Classification

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.

This video from the British Paralympic Association explains the importance of classification to Para sport.

These internationally recognised classes for rowing are:

  • PR3-PD (Physical Disability)
  • PR3-VI (Visual Impairment)
  • PR2
  • PR1

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)
  • AR2
  • AR1

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.

Adaptive and ParaRowing classifications table

 

Applying for Adaptive Classification

If you would like more information around applying for adaptive classification, please see this document.

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Classification Process

To register your interest and find out more information about classification please email us here.  In collaboration with Help for Heroes we are able to offer opportunities for classification on four dates this year.

All Medical Diagnostic Forms and supporting medical documentation should be sent to the British Rowing Head of Classification 30 days before the classification date and submitted to classification@britishrowing.org

For any enquiries related to classification, please contact Simon Goodey simon.goodey@britishrowing.org

DateVenueLocation Details
Saturday, 21 March 2020Tedworth House Recovery Centre (Wiltshire)Location
Saturday, 27 June 2020Phoenix House Recovery Centre (Yorkshire)Location
Saturday, 26 September 2020Chavasse VC House Recovery Centre (Essex)Location
December (Date TBC) British Rowing Indoor Championships (Location TBC)
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Saturday, 21 March 2020
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Saturday, 27 June 2020
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Phoenix House Recovery Centre (Yorkshire)
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Saturday, 26 September 2020
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Chavasse VC House Recovery Centre (Essex)
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December (Date TBC)
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British Rowing Indoor Championships (Location TBC)
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