Non-Olympic Senior World Championship Trials


2012 Non-Olympic Senior World Championship Trials: July 8 - 11, 2012


Heat Sheets and Results

Watch live streaming of finals at:

Events: LM1x, LW1x, LM2-, M2+, LM4x, LW4x and LM8+

Tentative Schedule (Event run in conjunction with Junior World Championship Trials)           

Sunday, July 8, 2012        
AM Session        
PM Session        
5:00pm    Athlete Meeting for Junior and Senior World Championship Trials    
Monday, July 9, 2012        
AM Session        
7:30am    Junior time trial ( JM2X, JM2-, JW1X) 2 lanes, 30 second gap between lanes, 60 second gap in each lane, Top 4 will advance to Final A
8:30am    LM1X Heat #1    #1 & 2 to semi-finals; rest to Repechage
8:40am    LM1X Heat #2    #1 & 2 to semi-finals; rest to Repechage
8:50am    LM1X Heat #3    #1 & 2 to semi-finals; rest to Repechage
9:00am    LW1X Heat #1    #1 to final A; Rest to Repechage
9:10am    LW1X Heat #2    #1 to final A; Rest to Repechage
9:20am    M2+    Race for Lanes
9:30am    LM2-    Race for Lanes
9:40am    LW4X    Race for Lanes
9:50am    LM8+    Race for Lanes
PM Session        
5:00pm    LM1X Repechage #1    #1 & 2 to semifinals
5:10pm    LW1X Repechage #1    #1 to Final A
5:20pm    LW1X Repechage #2    #1 to Final A
Tuesday, July 10    

AM Session        
7:30am    JM2X    Final #1
7:40am    JW2X    Final #1
7:50am    JM2-    Final #1
8:00am    JW2-    Final #1
8:10am    JM1X    Final #1
8:20am    JW1X    Final #1
8:30am    LM1X    Semi -final #1 - 2 to final A
8:40am    LM1X    Semi-Final #1 - 2 to final A
PM Session        
5:00pm    JM2X    Final #2
5:10pm    JW2X    Final #2
5:20pm    JM2-    Final #2
5:30pm    JW2-    Final #2
5:40pm    JM1X    Final #2
5:50pm    JW1X    Final #2
Wednesday, July 11        

Final A    
7:30am    M2+ Final A    
7:40am    LM2- Final A    
7:50am    LM1X Final A    
8:00am    LW1X Final A    
8:10am    LW4X Final A    
8:20am    LM4X Final A    
8:30am    LM8+ Final A    
8:40am    JM2X    Final #3 if necessary
8:50am    JW2X    Final #3 if necessary
9:00am    JM2-    Final #3 if necessary
9:10am    JW2-    Final #3 if necessary
9:20am    JM1X    Final #3 if necessary
9:30am    JW1X    Final #3 if necessary

Trials progression will be based on the system outlined in the 2012 Selection Procedures

Tentative Practice Schedule:
*** Please note that the posted practice times will be strictly enforced. Boats practicing outside of posted practice times can be excluded from the event. ***

Course opens:  

Sunday, July 8, 2012
8:00am – 11:30am.  
Monday, July 9 - Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Practice times: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.

There is no access to shower facilities at the Caspersen Boathouse. Restroom facilities will be available.

Inclement Weather Policy

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 by clicking on “Join/Renew” or by contacting member services at 1-800-314-4ROW.

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.

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 2012 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 Entry Fee: $25 per seat. Late Entry Fee: $50 per seat. Registration deadline is Friday, July 2nd, 2012 at 12:00 a.m. (PST). Full names and boat lineups must be submitted by the deadline.

USRowing membership is required: visit to renew or join.

Senior National Team events are open to all collegiate, club and unaffiliated athletes. Junior national team candidates will not be considered.

Trials Winners information

Please note that the passport must be valid through December 31, 2012. 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 2012 World Championships is $1,775.00 USD. Please review the 2012 Worlds Fee Payment Options for information on fundraising toward this cost.

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 Bulgaria. USRowing will be able to provide contact information for international boat manufacturers at the end of trials.
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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