British Rowing Masters Championships: Less than a week left to enter!

Entries for the national Masters Championships are already higher than 2022 – with 5 days left to go

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Photo: Naomi Baker

With less than a week to go until entries close on Tuesday, 30 May 2023, here’s what you need to know about how this year’s national championships is shaping up.

Entries so far

Entries have already surpassed 800, placing them significantly above the 680 entries we received last year!

Entries have been received from all over the country and we have a few entries from overseas too – the Irish have long been competitors at the Championships but so far this year we have welcomed a few entries from Sweden and the USA too.

Competitors range in age all the way up from a 16 year old cox to 83,  and nine hardy individuals are rowing in every division with at least six races each.

This year there’s an added incentive to enter as many crews as you can – Faster Masters Rowing will be sponsoring this year’s Victor Ludorum, meaning that the club who wins will receive £1,000.

The number of entries in each event as of 21 May can be seen here.

What to do before entries close

Entries close on Tuesday, 30 May so there’s still time to squeeze in a few more to get close to the record entry. Please ensure that all placeholders are filled and entries paid by this deadline too.

Call for volunteers

An event this size relies on a lot of help from volunteers in collecting lane numbers, helping with the photo finish and scoreboard, intermediate timing, registration, medal presentation pontoon. Without sufficient numbers, some of these activities may not be possible.

British Rowing is trying to make its events more sustainable and one way we can do this is in recruiting volunteers who are local, or who are already at the event. There are over 120 clubs attending and if each could provide one volunteer for a shift we would have more than enough, so please consider whether you can volunteer to help behind the scenes.

Volunteer here

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