The DJRC was a one-off opportunity to celebrate an incredible year for our sport, after British rowing’s most successful Olympic Regatta.
On Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 October, members of Team GB’s London 2012 rowing squad returned to Eton Dorney in their club colours to take on the best domestic rowers in the country.
At stake was the chance to become a British Champion, with races featuring some of the best rowers in the world on Eton Dorney’s famous Olympic course.
A sizable GB Rowing Team contingent made an appearance at the Championships, including London 2012 gold medallists Andy Triggs-Hodge, Alex Gregory, Pete Reed, Dave Smith, Naomi Riches and Kat Copeland, alongside fellow medallists Richard Chambers, Alex Partridge, Moe Sbihi and many more. Rowers not taking part in the racing made themselves available to sign autographs and meet spectators.
A first step towards an exciting new format for the Senior British Rowing Championships, the DJRC took on a different format to traditional multi-lane regattas – with heats consisting of time trials over 1900m. For more information about the Championship format, see the statement from DJRC Chairman Fiona Dennis.
Tickets were available on the door throughout the event at just £10 per car, for a weekend that included elite racing, more than 20 GB stars, and the Sport England Club Leaders Learning Bus – a double-decker bus showcasing the free services available to rowing clubs through Sport England and National Lottery funding.