SATURDAY 11 JUNE 2016
1000m races for young and old
Just as in previous years, the DMO programme will comprise masters races for all age categories in all racing shell categories. Juniors will be able to race in 1x, 2x, 4*/4x and 8* (scull-rigged eight), corporate teams in 8+ and C4+, and para-rowers in all Olympic boat categories and some others.
For masters who have only recently started rowing (beginners), the programme will include races in 8* (scull-rigged eight) and C4+ categories. Junior events will be in three age groups, and the two over-15 groups will be splitinto a category for rowers who have never competed in a national 2000m race (beginners) and and open category.
Reduction of waves on the course
Winds regularly cause significant disruptive wave motion on the Willem-Alexander Course. The Bubbles Committee of the DMO is corrently experimenting with bubble curtains to reduce the formation of waves on the course. This method has been used with success on the rowing course in Vienna during one of the FISA World Masters Regatta's.
Updated handicap factors
If heats comprise crews in different masters age categories, different types of boat or with differences in gender composition, the starting system will start the crews at time intervals after each other. These time intervals are based on handicap factors. This year the updated (2015) handicap factors will be applied. One of the effects of this is that crews aged 65 to 75 will have shorter time intervals than according to the previous handicap factors.
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