Home International Rowing Regatta

The Home International Rowing Regatta is a historic annual competition dating back to 1962 in which the four ‘Home Nations’ of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland compete

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England Rowing

The England Team is an opportunity for rowers to trial either in crews or small boats to earn the chance to represent England with their coach, fellow club members or just by themselves.

Representing England is a unique development opportunity for both rowers and coaches wishing to gain international experience. For some, it could be the first step to representing Great Britain. The England Team has seen many Olympic and Paralympic rowers receive their first international representation. If selected you’ll be following the footsteps of many athletes who have rowed for Team GB including;

  • Laurence Whiteley, Paralympic Gold Medalist Rio 2016 (2012 – MTA1x)
  • Guin Batten, Olympic Silver Medalist Sydney 2000 (1993 – W1x)
  • Steve Redgrave, 5x Olympic Gold Medalist 1988 – 2000 (1978 – JM4+).

This tradition continues at the Paris 2024 Olympics and we are proud to see 10 previous England rowers represent Team GB at the games.

Previous England Rowers representing Team GB at Paris 2024


Hattie Taylor
GB W8+
(2012 – JW4+)

Heidi Long
GB W8+
(2012 – JW4+)

Emily Ford
GB W8+
(2013 – W4+)

Mathilda Hodgkins Byrne
GB W2x
(2013 – JW4x)

Chloe Brew
GB W2-
(2013 – JW4x)

Georgie Brayshaw
GB W4x
(2017 – W1x)

Matt Haywood
GB M4x
(2017 – M2x, M4x)

Annie Campbell-Ord
GB W8+
(2018 – W2x, W4x & 2019 W1x, W4x))

Samantha Redgrave
GB W4-
(2018 – W1x, W4x)

Olivia Bates
GB Reserve
(2019 – JW2-, JW8+)

Hattie Taylor
GB W8+
(2012 – JW4+)

Heidi Long
GB W8+
(2012 – JW4+)

Emily Ford
GB W8+
(2013 – W4+)

Mathilda Hodgkins Byrne
GB W2x
(2013 – JW4x)

Chloe Brew
GB W2-
(2013 – JW4x)

Georgie Brayshaw
GB W4x
(2017 – W1x)

Matt Haywood
GB M4x
(2017 – M2x, M4x)

Annie Campbell-Ord
GB W8+
(2018 – W2x, W4x & 2019 W1x, W4x))

Samantha Redgrave
GB W4-
(2018 – W1x, W4x)

Olivia Bates
GB Reserve
(2019 – JW2-, JW8+)
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The Home International Rowing Regatta

The Home International Rowing Regatta is a historic annual competition dating back to 1962 seeing the four ‘Home Nations’ of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland compete. Every race counts towards combined team trophies for Junior Women, Junior Men, Senior Women and Senior Men.

A new racing format, introduced in 2022, gives rowers a minimum of two races, with the majority racing three times. Racing takes place over 2000m for all boat classes (shown below). With the 4x, 8+ and both Para 1x racing a second time over 500m.

The 2024 Home International Rowing Regatta will take place on Saturday, 27 July at Strathclyde Park, Scotland and will be hosted by Scottish Rowing.


Selection and Trials Information

England trials for the Home International Rowing Regatta 2024 will be held at the Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham, on Saturday, 13 July or through GBRT Junior Crew formation.

We welcome and encourage entries from anyone who meets the eligibility requirements to represent England. Full information regarding our trial will be published below, as well as full details of the 2024 England Selection Policy, which can be found using the links below.

Document Link / Version
HIRR Selection Policy 2024 V2 Updated 10/06/24
Entering Trials Entries via BROE. Closing 12:00 (noon) 11 July
Coach Registration Now Open! Closing 12:00 (noon) 11 July
Trial Event Circular Uploaded 20/06/24
Trial Instructions to Competitors Updated 12/07/24
Trial Safety Plan Uploaded 20/06/24
Trial Welfare Policy Uploaded 03/06/24
Trial Safeguarding Contact Information Uploaded 03/06/24
Trial Entries Trial Entries 2024
Trial Results 202420232022
Document :
HIRR Selection Policy 2024
Link / Version:
V2 Updated 10/06/24
Document :
Entering Trials
Link / Version:
Entries via BROE. Closing 12:00 (noon) 11 July
Document :
Coach Registration
Link / Version:
Now Open! Closing 12:00 (noon) 11 July
Document :
Trial Event Circular
Link / Version:
Uploaded 20/06/24
Document :
Trial Instructions to Competitors
Link / Version:
Updated 12/07/24
Document :
Trial Safety Plan
Link / Version:
Uploaded 20/06/24
Document :
Trial Welfare Policy
Link / Version:
Uploaded 03/06/24
Document :
Trial Safeguarding Contact Information
Link / Version:
Uploaded 03/06/24
Document :
Trial Entries
Link / Version:
Trial Entries 2024
Document :
Trial Results
Link / Version:
202420232022

Trial FAQs

When do entries open and close?

Entries open on 12:00 (noon) Monday, 17 June 2024.
Entries close on 12:00 (noon) Thursday, 11 July 2024.
Crew/boat entry will be through BROE2. Coaches seeking selection should complete this registration form.

What is the definition of a ‘junior’ athlete?

The England Rowing Team uses the British Rowing definition of a ‘junior,’ rather than the World Rowing definition, i.e. junior athletes must have been born on or after 1st September 2005. This means that athletes who turned 18 between September and January 2023 are still eligible for the HIRR, even though they cannot compete in the GB U19 team.

Are composite crews allowed?

Yes! If clubs have single athletes looking for selection, or fewer numbers looking to compete, we would encourage and welcome composite crews.

How do coxes get selected?

The cox of each selected 4+ will be selected. Coxes who wish to be selected must attend the trial.

Can we double up?

Doubling up is permitted between divisions, however rowers must remain in either sculling or sweep disciplines. If doubling up from a pair (2-) to a four (4- or 4+), both athletes from the pair must also be present in the four.

What is the selection process for coaches?

The coaching policy has been updated for the 2024 regatta. 8 coaches will be selected – one for each gender and discipline (junior women, junior men, senior women, senior men). Coaches seeking selection must register their intent using the registration form and meet the requirements specified under Section 9 of the selection policy.

What is the racing format of the trial?

Weather permitting, all racing will be held over 1500m in a time trial format. Further information can be found under Section 6 of the selection policy.

Must we provide our own equipment?

Yes. All equipment must be provided by athletes/crews/clubs trialling for selection. In addition, if a crew or athlete is asked to race off in a different boat type it is the responsibility of that athlete/crew/club to source a boat and it is their responsibility if any damage is incurred.

Is there financial support available?

British Rowing and the England Rowing team are committed to supporting selected athletes and coaches who may face financial hardship. We understand that trialling and competing for the England Rowing Team can be costly, and further information on financial support is available in Appendix C of the selection policy

Is there a way I can show my support for the team even if I’m not trialling?

Yes. You can purchase England Rowing Official Merchandise directly from our Kit Supplier Crewroom here. 10% of each sale goes towards supporting athletes on the England Rowing Team.

How does selection work for the England Home International Rowing Beach Sprint Team?

Information about representing England at the Home International Rowing Beach Sprints can be found here.

Where do I find information about being selected for Scottish or Welsh Home International Rowing Teams?

Teams for Scotland and Wales are selected by Scottish Rowing and Welsh Rowing respectively. British Rowing is responsible for the selection of individuals and crews representing England only. See section 3a British Rowing: Articles of Association.


Contacts and Management Team

If you have any questions relating to the England Team for the Home International Rowing Regatta the Managment Team would be happy to take your questions. Please see contacts and who best to contact for your information below:

England Rowing HIRR Management Team

Name & Position Contact for
Chris McManus
(Team Manager)
Information or questions regarding the Selection Policy, team logistics and trials information
Ellie Stevens
(Assistant Team Manager)
Information regarding the team and communications.
Ashley Cowley
(Lead Coach – Seniors)
Information regarding senior training opportunities or the potential to form composite crews prior to the trials closing deadline.
Martin Gough
(Lead Coach – Juniors)
Information regarding junior training opportunities or the potential to form composite crews prior to the trials closing deadline.
Jono Cheesman
(Equipment Manager)
Information on equipment logistics and planning.
Lucy McNulty
(Safeguarding Officer)
Questions, advice or to report a concern regarding safeguarding in relation to the team.
Eira Parry
(England Delegate)
Name & Position:
Chris McManus
(Team Manager)
Contact for:
Information or questions regarding the Selection Policy, team logistics and trials information
Name & Position:
Ellie Stevens
(Assistant Team Manager)
Contact for:
Information regarding the team and communications.
Name & Position:
Ashley Cowley
(Lead Coach – Seniors)
Contact for:
Information regarding senior training opportunities or the potential to form composite crews prior to the trials closing deadline.
Name & Position:
Martin Gough
(Lead Coach – Juniors)
Contact for:
Information regarding junior training opportunities or the potential to form composite crews prior to the trials closing deadline.
Name & Position:
Jono Cheesman
(Equipment Manager)
Contact for:
Information on equipment logistics and planning.
Name & Position:
Lucy McNulty
(Safeguarding Officer)
Contact for:
Questions, advice or to report a concern regarding safeguarding in relation to the team.
Name & Position:
Eira Parry
(England Delegate)
Contact for:
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Latest News

Want to represent England?

Entries open on 17 June on BROE for the England Rowing trial on Saturday, 13 July at The National Water Sports Centre, Holme Pierrepont Country Park, Nottingham for Home International Rowing Regatta (HIRR) selection

England Rowing announce 2024 Selection Policies and new volunteer opportunity

The Selection Policies cover the 2024 Home International Rowing Regatta, for which an Assistant Team Manager is sought, and Home International Rowing Beach Sprints

England retain all four trophies at the Home International Rowing Regatta 2023

On Saturday, 22 July, in calm if rather rainy conditions at Lough Rinn, County Leitrim, the England Rowing Team became the first nation to retain the Junior Women's, Junior Men's, Senior Women's and Senior Men's trophies at the HIRR

England Rowing Team announced for the 2023 Home International Rowing Regatta

The 2023 Home International Rowing Regatta takes place on Saturday, 22 July at Lough Rinn, Ireland


England Pathway

England Rowing and its Home International Rowing Teams are part of British Rowing’s England Pathway. British Rowing is responsible for the selection of individuals and crews representing England only. Teams for Scotland and Wales are selected by Scottish Rowing and Welsh Rowing respectively. See section 3a British Rowing: Articles of Association


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