USRowing Youth National Championships


2016 Youth National Championships

  • Dates: 10 – 12 Jun, 2016
  • Location: West Windsor, NJ

Youth Nationals Merchandise
2016 YNC Boathouse Promo
Click here to order your Youth Nationals gear.

The store will be available until June 20.

***Saturday Weather Update*** (updated 6/11/2016 at 7:04am)

Based on the afternoon forecast, the Saturday afternoon schedule has been changed. 

"A" Finals will begin at 11:12am, in their original order. "A" Finals will be run on 8-minute centers.

"B" Finals will begin at 1:35pm on 7-minute centers.

"C" Finals will begin at 3:41pm on 7-minute centers.

The updated heat sheet is now available using the heat sheet link below.

***Saturday/Sunday Schedule Update***
Due to the high winds forecast for Sunday, the following changes will be made to the Saturday and Sunday schedules:

  • Repechages will be eliminated.
  • Semifinals will be run Saturday morning, beginning at 7:00 AM.
  • “A” Finals will be run Saturday afternoon on 12-minute centers.
  • “B” Finals will follow on Saturday afternoon on 7-minute centers.
  • “C” Finals will follow on Saturday evening, on 7-minute centers.

An additional notification will be sent out once the online heat sheet is updated.

The following progression system will be used:


Adv. in each heat


Adv. in each Semi


1st-4th to Semis
5th-6th to Final C


1-3 to Final A

4-6 to Final B


1st-3rd to Semis

4th to Final C


1st -3rd to Final A

4th-6th to Final B

***Friday Evening Parking***
Due to concert in the park this evening, please plan to arrive significantly ahead of schedule due to expected traffic congestion in the park.

Racing is planned to continue at 2:00pm with Heat 1 of the Womens Youth 2-. Races will run in their original order, on 7-minute centers. 
The updated heat sheet is now available using the heat sheet link below.


Due to wind, launching is being suspended. The remaining 2x races will race down the course. The 2- and 4x crews that have launched will be escorted back to the docks by referees. 

Another notification will be sent once the schedule is updated.

*Text "USRowing" to 313131 for up-to-the-minute notifications.*

All schedule change notifications will be announced:

  • On-site on the results/announcements board near the athlete/boat area
  • On-site through any on-site public address systems in use
  • Online via Twitter, Facebook, RegattaCentral, and the USRowing website
  • Via text message. Coaches, athletes and parents can register to receive weather related text messages by texting “USRowing” to 313131.
  • Crews are responsible for staying updated on announced schedule changes.

    Welcome! The 2016 USRowing Youth National Championships, June 10-12, 2016, is hosted by Princeton National Rowing Association. Thank you for joining us at Mercer County Park in West Windsor, NJ.

    Heat Sheets and Results
    Click here to access full regatta heat sheets and results.

    Be Social
    Join the conversation with @USRowing on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat with #USRYouthNats and #MeetYouAtMercer. Check out the May Madness blog updated with daily highlights here.

    Race Video
    Due to technical difficulties with the venue internet speed, live-streaming of the event is not possible. USRowing will provide race video of the semifinals and the finals at the end of racing each day on its YouTube channel.

    Regatta Information
    2016 USRowing Youth National Championships Confirmation Packet

    2016 USRowing Youth National Championships Initial Schedule of Races (posted June 6).

    2016 USRowing Youth National Championships Entry Packet

    Registration Information
    List of Qualified Crews (updated June 3)

    Special Events

    Parents Reception - USRowing and the Princeton National Rowing Association cordially invite 2016 USRowing Youth National Championships parents and spectators to a reception on Friday evening, June 10, 2016,  at the Boathouse at Mercer Lake. Conveniently located at the 1500 mark of the Mercer Lake race course, the Boathouse will let you unwind and reflect on the first day of racing while meeting other parents and some of our Olympic athletes, past and future. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served, including a Mediterranean station, some cheese and fresh fruit, as well as a hot pasta bar. One free drink included with price of the ticket (cash bar available). Doors open at 5:30 and close at 8:00.  Tickets are $50 per person. Space is limited so book your tickets early. Click here to order tickets for the Parents Reception.

    USRowing Graduation Ceremony - Check out our photo gallery!
    Graduating seniors are invited to celebrate their academic achievement with their rowing peers. This 30 minute ceremony will take place on Thursday June 9, at 6:30pm, at the Mercer County Festival Grounds Amphitheater. This is a great way to honor our senior student athletes, some of whom are missing their high school graduation to be at the Youth National Championships. Family, friends, coaches and teammates are all welcome.

    NEW DATE! Olympic Day Meet and Greet - USRowing will host an Olympic Day Meet and Greet on Saturday, June 11 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the USRowing/Boathouse vendor tent. All are welcome to meet and greet Olympic athletes, pose for photos and get autographs. Fans will have a chance to meet the U.S. men's eight, U.S. women's double, U.S. men's four hopefuls and Grace Luczak from the U.S. women's pair.

    Team Tent Information
    : Click here to reserve team tent options.

    A limited number of "Furnished" tent spaces are available. "Furnished" tents are 20'x20'. Teams are able to reserve half of one of these tents (10'x20' space) for $225. This includes a table and 10 chairs. A team is limited to a maximum of 2 of the "furnished" tent spaces.

    There are an unlimited number of tent spaces available for reservation. A reservation is for a 10'x20' space (maximum of 2 per team). A tent space reservation is $125 and includes a priority parking spot for a food trailer.

    Spectator Parking Information
    Spectators are able to purchase parking tickets in advance through PNRA's on-line ticketing system. Click here to purchase parking options in advance.

    Spectator parking will be available for $10/day, with an option for a $25 three day discounted rate. The three day discounted rate is only available through the online, advance ticket purchasing option. Parking can also be purchased with cash on-site.

    Please see our Venue Map for parking area, team tent area and food trailer parking. 

    Regatta Forms

    Regional Qualification Regatta Declaration Form: Crews in districts with multiple qualification regattas (Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Midwest only) should use this form to declare their qualification regatta. See the regatta packet for full rules regarding qualification.

    Hotel Information 

    USRowing has partnered with EMC Venues to provide accommodation options for teams and spectators travelling to the 2016 USRowing Youth National Championships.

    Click the picture below to view options available through EMC Venues.

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    Travel Information

    Airport and Ground Transportation

    Below are the airports most commonly used to visit the West Windsor area. Click on the links for more information about each airport.

    Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) - Located approximately 51 miles from the regatta venue. Provides flights from most major airlines.

    Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) - Located approximately 48 miles from the regatta venue. Provides flights from most major airlines.

    Atlantic City International Airport (ACY) - Located approximately 87 miles from the regatta venue. Provides flights from lost-cost carrier Spirit Airlines.

    Trenton-Mercer Airport (TTN) - Located approximately 15 miles from the regatta venue. Provides a limited selection of flights from Frontier Airlines.

    ​Driving Directions

    Click here for driving directions to the venue. Follow directions to Richard Coffee Mercer County Park Marina Venue.

    To assist crews travelling to the regatta, USRowing is posting information about boat rentals and trailer space available for the regatta. Use the links below to contact these companies for options and availability.

    Trailer Sharing Form: Taking a trailer to New Jersey, and have space available? Looking for trailer space? Complete the form, and USRowing will post your information on this web site to allow people to connect.

    Trailer Space Needed/Available (updated daily): Scroll to the right to see trailers with available space.

    Volunteer Information
    If you are traveling to Mercer Lake for Youth Nationals and would like to volunteer during the event, please contact Hilary Gehman at

    You can check out the various volunteer options and sign up here.

    Press Credentials

    If you are a media member interested in covering the 2016 USRowing Youth National Championships, please contact USRowing Communications Director Allison Müller.

    Sponsorship and Vendor Opportunities

    Click here to learn about sponsorship and vendor opportunities at USRowing events.

    Past Results

    Click here for past results.

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