2015 Junior/Para-Rowing World Championship Trials

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2015 Junior/Para-Rowing World Championship Trials

  • Dates: 05 – 07 Jul, 2015

USRowing is committed to fair play. All athletes participating in selection for, and competing as a member of, all U.S. national rowing teams must be in compliance with United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), International Olympic Committee (IOC), United States Olympic Committee (USOC), World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), FISA and USRowing rules and requirements relating to banned substances, including but not limited to undergoing testing and obtaining and maintaining current therapeutic use exemptions as needed. Failure to adhere to anti-doping rules and requirements may result in an athlete losing eligibility to compete for the United States. 

Tentative Information for Junior & Para World Championship Trials: July 5 - 7, 2015
(Please note: Athletes and Coaches meeting will be held on July 5 at 5:00pm.)

Junior Trials Events: JW2x, JM2x, JW2-, JM2-, JW1x, JM1x
Para-Trials Events: TA2x, ASM1x, ASW1x, LTA2x

Heat Sheets and Results

Location:

Racing will be conducted at the Princeton National Rowing Center/Caspersen Boathouse, (1 S. Post Road, Princeton Junction, NJ 08550 Website: Link). Competitors will not have access to locker rooms or showers on-site. Restrooms will be available.

Racing Format:
Please see the 2015 Junior Selection Procedures for descriptions of the Trials Procedures that will be used for the Junior Trials portion of this event. Please see Appendix B of the 2015 Para Selection Procedures for the 4-Lane Progression System that will be used for the Para-Trials portion of this event. 
Juniors time trial distance is 1,900 meters. Para time trial distance is 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.

Meeting:
The Athlete and Coaches meeting will be held at the Caspersen Olympic Rowing Center in front of the national team bays (far side of boathouse) on July 5 at 5:00 pm. You or your representative MUST attend the meeting or you will be scratched from competition. Para classification will follow for those who require it.

Tentative Schedule:

Sunday, July 5
5:00 PM Coaches and Athlete Meeting
7:45 PM Junior Time Trial 1-4 to Final 1, 5+ eliminated
JM2x, JW1x
Monday, July 6
AM SESSION
7:00 AM ASW1X Final
7:10 AM ASM1X Final
7:20 AM TAMix2X Final
7:30 AM LTAMix2x Final
8:30 AM JW2x Final 1 1-3 to Final 2, 4 eliminated
8:40 AM JM2x Final 1 1-3 to Final 2, 4 eliminated
8:50 AM JW2- Final 1 1-3 to Final 2, 4 eliminated
9:00 AM JM2- Final 1 1-3 to Final 2, 4 eliminated
9:10 AM JW1x Final 1 1-3 to Final 2, 4 eliminated
9:20 AM JM1x Final 1 1-3 to Final 2, 4 eliminated
PM SESSION
6:00 PM JW2x Final 2 Winner of both Final 1 and Final 2 named to team or
6:10 PM JM2x Final 2 Winner Final 1 and Winner Final 2 to Final 3
6:20 PM JW2- Final 2
6:30 PM JM2- Final 2
6:40 PM JW1x Final 2
6:50 PM JM1x Final 2
Tuesday, July 7
7:30 AM JW2x Final 3 If necessary
7:40 AM JM2x Final 3 If necessary
7:50 AM JW2- Final 3 If necessary
8:00 AM JM2- Final 3 If necessary
8:10 AM JW1x Final 3 If necessary
8:20 AM JM1x Final 3 If necessary


Practice Schedule (Tentative and Subject to Change):

The first opportunity for participants to practice on Mercer Lake will be Thursday, July 2. Participants may not unload equipment or have access to the lake or boathouse prior to that day. 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 starting Sunday, July 5th.

Thursday, July 2
12:00-2:00 pm  -- Only the first 1500 meters will be available for practice during this time

Friday, July 3
10:00am-12:00

Saturday, July 4
9:00–11:00am

Sunday, July 5
9:00–11:30am
Please note: Practice starts with the Start Light System will be held from 10:00-11:00am on Sunday, July 5. 

Monday, July 6
11:00am-1:00pm

Tuesday, July 7
11:00am-Noon

Adverse Weather Policy:
Click to view the Adverse Weather Policy

Selection Eligibility:
• All competitors must have completed the USRowing ECG and Pre-Competition Health Screening
• All competitors must have completed the USRowing Anti Doping Acknowledgement.
• All competitors must be current Championship 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. To renew your Championship Membership, go to www.usrowing.org and click on “Join/Renew,” or contact member services at 1-800-314-4ROW. To sign your waiver and Anti-Doping Acknowledgement, go to https://rosters.usrowing.org/waiver

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 February 10th, 2016 (6 months from return from Brazil). 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.

For Junior Trials Winners: The final price does not include airfare to Brazil. Those plans and expenses are left to the coach and athletes. The final price does include equipment rental and transport, on-site transportation, and food/lodging. However, athletes and coaches making the trip will be advised by USRowing staff which dates the team should arrive/depart Brazil. The cost for athletes is $2660 per person, and the cost for coaches is $2410 per person. 

For Para Trials Winners: 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 Europe. The final price does include on-site transportation, and food/lodging. USRowing will be able to provide contact information for international boat manufacturers at the end of trials. The cost for both athletes and coaches is $2400 per person. 

Parking:
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: Sunday June 28, 2015 at midnight PST
• Scratch/late entry fee (for changes after the deadline): $50
• Registration at: www.regattacentral.com
• This event is open to all Junior and Para national team candidates.

Anti-Doping:
All competitors must have completed the USRowing Anti-Doping Acknowledgement. This acknowledgement, and your USRowing liability waiver, can be signed at https://rosters.usrowing.org/waiver

Para-athletes who are selected to the National Team will be placed in the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) Registered Testing Pool starting in the 4th quarter (October 1st, 2015). To learn more information about the Registered Testing Pool, and other Anti-Doping Information, please go to usrowing.org/NationalTeams/AntiDopingInformation.aspx

As outlined in the 2015 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
1 South Post Road
Princeton Junction, NJ 08550

From Route 1 North or South
• Take the Alexander Road Exit (east) off of Route 1 towards the Princeton Junction Train Station
• At the roundabout above the train tracks, take the first right onto North Post Road (this road will take you right to the boathouse). 
• Stay on Post Road through two stoplights, past the Conover Fields and the Mercer Oaks Golf Club. 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. 

Volunteer:
Click on the dates below to sign up as a volunteer for the Trials. Please include your full name, e-mail address, and cellphone number. Please contact Madelyn Walters at madelyn@usrowing.org, or at 609-751-0708, with any questions. 


<a href="http://signupschedule.com/usrliz" title="Signup Schedule">Sign up for All events are located in Mercer Park at 1 South Post Rd. Princeton Jct, NJ 08540. Caspersen Boathouse. Please see http://usrowing.org/NationalTeams/OlympicPanAmSeniorNationalTeam/SrNTSelectionEvents/ for more details on specific events.</a> <a href="http://signupschedule.com/usrliz" title="Signup Schedule">Sign up for All events are located in Mercer Park at 1 South Post Rd. Princeton Jct, NJ 08540. Caspersen Boathouse. Please see http://usrowing.org/NationalTeams/OlympicPanAmSeniorNationalTeam/SrNTSelectionEvents/ for more details on specific events.</a> <a href="http://signupschedule.com/usrliz" title="Signup Schedule">Sign up for All events are located in Mercer Park at 1 South Post Rd. Princeton Jct, NJ 08540. Caspersen Boathouse. Please see http://usrowing.org/NationalTeams/OlympicPanAmSeniorNationalTeam/SrNTSelectionEvents/ for more details on specific events.</a>
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