INDOOR ROWING RULES
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United States Police and Fire Championships (USPFC)
8304 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., #107. San Diego CA 92111
Tele. (858) 571-9919 FAX: (858) 571-1641 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The United States Rowing Association
2 Wall Street . Princeton, NJ 08540
Telephone: 800.314.4769 Fax: 609.924.1578 www.usrowing.org
Concept 2 Rowing Ergometer, 105 Industrial Park Drive; Morrisville, VT 05661 U.S.A.
Tele. + 802-888-6333 (For Rules) [US & Canada – only – Toll Free: 800-245-5676] Web-Site: www.concept2.com E-Mail: email@example.com
ALL INDIVIDUAL EVENTS WILL BE OFFERED IN BOTH A LIGHT WEIGHT & A HEAVY WEIGHT DIVISION. WEIGHT DIVISIONS SHALL BE:
Men: Lightweight Heavyweight
Women: Lightweight Heavyweight
Under 165 lbs (74.83 Kg) 165 lbs & Over
Under 135 lbs (61.23 Kg) 135 lbs & Over
Each weight division in Men’s and Women’s Singles events will be offered in the following age categories:
18-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60+
INDIVIDUAL: SPRINT – 500 METER:
INDIVIDUAL: 2000 METER:
DOUBLES: 1000 METER:
MEN & WOMEN
MEN & WOMEN
MEN, WOMEN & MIXED
All Doubles events will be conducted over a combined distance of 1000 Meters. All Doubles
events will be offered in the following age categories (no weight divisions): 18-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 60+
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Concept II Ergometer Specialist. The Concept II specialist is required to enable any faults to be corrected without delay and to allow reconfiguration of the Ergometers when required.
Basic medical supplies will be provided by the Host at each venue. Communications shall be available at each venue and preparations made in case it is necessary to summon emergency services.
Large indoor facility with ventilation and appropriate flooring for Indoor Rowing.
Eight (8) CONCEPT II Rowing Ergometers with Video Performance Monitors interconnecting shall be the only equipment used.
The 8 CONCEPT II Ergometers must be arranged so they can be configured to provide for 8 individual competitors rowing simultaneously on Day 1 of competition. This can be reconfigured to provide for 4 pairs of Doubles competitors rowing simultaneously on Days 2 & 3 of competition.
Miscellaneous equipment: clipboards, pencils, etc. for scoring and scheduling. Water/fluid replacements nearby
All competitors will row in a qualifying heat. The 8 fastest times will qualify for the Finals. In the event that 8 or fewer competitors are entered in any age group/weight class that class will compete as a final with no additional qualifying heat.
WEIGH-IN PROCEDURES FOR SINGLES EVENTS: Weighing-in of the lightweight competitors may take place the evening before their day of competition if agreed upon by the USPFCF Rowing Director. Late entries or those who were unable to make the evening weigh-in (if authorized) SHALL weigh-in the morning of their event.
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GENERAL SPORT RULES for Rowing – Indoor
Competitors may use any gear or wind vent setting they choose, but may not change it during the race.
All participants should be in the on deck circle at least ten (10) minutes prior to the start of their event.
A shirt or a unisuit top must be worn. No headphones or other devises that would impede hearing race officials are allowed.
The damper setting may not be changed during the race.
Each participant is allowed to have ONE person as his or her coxswain. This person can be an athlete, friend or coach, but only one person is allowed.
DOUBLE’S RACE RULES
Each doubles team will complete a total of 1,000 meters. It is not necessary for each rower to complete 500 meters. The time will be recorded at the point when the team completes the total distance.
One coxswain may sit or stand alongside the rowers and offer any strategy or encouragement but may not otherwise assist.
Doubles entries may pre-register or create teams up to the beginning of the Doubles competition subject to USPFC General Rules.
Medals are awarded First through Third Place (1st – 3rd). A maximum of 44 sets of medals will be required. USPFCF will advise you of the number of sets needed based on total entries, plus a reasonable margin.
THE USPFC GENERAL RULES APPLY TO ALL SPORTS.
YOU MUST BE FAMILIAR WITH ITS CONTENTS.
PRECISE RESULTS MUST BE FORWARDED
TO THE HOST COMMITTEE IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE CONCLUSION OF THIS SPORT
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The USPFCF Director assigned to your sport is knowledgeable and experienced in providing assistance during the preparation and running of the sport. Questions, a detailed accounting of your preparations, and any area requiring approval of the USPFCF shall be submitted in a timely
manner to this USPFCF Director.
The USPFCF Directors want to work with you to make your sport a success.
PLEASE USE THE USPFCF DIRECTORS AS A RESOURCE.