Nottingham prepares to host the British Rowing Masters Championships

Nottingham’s National Water Sports Centre will host the British Rowing Masters Championships, sponsored by Visit Sarasota County, from 16 to 17 June

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Competitors at the 2017 British Rowing Masters Championships (c) Naomi Baker

Masters rowers from around the country are preparing to descend on mass to Nottingham this weekend, from 16 to 17 June, to race at the British Rowing Masters Championships, sponsored by Visit Sarasota County.

The event, which is open to Masters rowers (aged 27+), will see 865 crews taking part, with a record 609 entries to the Championships category – for those rowers who have won gold at a previous Championships event, demonstrating the growing strength of Masters rowing across the country.

In total, 131 clubs are represented, with big representation of crews from Putney Town RC, Upper Thames RC, Nottingham RC, Ardingly RC and Star Club, amongst others.

Joining the Masters rowers in Nottingham will be Visit Sarasota County, who return as sponsor of the British Rowing Masters Championships.

Sarasota-Bradenton in Florida, USA, hosted a hugely successful World Rowing Championships last year, and is currently preparing to hold the World Rowing Masters Regatta in September.

New for 2018, Masters rowers racing at the British Rowing Masters Championships will be able to benefit from British Rowing’s new media partnership with WEROW. WEROW, who have quickly built a reputation for taking striking rowing imagery, will be at the regatta taking photos that competitors can buy at the event or online.

Racing gets underway at 09:00 on Saturday, 16 June and concludes at 16:30 on Sunday, 17 June. It’s free to come down and watch the rowing with the action coming thick and fast over the course of the two days. Medals will be given out to the gold, silver and bronze medallists from each race with a Victor Ludorum awarded on conclusion of the racing to the best performing club of the Championships.

For more information on the Masters Championships click here and follow British Rowing on social media for live updates throughout the event.

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