Home International Rowing Beach Sprints

The Home International Rowing Beach Sprints builds on the rich history of its sister event the Home International Rowing Regatta

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The Home International Rowing Beach Sprints is a new event with the four “Home Nations” of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales competing.

The event is building off the rich history of its sister event the Home International Rowing Regatta, which has seen many Olympians racing for their first international representation. The event is a great opportunity to gain experience in the Beach Sprint format if you have hopes to row for England at the Commonwealth Games in 2026.


The Home International Rowing Beach Sprints

The Home International Rowing Beach Sprints is a new event with the four “Home Nations” of England, Ireland, Scotland & Wales competing. The event is building off the rich history of its sister event the Home International Rowing Regatta, which has seen many Olympians racing for their first international representation. We hope the Home International Rowing Beach Sprints will create a clear pathway onto Great Britain and Ireland national teams in the decades to come.

The 2024 Home International Rowing Beach Sprint will take place on Saturday, 28th September in Bournemouth and will be hosted by England.


Team Selection

We welcome and encourage entries from anyone who meets the eligibility requirements to represent England and selection for the England Beach Sprint Team for the Home International Rowing Beach Sprints 2024 will take place through multiple events as outlined in our selection policy below.

Document Link / Version
HIRBS Selection Policy 2024 Updated 30/01/24
Athelte & Coach Registration Now Open, Closing 23:59 04/08/24
Document :
HIRBS Selection Policy 2024
Link / Version:
Updated 30/01/24
Document :
Athelte & Coach Registration
Link / Version:
Now Open, Closing 23:59 04/08/24

Contact and Management Team

If you have any questions relating to the England Team for the Home International Rowing Beach Sprint the Managment Team would be happy to take your questions. Please see contacts and who best to contact for your information below:

Meet the England Beach Sprint Management Team

Name & Position Contact for
Rachael Ball – (Team Manager) Information or questions regarding the Selection Policy, team logistics and trials information
Lucy Hart – (Lead Coach) For information regarding training or development opportunities.
Lucy McNulty (Safeguarding Officer) Questions, advice or to report a concern regarding safeguarding in relation to the team.
Eira Parry (England Delegate) N/A
Name & Position:
Rachael Ball – (Team Manager)
Contact for:
Information or questions regarding the Selection Policy, team logistics and trials information
Name & Position:
Lucy Hart – (Lead Coach)
Contact for:
For information regarding training or development opportunities.
Name & Position:
Lucy McNulty (Safeguarding Officer)
Contact for:
Questions, advice or to report a concern regarding safeguarding in relation to the team.
Name & Position:
Eira Parry (England Delegate)
Contact for:
N/A

Latest News

England Rowing announce 2024 Selection Policies and new volunteer opportunity

The Selection Policies cover the 2024 Home International Rowing Regatta, for which an Assistant Team Manager is sought, and Home International Rowing Beach Sprints

Hosts Wales show stunning form to take Home International Rowing Beach Sprints trophy

On a beautiful summer day in Saundersfoot, Wales, the hosts took home the Beach Sprint trophy for the first time at the second Home International Rowing Beach Sprints (HIRBS)

2023 England Rowing Beach Sprint team announcement

The England Rowing Beach Sprint Team will field a full team of eight rowers from across England at the second Home International Rowing Beach Sprints in Saundersfoot, Wales on 9 September 2023

3 wins for England as Scotland wins overall at inaugural HIR Beach Sprints

The eight-strong England team won three of the six events and came third in another, finishing just behind Scotland for the overall trophy


England Pathway

England Rowing and its Home International Rowing Teams are part of British Rowing’s England Pathway. British Rowing is responsible for the selection of individuals and crews representing England only. Teams for Scotland and Wales are selected by Scottish Rowing and Welsh Rowing respectively. See section 3a British Rowing: Articles of Association

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