Home International Regatta: entries open on 27 May for England Trials
Fancy trialling for the Home International Regatta? Read on to find out how you could represent your country in July at Strathclyde Park
The Home International Regatta (HIR) is a great way to gain experience rowing at an international level with the 2019 competition taking place at Strathclyde on 27 July.
An important stepping stone along the England Talent Pathway, the HIR has attracted some famous names over the years from Charlotte Booth, who won for England in 2014, through to Graeme Thomas who rowed for Wales in 2012 – both were selected for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Olympic legends Dame Katherine Grainger and Sir Chris Hoy are also former competitors for Scotland, gaining valuable experience at the HIR as they developed their careers.
If you would like to be part of this special heritage then don’t miss the trials for the 2019 competition.
The HIR sees junior and senior crews and para-rowers from across England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales compete against each other. Each match has a winner for the junior men, junior women, senior men and senior women titles, with an overall winner for the whole event.
Trials for the England Junior and Senior Team will take place at The Royal Albert Dock, London on Sunday 14 July. Entries for England’s trials will open on Monday 27 May on BROE2. There will be an entry fee of £20.00 per seat (excluding coxes).
Information on how to compete for Ireland, Scotland and Wales is below.
The junior men’s and women’s coxed fours and single sculls are selected through the GB Rowing Team Junior Crew Formation.
Tim Liversage, England Team Manager, said: “The England trial is an open process where anyone has the opportunity see how they can perform. Composite crews are allowed.
It’s a perfect opportunity to make your mark on the England Talent Pathway for the first time
“I’d like to see many junior crews at the trial and would encourage them to race at the British Rowing Junior Championships on 19-21 July, a week before the HIR.
“It would be great to see all athletes gaining experience of trialling at a high level. It’s a perfect opportunity to make your mark on the England Talent Pathway for the first time.”
Thanks to the England Talent Pathway, athletes in the England team have a range of support and guidance and there will be a training day for competitors for the first time this year.
“Those selected to represent England will be able to join us on a training day on 21 July,” said Liversage.
“This will give athletes the opportunity to build speed in composite crews, as well as giving rowers and coaches the chance to work together before the racing.”
Last year’s HIR was hosted by Ireland in Inniscarra, Cork, with England winning three out of the four events – the senior women and junior men and women. The home crowd were treated to a win in the senior men’s category, as well as a chance to watch some of the best athletes in the country compete against each other.
Contacts for HIR trials
For any questions relating to the England Team please email Team Manager, Tim Liversage at firstname.lastname@example.org .
To trial for Wales, visit Welsh Rowing.
For Scotland, visit Scottish Rowing.
For Ireland, visit Rowing Ireland.
Find out more about the HIR here.