Having just received a scratching for event 49 - Boys under 16 Single scull, there is now no need for a time trial as had been planned. There will now be 8 heats with the 64 entries.
Currently Event 49 - Boys under 16 Single Scull has 65 entries which is outside of the limits of the progression system, so unless a scratching is received it is looking likely that this event will have a Time Trial as the preliminary round of racing.
Supplementary Entries are now open for the Aon New Zealand Secondary Schools Rowing Championships. Extra Races have been added to most Doubles events to allow schools to have two or more Doubles in the regatta. The limits on all entries are being gradually raised on all events to give all schools a fair chance of entering the extra lanes as they become available.
As the weather forecast does not look too favourable for Saturday, the decision has been made to extend racing to day up to event 40 (Boys under 18 Double scull and will finish with the last race leaving at 6:40pm. The decision has been made in the hope that Semi finals can be completed without the need to go back to heat times or change progession systems to establish finalists.
A new extended daysheet has been released.
For the Aon North Island Secondary School Rowing Championships, the Coxswain and Lightweight weigh-in will be located in the Sir Don Rowlands Centre main hall and accessed from the lake side of the building. Coxswains have to weigh in between two hours and one hour (not 59 minutes) before their first race of the day. Failure to weigh-in within this time window will result in the exlusion of the crew from the race. Lightweights have to weigh-in between two hours and one hour before EACH event that they are competing in on each day of the competition.