In rowing, there are two types of races that occur, and each style is associated to a specific season. The two types of races are head and sprint style. Head-style races are typically held in the fall, while sprints in the spring.
Head races are the longest races, usually 2.5 to 3.5 miles, and are timed events. Each boat starts independently of other crews, crossing the starting line while already in motion. Boats will cross the start lines in 15 – 30 second intervals, and all race the same course along a river or lake. Often head style courses contain many turns.
Sprint racing are shorter, and boats races directly against one another from a stopped position. The racing distance for sprints is 1500 meters for high school and 2000 meters for college. In sprints, boats race in lanes on a marked straight or nearly straight course. In a spring race, there may be as little at two boats, and as many as 8 boats, racing across. In larger regattas, there will usually be qualifying rounds, then petite finals for non-qualifying boats and grand finals for the top finishers in the qualifying rounds. Qualification is by placement, not by time, i.e. a second place boat in one heat will qualify before a fourth place boat in another, even if the fourth place boat had a better time.
At Shrewsbury, the crew program races in both head (fall) and sprint (spring) events. In order to access up to date information on races, please visit either of these website aggregators which provide information on upcoming races, along with the links to each specific race. Please refer to either www.Row2K.com or www.RegattaCentral.com.
The Shrewsbury High School Crew program was established in 1937, and has been racing competitively over the past 70-plus years on Lake Quinsigamond and throughout the country. While we would love to showcase every single race result dating back to 1937, we don’t have the server size to store almost a century worth of race information & results!
The most comprehensive list of race information and results can be found at www.Row2K.com or www.RegattaCentral.com. Please direct any and all requests for race results from past years to either of these websites.
The race results pages on the Shrewsbury High School Crew website will provide results for the current academic year, but no prior race information.