(see also unofficial summary of changes in 2001,
2000, & in 1998
since the major revisions in 1997)
These are unofficial notes, not with the authority of the ARA nor of the
Rules of Racing Sub-Committee.
For full details of the rules, see the relevant issue of the British Rowing Almanack.
The complete 2002 edition of the ARA Rules of Racing (and MSWord version)
are now available on the ARA website, but no longer the ARA's announcement of the April 2002 changes.
Details of this year's rule changes are shown below:
Control commission boat inspections
|Status Level||8 o/x||4 o/x||2 o/x||1 x|
|Elite||no limit||no limit||no limit||no limit|
The points allowances for the various statuses have been altered with the aim of providing a smoother progression through the status levels. A single sculler, or a crew staying together, could win one event at Senior 4, two at Senior 3, three at Senior 2, and three at Senior 1.
b. All coxswains shall be weighed EACH DAY prior to their first race in an event.
c. The minimum weight for coxswains shall be: 55 kg for SENIOR OPEN, J16, J18 and Mixed CREWS: 50 kg for SENIOR women. WJ16 and WJ18 CREWS: 45 kg for all J15 and younger CREWS. To make up this weight a lighter coxswain shall carry a dead-weight. ANY DEAD-WEIGHT CARRIED MAY BE CHECKED AFTER ANY RACE IN AN EVENT.
The changes to the first sentence clarify the intention that the coxswain's required weight is dependent on the event, not on the coxswain's age or sex.
The third sentence of 2-3-7c (& the change to 2-3-7b) reflects FISA practice that it is only dead-weight which is checked after a race, thus overcoming any problems caused if a coxswain naturally loses weight during the day at a regatta.
The note in italics at the end of the previous 2-3-7c
has been removed, as that was merely the explanation for the 2001 change.
The first sentence of the note in italics has been reworded:The type of dead-weight carried AND ITS WEIGHT should
be noted on the coxswains weight certificate.
DELETE: 'in racing strip'.
Competitors shall be weighed EACH DAY not less than one hour and not more than two hours before the scheduled start time of THE first race THAT DAY OF THE event IN WHICH THEY ARE ENTERED (see 3-3-1d).
The weight of the lightweight competitors shall be determined EACH DAY not less than one hour and not more than two hours before the scheduled time of the first race THAT day OF THE EVENT in which the competitor is entered (see 2-3-6a).
These changes are intended to remove the possibility of an unfair situation
arising if lightweight crews in the same event are weighed-in at different
times of the day.
ALTER '... shall inspect boats...'
to '... MAY inspect boats...'
The purpose of this change, on Control Commission boat inspections,
is to recognise that the responsibility of ensuring that boats satisfy the
safety requirements is with the competitor. Control Commission
will undertake spot checks, but are not required to inspect every boat.
The complete 2002 edition of the
ARA Rules of Racing
version) are now available on the
ARA website, but no
longer the ARA's announcement of the
April 2002 changes.
Page produced 20 Dec 2001, last updated 28 May 2002
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