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The Cleveland Collegiate Regatta is an invitational spring regatta held on March 26 2011. This race is a scrimmage against the local colleges in Cleveland (Cleveland State, John Carrol and Case Western). This spring regatta offers a low cost & local race for colleges close to North East Ohio. Other colleges that wish to join please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Host: Head Coaches of CSU, JCU, and CASE
When: March 26 2011 @ 7 am – 12 pm
Course: 500m Qualifying, 1750m Final
Competitors: Collegiate Only
The race is held at the Cleveland Rowing Foundation Boathouse on the Cuyahoga River and was originally called the Home Schools Regatta. The race course was previously from the I90 bridge to the end of the Boathouse. With the move to the new Rivergate boathouse 500 meters downstream, a few changes have been made this year to the course.
500m Qualifying Heat – All 3 teams will race and start from upstream of NS1 to Nautica Pavilion. Lane 1 is the boat closest to the eastside, lane 2 is the middle lane, and lane 3 is closest to the west bank. Top 2 boats will advance to finals and turn around immediately following the race and head back up to NS1 for the Final Race. Losing boat will head back to the Rivergate Docks accompanied by a launch at Nautica Turn. In case of bad weather this may change to a time trial. The first place team from the sprint will get the inside lane (west bank) for the final
1750m Final Race – Top 2 boats will race from upstream of NS1 to the End of Columbus Rd Bridge (Brown Bridge).
- ‘A’ boats are designated as the top 4 rowers.
- ’B’ boats should be mostly novices/and or bottom 4
- Mixed 8 race must be 4 men and 4 women in any order.
- Each team will receive one point for a final heat victory, Qualifying Races do not count for points.
- All other US Rowing racing rules apply.
- In the event of a tie, the Mixed 8 will race a 500 meter sprint to determine the winner.
Both flights will leave the dock at 15 minutes prior to the first flight time.
Upon finishing the Sprints and Finals, boats should wait down bound of Columbus Road until next race is finished
unless the finish launch deems it possible to return to the dock.
JCU = 1 Starter, 1 Time Recorder, and 1 Nautica launch operator.Nautica launch will determine heat winners. Notimes taken for heats. Take heat finish line video.
CWRU = 1 Dockmaster and 1 timer.
CSU = 1 finish line launch and 1 timer. Take final finish line video.
Schedule of Events
6:15 am – Teams arrive to bring down launches and set up. Coaches to drop buoys at Nautica if necessary
7:00 – coaches, coxswains, and stroke seat meeting
8:00 – Women’s 4 A Heat
8:05 – Men’s 4 B Heat
8:20 – Women’s 4 A Final
8:30 – Men’s 4 B Final
9:00 -Women’s 4 B Heat
9:05 -Men’s 4 A Heat
9:20 -Women’s 4 B Final
9:30 -Men’s 4 A Final
10:00 – Women’s 8 Heat
10:10 – Women’s 8 Final
10:40 – Men’s 8 Heat
10:50 – Men’s 8 Final
11:30 – Mixed 8 Heat
11:40 – Mixed 8 Final
12:00 – Trophy Presentation
12:30 – CSU Alumni vs Current Team Races
You will enter the boathouse from Merwin Ave off of Columbus Rd. There is a Gate that will be open that you will enter. Please follow the path back all the way to the boathouse and park on the concrete Slab or on the grass in the area designated below.
You can watch Start and Finish of the Qualifying race at Settler’s Landing. For the Final race you can watch the beginning of the race from settler’s landing but you’ll miss the finish. If you want to see the last 30 strokes I’d recommend watching at Hart Crane Memorial Park next to columbus Rd.
NOTE: There is 2 Merwin Avenues and they do not connect! You want the one by the Columbus Rd Bridge (The Brown Bridge), NOT Center St. Bridge (The Red Bridge).
NOTE: You can’t go over the Center Street Bridge
Start line at NS1
Nautica Turn Launch
Finish Line – Columbus Rd
Red Circles indicate a safety Launch
Timing and Dockmaster
There will be a timer at Columbus Rd with an audible horn to mark a boat crossing the finish line.
There will also be a Dockmaster coordinating traffic on the dock. Coxswains listen to the dockmaster.
DJ Erik Murdell
Erik Murdell of WRRA will be playing music for your listening pleasure.