Racing is a vital and popular part of rowing, whether at regattas or head races on the water, or indoors on the rowing machine
There are two main types of rowing competition affiliated to British Rowing. Regattas are sprint races that allow for side by side racing, or at bigger events, multi-lane racing. Distances vary but cover anything from 500m to 2000m. The regatta season runs throughout the spring and summer (generally from April to August).
Head races are time trials, generally over longer distances with boats starting one after the other. The head season runs throughout the autumn and winter.
These pages will tell you more about rowing competitions, whether you want to compete or organise one.
See the season at a glance including information about changes to dates and cancellations.
Everything you need to know about entering rowing regattas and head races
Advice and information to help you run affiliated regattas and head races, including private matches
The Competition Framework is designed to deliver close, fair, exciting racing
Here’s a brief overview of the key things you need to know about Ranking Points and the Personal Ranking Index (PRI)
The Rules of Racing apply to all rowing and sculling competitions that are affiliated to British Rowing
Information about insurance cover for rowers, coxes, coaches, affiliated competitions and clubs
British Rowing strongly believes in clean sport and works in partnership with UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) and our international federation, World Rowing, to ensure that rowing's integrity is protected
This new competition offers Championship events for Juniors, and Senior events at Championship, Club and Beginner levels
High-quality racing in Championship events plus other categories for rowers aged 27+
Coastal sculling endurance format racing for juniors, seniors and masters
Coastal sculling racing in the beach sprint format
Racing on Concept2 rowing machines for rowers and fitness fanatics
The Junior Inter-Regional Regatta (JIRR) is a competitive but fun event for J14-J16s
Rowing is one of Britain's most successful Olympic sports.
Great Britain has won gold medals in rowing at every Paralympic Games since the sport was first added to the programme
Crew lists, results and more about the GB Rowing Team racing at the World Rowing Championships 2023 in Belgrade, Serbia
GB Rowing Team crew lists and results for World Rowing Cup II 2023 in Varese, Italy
GB Rowing Team crew lists and results for World Cup III in 2022
Crew lists, results and daily roundups for the European Rowing Championships 2022.
Crew lists, results and more about the GB Rowing Team racing at Saundersfoot, Wales from 14-16 October