RNSW Hour of Information RNSW Hour of Power 21st February 2012
21st February 2012 Tonight’s PlanHow do Rules Affect: The Course Entries Rowers Uniforms Boats Races Results Differences in rules at RNSW – RA - FISA What do we need to know about these things.
21st February 2012 A Question or two Would you let your own child drive without knowing the rules? Would you fly with an airline that allows a pilot to fly knowing 30% of the rules? When do you need to know the rules?
21st February 2012Whose Rules are They? Differences?
21st February 2012 The CourseWhat do we need to know? Length 14 35 Water Width Lanes 14 37 Traffic BB Bulletin Where BB Bulletin How to find answers BB R&U
21st February 2012 EntriesWhat do we need to know? Closing 9 39 Categories 14 35 Composites 8.6 46 Withdrawals / Substitutions 10 52 Seeding / Lane draws Progressions 12 54,55&64 Masters! 8.5 27 & Apx
21st February 2012 RowersWhat do we need to know? Ages 8.2 30 & 15 Weights o Coxswains 8.3 18 o Rowers 8.1 25 & 26 Gender 1 (b) Sanctions 21 & 34 78
21st February 2012 UniformsWhat do we need to know? Register 5 44 Components Design Conformity in boats 5 44 Oars 6 Sanctions 21 & 34 78
21st February 2012 BoatsWhat do we need to know? Classes 7 33-34 Weights Inclusions Design Advertising 43& A2 When are they checked Sanctions 21 & 34 35
21st February 2012 RacesWhat do we need to know? Start o Arriving 12 67 o Start Zone Breakages 35 71 Objections / Protests 30 76* Lanes Finish Protocols in and around the race 56.2 57
21st February 2012 Races - Start ZoneThe start is a quiet zone Types of start o Held o Roll call o Quick start Common Mistakes o Side •Arrive late – 2 minutes o Flag •Row onto course incorrectly •Correcting course False start •“Hand up” Sanctions •Claim a “breakage”
21st February 2012 Races – The BodyLaned or not the principles are the same Responsibility of o The rower/crew o The Umpire Advantage Common Misconceptions •That the umpire steers crews •That appeals are automatic •You must stay in your lane •You don’t have to do what the umpire says
21st February 2012 FinishWhat do we need to know? Finish o Objections at the finish o Outcome of objections Traffic rules Check weighing boats Check weighing coxswains
* 21st February 2012 Differences in RulesRNSW RA FISAEntries Entries Pre Event RC• Composites • Late Crew ID• Crews in races • No show = $250 Weighing in SubstitutionsSubstitution Coxswains TrafficWithdrawal* Advertising - Boats & all CoxswainsProtests* Uniforms - Finals Boat weightsSanctions* Starts ProgressionBreach tolerance Time trials TechnologyWeekends Oars Spoken words Uniform POJ Jury and Board
* 21st February 2012 Differences in RulesRNSW RA FISAControl commission Control Commission CONTROL COMMISSION! more active International and Annual event annual at best Three regattas Total compliance with rules – no tolerance Higher ExpectationsReasonable expectations
21st February 2012 10 Things to Teach Your Rowers1. Read the rules – and clarify doubts2. Behaviour in the start zone3. What a safe boat looks like4. How to maneuver your boat short distances5. Place in the draw and other rowers in race6. How to indicate a problem7. What a flag means8. What happens at the end of race9. What the traffic rules are and why10. Good sportmanship
21st February 2012 10 Things a Coach Should Know1. RNSW rules2. RA rules (?)3. Course layout4. Traffic rules5. Sanctions6. Venue rules – cycles and traffic7. Course etiquette – start – race– finish8. When to protest and possible outcomes9. How to approach officials10. Who to ask and how to check
21st February 2012 Some Questions1. What does exclusion mean?2. Can a lightweight weigh in twice in 1 day?3. Can a coxswain carry weight through?4. What can a coxswain carry as deadweight?5. Where does the deadweight need to be?6. What happens when a coxswain is underweight?7. What happens when a boat is underweight?8. What happens with appeals?9. When can you appeal?10. How do you appeal?
21st February 2012 Some Questions1. What happens when rowers withdraw from a heat? Ask me about the 1 hour rule and substitutions.2. What happens when a boat has no bow ball?3. Why have heel ties?4. Can a coach cause a crew to be excluded?5. What is a red card?6. Is a yellow card seen?7. Why are the rules different?8. Why are the buoys different colours?9. Where is lane 1?10. How do I get to be an umpire?
21st February 2012 Some Questions1. What is the minimum weight for an eight?2. What is the minimum weight for a female lightweight at the Nationals 2012?3. Can you undo a withdrawal?4. Can you rescind a substitution?Over to you for questions -