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Click below to view the proposed rules changes for the 2014 USRowing Rules of Rowing:

Proposed changes will be reviewed by the Referee Committee during the year. Once the changes are reviewed and any clarifications added, the proposals will be posted to the USRowing website October 1-31 for public review and comment. Any pertinent comments received will be reviewed and the proposal modified appropriately. The final version of the proposals, accompanied by the Referee Committee’s recommendations, will be sent to the Board of Directors for its consideration at the December meeting. 

Questions or comments can be directed to your Referee Regional Representative or John Wik, Director of Referee Programs at USRowing at

Click below to view the USRowing Rules of Rowing in pdf format.

If you are interested in purchasing a copy of the rules of rowing in book format, please contact USRowing at 1-800-314-4ROW (4769). The cost is $5 and includes shipping. To get a free copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader, please go to Adobe's website at: