Registration and Entry Deadline
Please consult the race packet here for all information.
Registration is available via RegattaCentral
Opening of Registration: December 1, 2020
Closing of Registration: March 1st, 2021
In order to ensure receipt of entry confirmation as well as important registration updates, make sure to add the @crash-b.org domains to your email address book. Please note that until payment has cleared, all entries are preliminary. It is the responsibility of the entrant to confirm payment has been made. The final confirmed entry list will be posted following the close of Registration. Complete entry list with heat and erg assignments will be posted early-February following the close of registration.
Individual Entries: $25.00
Team Entries: $25.00
Entry fees are non-refundable. No Exceptions. Full payment is due prior to the day of the event. Competitors whose fees have not been received in advance of race day will be removed from the regatta entry list. USRA basic Membership is required.
This year (2021), there will be no weight-based classes (flyweight, lightweight, and openweight) within events, though age-based event classifications will remain.
All event classifications are described in the entry packet on the USRowing website here.
Youth: Men’s and Women’s. Restricted to entrants who are at least 12 years old but not yet 14 years old on race day. Due to insurance stipulations, no competitor may be under the age of 12 on actual race day March 7, 2021. Youth entrants will race for 4 minutes, with winners being determined by the most meters rowed.
Under 15: A competitor may compete in the U15 category until December 31 of the year of his or her 14th birthday.
Under 17: A competitor may compete in the U17 category until December 31 of the year of his or her 16th birthday.
Under 19: A competitor may compete in the U19 category until December 31 of the year of his or her 18th birthday, i.e. entrants born after January 1, 2003.
Under 23: A competitor may compete in the U23 category until December 31 of the year of his or her 22nd birthday. Restricted to entrants born on or after January 1, 1999.
Senior (Open): Senior (Open) events are open to competitors of any age.
Masters: A masters athlete is a competitor who has attained, or will attain, the age of 27 during the current calendar year. A competitor’s age is determined as of December 31 of the current calendar year, rounded down to the nearest whole number. A competitor thus becomes a master on January 1 of the year of his or her 27th birthday.
Masters competitors are required to race within the event designated for their age category. Competitors are not eligible to race in events designated for older or younger categories.
Masters Age Categories:
Team Event – Teams of four, each team member rows 500 meters. The team time is the average of each person’s erg.
All Rowers racing in para races shall be classified before competition, either by self-classification or by a USA or FISA Classification Panel.
Self-classification is permitted in all events with the exception of the open, 2,000-meter PR1, PR2, and PR3. The open Para Events are intended to be for FISA-Classified elite rowers.
Classifiers will not be present for the Virtual USRowing Indoor National Championships. For more information on the classification process, visit the USRowing web site here.
All para events are 2000 meters to match on the water standards – For classifications and more information, click here.
A FISA International or U.S. Classification is required for the Para-Rowing 2K PR1, PR2, and PR3 events. Athletes taking part in these events that have not yet been classified by a FISA International or U.S. Classification panel are required to submit documentation for a pre-classification assessment (links below). These documents must be submitted via their National Federations using the FISA Classification portal 30 days prior to classification, i.e. no later than January 30, .
FISA has created an online tool to help potential para athletes determine their eligibility for para rowing and to give an indication of what sport class they may be eligible for. The online tool is available here
Classification Sport Classes
PR1: Rowers who have minimal or no trunk function (i.e. primarily shoulder function) will be assigned to the PR1 class after being evaluated by a FISA or U.S. Classification Panel. A PR1 class rower is able to apply force predominantly using the arms and/ or shoulders. These athletes will likely also have decreased sitting balance.
PR2: Rowers who have functional use of the trunk and who are not able to use the sliding seat to propel the boat because of significantly weakened function or mobility of the lower limbs will be assigned to the PR2 class after being evaluated by a FISA or U.S. Classification Panel.
PR3: Rowers with an eligible impairment who have functional use of their legs, trunk and arms for rowing, and who can utilize the sliding seat to propel the will be assigned to the PR3 class after being evaluated by a FISA or U.S. Classification Panel.
PR3 (VI): Allocated to Rowers with a classifiable visual impairment. Three subclasses are used in classification.
- PR3-B1, PR3-B2, PR3-B3 (formerly LTA-B1, LTA-B2, LTA-B3): allocated to Rowers based on their visual acuity to the standards set by the IBSA.
ALL OTHER EVENTS ARE SELF CLASSIFIED – FISA CLASSIFICATION NOT REQUIRED
Please note, all FISA/U.S. Classified and Self Classified PR1 and PR2 athletes are required to attend the fitting session on. Saturday, February 29, 2020, at the Royal Sonesta Hotel, 40 Edwin Land Blvd, Cambridge, MA 02142 . No exceptions.
Other USRowing Indoor Rowing Championship Para Classifications
Athletes competing in sport groups below must be classifiable within one month of the event if their sport class is challenged.
PR1 (AS): Arms and Shoulders – Rowers who use their arms and shoulders only. Rowers use strapping around their midsection to provide support and stability.
PR2 (TA): Trunk and Arms – Rowers who have trunk and arm movement, who are unable to use their legs to propel the sliding seat.
PR3 (PD/LTA): Physical Disability/Legs, Trunk and Arms and/or VI – Rowers who have the use of their legs, trunk and arms, who can utilize the sliding seat. Rowers may have a physical or visual impairment.
PR3 (AK): Single Leg or Above Knee Amputee – Rowers who have the use of their single leg, trunk and arms, who can utilize the sliding seat. May wear prosthetic limb.
PR3 (SA): Single Arm – Rowers who have the use of their single arm/hand and trunk, who can utilize the sliding seat.
PR3 (D): Dwarfism - Rowers who have a medical or genetic condition resulting in short stature.
PR3 (ID): Intellectual Disability – Rowers who meet the eligibility/classification requirements set by INAS and managed domestically by Athletes Without Limits (http://www.athleteswithoutlimits.org).
Additional subcategories may be included as part of the classification of PR3-ID. Subcategories will be requested at the time of registration and will be used to rank competitors on the World Rankings. Awards will be limited to gender and age groups within the PR3-ID. In an effort to collect data to support expansion and rankings of the PR3-ID event in the future, athletes will be asked to specify their sub category during registration.
PR3 (ID-1): Legs, Trunk & Arms (Intellectual Disability)
- IQ of 75 or below (Weschler/WISC/WAIS, Stanford-Binet or Raven)
- Significant limitations in Adaptive Behavior (Vineland, ABAS or Other)
- Onset before age 18
PR3 (ID-2): Legs, Trunk & Arms (Down Syndrome)
- Diagnosis of Down Syndrome including type (Trisomy 21 or Mosaic)
- Atlanto-Axial Instability status as either clear or asymptomatic
- Athletes with Mosaic Down Syndrome must also provide evidence of intellectual disability
PR3 (ID-3): Legs, Trunk & Arms (High Executive Function/Autism)
- A formal diagnosis of Autism, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or Asperger’s syndrome carried out by a qualified practitioner using accepted diagnostic techniques.
- Does not meet IQ or Adaptive criteria for Intellectual Disability Class above (for example IQ is over 75).
PR3 (VI): Allocated to Rowers with a verifiable and permanent visual impairment. Three subclasses are used in classification. Restrictions may be in place for events on the number of competitors in a crew with a specific subclass classification:
PR3-B1, PR3-B2, PR3-B3 (formerly LTA-B1, LTA-B2, LTA-B3): allocated to Rowers based on their visual acuity to the standards set by the IBSA.
Para Event Subcategories and Why They Are Important as a Competitor:
They support fair racing within the para events
They develop valuable performance data once recorded on the Concept2 online world rankings
The more specific sport category performance data created by their use creates supportive information for governing bodies to best plan performance recognition moving forward
Para Event Sub Category Nomenclature and Why It is Important to Use Universally at All Regattas Large and Small.
- The nomenclature including the subcategory designation must always be included no matter how awards are distributed. As an example for last year’s World Rowing Indoor Challenge at Long Beach for the FISA Para Men(PR3) 2000m event, the results could include the following:
|Gold Medal||1st Place|
|Silver Medal||2nd Place||England||Robert Bagley||PR3(VI)||6:03.4|
|Bronze Medal||3rd Place||Ukraine||Ivan Rudishe||PR3(PD)||6:04.6|
2. As long as the subcategories are carried through to the race results, they can then be incorporated into the Concept2 World Rankings within their respective subcategories as well as their overall PR3 status, creating the very valuable performance comparison data sorted by the more specific subcategories. This can all be done independently no matter how the race organizers decide to award results (by compressing the categories to overall as in the above example or by awarding the specific subcategory as an independent event).