British Rowing Offshore Championships

The British Rowing Offshore Championships, presented by Visit Sarasota County will be taking place from Saturday, 29 to Sunday, 30 July at Sandbanks Beach, Dorset.

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The British Rowing Offshore Championships, presented by Visit Sarasota County is a celebration of coastal rowing.

This first ever British Rowing Offshore Championships aims to support the development of coastal rowing in England and provide a pathway to the World Rowing Coastal Championships, with this year’s event acting as a qualifying round for those wishing to go to the  2017 World Coastal Rowing Championships in Thonon, France.

 

Event information
Dates:29-30 July
Time:29 July: Development Day & Regatta, 09:00 – 16:30 30 July: Regatta, 07:00 – 09:00
Location:Sandbanks Beach, Sandbanks Car Park, Banks Road, Poole, Dorset BH13 8QJ
Event information:
Dates:
29-30 July
Event information:
Time:
29 July: Development Day & Regatta, 09:00 – 16:30 30 July: Regatta, 07:00 – 09:00
Event information:
Location:
Sandbanks Beach, Sandbanks Car Park, Banks Road, Poole, Dorset BH13 8QJ

 

Latest News

30 July 2017 – Download the full set of results from day one and two of the British Rowing Offshore Championships

29 July 2017 – Download the results from day one of racing at the British Rowing Offshore Championships

29 July 2017, 5pm – Important update to Sunday’s racing schedule for the British Rowing Offshore Championships

Due to the weather forecast, the Organising Committee has taken the decision to revise the racing schedule for the first two finals tomorrow (Sunday, 30 July), pushing them back by half an hour. The time of the other finals remains unchanged.

On Sunday, 30 July, the following crews will race at the scheduled time:

  • 07:30 – Final, women’s coastal coxed quad (CW4x+)
  • 07:35 – Final, open coastal single scull (C1x)
  • 08:30 – Final, open coastal coxed quad (C4x+)
  • 0900 – Prize giving for CW4x+, C1x and C4x+

27 July 2017, 12:30pm – Important update to the racing schedule for the British Rowing Offshore Championships

Due to adverse wind conditions forecast for this weekend in the Poole area, the Organising Committee has taken the decision to revise the racing schedule for the British Rowing Offshore Championships.

A full updated schedule for Saturday and Sunday can be downloaded here.

On Saturday, 29 July, the following crews will race at the scheduled time:

  • 13:00 – Heat 1, open coastal single scull (C1x)
  • 14:30 – Final, women’s coastal double scull (CW2x)
  • 14:35 – Heat 2, open coastal single scull (C1x)
  • 16:00 – Final, open coastal double scull (C2x)
  • 16:05 – Final, women’s coastal single scull (CW1x)
  • 16:30 – Prize giving for CW2x, C2x and CW1x

On Sunday, 30 July, the following crews will race at the scheduled time:

  • 07:00 – Final, women’s coastal coxed quad (CW4x+)
  • 07:05 – Final, open coastal single scull (C1x)
  • 08:30 – Final, open coastal coxed quad (C4x+)
  • 0900 – Prize giving for CW4x+, C1x and C4x+

Crews are reminded that the conditions are likely to be rough this weekend. The course may be amended, subject to weather conditions on the day. Please can crews ensure that their coxswains have the appropriate experience for the conditions.

Please keep monitoring the event page for updates if the Organising Committee needs to make further changes to the schedule.

26 July 2017 – As a result of the weather forecast for the weekend, the organising committee may need to make changes to the racing schedule. This includes moving some / all racing to Saturday 29 July. Please keep an eye on the event web page and your email account for all the latest updates. The organising committee will notify clubs and volunteers of any changes to the schedule by midday Thursday 27 July.

26 July 2017 – Safety Plan and Emergency Plan

19 July 2017 – The Captains Pack for the event can be found here. Please ensure you read this prior to the event.

6 July 2017 – The list of crews and clubs competing at the British Rowing Offshore Championships have been published. If any amendments need to be made please contact James Andrews by 4pm, Friday, 7 July.

June 2017 – Entries open to the 2017 British Rowing Offshore Championships

 

Development Day

The development day will include:

  • a master class on beach starts and finishes;
  • crew training. including learning how to plot a path around the course; and
  • a briefing for coxes.

All those who enter the Offshore Championships can attend the Development Day free of charge. There may be a number of places for rowers that wish to attend the Development Day only and not race on the Sunday. Availability will only be known after entries have closed on the 1 July. Please check the website the week following the close of entries (from Monday, 3 July) for information on how to book a spot. Please note there will be a small fee to attend.

 

Regatta Day

Racing will take place in Coastal Boat Classes as recognised by FISA. Events will be offered for both Men’s and Women’s crews in Single (C1x), Double (C2x) and Coxed Quadruple Scull (C4x+) classes. If your club does not own the correct type of boat we will have some available for hire. Please contact James Andrews for more information.

The Regatta will be held under the Rules of British Rowing, British Rowing Rules of Racing, the Offshore Departures and RowSafe guidance. Heats will take place over 4km with the finals over 6km. The course will include a beach start and finish. There will be an opportunity to practice these starts on the Development Day and full instructions will be given at the Captain’s meeting on the Saturday, 29 July.

 

Safety

Please ensure you check back here regularly in case any updates are made to the documentation below. If updates are made to documents this will be noted in the Latest News section on this webpage.

  Safety Documents
Alternative Arrangements Plan
Briefing for Crew Captains and Officials
Emergency Plan
Information for Participants and Officials prior to the event 
Safety Plan
  Safety Documents:
Alternative Arrangements Plan
  Safety Documents:
Emergency Plan
  Safety Documents:
Safety Plan

 

Parking

Trailer access to the beach is limited. If you are bringing a trailer please notify Courtney MacDonald with information of the day and time you expect to arrive. The following times have been set aside for unloading: Friday, 7pm-9pm; Saturday, 6am-8am; and for loading after racing Sunday, 7pm-9pm.

Trailer parking will be offsite at a local school. The location is yet to be confirmed.

Spectator parking is available at the beach car park or on the road leading to the beach. Please note, this is all run through the local authority and is not provided by British Rowing.

 

Boat Hire

For crews wishing to take part who do not have access to the correct type of boat, British Rowing, in cooperation with Filippi Racing Boats, are pleased to provide a selection of coastal boats for hire. Hire boats will be available at a cost of £30 per seat. Please register your interest to hire a boat as soon as possible as there is limited availability.

Clubs must provide their own blades. Appropriate measurements will be given to those hiring equipment. To enquire about use of a hire boat please contact James Andrews.

 

Maps
4km Race Course6km Race CourseSaturday Training ZoneBeach Traffic Pattern

 

Entries

The Notice of Regatta is available here. For the Offshore Rowing Competition Rules click here.

Entries are now closed. Click to download the list of crews competing and the list of clubs competing.

All entries must be made on the British Rowing Online Entry System 2 (BROE2).

Overseas Crews Policy

We welcome overseas crews to race at the 2017 British Rowing Offshore Championships, presented by Visit Sarasota County. The first 3 overseas crews per event will be guaranteed entry, after this any further overseas crews will be placed on a standby list. Once entries have closed crews on the standby list will be notified if their entry has been successful.

 

 

Volunteering

Volunteering is a great way to gain new skills, experiences and make new friends. From administrators to umpires, our dedicated volunteers help to make our events.

Volunteer recruitment for the 2017 British Rowing Offshore Championships has now closed. However, if you are still interested in volunteering in the sport or at another event, visit the Be a Volunteer page.

 

Media

Any members of the media who wish to attend the event must register in advance by contacting the British Rowing press office.

 

RowShow

Exhibitors who would like to attend the event need to contact Jonna de Vries, to register their interest.

 

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