There are 22 entries racing in three qualifying pools, consisting of either eight or six crews each. FOUR rounds of pool racing in rotating opponent two-crew races over approximately 1245m. After each round is completed, the speed order will determine points awarded with 22 points for the fastest time in each round, 21 for second, etc. through 0 for slowest. Winning your pairing earns two points and winning your pool round earns one more. The total points from four rounds will determine the twelve crews for the final position in the regatta.