BLM2x, BLW2x, BM1x, BW1x, BLM1x, BLW1x
Racing will be conducted at the Princeton National Rowing Center/Caspersen Boathouse, (1 S. Post Road, Princeton Junction, NJ 08550 Website: Link). U23 Trials participants will not have access to locker rooms or showers on-site. Restrooms will be available.

Racing Format:
Please see Appendix A 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 will be held at the Caspersen Olympic Rowing Center in front of the national team bays (far side of boathouse) on June 23 at 12pm. You or your representative MUST attend the meeting or you will be scratched from competition.

Click HERE for the Racing Schedule

Practice Schedule (Tentative and Subject to Change):
The first opportunity for participants to practice on Mercer Lake will be Saturday June 22nd. Participants may not unload equipment or have access to the lake or boathouse prior to Saturday, June 22nd. 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, June 22
8:00 – 11:30am

Sunday, June 23
8:00 – 11:30am
PLEASE NOTE: Practice Starts with the Start Light System will be held on Sunday June 23rd from 9:30 - 10:30am

Monday, June 24
1:00pm – 4:00pm

Tuesday, June 25
12:00pm – 4:00pm

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.

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 U23 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 Linz. 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: June 16, 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
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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