Programme for the 2024 British Rowing Junior and Senior Club Championships

We are excited to announce the events on offer and the provisional programme for this new, combined competition


Drawing on the findings from extensive engagement with the rowing community last summer, the programme for the British Rowing Junior and Senior Club Championships has been designed to provide both an enhanced competition experience for juniors as well as an innovative programme of senior club events.

The senior events are at three different levels – Championship, Club, and Beginner – as well as Adaptive, to provide good racing opportunities for all club crews. It’s this that will make these a true Club Championships, in contrast with the previous high performance-focused National Championships.

The Championships will take place over four days, from Friday, 19 July through Monday, 22 July 2024 at the National Watersports Centre in Nottingham. Importantly, each event will be completed within one racing day, so competitors can choose how many days they want to race. All four days will include a mix of junior and senior events, as outlined in the provisional racing programme below. The fourth day has been positioned on a Monday to complement the school end of term.

With the combined Championships offering a much larger competition and giving a wide range of competitors and clubs the chance to come together in one place, we’re looking forward to putting on an exciting off-water programme. Watch this space for more details!

Junior programme

The Junior events offered will be the same as at recent British Rowing Junior Championships.

All events will now be completed within a single day, enabling competitors to enter multiple events.

J18 and J16 events will be raced over 2,000m. J15 and J14 events will be raced over 1,000m.

Senior programme

To ensure that racing is safe, fair and provides a high quality experience for competitors, only some boat classes will be offered for each level of racing. We hope that the programme can be expanded in future years.

The mixed Championship eights and mixed Club coxed fours have been included to give smaller clubs the opportunity to race in these boat types.

Championship and Club events will be raced over 2,000m. Beginner and Adaptive events will be raced over 1,000m.

Senior events at the 2024 British Rowing Junior and Senior Club Championships

Eligibility criteria
  • Composite crews are not eligible for Club or Beginner events.
  • Beginner events are only open to athletes who have taken up classic rowing on the water (regardless of discipline) after 1 June of the preceding year.
  • Senior crews must enter Championship if they contain any members (excluding the cox) who are current GB squad athletes (senior or age-group), funded athletes, or athletes who have competed (regardless of discipline) within the previous three years at any of the following:
    – The Olympic and Paralympic regattas
    – The World Rowing Championships
    – A World Rowing Cup regatta
    – The World Rowing Under 23 Championships
    – The World Rowing Junior/Under 19 Championships
    – The Oxford-Cambridge University Boat Races (Blue or Reserve races but not Lightweight)
    – A semi-final at Henley Royal Regatta in any event (including junior events)
    – A final of a Championship event at Henley Women’s Regatta
    – A Championship event at BUCS Regatta and finished in the top three.
  • The Championship organisers may, in exceptional circumstances, notify a club that an entry will not be accepted in certain events if they consider such an entry to be inappropriate

For the Club and Beginner events, pennants will be awarded to the fastest crews from small and medium sized clubs in addition to medals for the top three finishers. The definition of small and medium will match that used by the Head of the River Race and Women’s Eights Head of the River Race that year.

Provisional racing programme

Provisional Programme for the 2024 British Rowing Junior and Senior Club Championships

The final race programme will be confirmed before entries open.

Further information

You can find everything you need to know about the British Rowing Junior and Senior Club Championships as plans develop further on the Championships’ ‘hub’ webpage, which you can always find via the website menu under Resources>Racing.

Visit the Junior and Senior Club Championships hub page