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Youth / U21 × × ×
Open × × × ×
Masters C+ (43+) × ×
Para ×
Important Dates
Entries Open Monday 20 June 2022
Entries Close 11.59pm AEST Monday 8 August 2022
Withdrawal Without Penalty 11.59pm Thursday 11 August 2022
Entry Fee Payments Due Monday 15 August 2022
Course opens for training Tuesday 16 and Wednesday 17 August 2022
Competitors Briefing (compulsory) Wednesday 17 August 2022 (Coastal & Beach Sprint)
Friday 19 August 2022 (Beach Sprint)
Racing Begins Thursday 18 August 2022
Eligibility

Entry to the event is open to all competitors who are authorised to compete by their affiliated Member Association and who are eligible under the Rowing Australia Rules and By-laws of Racing.
All competitors must have a current competitive membership with a Rowing Australia affiliated club or association to be eligible for entry. Details on membership options can be directed to your local club or the State Rowing Association in the state in which the rower resides.
Under 21: A rower or coxswain shall be classified as an Under 21 rower until 31 December of the year in which the rower reaches the age of 20.
Open: Open rowing events are open to rowers of all ages
Masters C+: Masters C+ events are open to rowers of 43 years of age or more.
Para: To be eligible to compete, para rowers must have at a minimum a provisional classification in a para rowing sport class. The Para event will be PR3, however athletes are able row up a sport class to compete (i.e. PR1 or PR2 can race in PR3). The PR3 event will be an inclusion double scull, meaning that the entry will accept 1 para rower with 1 able bodied rower. 2 para rowers are also able to compete in this event.

Conditions of Entry
  • Competitors agree that they may be filmed and/or photographed during racing which may be published online.
  • Competitors must be able to swim 50 metres and tread water unaided for 3 minutes.
  • Competitors and Volunteers will be liable for any costs for ambulance transport required as a result of sickness/injury at the event.
  • Competitors must have a contact phone number listed in Rowing Manager.
  • Competitors and team staff must comply with COVID-19 safety regulations.
  • Competitors must attend the competitors briefing to be eligible to compete.
Rules

The Australian Coastal Rowing and Beach Sprint Championships will be conducted according to the Rowing Australia Rules and By-laws of Racing & the Beach Sprint and Coastal Rowing Appendices to these Rules.
These can be found at https://rowingaustralia.com.au/ra-rules-of-racing-and-related-by-laws/

There are a few exceptions to these:
Uniforms – crew members will NOT be required to display their family name or state on their uniforms (in either Coastal Rowing or Beach Sprints).  We will not be requiring crews to wear a specific shirt or bib during racing
– Crews will be permitted to carry a maritime radio in the Coastal Rowing event.  These may be carried for emergency use only and cannot be used for coaching or directional guidance.
Health – we will not be requiring written confirmation that a health screening has occurred, however it is the rowers’ responsibility to ensure they have gone through a health screening and that they are fit and able to compete in the event.

Para Rowing Events

To be eligible to compete, para rowers must have at a minimum a provisional classification in a para rowing sport class.

The para event will be PR3, however athletes are able row up a sport class to compete (i.e. PR1 or PR2 can race in PR3) The PR3 event will be an inclusion double scull, meaning that the entry will accept 1 para rower with 1 able bodied rower. 2 para rowers are also able to compete in this event.

Those athletes that have not been formally classified by a full RA or National Federation / World Rowing equivalent Classification Panel and granted an eligible sport class and sport class status must contact Gordon Marcks, RA Para-Rowing Head Coach to organise for a provisional classification no later than Friday 29 July 2022. 

Please note that this process can take some time to complete so earlier contact is desirable.
Gordon can be contacted via email [email protected]

There will not be a run required for the PR3 finishes.

Team Tents

“Team Tents” may be erected on the beach or grassed areas but rowers must note that there is absolutely no vehicle access to the site, any equpment must be brought in by foot.
Beach shades and umbrellas are ideal.
No equipment will be able to be left onsite overnight
Tents must be weighted but must not be tied to trees or any other shrubbery. Tent peggs are not permitted.

Making Entries

Making Entries

Entries will be taken via Rowing Manager only.
The regatta entry page can be found here: https://rowingmanager.com/regattas/5706

Crews entering the Beach Sprint Championship events will be required to nominate a “Boat Handler” for their crew. This person is considered an integral part of the crew, though does not compete in the boat.

Restriction to Entries

Entries will be capped to 15 per event in the Coastal Rowing.
Entries will be capped to 20 per event in the Beach Sprints.
Entries will be capped at three entries per club for the Beach Sprint 1x and two entries per club in the Coastal Rowing 1x.

Any entries over these amounts will be placed on a waiting list. After entries close, crews on the waiting list will be added to the crew entry lists at the discretion of the regatta organisers.
Waitlisted crews will be updated in Rowing Manager if their entry is accepted.
Where there is space available in an event, late entries may be accepted from athletes already entered in the championships (pending approval). Crews with new rowers will not be accepted after the close of entries.

Rowing Australia reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to reject any entry or to move the entry to a waitlist position to ensure a diversity of entries in each event.

Entry Fees

Entry fees will be charged (per person) as follows:
$100 for the first seat and $50 per seat thereafter capped at $300 for the four-day event.

Entry fees include boat and oar hire. (lifejackets included)

Details on payment of entry fees will be provided closer to the event. Entries not paid by the notified due date will be removed from the draw and waitlisted crews offered that position.

Schedule

The Schedule can be Viewed Here
A visual represnetation of the Provisional Schedule for Day 1 of Beach Sprints can be viewed here shortly
A visual represnetation of the Provisional Schedule for Day 2 of Beach Sprints can be viewed here shortly
Click here to view the Progression Systems

Competitor Briefing

The competitors briefing is compulsory for all members of all crews. This will be held on the Wednesday afternoon prior to racing for Coastal Rowing and Beach Sprints. A second briefing will be held on Friday afternoon for those just competing in the Beach Sprints.

Wednesday 5pm Noosa Soccer Club
Friday 5pm via Zoom or Teams

No crews will be permitted to race if they have not attended the briefing.

Course Maps

The course maps attached are indicative only and will be subject to change once the course is laid in the lead up to the regatta.
Due to the changing environment, it may not be possible for us to place the buoys in exact locations at the time of the event.

Beach Sprints
Coastal Rowing
Training Pattern (Tuesday)

Pre Event Training

Specific training days will be Tuesday 16 and Wednesday 17 August at the venue.
To book a Solo Click Here
To book a Double Click Here
To book a Quad Click Here

Bag Drop / Storage

Bag storage will be available and will open at 7.30am each day of racing.
Only essential items should be stored as there is limited space available.

Volunteers

We are looking for volunteers to assist us in running this inaugural event.
More information is available here including descriptions of roles.
If you are keen to lend a hand, please complete the expression of interest form here.

Boat & Oar Hire

Boats and Oars (new) will be provided for the event by Sykes Racing.  The hire of boats and oars is included as part of the seat fee.
Crews are not able to bring their own boats to use during the event.

  • Spans will be set to 160cm and cannot be changed.
  • Competitors may change their feet position immediately prior to race start.
  • The Sykes Team will be available to manage boats and equipment at all times during racing.

Set Rigging Details can be found here.

If crews do bring their own oars, please note that there is no dedicated oar storage or security for these.  They will not be able to be left onsite overnight.

 

Boat Purchase

Boats used during the championships will be made available for purchase post event.
If you are interested in purchasing boats, please contact:

Mark Nothnagel
Director, Jeff Sykes and Associates Pty Ltd
T: +61 (0)3 5221 3655 | M1: +61 (0)439 966 044
A: 65-67 Tucker St, Breakwater, Victoria, 3219. Australia
E: [email protected]
W: www.sykes.com.au

Life Jackets

Lifejackets are included as part of boat hire. Coxswains must wear a life jacket at all times.

Competitors may use their own lifejackets. Any lifejackets must meet Australian standards and will be checked by regatta officials to ensure compliance. If you are planning on flying with a life jacket, you may need prior approval as per the following links:

https://www.qantas.com/au/en/travel-info/baggage/dangerous-goods.html
https://www.virginaustralia.com/au/en/plan/baggage/dangerous-goods/ 

Boat Handlers
  • As boat handlers are integral to a teams’ racing (assistance with guidance around the slalom course and support the crews’ departure and arrival from and to the beach) they must be provided by the crew.
  • There shall be up to two Boat Handlers per boat.
  • In rougher conditions and at the discretion of the President of the Jury the number of boat handlers may be increased (assistance may be provided by the volunteer pool).

Boat handlers will also assist in moving the boats to the water, and in a sprint finish (Beach Sprints and Coastal Rowing if the finish is beach-based) by helping to “catch” hold the boat whilst the runner runs to the finish line.

Click here to view more

Education & Resources

Some educational opportunities will be made available on coastal rowing in the days leading up to the event.
Some great videos area available courtesy of World Rowing HERE

Waiver

All competitors must sign the attached waiver prior to competing.

Crews looking for Rowers, Rowers looking for Crews
Name Age Club Contact Number Contact Email Beach Sprint/Coastal Events I am interested in Rower / Coxswain
James Scott Brown 18 [email protected] anything & everything anything & everything rower
 Tash Richardson 18 SUBC 0467 206 316 [email protected] anything & everything anything & everything coxswain
 Donald Cameron 72 Riverway RC 0407 966 004 [email protected] PR3 2x  both para events rower
 Austin Bennie 16 Marist Canberra 0478 219 152 [email protected] both both rower

*To be added to this list (or removed) please contact [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions
Why are not all events offered in all categories?
In the first year we are consolidating our offering so that we can manage the regatta over the two days. Based on interest and participation, this will guide our decision making with regard to the inclusion of future events and categories. We believe the 2021 Australian Coastal Rowing and Beach Sprint Championships are providing the most diverse offering of events and categories of any international coastal rowing regatta, with Open, Masters, Youth, and Para categories across Solo, Double and Quad events in both the Endurance (Coastal Rowing) and Sprint (Beach Sprints) formats of the discipline.
Why are there no single gender events, aside from the solos?
According to World Rowing, Coastal Rowing is a discipline where mixed events are the preference. RA are not trying to replicate flatwater rowing in a coastal setting, and there are a multitude of flatwater single gender events and regattas for rowers to particpate in.  Mixed boats enables us to offer more boat classes and categories than we could with single gender events, based on the timeframe available for the Regatta. At the World Rowing Beach Sprint Finals, the only boat classes offered are the CM1x, CW1x, CMix2x, CMix4x+. In order to allow multiple racing opportunities for crews, we have offered the same events for both the Beach Sprints (Sprint) and the Coastal Rowing (Endurance) formats during the regatta. As the ACR&BSC grow, we would like to ultimately include more single gender events however mixed events will remain the priority.
Can anyone enter the Open events?
Yes, anyone from any age category can enter the Open events.
Why aren’t all underage and masters age categories offered?
All competitors are able to enter the Open events.  We have opened the opportunity to offer Masters and Under 21 events at this regatta in some boat classes to test see what the uptake of these are. This will help guide decision making for the future events program.
What events will likely be offered at the Olympic Games, if this becomes a future Olympic event?
Coastal Men’s Solo (CM1x), Coastal Women’s Solo (CW1x), Coastal Mixed Double (CMix2x).
Will there be more events and age categories offered in the future?
We will look to offer more age categories and events in the future, based on interest and participation at this year’s Regatta
Will there be more events and age categories offered in the future?
We will look to offer more age categories and events in the future, based on interest and participation at this year’s Regatta
Will the ACR&BSC be a longer regatta in the future?
Yes, we will look at increasing the number of days for the regatta in future years as the event and discipline grows.
Does the entry fee calculate over the four days, or does it reset for each day?

The entry fee calcualtion covers the full 4 days of the regatta, so $100 for the first seat and $50 per seat thereafter capped at $300 for the four-day event

Do all rowers in a masters event have to be 43+ years of age?
No, as long as the rowers are all 27+, the average crew age only needs to be 43 or higher.