The start of the Regatta looms, and it is time to get crews and teams organised. Lorrie Harrison and Jane Johnson send the following guidelines.
'A CREW consists of four rowers and a coxswain. The gender and average age of a crew will determine which Regatta races they can enter (except for those which are 'open'). For example three male rowers aged 65 and one male rower aged 58 will be eligible to enter the 60+ men's competition. 60+ men's competition. The age or gender of the coxswain is not taken into account. There are youth, 40+, 50+ and 60+ events.
For the Regatta competition a crew must belong to a TEAM, which is defined as a group of people representing an interest group or geographical area. Examples of teams might be, LBT, Cygnet or Castle Forbes Bay. It is intended that each team will be represented in MOST or ALL events. If your team cannot do this then it can join another one. Note that individual crews can retain an identity. As an example, given the demographics, the Living Boat Trust may well be represented by several over sixties teams. They might be LBT One, LBT Castle Forbes, LBT Wooden Boat Centre etc.
may recruit from other teams to help make up their crews. Each time a
rower participates in an event they receive one point, and extra points
will be allocated for first, second and third places. Points are
allocated to the TEAM a rower belongs to, and not to the crew; for
example if a Cygnet crew contains a New Zealander, the points gained by
that person belong to the New Zealand team.
TEAMs will need to register for the regatta by 1 February at the latest. The following people are available to assist with getting organised.