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’

 

Our priority this year is to organise a Covid secure event, safe for our competitors, their coaches and the event organisers and volunteers, whilst at the same time, giving every competitor a memorable racing experience.

In order to organise NSR safely there will be an impact on the number of events and races we are able to offer at the regatta. Normally we schedule approximately 330 races per day. For 2021, we will have no more than 270 races per day.

 

See below for the 2021 Maty Entries process. 

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

 

Information to follow closer to the time. 

2021 May Entries

Entries

Our priority this year is to organise a Covid secure event, safe for our competitors, their coaches and the event organisers and volunteers, whilst at the same time, giving every competitor a memorable racing experience.

 

In order to organise NSR safely there will be an impact on the number of events and races we are able to offer at the regatta. Normally we schedule approximately 330 crews per day. For 2021, we will have no more than 270 crews per day.

 

With this in mind we now have an altered Regatta Entry process:

2021 Two-Step Entry Process
  1. Entries open 12th April – Enter all your crews

  2. Pre-entry close 1st May – NSR will assess the entry lists and review options

  3. Entries re-open 3rd May

  4. At this point, after entry review, race options may change

  5. Final entries will close at 6pm on 12th May

1. Entries Open 12th April

We ask all coaches to please enter all the crews you wish to race at NSR 2021.

2. Pre-entry 1st May - entries will close on this day

At that point we will assess the entry lists for each event. At this point, depending on the numbers in each event we may decide to alter or drop some events. If we make changes to the race programme we will contact the coaches and clubs directly affected – please ensure up to date contact details are with your entries. We will also make a full announcement of the changes to the race programme.

3. On 3rd of May we will re-open entries.

From this point coaches may update or alter their entries.

4. Race Entries close on 12th of May

Entries for the NSR 2021 will close at 6pm. At this point we will then complete the draw process.

5. The Draw will be released on 20th May

The full racing schedule and programme will be announced on 20th May. This timetable will detail the progression system we will run to keep everyone safe.

NOTE: 

Whilst we know this is not a usual process, we hope you will work with us as we really want to run a regatta for as many juniors as possible. We understand that the levels of preparation for crews will not be as uniform as normal, but we know how important it is for juniors to race.

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

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

 

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.

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Competitor Event (May) Information

Regatta Arrangements

National Schools Regatta will be run over two days. 

 

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

 

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

  • NO DOUBLING UP - each athlete can only race in one event over the weekend.

  • J16 will be allowed to row in Championship events, but then cannot row in J16 events (maximum of two J16s in an 8+, 1 in a 4+/4-/4x, 1 in a 2-/2x, none in Ch1x).

  • Only one crew per event, except Ch1x when 2 entries allowed.

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