Minutes of SWJRA League Meeting
October 2, 2005
of Stewards: Nomination of stewards for terms up (Monica and Zohar)
for Monica Hilcu and Rich Tzeng received and seconded.
for Zohar Abramovitz and Wayne Rickert received and seconded.
Monica 29, Rich 10; Zohar 26, Wayne 13.
Motion: Do we want to go to a 3 day regatta format?
regarding relative pros and cons of increasing regatta capacity vs.
expense and logistical difficulties.
In favor – 10; Opposed – 23. Motion is settled. The regatta will not
go to a 3 day format.
by SI to develop a plan to zone the park for boat storage.
led to a withdrawl of the motion by the SI coach.
are charged with developing a plan that will better use the space
available for boat storage.
by LBJC to seed some events based on a time trial to be held early Saturday
or Friday evening. Motion is seconded.
is to run a head race style time trial for over-subscribed events.
suggested support for developing a system of defining rankings beyond 1-6
(petite finals or time trials).
to run a “pilot program” in one or two events.
In favor – 3; Opposed – Acclamation. Proposal is rejected.
Discussion regarding the progression system. For over-subscribed events,
does the region want to go to a heats-reps-finals, heats-semis-finals
was largely a conversation clarifying the difference between a repechage
and a semi-final.
Region decided to retain the heats-reps-finals progression as agreed upon
Discussion regarding the inclusion of Petite Finals. For which events and
under what circumstances does the region want to include petite finals?
8: In favor – 30; Opposed - 5; Abstain – 2
8: In favor – 7; Opposed -10; Abstain 6
In favor – 1; Opposed – Acclamation
8A: In favor – 38; Opposed – 0; Abstain – 2
8B: In favor – 15; Opposed – 8; Abstain – 10
4x: In favor – 6; Opposed – 7; Abstain – 15
to prioritize the V8 as the first to receive a petite final, time
In favor – 26; Opposed – 15.
Stewards empowered to insert petite finals, time permitting, in the
following events in this order: Varsity 8; Novice 8; Novice 8B.
Discussion regarding whether the stewards should be empowered to eliminate
events in order to accommodate a petite final.
Unanimous decision by region not to eliminate any events.
by MRA to enforce participation in petite finals.
about how to incentivize teams to appear for their petite final. Ideas
include assigning value to petite finals, taking away points from teams
who don’t show up, eliminating athletes from offending crews from later
In favor – Acclamation; Opposed – 1.
by MRA to exclude non-SW regional programs from the SWRJC regatta.
In favor – 39; Opposed – 0; Abstain – 1.
by Pacific to institute a “red shirt” rule that limits athletes from
dealt with the ethical concerns of athlete poaching, the enforceability of
any rule that was established, some of the gray areas involved in what
would be considered extenuating circumstances,
In favor – 4; Opposed – 30; Abstain – 0. Motion does not pass.
by Berkeley to institute a policy that limits athletes from changing teams
without first getting a waiver from the coach of their original program.
Failure to do so would result in that athlete being restricted from
competition at SWRJC. If that athlete does participate, his/her boat will be
disqualified from the regatta.
In favor – 8; Opposed – 13; Abstain – 15. Motion does not pass.
by Stanford to institute a policy that requires the coach of program A to
contact the coach of program B in the event that an athlete from program B
wants to transfer to program A. This communication must take place prior to
the athlete in question begins rowing for program A.
In favor – 30; Opposed – 2; Abstain – 3. Motion passes.
Monica agrees to take on the responsibility of investigating what would be
involved in establishing the SWJRA as an official league.
by Paul Wilkins to use a computerized seeding system over the course of the
agreed to try out the system.
by Oakland Strokes to adopt the USRowing rules relating to lightweights.
In favor – 19; Opposed – 5; Abstain – 3. Motion passes.
of the Varsity/JV rule as it pertains to cox’ns. Rule 4a will be amended
to have the words “when possible” struck out, thereby extending the
Varsity/JV rule to cox’ns in the same manner that it applies to rowers. A
clause will be added to 4a that states that the Stewards will listen to
petitions in extenuating circumstances.
motion to strictly enforce the late entry policies.