Rowers prepare for showdown in Nottingham at the British Rowing Senior Championships

The British Rowing Senior Championships will take place at the National Water Sports Centre from 20 to 21 October


(c) Naomi Baker

More than 780 rowers, representing 77 clubs from across the country, will descend on the National Water Sports Centre in Nottingham this weekend (20-21 October) to compete at the British Rowing Senior Championships.

Some of the country’s best senior rowers will be racing down the 2,000m course as they put power and passion on the line in a bid to be crowned British Rowing champion.

On Saturday of the British Rowing Senior Championships, the Open and Women’s double sculls and coxless fours (including U23 and lightweight in both boat types and U19 in the doubles) will race. While on Sunday, the Open and Women’s quadruple sculls and eights will race.

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The first round will be a 1,900m time trial, with semi-finals and finals raced side-by-side over 2,000m. There will be medals awarded for A finals on Saturday and Sunday.

As well as first-class club rowers, a number of rowers who have represented Great Britain will also be racing including London 2012 Olympic champion Kat Copeland, Rio 2016 Olympic silver medallist Polly Swann, 2018 World Championships-winning cox Erin Wysocki-Jones, 2018 World U23 champions Josh Armstrong and Matt Haywood, Youth Olympic Games representatives Theo Darlow, Michael Dalton and Georgie Robinson Ranger, and a number of other senior and U23 international rowers as they begin their bid to be selected for the GB Rowing Team.

Returning for 2018, there will be a club plaque awarded for the fastest non-high performance pathway (non-HPP) clubs and universities in each of the main classes. Winners of the club plaque at the 2016 event included Tideway Scullers School, Lea RC, Kingston RC and Thames RC.

Spectators are welcome to watch free of charge at the National Water Sports Centre on both Saturday and Sunday, so why not come down and watch the racing?

Get involved in the conversation and get live updates on social media using the hashtag #BRSC18.

Don’t forget that WEROW will be taking pictures at the British Rowing Senior Championships. You can check out their galleries and buy photos online here.