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est. 1967



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Justin Wall (Chief Starter)
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Peter Midgley (Safety Officer)

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2024 Meridian South Island Secondary Schools Champs Logo Lake Ruataniwha, 1-3 March 2024
terms & conditions | programme of events | progression system | entries | results

  • Where: Lake Ruataniwha [map], Mackenzie Country, New Zealand.
  • When: Friday 1, Saturday 2, and Sunday 3 March 2024
  • What: South Island schools competing for supremacy in 52 events and preparing to challenge the North Islanders at Maadi.

SAFETY BRIEFING 7:30PM Wednesday 28 February

The safety briefing will take place at 7:30PM on Wednesady 28 February via Zoom. Adult Safety Officers are required to attend and team managers and coaches are encouraged to attend.

Attendance at this meeting by the school's Adult Safety Officer is compulsory for those schools wishing to compete at the regatta. This is a regatta condition arising from the requirements of the NZSSRA Rules as well as for safety and SIR's insurance purposes.

Declaration forms

Reminder: schools must complete and return their declaration forms before they are able to compete at SISSC. The declaration forms were attached to the email confirmation of entries. That email went to the Sports Coordinator address on record and the "entries contact" address provided during online entry.

The declarations need to be: checked (especially birth dates), printed, signed by the Principal, scanned, and emailed to the regatta organisers in accordance with the instructions in the declarations.

REGATTA ENTRIESopen for supplementaries and changes

The online regatta entry system is OPEN for Supplementary Entries, Scratchings, and Substitutions. The per-rower limits remain in place and will not be changed. Close off will be 8:00AM on THURSDAY 29 February.

SUPPLEMENTARY Entries

The supplementary entry system caters for limited late entries. It re-opens for late entries only for events where there would otherwise be an empty lane during heats racing. Supplementary entries are late entries so are still subject to the crew limits placed on standard entries.

Supplementary limits are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Supplementary entries can only be made using the schools' existing squad and, unlike during standard entry, you do not need to go through the "update entries" process. Instead, they are entered as soon as the crew selection is confirmed (or if somebody else got the last spot the crew will be rejected).

The availability of supplementary entries declines as supplementary crews are entered but can also rise as scratchings are made - so it pays to keep an eye on availability and it is also important to scratch crews as soon as possible.

Scratchings

These are effective as soon as the scratching is confirmed online. You need to be careful when making a scratching as you cannot reverse it online. It is unlikely to be possible to reverse a scratching at all once made.

The availability of supplementary entries can also rise as scratchings are made. However, scratching a crew does not guarantee a supplementary entry will become available (if you rely on that happening you can get sorely disappointed!).

Substitutions

These take effect as soon as the change is confirmed online. Unlike during standard entry you do not need to go through the "update entries" process.

Strict substitution Rules are in force (see Rule 13). You can change a crew multiple times. Each time you do it will be compared against the crew that was entered.

Medical substitutions

IMPORTANT: it is possible to submit a pre-regatta medical substitution online. In such cases you have to follow up the susbtitution application with supporting medical evidence of the injury or illness.

This is only necessary if the student will recover from their illness or injury in time to be substituted back into the crew (which will require a medical clearance).

If the student will not recover in time for the regatta then a standard substitution should be submitted.

Squad changes

Squads are now locked off as the entered students are listed in the declarations signed by school principals.

If you need to add students to your squad please contact Andrew: [email protected].

ENTRANTS LIST

The following 46 schools are entered at SISSC: ASHB, AVSG, BAYF, BURN, CASH, CBHS, CGHS, CHCO, COLU, CRAI, CROM, DUNS, GARI, HLMT, JHAR, JMCG, KHSD, MARN, MLBB, MLBG, MTAS, NAYL, NCOG, NELB, OBHS, OGHS, OPHI, QHSD, RRGS, SHIR, SLDG, STAN, STBD, STCC, STHI, STKV, STMG, TIMB, TIMG, TWIZ, VERD, VILL, WAKA, WMEA, WTKB, WTKG

Confused by the codes? There's a list of school codes and colours, as well a page with indicative images of school colours.

News 2024-02-20

2024 Stats

At close of entries there are 1027 students from 44 schools entered in 2847 seats in 778 crews.

Entry Fees

Entry fees (exclusive of GST) for the regatta were set by members at the 2023 AGM: 1X $20, 2X/2- $22, 4X+/4+ $32, 8X+/8+ $44, amenity $26 per student.

Entry limits

Maximum of 3 events per rower, a 4th event is allowed provided at least one event is for eights/octuples.

Maximum of 2 crews per school in each event for singles, doubles, and pairs events. That rises to 3 crews in quads and fours events. There is no limit in eights and octuples events.

Number of events per student

School age rowers should only be racing 2 events at a Championships regatta. A few rowers could be considered for 3 events; none should be doing more.

NZSSSC School Team Eligibility criteria

Schools are limited to 3 "new" students in an eight and 1 "new" student in other boats ("new" students are those who've swapped schools or come from overseas and looks back over the past 2 years). There is now also a limit of 2 students with an NZSSSC-issued PCRE per crew (1 in singles!).

NISSC

While South Island schools are competing on Lake Ruataniwha for recognition as the best the South Island has to offer their North Island counter-parts will do the same thing up at the 2024 Aon North Island Champs regattas on Lake Karāpiro. Keep a watch on both regattas for indicators of who may claim the top spot at Maadi!

2023 Stats

There were 1135 students from 44 schools entered in 3166 seats in 882 crews. 197 races were held to complete the regatta and find the winners of all 52 events.

NZSSSCSanctioning

This New Zealand Secondary Schools Rowing Association regatta is sanctioned by School Sport New Zealand.




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