General Information

Event

Date: Saturday, February 4, 2017
Location: Georgia Tech Campus Recreation Center
Contact: AtlantaErgSprints@gmail.com

Registration and Fees

See our registration page for all necessary information. 

Waivers

Through January 29th, 2017: Waivers are signed electronically during the registration process. Register with RONIN Racing.
Race Day Registration: If ergs are available, race day entries will be accepted only with a 2017 USRowing paper waiver. Waivers on file with Ronin Racing cannot be accessed during race day registration or additions. Paper waivers will be available at the event.

Distance

All races are 2000 meters unless otherwise noted below in the Events section.

Regulations

The Concept 2 Model D ergometer will be used for all events. Competitors may select a damper setting of their choice but may not be changed during the race.

Events

All events are raced separately for men and women:
  • Ages 30-39 – no handicapping, age is determined as of the actual race day.
  • Ages 40-49 – no handicapping, age is determined as of the actual race day.
  • Ages 50-59 – no handicapping, age is determined as of the actual race day.
  • Ages 60 and up – no handicapping, age is determined as of the actual race day.
  • Kids - Restricted to entrants age 13 & under, 1000 meter race
  • Junior – Restricted to entrants age 14-18
  • Junior Novice – Ages 14-18 AND fit the novice definition below
  • Junior Coxswain – Ages 14-18, 1000 meter race
  • Junior Lightweight - Men-155 lbs max, Women-135 lbs max
  • Junior Team Relay – Ages 14-18, 2 female, 2 male; each pull at least 250 meters for a total 2000 meter race
  • 1000 meter dash - no restrictions
  • Lightweight – Men-165 lbs max, Women-135 lbs max
  • Novice – definition below
  • Open – no restrictions
  • Coxswain – 1000 meter race
  • 500 meter dash – no restrictions
  • Open Team Relay – 2 female, 2 male; each pull at least 250 meters for a total 2000 meter race, no restrictions
Novice: is defined as a rower who has never raced a 2000 meter race on the water or at an indoor regatta before race day. It is intended for people who are entering their first race at an indoor regatta. 

Coxswain: is defined as a person who has been a coxswain in a regatta (not an oarsman or oarswoman) during the previous year. Weigh-in is not required.

Age eligibility is determined by rower’s age on race day.


Schedule

A final schedule will be posted the week of the event. Depending on entries, start times will alter slightly, but will not alter more than 15-30 minutes. View the schedule from last year for more information.


Awards

Medals for each event
Awards are given to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finisher in each event (not each flight). 

Results are posted next to erg assignments (on a wall at the gym) roughly 15 minutes after the final flight of each event (larger events have many flights).

Medals may be picked up from the registration table when results are posted. Medals must be picked up the day of, and will not be mailed after the event.

For age grouped races: Unless entry numbers are very high for each age group, these different events will race at the same time. However they will still be awarded separate 1st, 2nd and 3rd place medals for each male and female winner in each age grouped event. There is no handicap. 

Team Point Trophies
Please read about Team Point Trophies in the Results - Team Points section of this webpage.

Hammer Award
Please read about Hammer Awards in the Results - Hammer Award section of this webpage.


Race Day Information

All participants and spectators must get a WRISTBAND at the entrance to the Georgia Tech Campus Recreation Center. The wristband will allow you access to the 2nd and 4th floor of the building. NO FOOD OR DRINK (water bottles are allowed) WILL BE ALLOWED PAST THIS POINT.

Weigh-in - for lightweight events only

  • Friday Night: 8:00 PM in the CRC lobby. Please arrive on time as this will close when everyone has weighed in.  
  • Saturday: Open at 9:00am Saturday and are open up to 30 minutes prior to your race.
  • Coxswains do not have to weigh-in. 
  • In order to qualify for a Concept2 record, weigh-in must occur 2 hours before event. Record Requirements.
  • Weight limits for lightweight events are:
 EventErg Sprints CRASH-B 
Junior Women135 lb max135 lb max
Junior Men*155 lb max165 lb max
Master, Collegiate, and Open Women135 lb max135 lb max
Master, Collegiate, and Open Men165 lb max165 lb max

*There is not a separate event for Junior Men CRASH-B (greater than 155 lb and under 165 lb). Junior men racing to qualify for CRASH-B should register for the Junior Men event or the Open Lightweight Men event. 

Erg Assignments are posted at the venue. Please find your erg assignment prior to your race. Your name should also appear on your erg monitor. Please ensure you are pulling on the erg assigned to you so your results are accurate. 

If you would like, you may have one teammate hold your erg during your race.  This is not necessary, but if you choose to do this, note that your one teammate can only hold the erg from the back side.  No one besides the Atlanta Erg Sprint event staff may be on the wheel side of the erg. 

Check-in: Individuals

  • There is no need to check-in at the registration table if your registration (payment and waiver) is complete.
  • If you are attempting to register on the day of the event, please visit the registration table with payment in hand by check or credit card. Day of entries are allowed ONLY if there is an empty erg in the desired race. You will be charged the late fee and will have to sign a waiver.

Check-in: Teams

  • If you are a part of your team - your coach will organize your registration. You can view your erg assignments posted at the venue. 
  • Coaches: please visit the registration table for the following:
    • Pick up a coaches packet which has helpful documents for erg assignments and tracking results for your team
    • Complete any registration. 
      • Scratches - please report ALL scratches so race directors are not looking for the athlete at the start. Scratches will result in an empty erg and will make room for a late entry.
      • Additions - Additions are subject to erg availability and are not guaranteed. Additions are allowed up to 1 hour prior to the official race time.  Additions will be charged the $25 for late entry fee if the team has not hit the team cap. Waivers for additions on race day must be paper waivers (Junior coaches, take note that this waiver requires a parent's signature).  
  • Please note that absolutely no additions are allowed 1 hour prior to the official race time.
  • Scratches will result in an empty erg. We will not reassign ergs. Ergs are autoseeded based on registration deadline.
Separate warm-up ergs will be available on an adjacent basketball court. The indoor track is also available for warm-up. Please be respectful of other patrons using the gymnasium. 

Racing Information

Finals Only

All events are finals only. You will only race once per event and competitors will be seeded, based upon erg scores submitted. 

We seed competitors according to their ability as best we can. The best time overall will win each event.

Start of each race

At the start, follow the instructions on your erg.  See the link below for the start sequence that will appear on your monitor. 

In the off chance that your monitor fails to compute during your race, it will not fix itself during the race. Immediately stop rowing and put your hand in the air. If breakage occurs during the first 200 meters of the race, all rowers will be stopped and called back to the start. If breakage occurs after the first 200 meters, the rower can choose to finish the race (and be taken out of competition) or pull the whole piece again. If rower chooses to pull again, they must pull in the flight immediately following their current flight.