Lake Burley Griffin 25 Nov 2016
1. The Lake Tuggeranong Regatta is being held on Lake Burley Griffin ie the venue has changed this year. It is a short regatta and we plan to be finished at CRC by 1:40PM.
Please do not read the crew list and assume that if you are not listed then you are not rowing.
2. This regatta is a different format in that it is only quads (ie no singles or doubles) for school boys and girls and it is a round robin format. The event we enter is school boys coxed quad - so all age groups row against each other. This is not ideal but allows the crews to have a few races and enjoy the experience.
3. We are severely restricted by the number of crews we can enter as we only have five coxed quad boats. You will note that the Senior boys are not racing as we do not have enough boats. They will be training on Lake Burley Griffin instead.
4. Some boys are not listed in the crews. The intention is to rotate boys through the crews (if coaches believe that they are capable of rowing in a race) therefore all Marist boys are to attend the regatta. The starting crews are listed and the boat allocation will be available on Saturday morning. Please do not follow any other crew list as we have changed some of the crews.
5. All boys (except the seniors) are to be at the Canberra Rowing Club at 6:45AM. Please be on time as we have to take the boats around from CRC to the rowing course.
6. The race draw details the times you are racing ie each crew is in multiple races. We will rotate crews and conduct boat swaps at Weston Park - our usual spot.
7. All the boys are to wear correct Marist sporting uniform (not house PE uniform) to and from the regatta and whilst at the regatta. Appropriate uniforms are the Marist zootie, Marist rowing clothing, the school tracksuit or the school light blue polo shirt. All boys are to wear the Marist zootie and only the Marist rowing hat in races - no other attire is allowed.
8. Please bring a hat, water, sunscreen, food and warm clothing as it can be a demanding day in the cold / sun. And don't forget a chair.
9. Details of the round robin system are:
- Crews will compete over three rounds and will accrue points for each race;
- 1st across the line will get 6 points, 2nd will get 5 points, and so on;
- The crew at the end of the third round with the least points in their event will progress to the Almost Champions of Champions handicapped final;
- The highest scoring crews, up to 6 boats, will progress to the final for that event;
- The winners of each final will progress to the Champions of Champions handicapped final and compete for the Tuggeranong Cup;
- Due to high entries and to facilitate boat sharing the School Boy 4x+ has been broken up into two events (‘SB 4x+ A’ and ‘SB 4x+ B’) with the more senior crews entered in SB 4x+ A;
- The Mixed 2x event has been wrapped into the Men’s 2x event and the School Girl 4x+ event has been wrapped into the School Boy B 4x+ event to give greater competition during the rounds. The Mixed 2x and School Girl 4x+ crews that accrue the least points will progress to the Almost Champion of Champions handicapped final. The other crews will progress to their own final with the winner of that final progressing to the Champions of Champions Final.
10. Please note some areas of the lake are closed to primary contact. Rowing is not a primary contact sport and therefore the lake is not closed ot rowing. Please wash your hands / shower after contact with the lake water.
11. Weather conditions are perfect for rowing - light winds and sunny.
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