First-ever British Rowing Virtual Championships sees fantastic number of entries

The inaugural event will take place this weekend and will be livestreamed on the British Rowing website

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The first-of-its-kind event will bring together 1221 race entrants from 30 countries worldwide, including Australia, USA, Canada, Japan, Brazil, South Africa, India, New Zealand and Israel. Each indoor rower will be competing in real-time, side-by-side racing in the unique setting of their own home, with action from every race across the weekend livestreamed on the British Rowing website.

Organised in association with SAS, British Rowing’s Official Analytics Partner, the event has also seen a bumper entry from international wounded, injured and sick Service personnel who will compete under the banner of the Invictus Games Foundation.

The race draw (which can be viewed here) features competitors aged 13 to 91, which, along with the fantastic international entry, is testament to the universal nature of the sport.

Among the events to watch out for this weekend is the 40-49 Men’s 2km race, which has the largest number of entries at 81.

Where to watch the racing

We will be streaming all of the action live on the British Rowing website across the race weekend, meaning every race can be watched in real-time. The livestream will feature live commentary for every race, results updates and the chance for you to take part in the conversation via social media – check back with us from 09.30 tomorrow to catch the action!

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