Humboldt Bay Rowing Association
SATURDAY - depart by 8:00am
- 2:00-5:30 - Practice on the course is essential to success - need to remember to bring lights for this.
- 5:30 - Head to Hotel - drop off gear
- 6:30 - find a place to eat
- 8:30-ish - Team meeting at hotel
- 10:00 - Lights out and quiet in your room
SUNDAY - depart hotel by 7:00
- 7:30 Coxswains meeting near the docks
- WEIGH-INS: Lightweights may weigh in at anytime from 7:30 a.m. up to 1 hour before race time. Crews must weigh-in together. Lightweights: Women ~ 135.0 lb., no averaging. Junior Men ~ 155.0 lbs. Coxswains will not be weighed. Crews that do not weigh-in will be scratched. If you do not make weight, you may row in the OPEN division of your boat class. Wristbands will be given out.
- 9:00am - 1:00 pm Racing, see race schedule below
- 3:00pm estimated depart time
4 9:15 AM Mens Jr 1x Scott - Pumpkin
5 9:15 AM Mens Jr Novice 1x Seth - Silver
6 9:30 AM Womens Jr 4x Cecilia A., Fiona, Lilia, Emma - Believe
13 10:45 AM Mens Jr 4x Finn, Nathan, Colton, Scott - Believe - HOT
Theo C., Seth, Zane, Jessiah Redd
16 11:00 AM Womens Jr 2x Lilia, Cecela A - Egret
17 11:00 AM Womens Jr Ltwt 2x Emma, Fiona - Bridges
25 12:00 PM Mens Jr 2- Finn, Nathan - Poco
27 12:30 PM Mens Jr 2x Zane, Jessiah - Egret
28 12:30 PM Mens Jr Ltwt 2x Seth, Colton - Bridges
29 12:30 PM Womens Jr 1x Cecila- Silver
30 12:45 PM Mixed Open 4x Lilia, Emma, Theo C., Scott - Believe
RACE COURSE: The course starts at the southern end of the Lagoon and traces a path shaped like the numeral ‘2’, passing under three bridges, along the boardwalk at Central Lake and finishing before Port O’ Call Shopping Center, a distance of 5 kilometers. The course is clearly marked with 120+ large orange BEMA buoys. Racing begins with rolling starts with a 10-20 seconds interval between boats. The buoys are there for safety and do not give you a race advantage.
RULES OF RACING:
Passing: Boats may pass slower boats under Bridge #1 and #2 only. This means if two boats are approaching the same arch (there are two arches of race traffic under each of the 3 bridges), you may only pass a slower boat under Bridge #1 and #2. There is NO PASSING under Bridge #3-Foster City Blvd. This means you need to find your LANE OF OPPORTUNITY before you get to the bridge OR else wait until all boats are out of the bridges safely. Yelling and screaming like a maniac is not finding your LANE OF OPPORTUNITY.
Assessed penalties are as follows:
Crews will be assessed a 30 second penalty for failing to yield to an overtaking crew. An overtaking boat has the right of way and slower crews must yield and move to the outside of any curve.
Crews will be assessed a 1' penalty for interference on the course.
Crews will be excluded for rowing in an unsportsmanlike manner. This includes profanity on the course and lack of respect toward Referees and LOC volunteers.
Crews will be assessed a 10 second penalty for crossing a buoy with oars.
Crews will be assessed a 30 second penalty if their hull crosses the buoys
Crews will be excluded for rowing through the incorrect arch of any of the 3 bridges. This means rowing through the arch of oncoming traffic. In the race direction, all 3 bridges have 2 arches to choose from: a safe arch and an arch that takes skill. Both arches are available for racing. The 3rd arch of oncoming traffic is not available for racing. This is a safety concern as doing so can cause a head-on collision.
At the Finish: Crews must continue rowing at least 100m beyond the finish line. There is a finish chute of buoys that all boats must clear before stopping and turning.
For Spectators: There is also no standing allowed on any of the bridges. The bike/pedestrian lane on the bridges is in the center, so standing to get a view would put you in the traffic lane which would then get you a ticket from FCPD. Standing is allowed off to the sides of the bridges, under the arches. There is also no viewing at the START OR FINISH as those locations are in the middle of people's backyards and only the LOC and Regatta staff have been given permission to be there. Please -- there is 5000 meters of race course, pick any two other locations.
Bow Numbers: You do not need to bring bow numbers, they will be provided. Please make sure they are returned after racing. Any lost NEW bow numbers will be charged $5.
Launching/Recovery: There will be 4 large docks and one small dock for singles and doubles. Make sure your boats have no more than people following to carry oars to the dock. Parents will NOT be allowed in the dock area. Max 2 coaches per boat for oar carry only.
AWARDS: Custom medals will be awarded to first place. Events must have at least two boats to run. We will not run an event with only one entry at the time of the draw. If there is at least 6 boats in an event, SILVER and BRONZE medals will also be awarded.
PERPETUAL TROPHIES: Crews may take home our perpetual trophies as long as they sign a guarantee that they will return them in good condition, and pay for replacements if they damage or lose the trophies.
FOOD & BEVERAGES: No personal BBQ’s, coal or propane, will be allowed on the regatta site. This means anything with an open flame, This is due to the fire that occurred at HOTL 2006. Fine Designs will be on site with regatta t-shirts. JL will be on site with rowing apparel. The Foster City Lions Club will have food for sale on Saturday.
QUIET ON THE LAGOON: Please remain quiet on the Lagoon before 9:00 a.m. Use common sense thereafter as this is a quiet residential neighborhood and we would like to be invited back!
COURTESY AND COMMON SENSE: The Community Recreation Center is a public facility paid for by the tax dollars of the residents of Foster City. We must allow them access to the Community Recreation Center parking lot. We must also keep all doorways and sidewalks clear of tents, athletes, boats and oars. There are a few bronze statues in the launch area and around the main building, please do not touch, set up camp near or hang bags on these statues. This is a direct MANDATE from the regatta officials. Thank you for your attention to this matter. There is also no public urination allowed anywhere, Foster City, or any other peninsula city. If there is a line for the toilet, please keep your uni-suit on.
You MAY NOT stake tents in any grass area -- there is an under sprinkler system and your stakes might find the main pipe. The grass maybe soggy on Sunday, so we are asking you not to put tarps and what-not on the grass so that we do not ruin thegrass.
The Rec Center, and it's bathrooms opens at 9 AM. We have 8 port-a-lets and a 2 sinks in the Main lot, at 2 bathrooms at Catamaran Park and at 6 bathrooms at Leo Ryan Park until the Rec Center opens. We can not rent an endless supply of toilets. Once the Rec Center opens, everyone forgets about the port-a-lets, so plan accordingly. This does not mean to pee in the bushes, behind a trailer or near the tennis courts. Foster City is home to people !
FOR 2017, FOSTER CITY POLICE WILL BE HELPING WITH PARKING.
LOCATION: 650 Shell Blvd, Foster City, CA
From 101: Head east on Hwy. #92. Take Foster City Boulevard exit. Turn left at light onto Metro Center Boulevard. Turn right at lights onto Foster City Boulevard. Turn right at lights onto East Hillsdale Boulevard. Turn left at next light onto Shell Boulevard.
From San Mateo Bridge: Take Foster City Boulevard exit. Turn right at lights and right again onto Foster City Boulevard. Turn right at 2nd lights onto East Hillsdale Boulevard. Turn left at next light onto Shell Boulevard.
Spectator Approved Parking Areas
1065 E. Hillsdale - Bank of America Parking Lot
610 Foster City Blvd. - Foster City City Hall
There is NO parking at the Foster City Library as they have their normal weekly schedule of events. Please do not take away a parking spot from a family visiting the library.
For those of you that like to game the system, we have hired Foster City Police Officers to help with parking, car control and helping people cross streets in the crosswalks. We are paying them overtime, but they will be glad to write you a ticket for a little more.
PARKING: NO parking will be available at the Community Recreation Center, Tennis Courts or Senior Wing Parking lot (located closest to Leo Ryan Park and closest to the intersection of Hillsdale and Shell Blvds) for participant or spectator vehicles. The unpaved parking lot across the street from the Rec Center on Shell Blvd. is actually under construction.
For All Spectators/Athletes/Coaches/Tow Trucks: Parking for the weekend is in Spectator Parking Approved Areas only. (please see above for address locations). Tow vehicles ONLY may stay with the trailers in the trailer lot.
Bus Drop-Off: There will be a bus drop off area across the street from the trailer lot on the EAST side of Shell Blvd near the light and crosswalk. Buses are encouraged to drive to the site using Foster City Blvd exit. Turn Left off HWY 92, go down Foster City Blvd, Turn RIGHT on Bounty, then turn right on Shell Blvd and pull over across from the trailer lot for drop off and pick ups. This is for BUSES only.
Athlete Drop off: There will be an athlete drop off area on the WEST side of Shell Blvd in front of the tennis courts. This is drop off only, with no parking available. Please drop off and proceed to Spectator Parking. Please see the Parking Map under Venue.
For hospitality wagons & cars: For those towing a Hospitality wagon. Those wagons maybe parked in the Senior Parking Lot. The tow vehicle must unhook and park in Spectator approved parking. Please park one wagon per spot and tightly. For those people in cars that need to drop off food or water, please use the athlete drop off area on Shell Blvd, in front of the tennis courts just south of the Trailer lot. You will need to drop and go, there is no parking or standing or waiting. If helpers are not available when you arrive, you will still need to drop and go and then park in Spectator Parking Approved Areas
For All Teams: The Community Recreation Center and Senior Center parking lot will be used as a storage area for boats and trailers only. We are also asking teams to set up their boats in the big, luxurious Leo Ryan Park, located on the north side of the Rec Center. There is grass and an amphitheater for great viewing. Please be courteous. All trailer drivers should coordinate with race officials so we know when to expect you. Please call 650-296-8650 (Joe)
We also need everyone to be nice to each other when unloading. There is a TON of space in the big, green lawn area. The walk is not far. Don't be afraid to use the lawn area. There will be bathrooms in the Main Lot AND in the grassy lawn Ryan Park. There is absolutely no rigging of boats in the parking lots. We must leave some spots open for brave people that will actually be using the Rec Center on Sunday. The main lot is for trailers only. We must also leave all the handicap stalls open for people with handicap placards, even on Sunday. We also must leave a lane around the parking lot open for emergency vehicles. We must also not block the walking paths or whack FC residents in the head while they are walking on the walking path.
You MAY NOT stake tents in any grass area -- there is an under sprinkler system and your stakes might find the main pipe. The grass maybe soggy on Sunday, so we are asking you not to put tarps and what-not on the grass so that we do not ruin the grass.
Entry Fee: $58 per person
Trailer Fee: $25 per person
Hotel Fee: $40 per person
Food: $20 per person (this will cover race day food only)
Total per person: 150
Hyatt House Belmont/Redwood Shores
400 Concourse Drive
Belmont, California, USA, 94002
Tel: +1 650 591 8600
These are suites so there are two bed rooms, a kitchen/main room, three beds and a sofa bed and lots of room on the floor.
Kids 1: Boys
Kids 2: Girls
Adults 1: Syndi, Cassi, Jack, Scott
Adults 2: Steve
Coach: - Departs Friday, Scott B.?
Sindi- Scott, Theo, Zane, Lilia
Jack - Fiona, Emma, Finn, Nathan
Steve Simmons - Seth
Cassie - Cecilia
Doby - Jessiah
Humboldt Bay Rowing Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the sport of rowing for community members of all ages and abilities. HBRA is located in the Adorni Center and the HSU Boathouse on the Eureka Waterfront. Please call 707.677.3214 for further information.