Registration Desk & Schedule
The registration desk opens at 7:30am. The first races start at 9:00am and the event ends at 4pm.
Registration and lightweight weigh-in closes 30 minutes prior to the scheduled event time. There is a warm-up area and plan to arrive early enough to register and warm-up. All ticket sales are final and there are no refunds for late arrivals.
Rowers in the lightweight and coxswain categories (women rowers 135 pounds; men rowers 165 pounds; women coxswains 120 pounds; men coxswains 130 pounds) must weigh in as part of their registration. Weigh-in clothing is required, which includes at least a uni or shorts/shirt combination.
All rowers must sign a liability waiver either when registering online or when checking in. Minors (under 18 as of Feb. 12, 2012) must have a parent or guardian’s signature.
Health & Safety
Paramedics, race monitors and security personnel will be on the Race Floor and in the area to survey the surroundings for any issues that may require immediate assistance, if necessary.
Do not attempt to race if you have a health issue that you reasonably believe could cause you distress by competing. If you have a health issue and plan to compete, inform the paramedics or race monitors who are stationed on the Race Floor before your race so they can better respond if an emergency arises.
Food & Drink
Stay hydrated before and after the races. Avoid dairy and large meals two hours prior to racing.
Sidwell Friends parents will run a concession stand throughout the day, selling healthy race food and drink, and also spectator snacks.
Sportsmanship & Dress
All event attendees, including rowers and the audience, are expected to conduct themselves in an agreeable manner. Rowers are expected to be properly attired for competition, including unis and/or shorts/shirts. Race officials may request anyone acting in a manner inconsistent with the sportsmanship and dress principles to leave.
Sales Are Final; Tickets Non-Transferable
All ticket sales are final and non-transferable. There are no refunds for late arrivals. Tickets may be not be transferred to other rowers, regardless of circumstance.
High school and college eligibility is determined by the student’s enrollment in their educational institution. To qualify as a novice, the rower must be in their first year on their educational institution’s team.
To qualify as a coxswain, the competitor must meet the weight requirement (120-pounds – women; 130-pounds – men), and also must have acted as a coxswain in a regatta at least once in the last year.
College age or older adults may participate in the “open/master” events.
Anyone is eligible to participate in the “All Ages 100 meter” and “Couples Relay” events.
Prizes are awarded to the top three finishers (or team members in the case of relay events) in each event. Rowers entered as a lightweight are eligible to win as a lightweight only. The top 3 teams in each general category (High School; College; Open/Master) will also receive prizes.
If the event is cancelled due to excessive snow/rain or any other Act of God beyond our control we will post a notice on our website. Unfortunately we cannot offer refunds.