Council is a representative body responsible for aspects of the sport not delegated to the Board, for example the Rules of Racing.

Members of Council include representatives from every British Rowing region who are appointed by the clubs and competitions within that region.

In addition to the regional chairmen and representatives, Council includes;

  • the members of the Board
  • the Honorary Rowing Safety Advisor, Honorary President, Honorary Life Vice Presidents and a Home Nations Representative.

Council meets four times a year to discuss British Rowing’s policy and organisation and the development of rowing. Informed decisions are ratified through recommendations from reports made by the Sport Committee, Board and National Committees (through the Sport Committee or the Board).

British Rowing Council has the power to:

  • Affiliate clubs, regattas and other rowing events to British Rowing.
  • Suspend, disqualify and reinstate Members (clubs) of British Rowing.
  • Approve the formation of Regional Rowing Councils and their constitutions.
  • Adopt/make/add to/alter/revoke the Rules of British Rowing.

The minutes of meetings that have been approved or noted by Council are below together with the dates of forthcoming meetings.

Notice of recent AGM and EGM and accompanying paperwork are available via the following links:

Meetings Schedule 2016

Council Minutes

June 2017 (Summary) – Community Support Manager Job Description Council Meeting – June 2017 – CEO Updates

February 2017 (Summary)

November 2016 (Summary)

June 2016

February 2016

November 2015

October 2015

June 2015

February 2015


AGM Minutes

October 2016 (Summary) (Minutes)

October 2015

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British Rowing strongly believes in clean sport and works in partnership with UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) and World Rowing, to protect the integrity of our sport.

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Disciplinary Cases

British Rowing is responsible for the management of disciplinary cases within the sport

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National Committees

British Rowing has a number of committees and advisory panels which report to Council through the Sport Committee, Board or the National Committees.

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The Board

The members of the Board are the Directors of British Rowing who meet regularly to manage the business of the organisation.

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