Rowers with a disability who want to race either indoor or on the water will need to go through British Rowing’s classification system.
Rowers who want to race either indoor or on the water will need to go through British Rowing’s classification system.
British Rowing adopts the International Rowing Federation (FISA) Para-Rowing system of classification which places rowers into classes according to how much their impairment impacts rowing.
These internationally recognised classes are:
- PR3-PD (Physical Disability)
- PR3-VI (Visual Impairment)
Rowers who have a disability but do not meet the Para-Rowing eligibility criteria may be eligible for an Adaptive Rowing Classification. These classes are accepted at events that offer Adaptive Rowing Competition
- AR3-PD (Physical Disability)
- AR2-LD (Learning Disability)
A classified Para-rower can race in the corresponding Adaptive Rowing event, but an athlete with an Adaptive Rowing classification cannot race as a British Rowing classified Para-rower.
Applying for Adaptive Classification
If you would like more information around applying for adaptive classification, please see this document.
To register your interest and find out more information about classification please email us here.
Classification opportunities will be held across the country. The next classification opportunity will be:
Royal Docks Adventure (London Regatta Centre)
Date: Sunday, 28 April 2019
Information: British Rowing is offering a classification opportunity for athletes at Royal Docks Adventure (London Regatta Centre) on Sunday, 28 April 2019.
Contact: If athletes wish to be classified on this date and require further information, please contact: Simon Goodey – British Rowing Head of Classification- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 07767684515
Closing date 14th April 2019
For more information on dates and locations or if you are interested in becoming a classifier please contact Tom Ramsell.