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Texas state ROWING championships

SATURDAY, APRIL 23RD
&
SUNDAY, APRIL 24TH

THE 2022 TEXAS STATE ROWING CHAMPIONSHIPS, A USROWING-REGISTERED REGATTA, ON APRIL 23rd AND 24th ON DALLAS'S BEAUTIFUL WHITE ROCK LAKE. THIS WILL BE THE VERY FIRST TIME THE CHAMPIONSHIP IS HELD ON WHITE ROCK LAKE! THE TWO-DAY RACE IS A FIERCE COMPETITION AMONG REGISTERED JUNIOR CREWS FROM ACROSS THE STATE, AND IT IS THE PRINCIPAL REGATTA IN A SERIES OF EVENTS THAT DETERMINE THE BEST YOUTH ROWERS IN TEXAS.

THE FIRST DAY OF RACING (SATURDAY, APRIL 23rd) WILL ALSO BE DECLARED "TEXAS STATE ROWING CHAMPIONSHIP DAY" BY DALLAS MAYOR ERIC JOHNSON IN HONOR OF WHITE ROCK ROWING BRINGING THE CHAMPIONSHIP TO DALLAS! JOIN US IN CELEBRATION OF THE GROWING ROWING COMMUNITY IN TEXAS AND TO CHEER ON THE YOUTH COMPETING.

 

THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

WHITE ROCK ROWING is PROUD
TO HOST
THE 2022 TEXAS STATE ROWING CHAMPIONSHIPS

VENUE INFORMATION

WHITE ROCK BOATHOUSE

2920 WHITE ROCK ROAD

DALLAS, TEXAS 75244

COURSE & tRAFFIC PATTERNS

 

THE COURSE IS A 2,000 METER, 6-LANE, FULLY BUOYED COURSE. CREWS MUST BE ABLE TO BACK INTO A STAKE BOAT, AND HOLD THEIR POINT FOR A FIXED START. 

THE VENUE WILL BE OPEN FOR TRAILER PARKING ON FRIDAY, APRIL 30th.

 

TRAILERS CAN ARRIVE AND PRACTICE FRIDAY FROM 2:00 PM UNTIL SUNSET. LOCAL CREWS PRACTICE FROM 5:00 PM TO 7:00 PM (WITH HEAVIEST DOCK USAGE AT START AND END).

TRAILERS & BOAT STORAGE

 

SECURITY WILL BE PRESENT AT THE WHITE ROCK BOATHOUSE TRAILER LOT.

SECURITY WILL BE PROVIDED OVERNIGHT FRIDAY AND SATURDAY.

 

BASIC SECURITY MEASURES LIKE STOWING AND LOCKING TOOLS AND ELECTRONICS ARE STILL RECOMMENDED. ALL EQUIPMENT MUST BE REMOVED FROM THE REGATTA SITE SUNDAY EVENING. 

Spectator INFORMATION

PARENT & SPECTATOR PARKING

 

PARKING AT THE WHITE ROCK BOATHOUSE IS RESERVED FOR TEAM VEHICLES, BUSES, AND EVENT STAFF. ATHLETES MAY BE DROPPED OFF AT THE TURNAROUND AT WHITE ROCK ROAD.

 

SPECTATOR PARKING IS AVAILABLE AT:

  • ANY OF THE NEARBY PUBLIC LOTS AROUND THE LAKE

  • THE LOT (7530 E. GRAND AVENUE, DALLAS, TX 75214)

  • ALONG TOKALON DRIVE

 

THE WHITE ROCK TRAIL SYSTEM ALLOWS FOR FLEXIBLE PARKING AND VIEWING OPPORTUNITIES.  

PARENT & SPECTATOR VIEWING AREA

 

THERE ARE MANY GREAT LOCATIONS TO VIEW THE RACES! THE WHITE ROCK PUMP STATION AND THE WHITE ROCK TRAIL-SPILLWAY TRAIL ARE BOTH PERFECT SPOTS TO WATCH THE FINISHES OF THE RACES.

 

IF YOU WOULD RATHER WATCH THE STARTS OF THE RACES, JACKSON POINT IS WHERE YOU WANT TO BE. THERE IS A PARKING LOT, BENCHES FOR SITTING, AND AN UP-CLOSE VIEW OF THE START LINE.

IF YOU ARE PARENTS/BOOSTERS LOOKING TO SET UP A TENT, T&P HILL IS THE DESIGNATED LOCATION FOR ALL TEAM TENTS. IT IS AN IDEAL LOCATION FOR PARENTS TO CONGREGATE AND GRILL AS IT IS A 5-MINUTE WALK FROM THE BOATHOUSE AND PROVIDES VIEWS OF THE RACECOURSE. PARKING FILLS UP QUICKLY ON WEEKEND MORNINGS AND IS A PART OF THE THE PUBLIC PARK (OPEN TO THE PUBLIC), SO IT IS BEST TO GET THERE EARLY! 

THE WHITE ROCK BOATHOUSE AND THE DOCK AREA WILL BE CLOSED OFF FOR ATHLETES AND COACHES ONLY

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REGATTA INFORMATION

RACE SCHEDULE & eNTRY INFORMATION

 

THE COACHES & COXSWAINS MEETINGS ARE CONDUCTED BY THE USROWING REFEREES AND HELP IN FRONT OF THE WHITE ROCK BOATHOUSE AT 5:45 AM ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY. THEY WILL TAKE ATTENDANCE AND PROVIDE PERTINENT UPDATES. 

 

TIME TRIALS WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY.

FINALS WILL BE HELD ON SUNDAY. 

A "PLANNED" SCHEDULE IS LINKED ON REGATTA CENTRAL AND WILL LIKELY CHANGE ONCE REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED. EVENTS WITH 6 OR FEWER ENTRIES WILL GO STRAIGHT TO THE FINAL. EVENTS WITH MORE THAN 12 ENTRIES WILL NEED 3 HEATS.  

 

EVENTS WITH 2 HEATS WILL SEND THE TOP 3 FINISHERS FROM EACH HEAT TO THE FINAL. EVENTS WITH 3 HEATS WILL SEND THE TOP 2 FINISHERS FROM EACH HEAT TO THE FINAL. EVENTS WITH 7 ENTRIES MAY UTILIZE LANE 0 OR 7. 

MEDALS

MEDALS WILL BE AWARDED TO THE FIRST, SECOND, AND THIRD-PLACE FINISHERS IN EACH GRAND FINAL.

TEAMS MUST RETURN EVENT TROPHIES FROM THE PREVIOUS TEXAS STATE CHAMPIONSHIP REGATTA ON SATURDAY FOR REDISTRIBUTION TO THE 2022 EVENT WINNER ON SUNDAY. 

REGATTA RULES & ELIGIBILITY

 

THE 2022 TEXAS STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS ARE OPEN TO YOUTH COMPETITORS FROM THE STATE OF TEXAS. THIS IS A USROWING EVENT, WHICH MEANS ALL ATHLETES MUST MEET THE CURRENT USROWING MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS. 

USROWING'S 2022 RULES OF ROWING WILL GOVERN THIS EVENT. AN ONLINE VERSION IS AVAILABLE BELOW.

 

USROWING LICENSED REFEREES WILL OFFICIATE THE EVENT TO ENSURE FAIRNESS AND SAFETY.

THERE WILL BE NO WEIGH-INS.

 

AFFILIATION

A COMPETITOR SHALL ONLY REPRESENT ONE ORGANIZATION AT A REGATTA. A COMPETITOR MAY ONLY COMPETE AS "UNAFFILIATED" IN THE SINGLE SCULLS EVENTS AND MUST MEET THE INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS. COMPOSITE ENTRIES ARE NOT EXCEPTED FOR THIS EVENT. 

EQUIPMENT

ALL EQUIPMENT USED IN COMPETITION MUST MEET THE USROWING RULES OF ROWING REQUIREMENTS FOR EQUIPMENT. EACH ORGANIZATION IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ENSURING ITS EQUIPMENT MEETS THESE STANDARDS PRIOR TO GOING ON THE WATER. IN AN EFFORT TO LIMIT CLOSE CONTACT FROM REFEREES TO COMPETITORS, BOATS WILL BE SPOT-CHECKED AS NEEDED TO MEET SAFETY REQUIREMENTS. ANY EQUIPMENT NOT MEETING THESE STANDARDS, OR JUDGED TO BE UNSAFE BY A USROWING OFFICIAL, WILL NOT BE ALLOWED ONTO THE WATER. 

CREWS ARE REQUIRED TO SUPPLY THEIR OWN BOW NUMBERS.

EVENT CATEGORY DEFINITIONS

 

YOUTH

A COMPETITOR WHO IN THE CURRENT CALENDAR YEAR DOES NOT ATTAIN THE AGE OF 19, UNLESS THE ATHLETE IS AND HAS BEEN CONTINUOUSLY ENROLLED IN SECONDARY SCHOOL AS A FULL-TIME STUDENT SEEKING A DIPLOMA. NO ATHLETES MAY ATTAIN THE AGE OF 20 IN THE CURRENT CALENDAR YEAR. A COMPETITOR THUS CEASES TO BE A YOUTH AFTER DECEMBER 31ST OF THE YEAR OF HIS/HER 18TH BIRTHDAY OR, ONLY IF HAVING BEEN A FULL-TIME STUDENT SEEKING A DIPLOMA IN SECONDARY SCHOOL, AFTER DECEMBER 31ST OF HIS/HER 19TH BIRTHDAY. ATHLETES ATTAINING THE AGE OF 20 OR OLDER IN THE CURRENT CALENDAR YEAR ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR THIS EVENT. ENTRIES IN THE "YOUTH" CATEGORY ARE EXPECTED TO BE AN ORGANIZATION'S TOP CREW IN THE CATEGORY. 

U17

A COMPETITOR MAY COMPETE IN THE U17 CATEGORY UNTIL DECEMBER 31 OF THE YEAR OF HIS/HER 16TH BIRTHDAY. 

U16

A COMPETITOR MAY COMPETE IN THE U16 CATEGORY UNTIL DECEMBER 31 OF THE YEAR OF HIS/HER 15TH BIRTHDAY. 

U15

A COMPETITOR MAY COMPETE IN THE U15 CATEGORY UNTIL DECEMBER 31 OF THE YEAR OF HIS/HER 14TH BIRTHDAY. 

JUNIOR VARSITY (2V)

THE SECOND BOAT FOR ORGANIZATIONS COMPETING IN THE VARSITY RACE OF THE SAME EVENT. 

NOVICE

ALL CREW MEMBERS MUST BE NEW TO COMPETITION, AS OF MAY 1, 2021.

 

REGISTRATION & DEADLINES

 

STANDARD REGISTRATION CLOSES:

APRIL 8, 2022 AT 11:59 PM EDT

 

AN ORGANIZATIONS TOP CREW SHOULD BE DESIGNATED AS ITS "A" ENTRY. ORGANIZATIONS SUBMITTING MULTIPLE ENTRIES SHOULD DESIGNATE THEIR SECOND CREW AS ITS "B" ENTRY. THIS IS IMPORTANT FOR SEEDING PURPOSES.  

 

COXSWAINS MUST MEET ALL THE APPROPRIATE ELIGIBILITY AND CLASSIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR EACH EVENT BEING ENTERED. 

 

LATE ENTRIES MAY BE ACCEPTED IN EVENTS WHERE ADDITIONAL ENTRIES DO NOT CHANGE THE NUMBER OF HEATS. 

SCRATCHES

ENTRIES MAY BE SCRATCHED WITHOUT PENALTY UNTIL THE END OF THE INITIAL REGISTRATION PERIOD. AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSES, NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN FOR ENTRIES THAT ARE SCRATCHED. 

EMAIL NOTIFICATION WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL FRIDAY, APRIL 22ND. AFTER THIS TIME, SCRATCHES MUST BE MADE IN PERSON AT THE REGATTA SITE IN ORDER TO AVOID THE ADDITIONAL $100 "NO SHOW FEE".

ALL FEES ARE DUE AT THE TIME OF THE SCRATCH. CREWS FROM AN ORGANIZATION WITH OUTSTANDING "SCRATCH" OR "NO SHOW" FEES MAY BE PREVENTED FROM COMPETING UNTIL OUTSTANDING FEES ARE PAID IN FULL. 

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course evacuation locations

 

WHITE ROCK LAKE HAS TWO ROWING DOCK LOCATIONS THAT CAN BE UTILIZED IN AN EMERGENCY, BOTH CAN BE SEEN CIRCLED ON THE MAP THAT IS LINKED BELOW.

INCLEMENT WEATHER INFORMATION

 

THE CHIEF REFEREE AND LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE WILL WORK TOGETHER TO MONITOR THE WEATHER CONTINUOUSLY DURING THE REGATTA. CREWS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR STAYING UPDATED ON ALL ANNOUNCED SCHEDULE CHANGES. 

 

SCHEDULE CHANGES WILL BE MADE USING THE FOLLOWING PRIORITY SYSTEM:

1. DELAY RACING EITHER LATER THE SAME DAY OR TO THE NEXT DAY, IF TIME IS AVAILABLE. 

2. BEGIN RACING EARLIER THAN PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED. 

3. IF GRAND FINALS MUST BE OMITTED, MEDALS WILL BE AWARDED BASED ON THE TIME TRIAL RESULTS.

4. CANCEL SOME OR ALL OF THE *TYPICAL* NON-YOUTH NATIONAL REGATTA EVENTS. 

5. CANCEL *TYPICAL* YOUTH NATIONAL REGATTA EVENTS. 

6. CANCEL REGATTA.