British Rowing Almanack and Umpires’ Handbook 2023 now available

The 149th edition of the Almanack (incorporating the British Rowing Yearbook) is now available to buy and complimentary copies are on their way to affiliated clubs and life members

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The 344-page Almanack, packed with photos throughout, is perhaps first and foremost a definitive record of last year’s racing results, covering head races, regattas and other competitions for classic and coastal formats as well as skiff racing, ocean rowing and, of course, the GB Rowing Team and England Team.

Edited by volunteer Maggie Phillips, the Almanack includes material from many contributors across the rowing community in England, Scotland and Wales. This year’s feature article is on Wavemakers: Hosting the World Rowing Coastal Championships and Beach Sprint Finals in Saundersfoot, Wales. The Obituaries section pays tribute to those we lost in 2022.

The British Rowing Yearbook section provides a wealth of key information all in one place, from who’s who on the staff, Committees, Panels and Regional Rowing Councils, to the Rowing Directory of clubs (with colour illustrations of their blades) and competitions. It also contains the latest version of the Rules of Racing, which came into effect on 1 April 2023, which can also be download here (as a pdf or App) along with a summary of changes.

Any Life members who have not received their copies in a week’s time should contact membership@britishrowing.org to check that we have an up to date postal address for you.

All other pre-ordered copies are also in the post.

How to order the British Rowing Almanack 2023

The price of the Almanack is £30 for a standard ‘perfect bound’ version and £33 for a comb-bound version. P&P is £3.50.

Members can order a copy by logging to the British Rowing Membership system and clicking the Menu icon in the top left. Then just scroll down to the Almanack option.

Alternatively, email clubs@britishrowing.org with your name, address and how many copies you would like of which binding. We will then be in touch with details of how to pay.

You can also add on an order for the Almanack when you buy or renew a British Rowing membership in the Membership system.

2023 Umpires Handbook

The Umpires’ Handbook is available for download here. Registered Umpires will receive their copies through the post next week.

Regional Umpiring Committees can order extra copies for trainees by emailing clubs@britishrowing.org.

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