The 2020 Olympic campaign for United States rowers kicks off Tuesday in Chula Vista CA with 1900 meter time trials in National Selection Regatta 1 (NSR1), the first selection event of the year. Contested events will include the women's pair, men's pair, women's double, women's PR2 1x, men's PR3 2-, women's PR3 2-, and the mixed PR2 double.
Only the women's pair winner will contest for the right to represent the USA in the Olympics; the winner of the event earns the right to attend either (or both) World Cup II or World Cup II, at which a top two finish (or in the top 50% of the field if there are fewer than six entries) will earn them the right to declare as the US Olympic women's pair for 2020.
The winning pair can also choose not to contest at the World Cup, in which case the event goes to a straight trial at the third Olympic trials on June 5-7.
NSR1 also serves as a "Tryout Regatta" (as described in the official selection procedures) for the women's pair, men's pair, and women's double; a top four finish in any of the events earns an invite to the selection camps for the men's and women's eights and fours in the sweep events, and the women's quad for the women's double event.
The other events, all para events, are being run as "speed orders" that have no formal bearing on selection for US crews, but are an opportunity to race under official trials-like conditions.
Semis will take place on Thursday morning, with finals on Friday morning.
See the full here, and complete entries for the racing here.