2011 Pan American Games Trials

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2011 Pan American Games Trials: August 15-18, 2011

UPDATE: 8:30 AM 8/18 -- Racing has been delayed due to inclement weather. Racing will resume with the M2x at 10 a.m.

 

**Please note that full names and lineups for all entries must be provided. Any crew who has not submitted a complete list of athlete names must contact Margaux Jackson at margaux@urowing.org immediately to provide the information. No athletes will be permitted to compete in more than one event at Trials, per the 2011 Pan American Games Selection Procedures.

Heat Sheets and Results (Updated 8/15/11 at 6:45 p.m.)

Watch live streaming of finals at http://rowing.teamusa.org/live.

Events: M1x, W1x, LW1x, M2x, W2x, LM2x, LW2x, M2-, W2-, M4-, LM4-

Trials progression will be based on the system outlined in the 2011 Pan American Games Selection Procedures, Appendix C.

Tentative Practice Schedule

The first opportunity for Trials participants to have access to the boathouse and the course will be Monday, August 15, 2011. All Trials participants must follow the practice times listed below. Participants may not practice outside of these times. Any athlete violating this rule will be assessed a warning by the Chief Referee. Trials participants arriving at PNRA before the first opportunity to practice must obtain permission from PNRA Executive Director, Kris Grudt.

Monday, August 15
9:00 am - 11:30 am
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm (5:00 pm athlete meeting)
5:45 - 7:00 pm

Tuesday, August 16
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
3:00 pm - 4:45pm
 
Wednesday, August 17
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

2011 Pan American Games Trials: Tentative Race Schedule (Updated 8/15/11)       

MONDAY, AUGUST 15  

5:00 PM    Athlete Meeting, No time trials necessary    

TUESDAY, AUGUST 16    

Morning Session        
7:30 AM    M1x - Heat 1    1st to semi-final, 2nd-4th to rep
7:38 AM    M1x - Heat 2    1st to semi-final, 2nd-4th to rep
7:46 AM    M1x - Heat 3    1st to semi-final, 2nd-4th to rep
7:54 AM    M1x - Heat 4    1st to semi-final, 2nd-4th to rep
8:02 AM    W1x - Heat 1    1st to final, 2nd-4th to repechage
8:10 AM    W1x - Heat 2    1st to final, 2nd-4th to repechage
8:18 AM    LW1x - Heat 1    1st to final, 2nd-4th to repechage
8:26 AM    LW1x - Heat 2    1st to final, 2nd-4th to repechage
8:34 AM    M2x - Heat 1    1st to final, 2nd-4th to repechage
8:42 AM    M2x - Heat 2    1st to final, 2nd-4th to repechage
8:50 AM    W2x - Heat 1    1st to final, 2nd-4th to repechage
8:58 AM    W2x - Heat 2    1st to final, 2nd-4th to repechage
9:06 AM    LW2x - Heat 1    1st to final, 2nd-4th to repechage
9:14 AM    LW2x - Heat 2    1st to final, 2nd-4th to repechage
9:22 AM    M2- - Heat 1    1st to final, 2nd-4th to repechage
9:30 AM    M2- - Heat 2    1st to final, 2nd-4th to repechage
9:38 AM    LM2x - Race for Lanes    All to final
9:46 AM    W2- - Race for lanes    All to final
9:54 AM    M4- - Race for lanes    All to final
10:02 AM    LM4- - Race for lanes    All to final
        

Afternoon Session        
5:30 PM    M1x - Repechage 1    1st to semi-final
5:38 PM    M1x - Repechage 2    1st to semi-final
5:46 PM    M1x - Repechage 3    1st to semi-final
5:54 PM    M1x - Repechage 4    1st to semi-final
        
        
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17    

Morning Session        
8:00 AM    M1x - Semi-final 1    1st-2nd to final
8:08 AM    M1x - Semi-final 2    1st-2nd to final
8:16 AM    M2- - Repechage 1    1st to final
8:24 AM    M2- - Repechage 2    1st to final
8:32 AM    W1x - Repechage 1    1st-2nd to final
8:40 AM    LW1x - Repechage 1    1st-2nd to final
8:48 AM    M2x - Repechage 1    1st-2nd to final
8:56 AM    W2x - Repechage 1    1st-2nd to final
9:04 AM    LW2x - Repechage 1    1st-2nd to final


THURSDAY, AUGUST 18    

Morning Session        
8:00 AM    M1x Final    
8:10 AM    W1x Final    
8:20 AM    LW1x Final    
8:30 AM    M2x Final    
8:40 AM    W2x Final    
8:50 AM    LM2x Final
9:00 AM    LW2x Final
9:10 AM    M2- Final
9:20 AM    W2- Final
9:30 AM    M4- Final
9:40 AM    LM4- Final

Inclement Weather Policy

Lightweights
Lightweights will weigh-in no less than one hour and no more than two hours before their first race each day of competition. FISA Rules Apply: Light Men Boat Avg. FISA Average 70 kg, Individual athletes cannot weigh more than 72.5; Light Women Boat Avg. FISA Average 57 kg, Individual athletes cannot weigh more than 59 kg.

USRowing Compliance
All competitors must have a current USRowing membership and 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.

Parking
All vehicles must park in the lot as you come off Post Road and not in the gravel next to the boathouse. 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 the racks behind the national team bays (far side of the boathouse). Your boat will be moved if it is elsewhere.

Facility
There is no access to shower facilities at the Caspersen Boathouse. Restroom facilities will be available. The Caspersen boathouse offices are closed to all athletes and coaches.

As outlined in the 2011 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

Registration Information
Register online through RegattaCentral at www.RegattaCentral.com. Entry Fee: $30 per seat. Late entry fee: $60 per seat. Registration deadline is Monday, August 8, 2011 at 5 p.m. ET. Full names and boat lineups must be submitted by the deadline.

USRowing membership is required: visit www.usrowing.org to renew or join.
The Pan American Games Team is open to all collegiate, club and unaffiliated athletes. Junior national team candidates will not be considered.

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 
Accommodation Options in Princeton

The Hyatt Regency Princeton is offering 15% off their best available rate. Please click here for details and contact information.

We want YOU! 

Volunteers are needed for the following positions to work at the Pan American Games Trials August 16-18, 2011. The competition will be held on Lake Mercer in West Windsor, NJ.

  • Launch Drivers
  • Finish Line Assistants
  • Video Assistants
  • Stakeboat Holders

Volunteers will be provided a complimentary t-shirt. To sign up for an available position please visit http://www.signupgenius.com/go/2011845.

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