76th Annual CSSRA · June 2-4, 2023
CSSRA Rules of Racing
The Rowing Canada Aviron Rules of Racing will apply at the CSSRA Regatta. Exceptions to the RCA rules as allowed under RCA rule 1.6 are summarized
Sanction for the Regatta has been granted for the Championships with the following Exceptions to the RCA Rules of Racing.
2.3 Age Categories of Rowers – differ from the RCA Rules and are stated in the Entry Rules section on the web site,
Rule 2.5 Coxswains weights – the dead weight for male and female coxswains in men’s or women’s events is less than the RCA maximum and is stated on the Weigh-in Rule section on the web site. The max dead weight for CSSRA is 10kgs.
Rule 2.6 Weighing of Coxswains – Coxswains must weigh-in each day as outlined in the CSSRA Weigh-In Rules. Weigh-in times are 2hrs before the first race of the day and are open for 4hrs. Sunday Finals 6am-7:45am , There will be no re-weighing of athletes this is a ONE(1) step on the scales per event.,
Rule 2.10 Lightweights – Weight classes differ from the RCA Categories and are stated on the Event List and Weigh-in Rules pages,
Rule 2.11 Weighing of Athletes – Athletes must weigh-in each day as outlined on the Weigh-In Rules page on the web site. Weigh-in times are 2hrs before the first race of the day and are open for 4hrs. Sunday Finals 6am – 7:45am , There will be no re-weighing of athletes this is a ONE(1) step on the scales per event.,
Rule 4.1 Course Markings- The course will be laid out and marked only at the Start, 500, 1000, and 1500 metre points and Finish
Rule 7.6 Substitutions – All Name Changes must be done by 4pm the day prior to the first race in that event. NO Substitutions for the single will be allowed for this regatta,
Rule 9.2 Progression to Straight Final- All straight Finals Lanes will be randomly drawn,
Rule 10.10.4 Interference – Interference causing a crew to lose time late in a heat will be reviewed by the Chief Umpire and the Board of the Jury
Rule 10.19 Appeals – appeals of the decisions of the Board of the Jury are made to the CSSRA Board of Directors in writing along with a $500cdn appeal fee. Their decision is Final. The appeal fee can be returned if the decision is overturned.
THERE WILL BE NO EFFICIENCY TROPHY AWARDED IN 2023
That the following will form the rules and scoring for the Efficiency Trophy for Men’s and Women’s Championships:
- To be eligible for the Men’s Team Efficiency Trophy and Banner a school must finish in at least four(4) event finals in the men’s events;
- To be eligible for the Women’s Team Efficiency Trophy and Banner a school must finish in at least four(4) event finals in the women’s events;
- The schools efficiency ranking is based on the average of the top four(4) finish postions in the final events;
- All boat classes have the same percentage value related to placing in the final event;
- Efficiency percentages values for placing are as follows:
First place (Gold) 100 points, Second Place (Silver) 75 points, Third Place (Bronze) 55 points, Fourth Place 40 points, Fifth Place 30 points,Sixth Place 25 points,Seventh Place 20 points,Eighth Place 15 points,
- In the event of a tie for fist place the final efficiency score will not change but the school with the higher ranking using the the tie breaker system below will be awarded the Championship trophy and Banner.
- The tie breaker will be the finish position of the fifth crew that qualifies for the finals, then the sixth crew and so on, If a school does not have a 5th crew finish the school that has finished a fifth crew will be the winner.