Rowing Regatta at the London Youth Games
For the first time since the early 1990’s there will be a regatta held as part of the London Youth Games. This is an annual sporting festival between the 33 London Boroughs – and the regatta, sponsored by Thames Water, is now being revived.
The games have included indoor rowing since 2006, becoming a point scoring event for boroughs from 2007 when 28 of the 33 boroughs sent teams. In 2008 indoor rowing will remain as a point scoring event whilst the water regatta will be a demonstration sport – with a view to being points scoring from 2009.
Both the water regatta and the indoor competition are being organised and run by London Youth Rowing and supported by the ARA. The London Youth Games give the participants a chance to compete as part of a team in a multi sports event, in a similar style to the Olympic Games.
London Youth Rowing will host the indoor rowing on the Finals weekend of the games at Crystal Palace sports ground on July 6th. The water regatta will be held at the London Regatta Centre, Royal Albert Docks on June 7th 2008.
Each London borough can enter a team for the indoor competition and the regatta so if you are interested in trialling you need to contact your local borough council or see the council’s own website. You can find information about who to contact here at the London Youth Games website.
For more information about rowing in your local area see the ARA’s clubfinder.