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.
Find out more
See the season at a glance including information about changes to dates and cancellations.
Whatever type of competition you are looking to organise, we’ve got advice to help you run it
The Competition Framework has been developed to help create closer, fairer more exciting racing
Rules of Racing
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
British Rowing Championships and Regattas
British Rowing Junior Championships
The National rowing championships for all juniors, with age categories from J14 to J18
Junior Inter-Regional Regatta
The Junior Inter-Regional Regatta (JIRR) is a competitive but fun event for junior rowers aged between 14 and 16
British Rowing Masters Championships
High-quality racing in Championship events plus other categories for masters rowers in a full day of racing
British Rowing Offshore and Beach Sprint Championships
The 2023 British Rowing Offshore & Beach Sprint Championships will take place from 28 - 30 July in Exmouth
British Rowing Senior Championships
The British Rowing Senior Championships, previously known as the ARA and later the British Rowing National Championships, ran from 1972 to 2018
World Rowing Championships 2022
Crew lists, results and more about the GB Rowing Team racing at the World Rowing Championships 2022 in Racice, Czech Republic
European Rowing Championships 2023
Crew lists, results and daily roundups for the European Rowing Championships 2022.
World Rowing Beach Sprint Finals 2022
Crew lists, results and more about the GB Rowing Team racing at Saundersfoot, Wales from 14-16 October