USRowing Youth National Championships


2016 Youth National Championships

  • Dates: 10 – 12 Jun, 2016
  • Location: West Windsor, NJ

00_usrowing-youth-NATIONALS_300pxThe 2016 Youth National Championships will be held June 10-12, 2016, hosted by Princeton National Rowing Association at Mercer County Park in West Windsor, NJ.

Regatta Information
2016 USRowing Youth National Championships Entry Packet

Youth Nationals Regional Qualification Declaration Form (NE, MA, and MW crews only)

2016 Youth Nationals Petition Form

Registration Information
List of Qualified Crews (updated May 23)

Click here to register via RegattaCentral.
Crews will receive entry invitations no later than the Monday following their qualification regatta.
Qualified crews must submit their entries within 3 days of receiving their invitation.
All entries must be submitted by June 3, 2016.

Special Events
Parents Reception- USRowing and the Princeton National Rowing Association cordially invite 2016 Youth National Rowing Championship parents and spectators to a reception on Friday evening, June 10, 2016,  at the Boathouse at Mercer Lake. Conveniently located at the 1500 mark of the Mercer Lake race course, the Boathouse will let you unwind and reflect on the first day of racing while meeting other parents and some of our Olympic athletes, past and future.  Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served, including a Mediterranean station, some cheese and fresh fruit, as well as a hot pasta bar. One free drink included with price of the ticket (cash bar available). Doors open at 5:30 and close at 8:00.  Tickets are $50 per person. Space is limited so book your tickets early.
Click here to order tickets for the Parents Reception.

USRowing Graduation Ceremony-
Graduating seniors are invited to celebrate their academic achievement with their rowing peers. This 30 minute ceremony will take place on Thursday June 9, at 6:30pm, at the Mercer County Skating Center. This is a great way to honor our senior student athletes, some of whom are missing their high school graduation to be at the Youth National Championships. Family, friends, coaches and teammates are all welcome.

If you would like to attend the ceremony please fill out the form Here.

Here are some recaps from the 2015 Graduation Ceremony:

Rowers and Parents Alike Still Talking about USRowing Graduation Ceremony

A Day for Us: An Interview with USRowing Graduation Commencement Speaker Maeve Anderson

Success at First Annual USRowing Graduation Ceremony

Team Tent Information
Click here to reserve team tent options.

A limited number of "Furnished" tent spaces are available. "Furnished" tents are 20'x20'. Teams are able to reserve half of one of these tents (10'x20' space) for $225. This includes a table and 10 chairs. A team is limited to a maximum of 2 of the "furnished" tent spaces.

There are an unlimited number of tent spaces available for reservation. A reservation is for a 10'x20' space (maximum of 2 per team). A tent space reservation is $125 and includes a priority parking spot for a food trailer.

Spectator Parking Information
Spectators are able to purchase parking tickets in advance through PNRA's on-line ticketing system.

Click here to purchase parking options in advance.

Spectator parking will be available for $10/day, with an option for a $25 three day discounted rate. The three day discounted rate is only available through the online, advance ticket purchasing option.

Parking can also be purchased with cash on-site.

Please see our Venue Map for parking area, team tent area and food trailer parking. 

Regatta Forms

Regional Qualification Regatta Declaration Form: Crews in districts with multiple qualification regattas (Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Midwest only) should use this form to declare their qualification regatta. See the regatta packet for full rules regarding qualification.

Hotel Information 

USRowing has partnered with EMC Venues to provide accommodation options for teams and spectators travelling to the 2016 USRowing Youth National Championships.

Click the picture below to view options available through EMC Venues.

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Travel Information

Airport and Ground Transportation

Below are the airports most commonly used to visit the West Windsor area. Click on the links for more information about each airport.

Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) - Located approximately 51 miles from the regatta venue. Provides flights from most major airlines.

Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) - Located approximately 48 miles from the regatta venue. Provides flights from most major airlines.

Atlantic City International Airport (ACY) - Located approximately 87 miles from the regatta venue. Provides flights from lost-cost carrier Spirit Airlines.

Trenton-Mercer Airport (TTN) - Located approximately 15 miles from the regatta venue. Provides a limited selection of flights from Frontier Airlines.

​Driving Directions

Click here for driving directions to the venue. Follow directions to Richard Coffee Mercer County Park Marina Venue.

To assist crews travelling to the regatta, USRowing is posting information about boat rentals and trailer space available for the regatta. Use the links below to contact these companies for options and availability.

Trailer Sharing Form: Taking a trailer to New Jersey, and have space available? Looking for trailer space? Complete the form, and USRowing will post your information on this web site to allow people to connect.

Trailer Space Needed/Available (updated daily): Scroll to the right to see trailers with available space.

Volunteer Information
If you are traveling to Mercer Lake for Youth Nationals and would like to volunteer during the event, please contact Hilary Gehman at

You can check out the various volunteer options and sign up here.

Press Credentials

The deadline for media accreditation is June 6, 2016. Please submit this form to USRowing Communications. For more information or specific questions about this event, please email

Sponsorship and Vendor Opportunities

Click here to learn about sponsorship and vendor opportunities at USRowing events.

Past Results

Click here for past results.

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