USRowing NW Youth Championships

DATE:  May 19-21, 2017

ABOUT:  The top rowers and fastest boats from more than 25 junior rowing clubs in Oregon, Washington and Idaho will converge at the NW Youth Championships to compete over three days in sweep and sculling events.  The top three boats in each qualifying varsity event will earn the privilege of representing the Northwest Region in the USRowing Youth National Championships, to be held June 9-11, 2017 in Sarasota, FL.

WHERE:  Vancouver Lake, Vancouver WA

WHO COMPETES:

  • All varsity, and select/well-prepared novices will compete
  • 5-day rowers are guaranteed to race in 2 events
  • 3-day rowers will race in 0-2 events, depending on attendance at practice, improvements, and consistency throughout the whole year. 
  • There are 8 qualifying varsity races. The top 3 boats in each event will qualify for Youth National

RACE DISTANCE:  2 kilometers

WEIGHT CATEGORIES:

  • Lightweight Women - 130 lbs
  • Lightweight Men - 155 lbs
  • Female Coxswain - 110 lbs
  • Male Coxswain - 120 lbs

OFFICIAL WEIGH-INS:

  • Required for lightweight women, men and coxswains.
  • Weigh-ins occur 1-2 hours before the race.
  • Attention lightweights and coxswains:  If you do not get officially weighed in during the time period designated, you will incur a penalty. If you get another penalty in addition to this one, you will be disqualified from racing.
  • Procedure: At the designated time, lightweight rowers must proceed as a crew to the weigh-in station dressed in race uniform, and line up in order from bow to stern. If you are 0.5 lbs over the weight limit, you will be given an hour to lose it before you need to weigh in again. If, at that time, you still exceed the weight limit, the boat is disqualified from the race.

TYPE OF LAUNCHING:  Beach

TYPE OF START:  Quick Start

LINE-UPS:  To be determined and communicated to athletes by the coaches

WHEN TO ARRIVE:

  • Races officially begin Friday morning, May 20th. However, only rowers who are participating in those races on Friday are responsible for attending. Any students who will miss school are responsible for prearranging an excused absence from their schools.
  • All remaining rowers, whether they are racing or not, are expected to attend the regatta on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Exact arrival time for each day will depend on the race schedule, and will be communicated in advance by the coaches.

COST: To be determined

TRANSPORTATION: Athletes/parents are responsible for arranging their own transportation to and from the regatta each day. Carpooling is encouraged.

LODGING: Not applicable

FOOD: ORU parent volunteers will coordinate the ORU Food Tent at the regatta site, providing morning and afternoon meals/snacks for athletes and families. All parents are expected to contribute in some capacity. Evening meals are the responsibility of individual athletes and their families.

 

 

 

LODGING: Not Applicable.

 

FOOD:  ORU parent volunteers will coordinate the ORU Food Tent at the regatta site, providing morning and afternoon meals/snacks for athletes and families. Evening meals are the responsibility of individual athletes and their families.

PACKING LIST:

·         Race apparel/accessories:
     Varsity: Unisuit

     Novice:  ORU short-sleeve race shirt and black trous/tights;

·         Optional for all rowers: long-sleeve white dri-fit shirt to wear underneath race uniform; ORU race cap; ORU splash vest

·         Several pairs of wool or wool-blend socks

·         A duffle bag packed with sweats or comfortable clothing to change into at the race site in case you get wet. Include a large ziplock or plastic bag to store wet or muddy clothes.

·         Sponge; watch

·         Sunscreen, necessary medications

·         Rain jacket, extra warm jacket, rain boots (in case of inclement weather)

·         Sunglasses

·         Homework

·         Small pillow/blanket for lounging between races

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  Click on Regatta Central

QUESTIONS: 

Date: May 19-21, 2017

Where: Vancouver Lake, Washington

What to Bring: Rain jacket, sponges, WATCH, Uniforms, extra clothes, sunscreen, hats, extra socks

Light weights/Coxswains: Weigh-ins are 1-2 hours before the race

Women: 130lbs   Men: 155lbsWomen coxswain: 110lbsMen Coxswain: 120lbs

Transportation: Individual

Food: ORU Parents

Lounging: N/A

Be there: Depends on your races. ( Coaches will let you know )

Distance: 2 kilometers

Competing: All varsity. All well prepared novices

Launching: Beach launching

Start: Quick Start

Line ups: Contact the coaches

Other questions: Contact

Extra: All 5-day rowers will be guaranteed 2 events. All 3-day rowers 0-2 events depending on improvement and consistency through the whole year. There are 8 qualifying varsity races where the top three in each event go to Nationals. Attention light weights and coxswains: If you do not get weighed in the time window you will get a penalty ( if you get another penalty in addition to this one you will be disqualified ).Lightweight rowers need to get weighed in by crews in order from bow to stern. If you are 0.5 pounds over you will be given an hour to lose it before you need to weigh in again. If you weigh more than required the boat gets disqualified.