2013 Para-Rowing World Championship Trials

Tentative Information for Para-Rowing World Championship Trials: July 7 - 9, 2013

(Please note: Athletes and Coaches meeting will be held on July 7 Time at noon)

Heat Sheets and Results

Events: ASW1X, ASM1X, TAMix2X, LTAMix2x


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

Racing Format:

Please see 2013 Para-Rowing Selection Procedures for information on trials.

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.

Athletes 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 7 at noon. You or your representative MUST attend the meeting or you will be scratched from competition.

Schedule (Tentative and Subject to Change):

Sunday July 7
Noon: Athletes and Coaches meeting.

Monday, July 8 
7:30am      JM1x Time Trial      Top 4 to Final 1
7:40am      JW1x Time Trial      Top 4 to Final 1


8:45am      ASW1x                    Final
8:55am      ASM1x                    Final
9:05am      TAMix2x                 Final
9:15am      LTAMix2x               Final


6:00pm      JW2x Final 1
6:10pm      JM2x Final 1
6:20pm      JW2- Final 1 (only one entry)
6:30pm      JM2- Final 1
6:40pm      JW1x Final 1
6:50pm      JM1x Final 1

Tuesday, July 9
7:30am      JW2x Final 2
7:40am      JM2x Final 2
7:50am      JM2- Final 2
8:00am      JW1x Final 2
8:10am      JM1x Final 2


6:00pm      JW2x Final 3 (if necessary)
6:10pm      JM2x Final 3 (if necessary)
6:20pm      JM2- Final 3 (if necessary)
6:30pm      JW1x Final 3 (if necessary)
6:40pm      JM1x Final 3 (if necessary)

Practice Schedule (Tentative and Subject to Change):

The first opportunity for participants to practice on Mercer Lake will be July 6. Participants may not unload equipment or have access to the lake or boathouse prior to July 6. 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.

Saturday, July 6
9:00 – 11:30am

Sunday, July 7
9:00 – 11:30am

Monday, July 8
Please note: Practice starts with the Start Light System will be held from 1:00-2:00pm on Monday, July 8. 

Tuesday, July 9


Adverse Weather Policy:

Click to view the Adverse Weather Policy

USRowing Compliance:

All competitors must be current full privilege 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. 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. Membership staff will not be on-site, so it is important to ensure compliance in advance of the event.

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:
Rack space will be made available either in the National Team Boat Bays or in close proximity to the docks.

Registration Information:
  • Entry fee: $25 per seat
  • Entry deadline: Sunday July 2, 2013 at midnight PST
  • Scratch/late entry fee (for changes after the deadline): $50
  • Registration at: www.regattacentral.com
  • This event is open to all Para-Rowing national team candidates.

As outlined in the 2013 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
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

Click on the dates below to sign up as a volunteer for the Para-Rowing Trials. Please include your full name, e-mail address, and cellphone number. Please contact Liz Soutter at liz@usrowing.org, or at 609-751-0714, with any questions.

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