Henley Women’s Regatta Competition Structure 2018
Statement from Miriam Luke
Over the last 20 years women’s rowing in the UK has increased dramatically both in numbers of women and girls rowing and also in the standard of competition regionally and nationally and with resulting success on the World Stage. The HWR Committee has reviewed the structure of events that we offer and we are proud to announce the new offering of events to spread the numbers crews competing across the events and with the aim of providing competitive events with a high quality of side by side, one on one racing. The total number of events offered is reduced from 29 to 26.
The new categories in 2018 will be Championship, Aspirational, and Development, whilst the Junior and Para-rowing categories remain unchanged. We aim to encourage more crews to compete in the Championship events, Aspirational events are for those club athletes with reasonable experience. We have retained a Development event for those who have only been in the sport for approximately 3 years i.e. at the start of their rowing careers. To encourage crews to enter Championship we will guarentee 2 races.
We want crews to be ambitious, to compete at the highest level and aspire to race the best. The committee encourage crews of a higher standard to enter and compete in Championship and will recognise these as more prestigious events.
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Claire McIntosh, Race Committee Chairman firstname.lastname@example.org
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