2021 Regatta

The National Schools’ Committee met recently to consider the best way forward for the 2021 regatta. At this time, we are mindful and thankful for the collective efforts of so many, scientists, health care workers, teachers, sports coaches and parents to support our communities through this time.

 

The Committee is committed to staying true to our founder Desmond Hill OBE’s wishes to organise a regatta ‘to provide wider experience and competition for juniors in school’. It is with this principle in mind and after careful consideration and consultation we would like to share our proposal for TWO regattas in 2021. Both are subject to all the constraints of the pandemic, the regulations and guidance governing the country, and the appetite of the venues, our providers and our competitors, their coaches and parents.

Regatta 1 - National Schools’ Regatta May 29th to 30th 2021 – Dorney Lake – ‘Behind Closed Doors’

 

If pandemic conditions allow, the National Schools’ Regatta Committee hopes to organise a two-day regatta for Junior 16 to Junior 18 competitors ONLY. As you will understand, the safety of our competitors, their coaches and event organisers is very important to us, this is why we will be organising an event with LIMITED numbers of people on site, so that we are able to comply with any regulations that may be in place.

 

Whilst no decision has been taken yet on the exact events offered, it is expected we will offer Championship events ONLY. This two-day event will reflect the key strategic objectives of the regatta by ensuring:

 

• Gender parity of events.

• Alignment between the number of sculling and rowing events.

• No doubling up.

The NSR 21 at Dorney Lake ‘Behind Closed Doors’

 

To deliver the ‘Behind Closed Doors’ event will not be without challenges, but we look forward to the chance of offering a great event for our competitors and coaches. We ask everyone to work with us to support this as we see this as the only way to offer racing at all.

 

Club & School Marquee

 

We shall be contacting all clubs and schools who have reserved spaces with NSR in the hope that you will be willing to support the regatta logistics but donating your booking fee towards the increased sanitation facilities we will need for our competitors.

It seems improbable that conditions will have eased enough to allow for spectators at the Lake; there will be ONLY capacity for those competing, their coaches and other staff such as boatmen, and the volunteers we need to safely deliver the event.

 

TV/Live Stream Help Required

 

With the event running “Behind Closed Doors” we would like to ensure that everyone is still able to enjoy all the live competition action and follow the racing. We will be offering coverage of the event via a Live Stream. As a small charity, we are looking for support from individuals and companies who would be interested in becoming NSR Partners to enable Live Stream.

 

Contact HERE if you are interested in supporting the Live Stream

Regatta 2 – NSR Youth Festival September 25th 2021 – National Watersports Centre Nottingham

 

National Schools’ Regatta will organise a one-day regatta for Junior 14 to Junior 16 competitors ONLY. This event will be organised with our youngest competitors as the focus, we want to give Junior 14 to Junior 16 competitors the opportunity to experience the fun of competition at a first-class event.

 

Feedback from Coaches across the country has indicated a desire to give those who are new to our sport an incentive to keep active and engaged. NSR wants to support the incredible work so many Coaches and parents are undertaking to keep our junior rowers active and part of our wonderful community.

 

We do not have a competition format yet, however we propose a fun, multi-distance event with a difference! We would be delighted to hear from Coaches and Parents who may have ideas as to what they would like to see offered; we are open to something new and engaging.

 

We realise this two event format is not one that everyone would wish for but feel by announcing our intentions at this time it will give all involved the opportunity to plan accordingly. Clearly our event planning is now in the early stages and we will be keeping abreast of all the government guidelines. If you wish to be kept up to date on how things are developing please sign up to our NSR Newsletter.

 

We will also keep everyone posted with latest news and developments throughout the coming months via our website and our social media.

 

We hope to return to our usual format for the regatta in 2022.

 

With best wishes and thank you for your support,

 

George Hammond

 

Chairman National Schools’ Regatta Chairman

Entries: 

Open: TBC

Close: 22:00 on TBC

All entries must be made via the British Rowing Online Entry System.

Please ensure contact telephone numbers (day and evening) are entered.

No refunds will be possible for entries scratched after the entries have closed. 

The Draw: 

Draw publish date: TBC

Regatta Date: TBC

Event Information: 

Regatta information will follow when the draw has been released and updates will follow on the notices page. All coaches and competitors need to ensure that they have read these documents before the regatta. 

Welfare and Safety: 

All coaches and competitors are to ensure that they are familiar with the content of the Welfare & Safety information. 

2021 Entries

Entries

A.R. Cassidy, HON. Secretary for Entries, National Schools’ Regatta

Telephone: 07773 781612 E-mail: entries@nationalschoolsregatta.org.uk

 

Entries open: TBC

 

All entries must be made via the British Rowing Online Entry System.

No refunds will be possible for entries scratched after the entries have closed. 

Please ensure contact telephone numbers (day and evening) are entered.

 
 

The Draw

The Draw

The draw will be published 12 days before the event.

 

Please note that some races will be raced as 8 lane or 7 lane finals/semi finals. This is however at the discretion of the NSR Committee. This will only happen in good weather conditions and if this can not be accommodated, then racing will be over 6 lanes and normal progression from the Semi Finals will be used for finals A & B.

 

Races that are Non-Championship or Second Eight can expect to race in up to 6 lanes.

 

In adverse weather conditions, crews will progress from time trials directly to finals. If severe, the Time Trials results will be taken as a definitive.

 

Draw publish date: TBC

Regatta Date: TBC

Competitor Event Information

Regatta Arrangements

National Schools Regatta will be run over three days from TBC

 

All Racing will be run under British Racing Rules. All athletes must be U19 on the day of racing.

 

Dorney Lake will be open for training from Thursday afternoon. If you wish to train at Dorney Lake before then, please make arrangements with Dorney Lake separately.

 

During the regatta, Friday to Sunday there will be no training on the lake before or after racing. We cannot promise to accommodate boat sharing during the regatta.

 

Athlete Racing Restrictions

1. Time Trials for each event.

2. No doubling up (except J15s who row in the 4x on Friday may compete in the VIII’s on Saturday)

3. To enter a 2nd event you must have a crew in the Championship tier of the same event.

4. To enter 3rd VIIIs you must have a crew in both Championship and 2nd VIII’s.

5. Only 1 entry per Championship event. Except Ch1x where 2 entries are permitted.

6. No more than 2 crews in any 2nd event

 

Welfare and Safety

The NSR Regatta implements the recommendations of the British Rowing Row Safe guide to good practice in rowing, and competitors are reminded of their obligations under Row Safe.

 

The Organising Committee of the NSR recognises their Duty of Care to ensure that all reasonable steps are taken to provide a safe environment for all those attending the Regatta in whatever capacity. Each coach is responsible for the welfare, safety and appropriate supervision of his/her crew and is expected to know the whereabouts of his/her crew at all times during the Regatta.

If you need further information please contact the Health and Safety Officer at welfare@nationalschoolsregatta.co.uk

The Organising Committee of the NSR recognises their Duty of Care to ensure that all reasonable steps are taken to provide a safe environment for all those attending the Regatta in whatever capacity. Each coach is responsible for the welfare, safety and appropriate supervision of his/her crew and is expected to know the whereabouts of his/her crew at all times during the Regatta.

The following documents will be updated a week prior the event. 

NSR Event Safety Plan 

NSR Child Protection Policy and Procedures 

NSR Fire safety assessment 

NSR Thunderstorm Safety Plan 

NSR Safety and Marshalling instructions 

 

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