Institutional Registration Card
All organizations planning to submit sweep-oared entries into the Head Of The Charles must first submit an Institutional Registration. Individual athletes and scullers are not required to submit an IRC.
One IRC will cover the whole institution/rowing club. Organizations unfamiliar with the IRC process should read more here. NEW FOR 2013: The Primary Contact listed for each institution must be 21 years of age or older.
Please note: Alumni and graduate rowing programs will be considered as separate institutions from their affiliated school, college, or university and will not be permitted to share entries with their affiliated academic institution.
Institutions must first complete their IRC before they will be able to submit Crew Entry Applications.
If you do not see your affiliation listed, please try typing in the option and then selecting the tab “New Team.” This will permit you to create a new organization in RegattaCentral, if need be.
Colleges and Universities: Institutions representing college and university teams comprised of undergraduate students eligible to compete in intercollegiate athletics in accordance with NCAA rules must require members to compete as part of their college or university institution through the use of one recognized Institutional Registration Card.
Only one Institutional Registration Card will be accepted from each college or university with the following exception: two Institutional Registration Cards, one for men and one for women, will be accepted from a single institution (school, college, or university) in cases where men’s and women’s rowing programs have been historically separate, or where men’s and women’s rowing programs are administered separately.
Below, please find a complete description of each type of Institutional Registration Card
1. USRowing IRC – US Institutions must be a member in good-standing (the 2013 dues have been paid). The fee when submitting the Institutional Registration Card (“IRC”) will be $25.
2. FISA IRC – Non-US Institutions must be members in good-standing (the dues have been paid for the current year) with their nation’s FISA-recognized governing body. The fee when submitting the Institutional Registration Card (IRC) will be $25.
3. HOCR IRC – Institutions not registered with their nation’s FISA-recognized governing body must register for Institutional Membership with the Head Of The Charles Regatta (fee $200 prior to May 15/$250 thereafter). Your institution does NOT have to be a member of USRowing for 2013.
Please note, the traditional wait period of one calendar year for all new institutions submitting sweep-oared entries to the HOCR has been eliminated.