British Rowing Masters Championships FAQs

Frequently asked questions about the British Rowing Masters Championships 2021

Will you be using the handicap system?

Yes, we will use the handicap system in the Championship events where there would be no race. For example if we receive 2 D.4+ and 1 E.4+ these will be raced as a handicap race. In general handicapped races will be raced at the time of the event which has the greater number of crews. Please indicate if you do not want your crew to be in a handicap race.

What happens if there are more than 6 entries in my event?

There will be heats to determine the crews that will race in the final. See the ‘Progression System’ in the Notice of the Regatta for further details.


Can I double up?

No, for this year only and to help maintain social distancing competitors (including coxes) can only enter one event. We will endeavour to provide a heat (or race for lanes) and a final in each event.


What time will my race be?

We have published the order which we will run races on the Notice of Competition. For example. Heats will be run first in a block and then finals. So, for example, heats of A.1x will be run at about 0900 with the finals at about 0940. Similarly, D.4+ will be around the middle of the day and H.2x towards the end. Remember that not every event will have entries.


Can international crews enter?

Because of the difficulties of international travel at the moment we will only accept entries from clubs in the United Kingdom which are affiliated to British Rowing, Welsh Rowing, Scottish Rowing or Rowing Ireland. If you are currently resident in the UK but belong to a club which is a member of a national federation affiliated to World Rowing then please contact us.


Are composite crews allowed?

Yes. There are no restrictions of the number of clubs which can form composites.


Can I enter by post?

No. We require all entries to be made by the BROE entry system.


Can I pay on the day?

No. The Entries Secretary must receive all entry fees by the closing date shown on the poster. No payment = no entry!


Can we use the lake on the Friday afternoon?

Yes you can but you must make your own arrangements with the Centre and pay the appropriate lake-use fee. Our hire of the lake only starts on Saturday morning.


Can we have a practice outing on the course during racing?

No, this is not possible. You can go for an outing on the River Trent if you wish but you must make sure you have an appropriate boat licence


Can you adjust the racing programme to fit in with my travelling arrangements?

This is not normally possible because of the impact on other crews. Racing is provisionally expected to be from 09:00 to 18:00 (depending on entries) and you should make travel arrangements to fit around these times. In particular please check train and flight times to make sure you are on a late enough train or flight to fit in with the racing schedule.


How will you contact me or my club if there are any queries about my entry?

Automatic e-mails from BROE will be sent to the club administrator that put the entries in. If we need to contact you we will use the same e-mail addresses and phone numbers that are set up in BROE for your administrators so you should make sure their contact details are entered correctly. If you have given us your personal e-mail address or phone number we may also use that to contact you.


What happens if you cannot arrange anything for my crew or me?

You will be given a full refund.


What are the arrangements for parking?

The Centre now charges for parking. The Centre have installed an automatic number-plate recognition parking system for this year. Parking is available via an app at a charge of £5 for the day. We hope that restrictions about car sharing will have been relaxed by the date of the Championships.


Do you hire boats?

No, but there are several boat clubs based in the vicinity and we can provide details if you require boat hire.


Will I get a refund if my event is cancelled?

If the event is cancelled before Saturday we will endeavour to refund some of the entry fees after the costs of the event have been covered. Once the event has started we will be unable to refund entry fees. Any refunds will be made through BROE to the card that paid for the entry originally.

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