What are coastal rowing time trials?

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Beach sprint and Coastal Rowing are Olympic. However, many wonder: What are the rules of this sport? What are coastal rowing time trials? How do I make it to the Beach Sprint final? Today, we explain the phase from Knock Out to the final in the event that many teams have registered, and there are more than 16 athletes at the starting line.

Coastal Rowing time trials: Race Format

It is a 3 step race format: Run of 10-50m/ Row of 525m / Run of 10-50m

1. One of the crew will run from the start line at Lane 2, around the Lane Flag to your right, to the boat on the water in Lane 2. This will be supported by 2 boat handlers
2. The crew will race 250m out to the end buoy, meet a slalom buoy inside the 2nd
3. The crew will turn 90 degrees and row 25-30m to the Lane 1 end
buoy and turn 90 degrees into Lane 1.


4. The boat bow will face the beach, the crew will row 250m straight back to shore in Lane 1, keeping outside of the slalom buoys.
5. Once on the shore, one of the crew will run around the Lane Flag, up
the beach to the finish line.

Note: A time trial lasts app. 3 minutes, and  has a min running distance of 20m. Rowing minimum is 520 m. The water area inside the Lane Flag, slalom buoys and end buoys, is termed the inner zone. This area is for crews that are being overtaken,
have equipment failure or are retiring from the race. A racing crew entering this area with their hull, other than for the above reason will be awarded a penalty.

What are coastal rowing time trial. Boat Preparation

Boat handlers or  racing crews should report at Control Commission (CC) to receive their boat, as it comes off the water. The crew and their boat handlers will have 3-4 minutes to prepare their boat and move it to the water, before the start of their race.

Time trials follow a procession format. All participants start after each other. Read more about this: here


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