The Gay+ Lesbian Rowing Federation will host our second indoor rowing event, an ergatta, on Sunday, 15 January 2023. We are expecting 300 – 500 LGBTQ rowers, and their family and friends for a packed, one-day event of individual and team erg competitions. The event is open to everyone, age 13 and older, gay, straight, bisexual, transgender, non-binary, men and women. Review our age, gender, weight, and adaptive categories here.
The event will be held at the Chuck Minker Sports Complex. in Las Vegas which encompasses about 1.5 basketball courts. Yes, it does have roll out bleachers. Yes there is wifi. Yes there are locker rooms and showers.
We will offer individual erg categories as well as team erg categories. Yes, team meaning there will be a heat and final for teams of 4x, and 8x, and the team 2x will direct to final. How does a team event work? Using the Concept2 Race software, multiple erg are assigned to one team, and the race shows the combined time of the entire team competing together, just like an on-the-water race. It is NOT a relay!!! For both the individual erg competitions and the team erg competiions, we will be using Concept2 RowErg ergometers.
Registration will be through Regatta Central. For those indoor rowers who have never used Regatta Central, yes, you have to create an online profile but it is fast and easy, and free. Team erg competitions on Regatta Central will mirror a boat entry for an on the water regatta: a team (boat) name will be entered, and the names of the participants for the team entered. We have enabled club team names for ALL events so that participants can feel part of their group whether they are competing on their own or if they are with a group who is competing in the team categories. We encourage club team names to be creative, playful, and mildly baudy.
There will be no day of registration and we plan to close registration on 13 January 2023. This year, there is a flat participant fee of USD$30 and a per event entry fee. Early registration opens on 04 November 2022 and ends on 24 November 2022. Regular registration starts on 25 November 2022 and ends on 24 December 2022. Late registration starts on 25 December 2022 and ends on 13 January 2023. Event fees will have the following schedule:
- early registration: US$2.50
- regular registration: US$7.50
- late registration: US$12.50
We want to encourage everyone to compete in both the individual erg races and the team erg races. That is also why we have set the distance for the team events at 1000 meters so that rowers can participate in multiple events!