UPDATES

Welcome to TRR'18

22 Sep 2018

  • Grill Sergeants: We sent this email out to all competitors earlier in the week. Please read and please alert your support crews!

    You may have heard about the recent gas explosions up the river from us in Lawrence, MA last week. As a precaution, the Lowell Fire Department has decided that it will be inspecting all gas and propane connections at any public events going forward, and specifically between 7am and 10am on the day of the TRR. For us, this means:
    • ALL PROPANE TANKS / GRILLS WILL BE INSPECTED,
    • EACH GRILL MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A FIRE EXTINGUISHER.
    • While not specifically stated, it probably makes sense to bring a fire exinguisher for any kind of combustion plans, propane or otherwise.
    Thanks in advance for your cooperation in this matter.
  • Registration: IS OPEN AT Regatta Central and closes TONIGHT Sunday, Sep 23 at 11:59P... Sunday is Wilma's birthday and she will be celebrating her special day at our registration desk. She would be very happy if you remember and honor certain key upcoming deadlines. She will be very sad if you don't. We don't make Wilma sad on her birthday, right? So, remember:
    • Late Registration closes Monday, Sep 24, 11:59.
    • Lineups - Sept 27 midnight
    • Payments - Sept 27 midnight
    • Waivers - Sept 28 midnight
  • Start Times shown on the Event Schedule below are mostly locked in. There may be minor adjustments to start times on Monday but the order of events is not expected to change. Check this space just in case.

18 Aug 2018

  • Course Change: After careful review, Textile will be running the "Short Course" this year, with an eye on making this a permanent feature. The new course for this year will be approximately 4500m (2.8 miles) versus 5800m (3.6 miles) in years past. The Finish Line will remain where it has been; the Start Line is being moved downriver to below the "Mother" rock. Stay tuned for updated Maps within the next two weeks. The main motivation for this change is the feedback that told us a shorter course would be more aligned with the HOCR distance and would benefit Juniors and Masters rowers. Another benefit is that we have a safer course by taking the "Mother" rock out of play.
  • Price Increases: Budget-conscious teams will notice that we have raised entry fees by a small amount this year - after over 5 years without an increase. We are still well below the entry fees at many other regattas, but just the same we are expanding our opportunities for complimentary entries to help alleviate the burden:
    • Teams can bring a launch for light use as a marshal boat and get comped for the entry fee of one 8+.
    • Teams can supply a human or two to support the regatta-day effort as a marshal, launch driver, dock worker, etc. For each 8 hours of volunteerism, we will comp an 8+. We have a variety of skill requirements, so some regatta experience is preferred.
    • These offers for ways to reduce your regatta bill are purely first-come-first-served and subject to end without notice. Write to info@textileriverregatta and state your preferred donation to the cause. Please provide your name, age, contact info and availability in that email.
  • Event List: The order of events is the same as last year (shown below in the next section), but we may make some adjustments to avoid overcrowding at the Start area. Course times are expected to drop by about 20% with the shorter course, and the reasonable turnaround time for hot-seating should go from 90 minutes down to about 75. As the registrations start to come in we will show nominal Start Times on the schedule below, and we will note any change in the order of events here in this space.
  • Registration: IS OPEN AT Regatta Central.

01 Oct

  • Thanks for playing at the 38th Annual Textile River Regatta. What a great day, only made possible by the sportsmanship and hard work of all the crews, families and volunteers on many levels. We're very grateful for your support and wish you the best success in this racing season.
  • RACE RESULTS ARE POSTED AT HERENOW. Some Pictures: Please add yours to this Photo Archive of TRR17.

  • LOST and FOUND

    • LOST: Two pairs of white Nike shoes
    • FOUND: Key ring with lots of keys, including two car keys
    • LOST: 'LuLu Lemon' bag that is mostly red in color. It sits on a squarish bottom and has handles.

29 Sep

  1. Bow Order report ("heat sheet") is now posted at HereNOW.
  2. Knocking on wood:

27 Sep

  1. Coaches: Please download and sign the Coach's Certification Form to help expedite check-in. Wilma thanks you in advance.
  2. Competitors or their coaches must check-in at the Bellegarde Boathouse at the main desk.
    • Check-in times are as follows: Saturday, Sep 29th 4pm to 6pm and Sunday, Sep 30th 6am to 3pm
    • Allow ample time to get through check-in and make your event. We have the fastest check-in team around, but you might wait 15 minutes during peak times. We highly encourage coaches to come with a well-prepared set of documentation to complete the check-in for their entire fleet in one pass.

24 Sep 2017

  1. Bring a Launch, get a Comped Entry

    We're looking for 5 launches to be on the water during the regatta. We'll waive the entry fee for an 8+ for each launch you can bring. Most launches will be in stationary marshal positions throughout the day (lightly used), and you can certainly use them during practice hours on Saturday. First-come-first-served. Send an email to info@textileriverregatta.org to get the details.

27 Aug 2017

  1. Entertain yourself with a little bit of drone footage courtesy of David Price, rowing parent and commercial drone operator. It was shot during the early afternoon of TRR'16 with a lot of eights on the water.
TRR EVENT SCHEDULE

Coaches & Coxswains Meeting - 7:05am at the Boathouse

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Id/Rc#Est Start TimeEvent DescriptionEntriesD0'D1'D2'D3'Ma'
01/0108:30 Mens Rec 1x (HS OK)
0
02/0208:30 Womens Rec 1x (HS OK)
0
03/0308:30 Mens Masters 1x
0
04/0408:30 Mens Senior Masters 1x
3
05/0508:33 Mens Grand Masters 1x
8
0102
06/0608:37 Mens Veterans Masters 1x
6
0202
07/0708:40 Womens Masters 1x
1
0102
08/0808:43 Womens Senior Masters 1x
3
0102
09/0908:46 Womens Grand Masters 1x
5
0102
10/1008:49 Womens Veterans Masters 1x
3
0102
11/1108:52 Womens Jr 1x
11
0102
12/1209:04 Mens Masters 8+
7
020203
13/1309:07 Mens Collegiate Novice 8+
3
0202
14/1409:10 Mens Jr 4x
10
0102
15/1509:14 Womens Masters 4x
6
0202
16/1609:17 Womens Jr 4x
12
0102
17/1709:27 Mens Jr Novice 8+
16
020203
18/1809:32 Womens Jr Novice 8+
19
0302
19/1909:40 Mens Open 2-
1
0402
20/2009:43 Womens Open 2-
3
0102
21/2109:46 Womens Club 2x
3
0102
22/2209:49 Womens Open 2x
0
0102
23/2309:49 Womens Jr 2x
10
24/2409:53 Womens Jr Novice 2x
3
0202
25/2509:56 Womens Jr Ltwt 2x
8
0102
26/2610:11 Womens Masters 8+
6
020203
27/2710:14 Mens Open 4+
18
0102
28/2810:19 Womens Open 4+
13
0302
29/2910:24 Mens Open 1x
4
0302
30/3010:27 Mens Open Ltwt 1x
0
0102
31/3110:27 Mens Club 1x (HS OK)
1
32/3210:30 Mens Collegiate Novice 1x
5
0102
33/3310:33 Mens Jr Ltwt 1x
10
0102
34/3410:37 Womens Open Ltwt 1x
1
0202
35/3510:52 Mens Jr 4+
52
010203
36/3611:11 Womens Jr 4+
49
090208
37/3711:30 Mens Collegiate Novice 4+
3
090208
38/3811:33 Womens Collegiate Novice 4+
4
0102
39/3911:36 Mens Jr 2x
8
0102
40/4011:40 Mens Jr Novice 2x
6
0202
BREAK (55')
41/4112:34 Mixed Masters Adaptive 4+
2
010203
42/4212:37 Womens Masters 4+
7
0102
43/4312:41 The Paul Wenger Mens Masters 4x
5
0202
44/4412:50 Mens Club 8+
1
010203
45/4512:53 Womens Club 8+
1
0102
46/4612:56 Mixed Masters 8+
6
0102
47/4712:59 Mens Masters 4+
6
0102
48/4813:02 Mens Open Ltwt 4+
3
0102
49/4913:05 Mens Jr Ltwt 4+
9
0102
50/5013:09 Mixed Masters Adaptive 2x
0
0202
51/5113:09 Mixed Masters 2x
4
52/5213:12 Womens Open 1x
2
0102
53/5313:15 Womens Club 1x
2
0102
54/5413:18 Mens Jr 1x
4
0102
55/5513:21 Womens Jr Ltwt 1x
3
0102
56/5613:24 Womens Collegiate Novice 1x
0
0102
57/5713:48 Mens Jr 8+ B
19
03
58/5813:53 Mens Jr Novice 4+
14
0402
59/5913:58 Womens Jr Novice 4+
16
0302
60/6014:03 Womens Open Ltwt 4+
0
0302
61/6114:03 Mixed Masters 4x
1
62/6214:06 Mens Jr Novice 4x+
1
0102
63/6314:09 Womens Masters 2x
4
0102
64/6414:18 Womens Jr Novice 4x+
7
010203
65/6514:22 Mens Jr 2-
1
0202
66/6614:25 Womens Jr 2-
2
0102
67/6714:34 Womens Jr Ltwt 4+
5
010203
68/6814:43 Mens Jr 8+ A
19
010203
69/6914:48 Womens Collegiate Novice 8+
3
0402
70/7014:51 Womens Jr 8+
38
0102
71/7115:08 Mens Open Ltwt 8+
0
070208
72/7215:08 Mens Jr Ltwt 8+
4
73/7315:11 Womens Open Ltwt 8+
0
0102
74/7415:11 Womens Jr Ltwt 8+
1
75/7515:11 Mens Open 2x
0
0102
76/7615:11 Mens Masters 2x
5
77/7715:14 Mens Club 2x (HS OK)
5
0102
78/7815:29 The Jim Polcari Mens Open 8+
3
010203
79/7915:32 Womens Open 8+
1
0102
79TOTALS525
Regata ID from Regatta Central (official event list)
Regata Start Time (Minutes after midnight)
D0. Start line centers (seconds)
D1. Event separation (minutes)
D1. Only separate when event entry count greater than or equal to (entries)
D2. Big Event separation (minutes)
D2. Add the above per number of entries (entries)
D3. Event separation when boat flight changes to larger boats (minutes)
Arbitrarily round times up to nearest x minutes on wall clock (e.g., 2 or 5. 0 = no rounding up. Drastically lengthens regatta time)
Breaks: Enter pairs of EventNum:Minutes separated by commas
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Last Event starts at: 15:32

TOTAL REGATTA TIME: 05:42

Average center overall (seconds): 39

Delta 01->20: 00:50, 117 entries, 520 athletes.

Delta 21->40: 01:37, 204 entries, 840 athletes.

Delta 41->60: 01:06, 104 entries, 540 athletes.

Delta 61->XX: 01:15, 100 entries, 647 athletes.

With Continuous Starting on 10 centers, regatta would end at: 09:58.

Flight gaps: 11 (33 minutes)

Empty events: 11

Duplicate events:

  • NONE

Check at Regatta Central for entry details and to register.

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MAPS, DIRECTIONS, TRAILERS and PARKING INFO

Directions to the Venue: For the venue location and tips on getting to and from the regatta, visit the DIRECTIONS page.

Course Awareness: Visit the MAPS page for high resolution maps of the course and venue. Coxswains should pay special attention to the Start Area Detail and Notes. Bus and trailer drivers, and parents and friends with motor vehicles should review the Land Traffic Patterns to acquaint yourselves with parking options and basic traffic guidelines.

Parking questions? See the PARKING page. Basic guideline: If it feels illegal, it probably is. Trailers have slightly tougher requirements... See the TRAILERS page.

VENDORS

For details about being a vendor at the Textile, visit our VENDORS page.

TEAM TENT RESERVATIONS

Reserve Team Tent space so that you have a known rally point for your team and boosters. Choose from one of three central locations and we'll stake out 10'x10' or 10'x20' space (you provide the tent). Reservations are $75/space for the entire weekend.

Visit the Team Tent Reservation page to secure your space.

DIRECTIONS

TRR Hotel Rates are NOT YET POSTED. Check back soon.

If you're planning to stay overnight, it's worth your while to visit the Hotels and Directions page on this site where our partners at the Greater Merrimack Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau have compiled a list of area hotels that are offering special rates for visitors to the regattas.

RULES AND REGULATIONS

Visit the Rules and Regulations page for our best guess on the myriad rules and classifications governing this nutty sport. If you need clarification, write to us and we'll take it up with the appropriate authority.

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