2024 Four Nations Beach Sprint Championship announced

Additional trophies to be awarded for performance across Beach Sprint Championships and Regattas in England, Scotland, Wales and Jersey

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The rugby Six Nations isn’t the only international battle happening this spring – on beaches all around the UK rowers will be racing for new titles across the four Home Nations Beach Sprint regattas.

Overall Four Nations Beach Sprint Championship trophies will be awarded for the top Open and Women’s solos (coastal single sculls) at Senior and Junior across the four events.

Round 1 – Host Nation: Jersey

Jersey Beach Sprint Regatta
Dates: 13-14 April
Location: St Helier, Jersey

Round 2 – Host Nation: England

English Beach Sprint Regatta
Date: 28 April
Location: Bournemouth, Dorset

Round 3 – Host Nation: Wales

Welsh Senior Beach Sprint Championships
Dates: 11 May
Location: Fishguard, Pembrokeshire

Round 4 – Host Nation: Scotland

Scottish Beach Sprint Championships
Date: 18 May
Location: East Sands, St Andrews

These competitions are open to those who’ve not tried the Beach Sprint format before, and practice sessions are available at each one before racing starts.

To receive further information/entry details for any of the above competitions please, register your interest:

Register your interest

How does it work?

  • Points are available at each regatta, contributing to an overall Beach Sprint Four Nations championship winner in the following events – CW1x, CO1x, CJW1x, CJO1x.
  • If a rower wins in the same event at all four regattas they are also awarded the Grand Slam.
  • Each regatta is separately run and organised, and athletes should enter each regatta individually (they can enter as many of the four regattas as they like).
  • Swift Racing will provide boats at all four competitions.

Points Scoring System

  • Regatta win = 1 point, 2nd = 2 points, etc.
  • Lowest number of points over the four regattas determines the winner of the overall title in each boat class.
  • Times from side by side racing will be used to determine rankings where no side by side result is available (e.g. if knocked out in QF, fastest QF loser ranks 5th, second fastest QF loser ranks 6th, etc).
  • Where a rower does not attend a regatta they will automatically be awarded points based on total number of entries in their category+1 (e.g. if there are 12 entries at a regatta a rower does not attend they would be awarded 13 points).
  • Where an event offers no Junior category, or the Junior events are mixed within the Senior events, a separate ranking will be created based on overall finish placing (e.g. the highest ranking Junior within the Senior event will get 1 point, the second highest ranked Junior will get 2 points, etc).

If you have any questions or queries, please contact GBBeach@britishrowing.org.