Little Creek - Indoor Rowing Regatta

JEB Little Creek MWR Fitness presents the inaugural Indoor Rowing Regatta. Open to all eligible Rockwell Hall Gym patrons. Athletes are seeded based on their submitted 2K erg scores. Submission of a 2k erg score is not required, but will assist with seeding.

  • U19/JUNIORS: Rowers must compete in their age group. Age eligibility is determined by rower’s age on December 31.
  • OPEN: Adults of any age may enter open events. Juniors may not enter open events. Age eligibility is determined by rower’s age on race day.
  • MASTER/SENIOR/VETERAN: Age eligibility is determined by rower’s age on race day.

Rowing Regatta Online Registration

Participants must register by Monday, November 12.
Preregistration is now available online
See below for detail listing of competition rules, regulations, times and category information.

Rowing Regatta Categories

Mens Junior Womens Junior Mens Adaptive
1x LTA
Womens Adaptive
1x LTA
Mens Adaptive
1x TA
Womens Adaptive
1x TA
Mens Adaptive
1x AS
Womens Adaptive
1x AS
Womens Open Mens Open Mens Masters
(age 27 to 39)
Mens Senior
(age 40 to 49)
Mens Veteran
(age 50+)
Womens Masters
(age 27 to 39)
Womens Senior
(age 40 to 49)
Womens Veteran
(50+)



Rules, Regulations & Category Information



Eligibility 

  • Athletes are seeded based on their submitted 2K erg scores. Submission of a 2k erg score is not required, but will assist with seeding.
  • U19/Juniors: Rowers must compete in their age group. Age eligibility is determined by rower’s age on December 31st.
  • Open: Adults of any age may enter open events. Juniors may not enter open events. Age eligibility is determined by rower’s age on race day.
  • Master/Senior/Veteran: Age eligibility is determined by rower’s age on race day.

Check-In

  • Athlete check-in opens at 7 a.m. Saturday and closes one hour prior to the scheduled event time.
  • Bring an ID for proof of birthdate.
  • Athletes will receive an Athlete Registration Card at check-in. Do not lose this card.
  • Athletes competing under a false name, birthdate or for another competitor will be disqualified.

Waivers

  • ALL athletes must sign a MWR waiver. No exceptions
  • Waivers for minors (under 18) must be signed by a parent or guardian. No exceptions.

Para Events

Will follow rules set by Concept2 for Para Rowing Classification. Please check back for more detailed information.

Awards

Medals are awarded to the top finisher in each event.

Race Floor

  • The medical table is in the center of the race floor. Alert medical staff to any health-related issues.
  • A referee will escort you to your assigned erg flight.
  • Each erg is numbered. Go to your assigned erg.
  • Hand your Athlete Registration Card to a Timer.

Before The Start

  • Get settled quickly.
  • Adjustments are allowed to the seat, foot stretcher, vent, and drag factor only. Vent and drag factor may not be changed once the race has started.
  • Referees will ask that you put your handle down.
  • Erg fans cannot be moving at the start of the race.
  • Athletes are permitted a single coach or coxswain who must stay to the left rear and may not come in contact with athlete.

Start

Rowers will take the start command from the official. The commands will be “Sit ready,” “Attention,” “ROW.” The clock starts when the athlete starting rowing.

During the Race

  • If any mechanical problem develops early during an event alert a regatta official immediately. You may be moved to an unoccupied erg or be rescheduled following an appropriate rest period.
  • Vent and drag factor may not be changed once the race has started.
  • Rowers may be disqualified if the handle is allowed to slam the erg!
  • Although not recommended, headphones may be worn during competition. They cannot interfere with the rower’s ability to hear instructions.

End of the Race

  • Alert medical staff, referee or regatta official immediately if you experience abnormal breathing or other health problems.
  • Volunteer timers will record times manually on your Athlete Registration Card. BE SURE YOUR TIME IS RECORDED CORRECTLY. The rower may be asked to initial the Athlete Registration Card to indicate that the recorded time is correct.
  • Stay at your erg until instructed to leave.
  • Leave the race floor as directed by the officials. Coaches and coxswains may also leave by the same route as the rower.

Pre-Race Checks

Adjust the drag factor to the setting you want to race on (it is displayed in the bottom right hand corner). Do this by adjusting the damper lever and rowing 2–3 strokes.

Set the monitor to the units you want to see during the race. Press Units or Change Units to toggle between the following:

  • Split time for 500m and time elapsed
  • Split time for 500m and average split time for 500m
  • Watts and average watts
  • Calories per hour and expended calories

Race Start Procedure

  • Shortly before your race starts the race controller will ask you to stop rowing. Put the handle in the handle hook.
  • Set your erg for 2000m
  • The race controller will announce that the race is going to start and tell the competitors to pick up their handles. When you pick up the handle do not pull on it as you may start your race.

Rules for the Para Events:

  1. PR1 Competitors must have a minimum of one chest strap and one leg strap.
  2. PR2 competitors must have a minimum of two leg straps or one leg strap and one hip strap.
  3. The strapping rules are designed to create safe racing, enhancing and not detracting from a competitor’s performance. The final strap adjustments are up to the competitor.
  4. PR1 Competitors must have the lumbar portion of their back remain in contact with the seatback for their entire race
  5. PR1 and PR2 competitors must have the leg strap placement just above the knee or as close to the knee joint as possible to prevent flexion and extension of the knee joint so that leg motion does not contribute significantly to the power output of the competitor
  6. Damper settings may be adjusted prior to the start of a race, however, they may not be adjusted after the start of a race.
  7. All PR1, PR2, and PR3(VI – Visually Impaired) Para competitors are allowed to have one assistant with them on the race floor.
  8. Service animals are allowed provided an assistant is available during competition, but must have a handler with them.

Para Indoor Rowing Sport Category Information

Para rowing is for rowers with a permanently impacted ability level, who meet criteria set out in the Erg Sprints Indoor Rowing World Championships Para Rowing Sport Categories described below. Rowers may compete in a more functional sport class than their assigned sport category, but not a less functional sport category.

PR1 – Arms & Shoulders (AS) – This category is for rowers who have minimal to no trunk function (i.e. Shoulder function only). An AS class rower is able to apply force predominantly using the arms and/or shoulders. These athletes will likely also have poor sitting balance. In addition, these athletes are not able to use the sliding seat to transfer their power to the ergometer because of significantly weakened function or mobility of the lower limbs. Eligible rowers may typically have but are not limited to Cerebral Palsy – affecting both leg and trunk function, or neurological impairment with a complete lesion at T12 level or an incomplete lesion at T10 level.

PR2 – Trunk & Arms (TA) – This category is for rowers who have functional use of the trunk and who are not able to use the sliding seat to transfer their power to the ergometer because of significantly weakened function or mobility of the lower limbs. Examples for this class would be bilateral around knee amputation, or significantly impaired quadriceps, or neurological impairment equivalent to a complete lesion at L3 level, or an incomplete lesion at L1.

PR3(ID) – Leg, Trunk & Arms (ID) – Intellectually Disabled – This category is for rowers who have functional use of their leg(s), trunk and arm(s) for rowing and who can utilize the sliding seat. These athletes have tested 75% or less for intellectual quotient.

PR3(VI) – Leg, Trunk & Arms (VI) – Visually Impaired – This category is for rowers who have functional use of their leg(s),trunk and arm(s) for rowing and who can utilize the sliding seat. In addition, these athletes have permanently impaired vision. These athletes have reduced or no vision. Maximum vision of 10% of normal in best eye with best correction from visual acuity above 02/60 up to visual acuity of 06/60 and or field of vision between 5% and 20%.

PR3(AK) – Leg, Trunk & Arms (AK) – Above or Around the Knee Single Leg Amputee – This category is for rowers who have functional use of one leg, their trunk and arm(s) and can utilize the sliding seat. Leg, Trunk &Arms (AK) rowers must row without the use of a prosthetic on a standard sliding erg seat. If they prefer to use their prosthetic they should enter the LTA-(PD) sport category.

PR3(PD) – Leg, Trunk & Arms (PD) – Physically Disabled – This category is for rowers who have functional use of their leg(s), trunk and arm(s) for rowing and who can utilize the sliding seat. Eligible rowers in this sport category include single leg below the knee amputees, arm and hand amputees where both upper limbs have connection to the erg handle via adaptations), up to three missing fingers on one hand, neurological impairment equivalent to incomplete S1 spinal cord injury, Cerebral Palsy, trans metatarsal amputation of the foot.

PR3(SA) – Leg, Trunk & Arms (SA) – With Single Arm – This category is for LTA rowers only able to row with a single arm connection to the ergometer handle. These athletes have similar disabilities to the Leg Trunk & Arms, Physically Disabled Sport Category, however they also have a permanent condition that allows for only one arm, partial or complete, with or without use of a prosthetic device on that same single arm, to have connection with a standard or modified ergometer handle. These athletes may have an amputation or loss of function to one arm, allowing them to pull the erg handle with the remaining partial or fully functional arm.

MWR reserves the right to make corrections or minor changes to these rules and procedures.