If the number of entries in an event exceeds the number of racing lanes, the entries will be divided into two or more heat finals. Prizes will be awarded to the winners of heat final.
A separate classification will take place and prizes will be awarded for each age category, even when the race is held together with other age groups. This applies to both men’s and women’s events.
Entries must be made in the name of a bona fide club registered with its national federation.
Substitute shall not be permitted if the age of the substituting rower would lower the average age of the crew by more than one year or change the age category of that crew. Crews will also be allowed to invite a substitute from another club.
At World Rowing Masters regattas, static umpiring positions shall be used, in order to eliminate washes from motor boats. There are normally no motor boats following the competitors; the number of such boats in the water will be minimal, just enough to insure safety and efficient operation and maintenance of the course.
At the discretion of the Masters Rowing Commission and/or President of the Jury, an Umpire’s launch may be used to follow races.
In exceptional cases (e.g. suspension of the regatta), the necessary decisions will be made by the
Chair of Organizing Committee after consultation with the President of the Jury and the Chair of the Masters Rowing Commission.
On behalf of the Executive Committee, the Masters Rowing Commission shall adjudicate on all cases not covered by the racing rules, the bye-laws and the present regulations, as well as on disputes which may arise during any World Rowing Masters Regatta. The decision of the Masters
Rowing Commission shall be final.
Introduction of World Rowing Masters Club Trophy in 2017
Masters rowers now have a chance to give credit to their rowing club with the newly established World Rowing Masters Regatta Club Trophy.
This will be presented for the first time at the 2017 World Rowing Masters Regatta in Bled, Slovenia in September. Two Club Trophies will be presented, one for men’s events and one for women’s events, and they will be awarded to the club that has earned the most points in their respective categories at the regatta. Only crews comprised entirely from one club will be eligible for points. The criteria are described below.
The World Rowing Masters Regatta attracts thousands of competitors every year with their ages ranging from 27 to 92 years old. Many clubs enter crews in several boat classes and these clubs will now compete for the trophy.
All age and gender categories will be allocated points in the same manner. All club crews who finish the race will be awarded points, regardless of the number of crews racing in that heat. Points will be awarded according to the actual finishing position for each club’s crew depending upon the type of event and placement of the crew, according to the following table:
Point Allocation Table
Coxswains do not count in determining club affiliation, so it is OK to have a cox from another club and still get points.
The inaugural trophy will be given at the 2017 event in Bled, Slovenia.
For more information and for FAQ, please look at the document here.
The Doping Control Test center is located in the Boathouse Area. For all information on the Doping control procedures, please refer to the FISA Rule Book. Further information is available on the FISA website www.worldrowing.com.