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.
A series of classification opportunities will be held across the country. The next classification opportunities will be:
|Classification date||Venue||Application closing date|
|7 May 2018||Bisham Abbey National Watersports Centre in Marlow||20 April 2018|
|8 September||Worcester Rowing Club as part of Worcester Regatta||24 August 2018|
|24 November||London Regatta Centre||8 November|
- Classification date
- 7 May 2018
- 8 September
- 24 November
- Bisham Abbey National Watersports Centre in Marlow
- Worcester Rowing Club as part of Worcester Regatta
- London Regatta Centre
- Application closing date
- 20 April 2018
- 24 August 2018
- 8 November
For more information on dates and locations or if you are interested in becoming a classifier please contact Jacqui Traynor.