News for Coaches and Event Organisers

Rules of Racing

A small number of important changes have been made to the British Rowing Rules of Racing for 2014, which come into effect on April 1st.

For a closer look at the new Rules and a summary of the changes by Tim Walton, Chairman of the Rules of Racing Panel, visit the British Rowing website:

Sportscoach UK – Have Your Say

Sportscoach UK is undertaking a four-year research project to gain a better understanding of sports coaching in the UK, as well as considering the impact of coaching on sportsmen and women.

Please take a moment to complete the online survey, and pass it on to your crews too – the survey should only take five minutes and all respondents will be entered into a prize draw to win one of five £50 shopping vouchers.

To take part in the survey, visit:

Event Organisers’ Manual

We’ve launched a brand new 21-page manual designed to provide everything you need to know about running a successful regatta!

With top tips and best practice examples on everything from forming an effective Organising Committee to publicising your regatta, the manual is free to download and available now on the British Rowing website:

Contingency Plans for the Tideway

Are your crews planning to take part in the Tideway Heads this year? Make sure you’ve read the latest communications from the events, as unprecedented flow conditions on the Thames have forced a number of changes.

As well as the Schools’ Head changing dates to Wednesday 26th, the Women’s Eights Head of the River Race has announced a number of potential changes – which include changing the start time or reducing the entry.

For the latest news on this year’s Schools Head, WEHORR and HORR, visit:

Women’s Eights Head of the River | @WEHORR
Head of the River | @EightsHead

Educare – New Online Learning

Would you like to update your skills but can’t attend classroom training? Sign up for our new range of online Safeguarding courses and learn when and where you like!

British Rowing has enlisted the services of Educare, an award-winning provider of online bespoke distance learning solutions, and the course will only cost £20 (normally £25) for the first 25 people who sign up.

Find out more about the online course and how you can book your place:

JAN 2015 UPDATE: Please note that British Rowing is no longer offering Educare courses.