3. 2. 2 Lane numbering
In principle, lane No 1 should be on the left hand side of the
starter in the Start Tower looking towards the Finish.
3. 2. 3 Buoys
Except for the first 100 metres of the course, the space between
buoys along the axis of the course shall be not more than
12. 5 metres but preferably l0 metres. The surface of these buoys
(whose diameter shall not exceed 15 cm) shall be pliant (not
hard) and their colour, shall be the same in all lanes except as
follows - Each lane shall be marked at every 250m point by a
buoy of a colour clearly different to those marking the majority
of the course and all the buoys at every such point shall be that
same colour. All the buoys in the first 100 metres and in the last
250 metres shall be of a distinct and clearly different colour to
those marking the majority of the course.
There shall be no buoys on the start line or on the finish line.
3. 2. 4 Distance Markers
The distance marker at the finish shall be 2000. Every
250 metres beyond the start, the distance from the start
shall be marked on both sides of the course, either by clearly
visible boards of a minimum size of 2 m x 1 m on the banks
or by cubes ( 1 m cube) on the water. They should read, at the
first 250 metre mark – “250”, then “500”, and so on to the
1750 metre mark.
3. 2. 5 Intermediate Times
Equipment shall be provided every 500 metres for recording
the intermediate times and placings of all competitors. For
FISA Championships and Rowing World Cup regattas video
cameras are not accepted for the taking of intermediate
The Finish Area
3. 3. 1 Finish Line
The finish line shall be marked by a vertical wire tautly
stretched immediately in front of the Judges at the Finish.
On the other bank there shall be a corresponding and clearly