Philadelphia Youth Regatta | July 23, 2016

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Important Update for Saturday!


Coaches Coxswain meeting at 7am.


CHANGE FROM 2000m to 1500m RACING DUE TO HIGH TEMPERATURES AND # OF FLIGHTS

Given the extremely high temperatures expected for Saturday, our Chief Referee Mike Murphy has made the decision – with support from our PYR Organizing Committee – that all previously scheduled 2000m races will run as 1500m. Our reason involves the high (and frequent) tendency to experience “overlapping” races when running a full 2k on 5 minute centers.  Given the number of flights and variability in levels, the need to occassionally hold a race on the line to avoid 2-3 races on the course increases.  On an extremely hot day, doing so would have significant adverse impact to athletes waiting on the line or in the marshalling area. 
We know that you and your athletes have been practicing 2k racing and this is therefore a change for them, but we believe it’s the right and safest thing to do (and is aligned with previous decisions to do the same in past PYR’s with soaring temperatures).

PREPARATION FOR STAKEBOATS AND STARTING TOWER PLATFORM WITH LIGHTING SYSTEM

All (now 1500m) races will start from the stakeboats and Starting Platform, using the lighting system.  Please, please, please ensure your athletes are prepared for this, have practiced the art of backing in and sculling around to get their points, etc.  The starting referees will assist as needed, but crews unable to lock ontime will not be allowed to race.  In the heat and with the packed schedule, we will not “hold” races.

Late Registration deadline is July 21

The Philadelphia Youth Regatta will be held on Saturday, July 23, 2016. The late registration deadline is 11:59 pm on July 21.  Registration is done on Regatta Central, but please take a moment to review the rules and regulations in our Regatta Bulletin.

Novice Events and Definition Expanded for 2016 Regatta

You asked…and we listened.

Given numerous requests for Novice 1x events, we have added 2 flights each for both Boys and Girls Singles for 2016.  Similar to the Novice 4x event, the Novice 1x races will be 1000m.

We have also expanded our definition of a Novice.  For PYR 16, a Novice shall be any athlete who did not compete in a rowing race PRIOR to January 1, 2016.  Please note that this excludes from the Novice category any sweep rower who raced prior to January 1 but is sculling for the first time this summer.  The Novice categories are intended for those athletes new to racing within this calendar year.

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