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Adjusted Weigh-in Window Clarification Language

by Admin Admin | Mar 20, 2014
The USRowing Referee Committee recognized that the recently promulgated language in Section 4-106 (a) and the definition of "Adjusted Weigh-in Window" in the 2014 Rules of Rowing needed to be clarified. The USRowing Board of Directors approved the following memo earlier this month.
The USRowing Referee Committee recognized that the recently promulgated language in Section 4-106 (a) and the definition of "Adjusted Weigh-in Window" in the 2014 Rules of Rowing needed to be clarified. The USRowing Board of Directors approved the following memo earlier this month.

To: Board of Directors, USRowing
From: Referee Committee – Tom Fuller, Chair
RE: Clarification Language – Section 4-106 (a) and “Adjusted Weigh-in Window” definition
Date: March 8, 2014

The Referee Committee was contacted by several members of the rowing community about the recently promulgated language for Section 4-106 (a) and the definition of "Adjusted Weigh-in Window." Based on these discussions, it became apparent that the promulgated language might cause some ambiguity. The Committee believes that the promulgated language is correct in both a strict interpretation and intent. However, it has constructed the following Clarification Language to address the potential concern.

Following USRowing policy, the Committee is submitting this Clarification Language to the Board for approval. After receiving approval from the Board, the Committee, working through the staff at USRowing will distribute the clarifying language to the Referee Corps, the Organizational Members and the General Membership.

CLARIFICATION LANGUAGE
RULE 4-106(a) and “Adjusted Weigh-in Window


Original:
(a) The weight of rowers in lightweight events as described in Rule 4-104.3 (“Lightweights”) shall be determined once each day during the Weigh-in Window. Crews will be weighed in the order that they sit in the boat (bow to stern). Competitors shall be weighed in racing uniform.

Revised:
(a) The weight of rowers in lightweight events as described in Rule 4-104.3 (“Lightweights”) shall be determined once each day during the Weigh-in Window. Crews will be weighed in the order that they sit in the boat (bow to stern). Competitors shall be weighed in racing uniform. Rowers who fail to weigh-in during the Weigh-in Window or the Adjusted Weigh-in Window shall be deemed to be ineligible to race.

Original:
(ee) “Weigh-in Window” shall mean the period of time that is no less than one (1) hour and not more than two (2) hours before the Scheduled Time of the first race in which the weight is relevant. If the regatta organizers or race officials adjust or alter the period of time for competitors to weigh-in on a particular race day for compelling reasons, so that the relationship between the Weigh-in Window and the Scheduled Time of the first race is extended or shortened (the “Adjusted Weigh-in Window”), a competitor may weigh-in during the original Weigh-in Window or the Adjusted Weigh-in Window.

Revised:
(ee) “Weigh-in Window” shall mean the period of time that is no less than one (1) hour and not more than two (2) hours before the Scheduled Time of the first race in which the weight is relevant.

(ff) “Adjusted Weigh-in Window”

Should the regatta organizers or race officials adjust or alter the racing schedule for compelling reasons, changing the amount of time between the Weigh-in Window and the newly scheduled race time, an Adjusted Weigh-in Window shall be created. The Adjusted Weigh-in Window shall be no less than one (1) hour and not more than two (2) hours before the newly scheduled race time. When an Adjusted Weigh-in Window is created due to a scheduling change, a competitor may weigh-in during either the original Weigh-in Window or the Adjusted Weigh-in Window, provided the competitor completes their weigh-in prior to the newly scheduled race time and on the same day as the newly scheduled race time.
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