2016 Rules of Rowing Proposed Changes -- Comment Period Now Open
Each year, USRowing and the referee committee receive proposals for modifying the USRowing Rules of Rowing. These are to be submitted following the format found in the front of the rule book.
The proposed rule changes for 2016 have been organized to follow the numbered rule sections found in the Rules of Rowing. They are presented as written by the individual who submitted the change, with minimal editing. The name of the individual proposing the change is included in parenthesis after the rule section and title [eg. Rule 2-305 Start (Meisner)].
Comments on the proposed rule changes will be accepted by the referee committee during the month of October. The comment period will close on October 31, 2015. Please direct any comments to the Director of Referee Programs.
2016 Proposed Changes to the Rules of Rowing
Director of Referee Programs
2015 USRowing Rules of Rowing
The 2015 USRowing Rules of Rowing have been completely restructured. The new rules are divided into three sections:
1. The Rules of Racing, which provide the competitor and coach with guidance on the basic rules used at a regatta;
2. A Referee Procedures Manual, which describes the process used to officiate a regatta; and
3. An LOC Guidance Manual, which provides the Local Organizing Committee with the procedures to be followed in setting up and hosting a regatta.
The 2015 Rules of Rowing are designed to be more user friendly. They provide a clear understanding of the procedures required by USRowing to regulate, officiate, and host a regatta.
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If you are interested in purchasing a copy of the 2015 Rules of Rowing in book format, please contact USRowing at 1-800-314-4ROW (4769). Print versions of the 2015 book will be available in the near future. Pricing will be updated as soon as available.
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