Karapiro Rowing uses the rowIT regatta entry system for all regattas during the year. Entries can be done by either clubs (including all their schools) or by schools even if they are an affiliate of a rowing club. If schools are entered via a club, then they will be treated as members of that club and there will be a requirement for them to race in the official colours of the club and all charges for the schools will be sent to the club.
All competitors wishing to compete in regattas up to and including the National Club Championships must be a holder of a current Rowing New Zealand Competition Licence before entries can be submitted. Registering competitors can be a lengthy process, so clubs and schools are advised to do this early so as not to get caught out when doing entries for regattas.
Where to from here?
First, your club will receive an invoice for all the regatta entries that have been submitted. The invoice will also include the athlete amenity and tent site fees. Once invoices have been generated and the entry data loaded into the regatta management system, then entries are often re-opened for events where there are spare lanes available. In addition to this, the entries administrator can scratch (withdraw) crews online, and also change the names of people in the crew (providing it meets the requirements of the rules). The closing dates for supplementary entries, scratchings without penalty and online crew changes will be advised both on the web site and in the conditions.
Regatta T's & C's
Each regatta that is run by Karapiro Rowing has a unique set of terms and conditions written for it. It is important that club and school officials read and adhere to these conditions. The terms and conditions cover a wide range of areas connected with the regatta from any rule modifications through to how entries shall be done and payments made.
Further information can be found under the individual regatta tabs above.
Each club and school have registered with their appropriate governing body, an official racing uniform. It is a requirement that clubs and schools must wear these colours when competing at Karapiro Rowing organised regattas. The colours to be worn is determined by who does the entries. If the entries were submitted by a club including affiliated schools, then club colours registered with Rowing New Zealand shall be worn by all crews entered. If the entries were submitted by a school, then the colours registered with the New Zealand Secondary Schools Rowing Association shall be worn.
Club and School Accounts
Karapiro Rowing operates credit accounts for all clubs and schools entering their regattas. In past years, entry fees were required to be paid at the time of submitting the entries, but with the advent of the electronic age and internet banking, it has become difficult to operate under the old ways, so credit accounts are provided. Generally, entries are to be paid for before the regatta, which in most cases gives clubs and schools about ten days to organise their payments. Where clubs do the entries for their schools, Karapiro Rowing will not split out school entries and identify them separately in club accounts.