2004 Waterloo Sprints

June 12th, 2004

Regatta Information and Registration Packet


The 2004 Waterloo Sprints on George Wyth Lake in George Wyth State Park in Waterloo, Iowa are fast approaching!


The Waterloo Rowing Club offers competitive events for men and women, masters, juniors, and mixed boats.  There will be a limited number of recreational events offered to round out the races.  Check the event listing to find the races to test your crews. 


This packet includes event and course description, tentative schedule, boat and housing information, entry forms, maps, registration deadlines, fees, and waivers.


We hope you find all the information needed for entering the Waterloo Sprints. 


We look forward to seeing you in Waterloo, Saturday, June 12, 2004.  If you have any questions or need additional information, please call Jill at 319-234-1361.


See you  June 12th!





Deb Klingaman                                                             Jill Riedl

President, Waterloo Rowing Club                                 Waterloo Sprints Registration                                 






The regatta will be held on George Wyth Lake in George Wyth State Park. The park is at the intersection of Highway 58 and US Highway 218. Registration and launching will be near the Fishing Dock on George Wyth Lake.   See the map on the George Wyth State Park web site .


Event Description


This is a 1000 meter Sprint race on a straight, laned course on George Wyth Lake. It will be a floating start.  US Rowing Rules will apply.  Heats and then finals will be run if necessary.  Junior Team points will be awarded An outline of the point system will be handed out at the coaches/cowswain’s meeting.


Boat Preparation


Protective bow balls are required on ALL shells for safety purposes.  Crews are expected to provide their own bow balls and boats without them WILL NOT be allowed on the water under ANY circumstances.


All shoes must have heel tie downs that do not allow the heel to raise more than three inches above the foot board to which it is anchored.


Crews are expected to provide their own bow markers.


If you wish to park boats and trailers at George Wyth Lake on Friday evening the park ranger will patrol the area.  The Waterloo Rowing Club does not assume responsibility for any equipment.




Water and restrooms will be provided at the regatta site in the park. Crews should expect to walk in their boats.  The lake is a sandy bottom, and gently slopes.  The walk in area is quite large and crews should have plenty of room.




The concession stand at the beach area will be open for rowers to purchase snacks.  Rowers can also bring their own picnic.   Rowers are strongly encouraged to bring their own lunch.  Only the concession stand at the beach will be open, which is a short walk from the regatta site.  The Waterloo Rowing Club will not be providing lunch.


Awards Description


Medals will be given for first and second place crews in each classification.  If a class has two entries, only the first place medal will be awarded.  In addition, the following traveling cups will be awarded:


Kari Hughes cup for High-point Junior Club


Hamilton Award for the winner of the Men’s Masters Four


All masters events will be handicapped.


Please note: Traveling cups are to be engraved and returned to the Waterloo Rowing Club prior to the subsequent Waterloo Sprints.




All regatta entries should be received by Saturday, June 5, 2004.  A late fee will be charged for all entries received after June 5th.  Late entries will not be accepted if they cause additional heats.  Registrations the day of the regatta are not permitted.


Mail entries to :                   Jill Riedl

3837 Tami Terrace

Waterloo, IA  50702

(Please do not require my signature if sending the entries through the mail.)



Email to:                             wrc@cedarnet.org


Registrations from third parties will not be accepted.  Registrations will only be accepted by the two methods above.


Please use the enclosed Entry Form for each individual race.  The form should be duplicated as needed for each event entered.  Include the completed Summary Sheet which lists all events.  Waivers must be signed by all competitors ( or legal guardians if under 18 ). Individuals without a signed waiver will not be allowed to compete. Waivers may be turned in at George Wyth Lake between 7-8 PM on Friday, June 11th.  Registration packets can also be picked up at this time.  All signed waivers must be turned in no later than 8:00 p.m. on Friday, June 11.  The only exception to this is for clubs with less than 5 rowers entering the regatta, or individual entries, which may be turned in the day of the regatta. 


There is no rain date scheduled for this event.


Entry Fees

The following are the fees:

Eights $40

Fours $30

2X or pairs $15

Singles $10

Entry fees must accompany the entry forms in order for the entry to be accepted. Checks should be made payable to: Waterloo Rowing Club. Entry fees are not refundable unless a race is scratched.  Each club is requested to pay by one check.

There must be a minimum of two entries to constitute a class.

 A $5 late fee per person will be charged for all late entries.

Hot seating WILL NOT be permitted. You should schedule your events so that your boats will be at the starting line on time. Races WILL NOT be delayed. 


Coaches/Cowswains Meeting


The coaches/coxswains meeting will be held at 7:15 AM, Saturday, June 12th at George Wyth Lake near to the Fishing Dock. See the map on the George Wyth State Park web site . All coaches, coxswains and blind boat rowers (coxless shells) and scullers are required to attend. This meeting will include course regulations, conditions, changes in schedules or procedures, and updated scratches.

The first heat begins at 8:00 AM sharp. Races are scheduled 8 minutes apart with a break for lunch. Adjustments may be made by the officials or regatta committee as necessary.


The final schedule of events will be published June 12.  A preliminary draw will be posted on the internet at http://www.cedarnet.org/wrc/ or emailed to clubs by June 10. 




More information on hotels giving discounts to regatta participants will be posted on the website by May 25.


There are several hotels available in the area, as well as camping facilities in George Wyth State Park.  Crews are encouraged to make reservations.



Tentative Schedule of Events


6:30-7:00 AM                        Packet Pick-Up

7:15AM                                  Coaches/coxswains Meeting

7:45 AM                                 First Call

8:00 AM                                 First event begins. Races will be run 8 minutes apart, with adjustments made by officials as needed.

11:45AM                                Lunch and Morning Awards

12:15PM                                Races Resume


The awards ceremony for the morning races will be during lunch.  The awards ceremony for the afternoon races will immediately follow the conclusion of the final race.  Every attempt will be made to keep results posted.


Descriptions of Event Classifications


Recreational:         A sculler sculling in a recreational classification shell.


Novice:                 A  rower who began racing within 12 months prior to the regatta date. College freshman and junior rowers are considered novice rowers if they have began racing within 12 months prior to the date of the regatta.


Master:                 A Master is a competitor who has attained or will attain the age of 27 during the current calendar year.  A competitor thus becomes a Master on January 1 of the year of his or her 27th birthday. A Masters crew shall be comprised exclusively of Masters rowers, but the coxswain need not be a Master.


Junior:                   A Junior is a competitor who in the current calendar year does not attain the age of 19, or who is and has been continuously enrolled in secondary school as a full time student seeking a diploma. A competitor thus ceases to be a Junior after December 31 of the year of his or her 18th birthday, or of the year in which he or she completes the 12th grade of secondary school, having been a full time student, whichever is later.





Follow signs to George Wyth State Park

From the North:            63 south to 218 north

Exit at Broadway (Simply follow signs to airport)

                                    Left on Broadway at end of ramp(also known as 57.

                                    Again follow signs to airport)

                                    Left on Airport Blvd.

                                    Right immediately into the the park on Wyth Rd.

From the South:            63 north to 218 north or 380 north to 218 north

Follow direction as above.




Waterloo Sprints

Entry Packet










Entry Checklist

Each entry must include the following:


                                                              1.               Summary Sheet for Club


                                                             2.               Entry Forms-one per boat

                                                              3.               Entry Fee Check-same amount as indicated on the summary sheet.


                                                              4.                       Waiver Release for each participant




Summary Sheet                                   Each entry must be accompanied by a summary sheet. Please complete summary sheet even if you have only one entry.


Entry Form                                           Submit one entry form per boat.


Entry Fees                                             Checks must accompany entry forms. Please make checks payable to “Waterloo Rowing Club.”


Scratch Fees / Refunds                      Entry fees will be refunded if scratches are made before Saturday, June 5, 2004. Those clubs or individuals scratching  any or all events after June 5 will forfeit their entry fees.


Waiver Release                                   Send one signed form for each participant.  



All decisions made by the Registration Committee are final.

Check http://www.cedarnet.org/wrc/ for event schedule and updated information.

Waterloo Sprints

Summary Sheet


Name of Club: _____________________________________________________


Contact Person:  ___________________________________________________


Event #

Event Name

# of Entries

Cost Per Entry

Total Cost for Event


Womens Novice/Junior Eight (Wnov/jr 8+)





Womens Masters Single (W mast 1X)





Mens Junior Double (Mjr 2X)





Womens Rec Single (W rec 1x)





Womens Open Eight (WO8+)





Mens Masters Single (M mast 1X)





Mens Novice and Junior Four (M nov/jr 4+)





Womens Novice Single (W nov1X)





Mens Open Double (MO2X)





Womens Open Four (WO4+)





Mens Rec Single (Mrec1X)





Mens Junior Single (Mjr1X)





Mens Masters Double (Mmast 2X)





Womens Masters Four (W mast 4+)





Mens Open 4 (MO4+)





Women Open Double (WO2X)





Mens Open Single (MO1X)





Womens Open Single (WO1X)





Womens Masters Double (W mast 2X)





Mens Novice/Junior 8+ (Mnov/Jr8+)





Womens Novice/Junior Four (W nov/jr4+)





Womens Junior Double (Wjr2X)





Mens Masters Four (Mmast4+)





Mens Novice Single (Mnov1X)





Mixed Masters Double (Mix mast2X)





Mixed Open Four(MixO4+)





Womens Junior Single(Wjr1X)





Mixed Open Eight (MixO8)





Other (Please describe)







Total Cost



Waterloo Sprints

Entry Form



Event Name                                                                                                           Event Number                      


Boat Designation (“A” or “B”) _______________  (This applies to clubs who enter more than one boat in an event..)




Contact Person                                                                                                                                                                   


Phone (day) (____)                                              Phone (night) (____)                                                                        


Fax (____)                                                              E-Mail                                                                                  




Last Name

First Name

















































































Runoff copies as necessary. Photocopy for your records and bring to registration.




MASTERS ROWING ASSOCIATION REGISTERED REGATTA: ROWING RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY, ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT (“AGREEMENT”) IN CONSIDERATION of being given the opportunity to participate in any way in the 2004 Waterloo Sprints_____(“Regatta”), I, for myself, my personal representatives, assigns, heirs, and next of kin:

1. ACKNOWLEDGE, agree, and represent that I understand the nature of rowing activities, including, without limitation, the Regatta, both on water and land based, and that I am qualified, in good health, and in proper physical condition to participate in the Regatta.

2. FULLY UNDERSTAND that: (a) ROWING ACTIVITIES INVOLVE RISKS AND DANGERS of serious bodily injury, including permanent disability, paralysis, and death (“Risks and Dangers”); (b) these Risks and Dangers may be caused by my own actions, or inactions, the actions or inactions of others participating in the Regatta, the condition in which the Regatta takes place, or the negligence of the Releasees named below; (c) there may be other risks and social and economic losses either not known to me or not readily foreseeable at this time; and I FULLY ACCEPT AND ASSUME ALL SUCH RISKS AND DANGERS AND ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR LOSSES, COSTS, AND DAMAGES I incur as a result of my participation in the Regatta.

3. AGREE AND WARRANT that I will examine and inspect each activity of the Regatta in which I take part and that, if I observe any condition which I consider to be unacceptably hazardous or dangerous, I will notify the proper authority in charge of the Regatta and will refuse to take part in the Regatta until the condition has been corrected to my satisfaction.

4. HEREBY RELEASE, discharge, and covenant not to sue the Club, host organization, The Masters Rowing Association, the Regatta, their administrators, directors, agents, officers, members, volunteers, and employees, other participants, regatta organizers, any sponsors, advertisers, and, if applicable, owners and lessors of premises on which the Regatta takes place, (each considered one of the “Releasees” herein) from all liability, claims, demands, losses, or damages on my account caused or alleged to be caused in whole or in part by the negligence of the Releasees or otherwise, including negligent rescue operations; and I further agree that if, despite this release and waiver of liability, assumption of risk, and indemnity agreement, I, or anyone on my behalf, makes a claim against any of the Releasees, I WILL INDEMNIFY, SAVE, AND HOLD HARMLESS each of the Releasees from any litigation expenses, attorney fees,

loss, liability, damage, or cost which any may incur as the result of such claim to the fullest extent permitted by law.

5. HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE and by my signature below, or that of my parent or guardian, attest that I have received, read, fully understand and will abide by the Regatta Safety Rules for Participants. I have read this agreement, fully understand its terms, understand that I have given up substantial rights by signing it and have signed it freely and without any inducement or assurance of any nature and intend it to be a complete and unconditional release of all liability to the greatest extent allowed by law and agree that if any portion of this agreement is held to be invalid the balance, notwithstanding, shall continue in full force and effect.






STATE ________ ZIP __________



PARTICIPANT’S SIGNATURE (only if age 18 or




6. PARENTAL CONSENT AND I, the minor’s parent and/or legal guardian, understand the nature of rowing activities and the minor’s experience and capabilities and believe the minor to be qualified to participate in the Regatta and to understand and abide by the Safety Rules for Participants. I hereby release, discharge, covenant not to sue, and AGREE TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS each of the Releasees from all liability, claims, demands, losses, or damages on the minor’s account caused or alleged to be caused in whole or in part by the negligence of the Releasees or otherwise, including negligent rescue operations, and further agree that if, despite this release, I, the minor, or anyone on the minor’s behalf makes a claim against any of the above Releasees, I WILL INDEMNIFY, SAVE, AND HOLD HARMLESS each of the Releasees from any litigation expenses, attorney fees, loss liability, damage, or cost which any Releasee may incur as the result of any such claim to the fullest extent permitted by law.






STATE ________ ZIP___________




participant is under the age of 18)