EVENT AGE CLASSIFICATIONS:
Under de 17 (French Championships only):
A competitor may compete in the U17 category if he’s 14, 15 or 16 years old on the race day.
Under de 19:
A competitor may compete in the U19 category if he/she shall not have attained the age of 19 by race day. Under de 23:
A competitor may compete in the U23 category if he/she shall not have attained the age of 23 by race dayOpen:
Open events are open to competitors of any age Masters:
A master athlete is a competitor who has attained, or will attain, the age of 30 on race day. A competitor’s age is determined on the day of the race. Masters competitors are required to race within the event designated for their age category but they can choose to race in open category if they want to. Masters Age Categories:
30-39, 40-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90-94, 95-99, 100 and over. Catégories d'âge des masters :
30-39, 40-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90-94, 95-99, 100 and over.
PARA-ROWING EVENT CLASSIFICATIONS/ELIGIBILITY FOR PARA ATHLETES
FISA Classification is required for the World Rowing Indoor Championships PR1, PR2, and PR3 events. To view the list of athletes who have been internationally classified, please view the Master Athlete Classification List on the Para Rowing Information page
of the FISA Website.
Athletes taking part in these events who have not yet been internationally classified may request to be classified the day prior to competition (7 February 2020). Both physical and visual impairment classification will be available. In order to request a classification appointment, athletes must submit medical documentation to FISA (links below). These documents must be submitted via the athlete’s National Federations using the FISA Classification portal 45 days prior to classification, i.e. no later than 24 December 2019. Please send these documents to your National Federation well in advance of this date. Athletes and their National Federations that submit documentation after this deadline will not be guaranteed a classification opportunity.
FISA Medical Diagnostics Form for PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENTFISA Medical Diagnostics Form for VISUAL IMPAIRMENTAppendix 19: FISA Para Rowing Classification Regulations IMPORTANT CLASSIFICATION NOTE:
If you have been classified in your country for para on-water rowing and have not competed internationally, you most likely have a national classification status that IS NOT accepted as a FISA international classification. If you have competed in on-water rowing at the international level, then you would likely have been FISA classified. If you have been internationally classified, please ensure that you have a confirmed status, or that your review date has not passed. For more information on how to become classified by FISA, and for more information about para rowing and classification regulations, please visit http://www.worldrowing.com/para-rowing/
For questions about international classification, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note all FISA Classified PR1 and PR2 athletes are required to attend the fitting session on Friday, February 7, 2020, at the Coubertin Stadium. No exceptions.
TEAM EVENTS ENTRIES:
Relay 8 x 250m
(4 rowers per team will share 1 machine. Each team member will take turns rowing 250 metres twice each in the same order)World Rowing Indoor Championships only
Championnats de France d’aviron indoor uniquement
- Mixed 4: Teams of 4 rowers with minimum 1 male and 1 female members required. No other age or nationality restrictions.
Relay 4 x 500m
- Mixed 4 (also ranked in the WRICH Mixed 4): Teams of 4 rowers with minimum 1 male and 1 female members required
- Men’s 4: Teams of 4 male members, affiliated at the same FFA club
- Women’s 4: Teams of 4 female members, affiliated at the same FFA club
- Mixed PR3 ID: Teams of 4 rowers with minimum 1 male and 1 female members required, presenting an intellectual deficiency.
(4 rowers across 4 machines, one for each. Team performance = average of all individual performances) Exhibition Event
- 500m / Inclusion Relay: 4 rowers with minimum 1 male and 1 female members and among them 1 classified para-rower.
FISA Rules of Racing, Appendix 24, Indoor Rowing Competition Regulations (“the Regulations”)
will be used to govern this event. The Regulations shall apply to all events except as shown below, where the FISA Executive Committee has exercised its authority under FISA Statutes Article 52 to allow exceptions to the Regulations.
The exceptions are:
- Any member of the medical staff has the authority to pull an athlete for medical reasons at any time.
- Athletes who registered as a lightweight and fail to weigh in for any reason may row at their originally assigned time and machine. Results will be recorded in the corresponding open weight event.
- Rowers will take the start command from the PM5 monitor on the Concept2 Erg. The visual commands will be “Sit ready,” “Attention,” “ROW.” The clock starts with the “ROW” command and not after the handle is pulled. There may be no audible start command.
- Rowers who make more than one false start in a single event may be disqualified at the discretion of regatta officials.
- If the rower’s erg becomes disconnected from the Concept2 Venue Racing System, the rower must not stop rowing. All data is retained on the PM5. If any other mechanical problem develops early during an event, a regatta official should be alerted immediately. The rower may be moved to an unoccupied erg or their race rescheduled following an appropriate rest period.
- Special Note: Objections, Protests, Appeals shall be subject to the Regulations (pages 406 – 408, FISA Rules of Racing - Appendix 24, Indoor Rowing Competition Regulations)
Les règlements de la FISA sur les compétitions d'aviron indoor seront utilisés pour régir cet événement. Pour une épreuve d'aviron indoor, aucun rameur poids léger ne peut peser plus de 75 kg et aucune rameuse ne peut peser plus de 61,5 kg. Les rameurs poids légers seront pesés en ne portant que leur uniforme de course sur des balances testées au moins une fois.
(1) heure et pas plus de deux (2) heures avant leur première course de chaque épreuve poids léger à laquelle ils participent, chaque jour de la compétition. Les compétiteurs poids légers doivent ramasser leur fiche de course avant de se peser. Dans le cas où un compétiteur dépasse le poids maximum dans sa catégorie de course légère, il pourra ramer à son placement initial (numéro ergomètre et temps de course), mais classé avec les rameurs toute catégorie dans la même catégorie d'âge et sexe. ANTI-DOPING:
The authority of FISA regarding anti-doping is set out in FISA’s Statutes, Rules and Bye-Laws and the World Anti-Doping Code and Regulations and includes the ability to implement in- and out-of-competition drug testing and the biological passport. All participants must sign the FISA Rower’s Commitment Form during online registration, which includes a clause on Anti-Doping, and may be subject to anti-doping testing at this year’s event.
More information can be found at the following links:
FISA’s Anti-Doping Regulations: http://www.worldrowing.com/mm//Document/General/General/13/13/18/Appendix14-Antidoping2018update_Neutral.pdf
World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Code: https://www.wada-ama.org/en/what-we-do
In France, AFLD is in charge of control and all rowers may be subject to anti-doping testing at this year’s event.
All equipment used in competition will be provided by the organisers. Modifications will not be allowed by competitors except as approved by the Jury for the PR1, PR2, and PR3 events. No external software will be permitted.
Crews are reminded that they are not to receive outside assistance during a race except from the unaided voice and only from the public stand. No coaches are allowed on the race floor. Classified visually impaired rowers may receive verbal status only from one coach who can sit behind them.
Warm-up ergometers will be available just off the competition floor with absolute priority given to competitors for the next race taking place on the race floor. Cool down will be permitted on bikes, stretching mats and a limited number of indoor rowing machines in a restricted area of this room. MEDALS AND AWARDS
FISA will present world championship medals (gold, silver and bronze) to the top three finishers in all events designated as World Rowing Indoor Championships events. FFAviron will present national championship medals (gold, silver, and bronze) to the top three French finishers in all events designated as French Indoor Rowing Championship events. FFAviron or French Adaptative Sports Federation will also award National medals to the top three finishers in the Exhibition events. In designated events, both World Rowing Indoor Championship and French Indoor Rowing Championship medals will be awarded. Medal ceremonies for both the World Rowing Indoor Championships and French Indoor Rowing Championships in the FISA-classified PR1, PR2, and PR3; Under 19; Under 23; and Senior (Open) events will be held on the competition floor. All other medal ceremonies will be held at the medals stage on the concourse.