GB Beach Sprint Team
Find out how to be selected for the GB Beach Sprint Team to represent Great Britain in coastal sculling
Trial for the GB Beach Sprint Team
“It’s exciting to be part of rowing at this time when it feels like something completely different is about to happen and be at the start of the sport as it’s growing!”
Robyn Hart-Winks (2019 WRBSF Silver Medalist)
Beach Sprints is rowing – but not as you know it. An exciting, fast-rowing format of the sport, Sprints combines running, racing, navigation and power on a field of play where anything can happen. Your ability to adapt to an ever-changing landscape of competition will be tested alongside your physical abilities, and it’s all over in a matter of minutes.
At this moment in time, Beach Sprints offers a unique opportunity to compete internationally. Just named a sport for the 2026 Commonwealth Games and on the cards to be named for Los Angeles 2028, there has never been a better chance to get in, learn fast and progress onto representing your country at the highest level.
In 2022 the GB Beach Sprint Team won five medals at the World Beach Sprint Finals in Wales, two medals at the European Championships in Spain and the Home Nations collectively brought seven medals back from the Commonwealth Regatta in Africa last month. All teams were made up of rowers from a mix of river and coastal backgrounds, the majority of whom had only tried the format for the first time that season.
We’re looking for rowers who want to experience a brand-new side of the sport to trial for the team. There will be opportunities to row for Wales, Scotland, England and GB as a whole, and trialling kicks off in June – open to both senior rowers and U19s.Find out more about the World Rowing Beach Sprint Finals
Between February and May, we will be running a series of opportunities across the UK to try out the Beach Sprints format. This will include training sessions for those who have done Sprints before, and taster sessions for those completely new to the discipline.
If you’re interested in finding out more information, please register your interest through the form linked above. We’re excited to see what you can do!
Beach Sprint Selection Policy
Please find the 2023 GB Beach Sprint Team selection policy below.
Those rowers, coxes, coaches or boat handlers wishing to be considered for the team should register themselves using the following online registration form
British Rowing Beach Sprint Championships
Want to see what Beach Sprints is all about for yourself? Give it a go and take part in the British Rowing Beach Sprint Championships.
If you have any questions or queries, please contact [email protected]