Rules and Regulations
The Navy Day Regatta is run under the USRowing Rules of Rowing that may be applicable to the regatta. The Navy Day Regatta is a USRowing certified regatta.
Classifications (Updated 10/02/2017)
Junior/High School - A rower who in the calendar year who does not obtain the age of 19 and is currently enrolled as a full time student who is seeking a diploma.
Open - Any rower who is not a junior/high school rower.
Collegiate - Any rower who is currently enrolled as a full time student in a college, university, or community college.
Masters - Except in 1x events (minimum age 27) any rower who will obtain the age of 21 during the current calendar year. Masters events are divided into 4 different categories:
- Age 27 - 39
- Age 40 - 49
- Age 50 - 59
- Age 60+
Crew average will be determined by the average age of the rowers in the crew, rounded down to the nearest whole number. Handicaps will apply for all boats using the USRowing handicaps for a 1000 meter course and will be multiplied by 4.0 to factor the length of the course.
Lightweight: Individual Max
Men: 165 pounds
Women: 140 pounds
Weigh-ins for lightweight events will be done on the honor system on Friday before the regatta. A boating form will be sent to each entry in events 13, 16, 38, and 39 that should be filled out and turned in at registration on Saturday morning. There will be no weigh-ins at the regatta site. A completed form must be submitted in order to be eligible to compete. A pdf version of form can be downloaded here.
Minor violation - 10 seconds
- Missed buoy on race course
- Failure to follow traffic rules
- Unsportsmanlike conduct
Major violation - 30 seconds
- Interference with crew in the marshaling area
- Not granting right of way for overtaking crew
- Failure to pass through appropriate bridge arch
- Interfering with another crew in the same race (60 second penalty)