Important IRA Regatta Documents for 2011:
Intercollegiate Rowing Association 109th Annual National IRA Regatta Entry Confirmation and On Site Instructions
Preliminary Race Schedule (Subject to Change Upon Final Verification of Entries)
The Board of Stewards of the Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA) has invited your institution to compete
in the 109th Annual National IRA Regatta on the Cooper River in Camden County, NJ on Thursday, Friday and
Saturday June 2, 3, and 4, 2011.
This packet provides all the essential information and material you'll need to finish your entries, confirm your
final entry declaration at www.regattacentral.com, post boat lineups, and pay the remainder of your regatta
invoice, should you have an outstanding balance on your affiliate account for this year's Regatta. We urge you
to review the entire packet carefully, and complete the appropriate forms in accordance with the specified
As always, we look forward to greeting you and your crews at this year's IRA Regatta in early June on the
Clayton W. Chapman, Regatta Director,
Dan Thompson, Chief Referee
Gary R. Caldwell, ECAC Director of Rowing
2011 IRA REGATTA FINAL ENTRY CONFIRMATION AND PAYMENT
Remaining Affiliate Entry Fees (if applicable) for the 2011 Regatta are due with your Final Entry
Declaration. Please go to your regattacentral.com account and enter the boats that have been accepted
into the 2011 IRA from your school. Your account has already been invoiced for the balance for the 2011
IRA Championships. Final entry fees are due no later than May 28, 2011. If you need any assistance,
please email email@example.com or call 614-360-2922
YOUR FINAL BOATING LINE-UPS must be submitted at www.regattacentral.com. The Entry Window at
that web site will remain open so that you may list your accepted entries directly on the web site. Final
boatings are to be posted at RegattaCentral no later than 12:00 PM on Wednesday, June 1, 2011.
Important: WAIVER OF LIABILITY FORMS: It is required that all competitors read, and complete the
ECAC Rower Education Survey located at www.RegattaCentral.com. Coaches should log on to their account at
the site and enter the names of all student-athletes participating in the championships on their roster. Please
include the students’ email address on the roster form. Once that is completed check on the tab marked “ECAC
Athlete Compliance” located just under “Add Athlete” section and then check off those athletes who need to
take the survey. Upon completion of the survey the athletes will be able to sign an on line waiver. This replaces
the old paper waiver you were asked to bring on site. If athletes have already competed in other ECAC
Championships this spring they do not need to repeat this process. One waiver is good for the entire season.
Please complete surveys as soon as possible, but no later than May 28, 2011
Final On Site Registration, Practice Hours, and Instructional Material.
The Cooper River Staging area will open for trailers at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 31, 2011. All crews must
have a (ONE) representative/coach check-in at the Regatta Headquarters Tent, upon arrival. Check-in will
open at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 31, 2011. Team parking passes will be issued to the representative/coach
as well as wristbands for free admission for all members of the official party. IF WRIST BANDS ARE
LOST THEY WILL NOT BE REPLACED.
Tuesday, May 31, 2011: 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 1, 2011: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 2, 2011: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday, June 3, 2011: 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
SEEDINGS, DRAW FOR HEATS and LANE ASSIGNMENTS: Again this year, there will be a draw for
heats and lane assignments for the competition in all the events. Prior to the draw, the IRA Heavyweight
Coaches will seed the all entries in the Men's Heavyweight Varsity, 2nd Varsity, and Freshmen/Novice Eight
Events. The Men’s Lightweight Seeding will be based on the results of the EARC Varsity Lightweight Eight
Finals, and the Lightweight Women’s Eight Seeding based on the latest USRowing Collegiate Poll. The seeded
entries for the heavyweight eight events will be assigned to specific heats, and to preferred lanes within their
heat. The seeded entries in the lightweight eight events will be assigned to specific heats, but lanes within these
heats will be assigned by open draw. Heat and lane assignments for all other events will be by open draw. The
draw for all events will take place at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, May 31, at the Regatta site.
Complete packet includes: IRA Eligibility Rules and exceptions; Weigh-in Procedures for Coxswains, Lightweight Men and Lightweight Women; Coaches and Coxswain Meeting information; and Special Instructions for racing.