US Lightweight Indoor Rowing National Championships

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US Lightweight Indoor Rowing National Championships

Post by bencoolb » January 10th, 2021, 10:17 pm

I'm starting a new regatta!
US Lightweight Indoor Rowing National Championships
https://usltwtirnc.com/
Live event - March 13
Asynchronous racing - March 6 - 14
(Heavyweights and international athletes also welcome.)

Registration for US Lightweight Indoor Rowing National Championships opens on Monday (January 11).
Early bird discount the first week.
https://www.regattacentral.com/regatta/?job_id=7215

We will offer the following weight categories:
- Lightweight (Under 165lb men, Under 135lb women)
- Flyweight (Under 140lb men, Under 115lb women)
- Not quite a lightweight, but close (165lb to 175lb men, 135lb to 145lb women)
- Former lightweight (rowed as lightweight in the past, but not getting near a scale now)
- Never been a lightweight, but this seems like a fun event (aka heavyweight)

Winners for each event will receive a custom Dunkin’ Donuts gift card with the event logo, winners, name, event, and winning time.

https://www.instagram.com/usltwtirnc/

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Re: US Lightweight Indoor Rowing National Championships

Post by PaulG » January 11th, 2021, 4:52 pm

Could please define the Master's categories (A, B, C, etc.) in terms of age?

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Re: US Lightweight Indoor Rowing National Championships

Post by bencoolb » January 11th, 2021, 8:57 pm

Masters Categories: (AA) 21 to 26 years; (A) 27 to 35 years; (B) 36 to 42 years; (C) 43 to 49 years; (D) 50 to 54 years; (E) 55 to 59 years; (F) 60 to 64 years; (G) 65 to 69 years; (H) 70 to 74 years; (I) 75 to 79 years; (J) 80 to 84 years; (K) 85 and over

Full details in the entry packet:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2P ... edded=true

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Re: US Lightweight Indoor Rowing National Championships

Post by faach1 » January 12th, 2021, 8:58 am

This looks like a great event. Is this a one off event or do you hope to hold it again in the future?
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Re: US Lightweight Indoor Rowing National Championships

Post by bencoolb » January 12th, 2021, 3:47 pm

faach1 wrote:
January 12th, 2021, 8:58 am
This looks like a great event. Is this a one off event or do you hope to hold it again in the future?
It all depends how this one goes and what happens afterward. If people sign up and it's a successful event, I'll be happy to hold it again. I hope that it will attract a lot of competitors and other organizations will see that and include lightweights in more regattas. (If it's not successful, that will be a bummer.)

I see this as more than just a competition. Signing up is participating in a cause and a statement that its important to support lightweight rowers as part of our sport.

I know rowers like to wait until the last minute to sign up for things, but it would send a signal and be helpful if people sign up for this event early. I think if others see significant sign-ups that will build momentum. So, sign up today!

https://www.regattacentral.com/regatta/ ... 5&org_id=0

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Re: US Lightweight Indoor Rowing National Championships

Post by Mortie31 » January 13th, 2021, 2:00 pm

Is it only Crash B that have stopped LWT or is it more common and spreading?
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Re: US Lightweight Indoor Rowing National Championships

Post by bencoolb » January 14th, 2021, 8:31 am

Mortie31 wrote:
January 13th, 2021, 2:00 pm
Is it only Crash B that have stopped LWT or is it more common and spreading?
It would be more accurate to say "USRowing has stopped offering lightweight events." This year, CRASH-Bs is also the USRowing Indoor National Championships. No USRowing-hosted event has had lightweights since the start of the pandemic. Other US regattas have had lightweights (Head of the Schuylkill, Head of the Fish, Head of the Charles). The FISA World Rowing Indoor Championships (and all the continental qualifiers, including the British and Canadian Indoor Championships) have lightweight events. The Scottish and Australian Indoor Championships had lightweight events.

USRowing is the clear outlier in abandoning the weight class.

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Re: US Lightweight Indoor Rowing National Championships

Post by PaulG » January 16th, 2021, 10:43 am

bencoolb wrote:
January 12th, 2021, 3:47 pm

I know rowers like to wait until the last minute to sign up for things, but it would send a signal and be helpful if people sign up for this event early. I think if others see significant sign-ups that will build momentum. So, sign up today!

https://www.regattacentral.com/regatta/ ... 5&org_id=0
Signed up!

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