Beach Sprints

Find out how to represent Great Britain at the World Rowing Beach Sprint Finals!

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Learn more about the GB Coastal Sculling Pathway

📅 19:00 18 June 2021| 🙋‍♀️Sign Up

This webinar will be an introduction to the GB Pathway for World Rowing Coastal Sculling. Louise Kingsley (British Rowing, Deputy Director Performance Pathways & Paralympic Programme) and Guin Batten (Chair of the World Rowing Coastal Commission) will present an overview of the Beach Sprints Format, British Rowing’s vision for the GB Pathway and plans for 2021 leading up to the World Rowing Beach Sprint Finals in Oeiras, Portugal.
🗣️ Speakers: Louise Kingsley (British Rowing, Deputy Director Performance Pathways & Paralympic Programme), Guin Batten (Chair of the World Rowing Coastal Commission) and James Andrews (British Rowing, Head of Performance Talent),


World Rowing Beach Sprint Finals

“It’s exciting to be part of rowing at this time when it feels like something completely different is about to happen and be at the start of the sport as it’s growing!”

Robyn Hart-Winks (2019 WRBSF Silver Medalist)

British Rowing will send a team to represent Great Britain at the 2021 World Rowing Beach Sprint Finals, taking place in Oeiras, Portugal between the 24th to 27th of September.

This is the second time the event will be held, and the first time junior events will be offered. British Rowing is committed to growing all forms of the sport including coastal sculling and will be hosting the 2022 World Rowing Beach Sprint Finals at Saundersfoot, Wales. It is our aim to build a world-leading coastal sculling programme in the lead up to the 2026 Youth Olympic Games and the potential inclusion into the 2028 Olympic programme.

The Beach Sprint format starts with a sprint on the beach of between 10m and 50m for the rower or one of the rowers. After entering the boat, the boat slaloms around two buoys then turns around a third buoy at 250m and rows straight back to the beach before one of the rowers exits the boat and runs to the finish line The Rules of Racing for Beach Sprint are available on the World Rowing Rule Book (Appendix 23) and British Rowing Rules of Racing (Appendix F).

This event is ideal for agile and skilled scullers with a performance background, from either coastal or river rowing. As this exciting format and boat design will be new to many rowers a list of contacts and video links has been provided in the appendices to help you learn more about the beach sprint format.

More information about the 2021 World Rowing Beach Sprint Finals can be found here.



Selection Policy

Included in the selection policy are selection processes for Junior & Senior Rowers, Cox, Boat Handlers and Coaches.

2021 British Rowing Selection Policy

RoleRole DescriptionRegistration FormClosing Date
Senior Rowers and Cox N/A Link 11th July 2021
Junior Rowers N/A Link 25th July 2021
Boat Handlers Link Link 11th July 2021
Senior Coaches Link Link 11th July 2021
Junior Coaches Link Link 25th July 2021
Role:
Senior Rowers and Cox
Role Description:
N/A
Registration Form:
Link
Closing Date:
11th July 2021
Role:
Junior Rowers
Role Description:
N/A
Registration Form:
Link
Closing Date:
25th July 2021
Role:
Boat Handlers
Role Description:
Link
Registration Form:
Link
Closing Date:
11th July 2021
Role:
Senior Coaches
Role Description:
Link
Registration Form:
Link
Closing Date:
11th July 2021
Role:
Junior Coaches
Role Description:
Link
Registration Form:
Link
Closing Date:
25th July 2021

British Rowing Beach Sprint Championships

Want to see what Beach Sprints is all about for yourself? Give it a go and take part in the British Rowing Beach Sprint Championships.


Contact

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

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