End of Regatta - safe travels everyone!2022-03-14 16:57:46
Thank you for your patience in challenging conditions today. This is how racing will proceed on Monday.
We will start at event 7, the Girls U15 4+. The events will then be raced IN ORDER. This means that the U16 4x+ and the U18 1x events which faced challenging conditions today will get another chance to row.
We will run through the program to the final event 26, then if the timing and weather conditions allow, we will re-race events 1 to 6.
The decision has been made that medals will still be awarded. This will be done on a time trial basis - so the fastest boat across all heats in an event will be awarded the gold medal, and so on. Crews should understand that they are racing for times and should row as hard as they can!
Should the weather conditions mean that we cannot run the events 1 to 6 at the end of the day, medals will be awarded on the basis of times achieved during the Sunday heats.
We understand that there were a number of scratchings from the events that took place after 11am (after the regatta hold) for reasons of safety on the water or pontoons. Scratchings after 11am (other than medical) will be reversed - please assume you are racing and that you should re-scratch once the day sheet is released should you no longer wish to compete. Please do check the day sheet carefully to make sure that the crews you want to race are still racing and that all the crew names are still as you want. Email email@example.com if you need to reverse any changes - or continue to make alterations as usual online.
Racing will start at 8am and a day sheet will be released as soon as possible. But event 7 will be the first event raced and race intervals will be 5 minutes unless rower conflicts dictate wider gaps.
Let's hope for better weather tomorrow.
Following a successful Junior Regatta over the weekend KRI has received feedback from schools, clubs and local Rowing Associations on the regatta format. Local Rowing Associations, New Zealand Secondary Schools Rowing Board and Committee along with Rowing New Zealand have determined that the best format for the 2022 AON North Island Secondary Schools regatta is to offer two x 2 Day Regattas. KRI acknowledge this change is being made with only eight days to the regatta, but is committed to delivering the best regatta for the rowers. The heats will be run on the first day of each regatta, and the second day will be the finals.
The new format will be as follows:
Friday 11th and Saturday 12th March 2022: Aon NISSC Boys Events Regatta (all ages and events)
Sunday 13th and Monday 14th March 2022: Aon NISSC Girls Events Regatta (all ages and events)
Should there be any concerns or questions around the late change please feel free to contact Mark Weatherall – GM Community and Development Rowing NZ on 021 132 4519 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Entries have reopened and close at 2:00pm on Saturday 5 March.