Important Updates

Please check below for the most up-to-date race schedule.

2018 National Selection Regatta II /  Spring Speed Order II


The schedule is tentative and subject to change. The coaches and athlete meeting will take place onsite at 6:00am on Thursday, May 17.

  • Practice Schedule
  • Practice Schedule
DatePractice Time
DatePractice Time
DatePractice Time
17-May30 min from the start of the last morning race, for 2 hours
18-MayErg room will be open from 9:00am-2:00pm

Please read this letter regarding changes to NSR II/SSO II based on feedback from NSR I/SSO I HERE.

Text NSR2 to 313131 to receive updates about the regatta.

Tentative Information for 2018 NSR II/ SSO II

May 17 – 20, 2018

NSR Events: M2-, W2-, LM2x, LW2x, PR3M2-, PR3W2-
Speed Order events: M2x, W2x, PR2M1x, PR2W1x

Please Note that the deadline to complete the mandatory USRowing ECG & Pre-Competition Health Screening for this event is April 30th, 2018. For instructions, please click HERE.


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

Racing Format:

Please see Appendix C of the 2018 Senior Selection procedures for descriptions of the 6-lane progression system that will be used for this event, as well as camp invitations based upon performance at NSR events.

Time trial distance is 1,900 meters.


All competitors MUST be “Selection Eligible” as outlined in the 2018 Selection Procedures. Specifically, all competitors must have completed the USRowing ECG and pre-competition screening.

Athlete Meeting:

The athlete meeting will be held at the Caspersen Rowing Center in front of the National Team bays (far side of boathouse). You or your representative MUST attend the meeting or you will be scratched from competition.

The time of the Athlete Meeting will be set after entries have closed, but is tentatively set for Thursday, May 17 at 6am.

Practice Schedule (Tentative and Subject to Change):

The first opportunity to practice will tentatively be Monday, May 14.

Boat scales for test weighing will be open 30 minutes before and 30 minutes after scheduled practice times.

Adverse Weather Policy:

Click to view the Adverse Weather Policy


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 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.

 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 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:

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:

Registration will open no later than 5 weeks before the start of the event.

Entry fee: $30 per seat
Entry deadline: Thursday, May 10, 2018, at midnight PST
Scratch/late entry fee (for changes after the deadline): $50
Registration at:
This event is open to all collegiate, club, and unaffiliated athletes.

As outlined in the 2018 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


Click on the dates below to sign up as a volunteer for the event. Please include your full name, e-mail address, and cellphone number. Please contact Will Daly at or at 609-751-0708, with any questions. 

<a href=”//” title=”Signup Schedule”>Sign up for All events are located in Mercer Park at 1 South Post Rd. Princeton Jct, NJ 08550. Caspersen Boathouse. Please see for more details on specific events.</a>

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