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Rules of Rowing

USRowing’s Rules of Rowing are published each year. The Rules of Rowing includes the current year’s Rules of Racing, a Referee Procedures Manual and an LOC Guidance Manual, as well as a copy of the USRowing Bylaws.

Click on the related documents below to view a pdf version of the 2017 Rules of Rowing. If you are interested in purchasing a copy of the 2017 Rules of Rowing in book format, please contact USRowing at 1-800-314-4ROW (4769). Printed copies will be available shortly.

Proposed changes to the Rules of Rowing are reviewed by the Referee Committee and the Rules Committee during the year. Once the changes are reviewed and any clarifications added, the proposals will be posted to USRowing.org from October 1-31 for public review and comment to jwik@usrowing.org.

View the Rules Changes for Public Comment here.

Any pertinent comments received will be reviewed and the proposal modified appropriately. The final version of the proposals, accompanied by the Referee Committee’s recommendations, will be sent to the Board of Directors for its consideration at the December meeting.

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