Junior events: JW2x, JM2x, JW2-, JM2-, JW1x, JM1x U23 events: BM1x, BW1x, BLM1x, BLW1x, BM2x, BW2x, BLM2x, BLW2x, BM2-, BW2-, BLM2-, BM4x, BLW4x, BLM4x, BM4+ Senior events: M2+, LM2-, LM1x, LW1x, LW4x, LM4x Para events: LTA2x
Entry fee: $25 per seat Entry deadline: July 11, 2016 at midnight PST Scratch/late entry fee (for changes after the deadline): $50 Registration at: www.regattacentral.com This event is open to all collegiate, club, and unaffiliated athletes.
Tentative and subject to change Coaches and Athlete Meeting will take place at 2:00pm on Monday, July 18th in front of the Princeton National Rowing Center/Caspersen Boathouse. A representative from each crew will be required to attend.
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 U23, Senior, and Junior World Championship Trials: July 18 – 22, 2016 (Please note: Athletes and Coaches meeting will be held on July 18 at 2:00 pm)
- 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.
- For Para athletes a FISA Sport Classification is needed prior to Trials. There is no FISA classification opportunity prior to, or at, the 2016 World Rowing Championships. To check your status on the FISA Classification list, please visit the Para-Rowing page on the FISA website.
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://membership.usrowing.org/.
Membership staff will not be on-site, so it is important to ensure compliance in advance of the event.
Racing Format: Under 23, Senior & Para athletes: Please see the 2016 Selection Procedures. Read Appendix B for descriptions of the 4-lane progression system that will be used for this event. Junior athletes: Please see the 2016 Junior Selection Procedures. Read page 4 for descriptions of the 4-lane progression system that will be used for this event. Time trial distance is 1,900 meters.
Athletes Meeting: The Athlete meeting will be held at the Caspersen Olympic Rowing Center in front of the national team bays (far side of boathouse) on July 18 at 2 pm. You or your representative MUST attend the meeting or you will be scratched from competition. Practice Schedule (Tentative and Subject to Change): The first opportunity for participants to practice on Mercer Lake will be Thursday, July 14th. Participants may not unload equipment or have access to the lake or boathouse prior to Thursday, July 14. 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. Thursday, July 14 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Note: only top 1500 meters of course are available Friday, July 15 9:00 am-11:00 am 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Note: only top 1500 meters of course are available Saturday, July 16 8:00 am-10:00 am Sunday, July 17 8:00 am – 11:00 am Monday, July 18 11:00 am- 1:00 pm Practice Starts with the Start Light System will be held from 11:00am – 1:00pm Tuesday, July 19 30 minutes after racing- 1:00 pm Wednesday, July 20 30 minutes after racing- 1:00 pm
Adverse Weather Policy: Click to view the Adverse Weather Policy. Lightweights: USRowing will follow FISA weights for all lightweight competitors. A rower may compete in lightweight rowing events if he/she meets the following criteria:
- A lightweight men’s crew shall have an average weight not exceeding 70 kg. No individual lightweight male rower may weigh more than 72.5kg.
- A lightweight male single sculler may not weigh more than 72.5 kg.
- A lightweight women’s crew (excluding coxswain) shall have an average weight not exceeding 57 kg. No individual lightweight female rower may weigh more than 59 kg.
- A female lightweight single sculler may not weigh more than 59 kg.
Lightweight rowers will be weighed wearing only their racing uniform on calibrated scales not less than one hour and not more than two hours before their first race of each lightweight event in which they are competing, each day of the competition.
Trials Winners Information: Please note that the passport must be valid through December 31, 2016. 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 Junior National Team is $1920. The cost per athlete and per coach for the Under 23 National Team is $2091. The cost per athlete and per coach for the Senior/Para Non-Olympic National Team is $2266. 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 trials winners are responsible for securing competition equipment. USRowing will be able to provide contact information for international boat manufacturers at the end of trials.
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: Rack space will be particularly limited at this event. All boats will be stored outside on personal slings or on club trailers– crews should plan to bring their own slings for storage. 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.
Anti-Doping: All competitors must have completed the USRowing Anti-Doping Acknowledgement. This acknowledgement, and your USRowing liability waiver, can be signed at https://membership.usrowing.org/ Athletes that are named to the Senior World Championship Team will be added to the USADA Registered Testing Pool starting in the 4th Quarter (October 1st, 2016) and will remain in the pool until they no longer meet the criteria, or until the 2017 National Team has been named. To learn more information about the Registered Testing Pool, and other Anti-Doping Information, please click here.
As outlined in the 2016 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.
Racing will be conducted at the Princeton National Rowing Center/Caspersen Boathouse, (1 S. Post Road, Princeton Junction, NJ 08550).