Westdale Secondary School Rowing

Information for the Westdale Secondary School Rowing Community


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UPDATE ON TIME

645 arrival time, please. No new boats being raced due to boat christening. Astra to be rowed over instead of Wolter. Allocations below:

8am: SW4x: Astra (use Wolter sculls)

8:10: JM2x: Justice

8:20: JW1X: Monaco

8:40: Jr and Sr Women 63kg 4+: Stank (Ella) with Csima oars and Miller (Maura) with Miller oars

8:50: JM4x: Astra

9am: SW2x: Justice

9:10: Sw638+: Griffiths

9:40: JM72kg4+: Miller with Miller oars

9:50: JW4x: Bailey

10:10: SW4+: Miller

10:20: JW2x: Trojan (Liv)

Justice (Serena)

Cherwinski (Maddy D)

10:40: SW 59kg 4x: Bailey

10:50: JM1x: Monaco (Liam)

High Maintenance (Owen)

11:20: Mixed 8+: Griffiths


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SATURDAY MORNING

If anybody has offered to volunteer, Greg will meet with those folks at 6:30. Rowers should be there at 7am to help put ALL coach boats together and row the shells over to the beach. The following rowers/crews will row the following shells

Wolter: Liv, Maggie, Maddie T, Celina

Propeller Club: Owen, Max

Monaco: Owen (who will run back from the beach and take the Monaco over)

Griffiths: Liam, Alex, Ethan, Geon, Meegan, Sequoia, Maddy B, Becca, Molly (guys in bow four)

Bow four guys will run back from the beach and row the Miller over with Ella after helping Owen launch the Monaco (blue and yellow single)

Meegan, Becca and Maddy will run back from the beach and row the Stank over with Maura and Fiora

Justice: Charlotte, Serena

Cherwinski: Maddy/Ryann

Bailey: Kate, Alia, Zaiga, Caroline

No changes to this, please.


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CITY CHAMPS!

Here is the lineups for Cities on Saturday. Races are about 1000 metres. There will also be a day sheet sent later. It is a more relaxed, fun regatta…but we still want to see you race hard. This is your warmup regatta for CSSRA! I will put out a day sheet later today with the boat allocations on it. I’ve taken out the ‘Meeting Times’, because the day is too condensed. And as always, we prefer to watch you race and to provide feedback on that. Ratings should be elevated from what they usually are during a 2000 metre race….but MAINTAIN CONTROL!

CREWS AND RACE TIMES

8AM: SW4X: Meegan, Alia, Zaiga, Fiora
8:10: JM2X: Owen, Max
8:20: SW1X: Serena
8:40: SW634+: Celina, Becca, Maddy B, Sequoia, Ella
8:40: JW634+: Liv, Maddy T, Ryann, Maddy D, Maura
8:50: JM4X: Ethan, Max, Alex, Geon
9:00: SW2X: Meegan, Fiora
9:10: SW638+: Kate, Charlotte, Celina, Caroline, Maggie, Sequoia, Maddy B, Becca, Ella
9:40: JM724+: Liam, Alex, Ethan, Geon, Molly
9:50: JW4X: Liv, Maddy T, Charlotte, Serena
10:10: SW4+: Meegan, Fiora, Maddy B, Becca, Maura
10:10: JW2X#1: Liv, Maggie
10:10: JW2X#2: Serena, Sequoia
10:10: JW2X#3: Maddy D, Ryann
10:40: SW594X: Kate, Alia, Zaiga, Caroline
10:50: JM1X: Liam
10:50: JM1x: Owen
11:10: ALUMNI 2X#1: (don’t know the names!)
11;10: ALUMNI 2X#2: Kieran R-D, Lucas
11:20: MIXED 8+: Liam, Alex, Ethan, Geon, Meegan, Sequoia, Maddy B, Becca, Molly

Here are the rules of the regatta.

Rules of Racing – Hamilton City Championships
Start and Finish
The start is a floating start aligned by the start official. Starts will be signaled as “Attention” followed by a pause with a length from 1 to 8 seconds then the sound of a horn or whistle. In the event the signalling device is damaged or lost the start will be signaled as “Attention” followed by a pause with a length from 1 to 8 seconds then “Row”.
In the event of bad weather, significant delays or judgement of the start official there may be a quick start. In the event of a quick start the starter will announce “This race will be a quick start.” Followed by “Attention, Row!” In the event of a quick start boats may not be perfectly aligned and hands will not be recognized.
The finish will be marked with a buoy. Finishing the race will be signaled by the sound of a horn or whistle. In the event the signalling device is lost or damaged the finish will not be signaled. All crews should race fully past the finish buoy before stopping.
Damaged equipment
There is no 100m rule at this event. All crews are responsible for verifying their equipment is in condition to race prior to launching.
Steering and Race Course
With a floating start and lightly buoyed race course the ability of each crew to steer straight is important. In any event that two or more crews are impeding on each other’s water, the fastest moving crew has right of way. The other crew(s) must adjust course or let it run until the course is clear.
Objections and Protests
Objections are not recognized at the city championships. Without objections there will be no opportunity for protests.
Medals
A gold medal is awarded to each winner of their event. In rare cases where two events are run in the same flight a medal will be awarded to the top finish of both events. For example if there are 2 lightweight doubles and 3 open doubles in the same age and gender category gold medals will be earned by the top ranking lightweight double and the top ranking open double.
Entry Shifts Regarding Weight and Age classes
Events will not be run when there is a single entry in any given weight or age class for a particular boat class. The weight class, age class or both may be increased to the next tier to find a race for the entered crew. Medals will be awarded as though the class-shifted crew was originally entered in their new event.
Entries with nobody to race
If entries are submitted as the lone entry in any given event and the entry is unable to be shifted up weight or age classes to find opponents the entry may be put into a hybrid event. Hybrid events will only be created when similar boat classes are lacking events. For example a single entry in the Jr Women’s 8+ and a single entry in the Jr Women’s 4x may be combined to become a hybrid event. No advantage will be given to the smaller boat. Medals and points will be awarded the same as any other event.
Points awarded by rank
Winner: 5 points
2nd: 4 points
3rd: 3 points
4th: 2 points
5th: 1 point
6th-8th: 0 points
Rules for earning points
Each school only receives points for one entry per event. The school is awarded points for their highest ranking finish. Multiple entries with high ranking finishes can reduce the points earned by opposing schools.
Points Example
For example in the Sr W Lwt 2x event Ancaster has two entries and Westdale has one. If Ancaster ranks first and second the points work as follows:
1st – Ancaster – 5 points
2nd – Ancaster – points already received
3rd – Westdale – 3 points
Goal of the points system
A school with multiple entries cannot gain extra points, but can reduce the number of points other schools earn. This favours team depth, but allows small teams to earn the overall banner if they have a very strong year and place first and second in many races.

Map of the venue

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WESTDALE ROWING YARD SALE/CITY CHAMPIONSHIPS/MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT

Marie Barry (Liv’s Mom) is hosting a Yard Sale on Sunday, May 27 (the day after Cities!), with proceeds generously being donated to Westdale rowing! Address is on Uplands (not sure exact number, but it’s a short street!) Go north on Longwood almost to the hill leading to Princess Point, turn left on Franklin, and Uplands is the second right. Items generously accepted, so if there’s anything you’re thinking of giving away that’s in working order and could sell, we will accept it! I will let you know start time, but Marie tells me it will NOT be starting at 5:10AM!!

I don’t have the City Champs draw yet, but you’re scheduled in your CSSRA boats, plus a few others we’ve added. I BELIEVE the start time is 8am. Races are about 1000 metres long from the slip outbound. Boats will be launched from the beach in the little bay beside the slip. There’s no de-rigging/loading–we will row boats there on Saturday morning. I will post draw as soon as I know it.

After the regatta, there will be a BBQ and we will christen the new boats.

Following the christening, there will be a MAJOR Westdale Rowing announcement.


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FRIDAY BOATINGS

JM724+ (MILLER) (Mike)
B-Ethan
2-Geon
3-Kate P
S-Lucas
CX: Molly

4X (ASTRA) (Mike)
B-Liam
2-Max
3-Owen
S-Alex

SW638+ (GRIFFITHS) (Tom)
B-Kate
2-Charlotte
3-Celina
4-Caroline
5-Maggie
6-Sequoia
7-Maddy B
S-Becca
CX-Ella

2x (JUSTICE) (Pete)
B-Maddy D
S-Ryann

1X (MONACO) (Pete)
Serena

SW4X (WOLTER) (Tom)
B-Liv
2-Alia
3-Zaiga
S-Fiora


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THE HOME STRETCH!

We’re in the home stretch, everybody! Hard to believe that the season will be over in 11 days! Lots to do before that, starting with the Hamilton City Championships/christening of boats this Saturday. Bring your friends and family to watch you race in the slip at Bayfront Park! I believe Greg is aiming to have racing wrapped up by noon, followed by a BBQ (which is already paid for by your spring fees for the rowers), followed by the boat christening afterwards. Looks like it will be a cracker of a day, too!

Following Cities, we are off Sunday, then normal practice Monday and Tuesday. The coaches are still debating on whether to load the trailer Wednesday or Thursday, so I will give details on that. We will have a small group of you in St. Catharines on Thursday to rig and possibly row, but it won’t be for long, especially if it’s hot. The CSSRA Regatta starts on Friday morning.

Taking a first look at entries, it looks like we already have one final–the Sr Women 59kg 4x looks to be a straight final on Sunday–I can’t remember the last time there was a straight final at this regatta! We do have some events that will require heats to semis to finals on Friday/Saturday/Sunday. Numerous events are heats to finals Saturday and Sunday. And as mentioned, the one straight final Sunday. All this will be on the draw, which is promised by Sunday by the committee. If you are not racing on Friday, we may still ask you to come to St. Catharines late that day for a practice row on the course, especially if you haven’t rowed in a couple of days. For those racing pre-noon on all days, as well as those who need to weigh in anyway, we will ask you to come to the course for a morning paddle. These morning rows are FANTASTIC for calming the nerves and for doing a few practice race starts. These will be communicated to you next week when the draw comes out.

The end is near, folks! It has been one quick season—I CLEARLY remember the first meeting in the library before winter training started–that was late October. All the eager faces of both novice parents and novice rowers wondering how all this could possibly happen. Now we’re here with just a few short days left and it’s amazing how far you’ve all come. Make it the BEST 11 days of the season!!!

Below is our entry list for the 73rd Annual Canadian Secondary Schools Rowing Association (CSSRA) Championships

EVENT 3: WOMEN SENIOR 63KG DOUBLE
B-Maddy D
S-Ryann

EVENT 7: WOMEN JUNIOR SINGLE
Robin

EVENT 8: WOMEN SENIOR 63KG 8+
B-Kate M
2-Charlotte
3-Celina
4-Caroline
5-Maggie
6-Sequoia
7-Maddy B
S-Becca
CX: Ella

EVENT 10: WOMEN SENIOR QUAD
B-Meegan
2-Alia
3-Zaiga
S-Fiora

EVENT 11: MEN JUNIOR 72KG COX FOUR
B-Liam
2-Alex
3-Ethan
S-Geon
CX: Molly

EVENT 14: WOMEN JUNIOR QUAD
B-Liv
2-Maddie T
3-Charlotte
S-Serena

EVENT 15: MEN JUNIOR DOUBLE
B-Owen
S-Max

EVENT 20: WOMEN JUNIOR DOUBLE
B-Serena
S-Sequoia

EVENT 26: MEN JUNIOR QUAD
B-Ethan
2-Alex
3-Max
S-Geon

EVENT 27: WOMEN SENIOR 63KG COX FOUR
B-Celina
2-Maggie
3-Maddy B
S-Becca
CX: Ella

EVENT 31: WOMEN SENIOR 59KG QUAD
B-Kate
2-Alia
3-Zaiga
S-Caroline

EVENT 32: WOMEN SENIOR DOUBLE
B-Meegan
S-Fiora

EVENT 34: MEN JUNIOR SINGLE
Liam

EVENT 35: WOMEN JUNIOR 63KG COX FOUR
B-Ryann
2-Maddie T
3-Maddy D
S-Liv
CX-: Maura