ERRC Contact : Nick Murray

Nick Murray of Broxbourne RC is the Regional contact regarding all Master’s related issues. Nick is a member of the British Rowing Masters Commission who meet quarteley, and Nick will report back all latest news regarding Masters rowing.

In 2010 the term ‘veteran’ rowers became known as ‘Masters’ rowers. There was also a change in the lower age so that rowers from 27 years to over 80 can now compete in Masters events. This brings British Rowing in line with the international programme and, with its age-related handicap system, Masters racing is often highly competitive.

British Rowing’s Masters Commission is responsible for pursuing all aspects of the sport that concern Masters rowing, such as increasing participation and developing opportunities for competition.

Internationally, Masters rowers have an annual championships called the FISA Masters Championships. In 2013 the FISA Masters Championships is taking place in Varese, Italy between the 5th September and 8th September 2013.

The British Rowing Masters Championships which takes place annually in May or June at the NWSC, Nottingham, and the Vesta Veterans Head  in March and the Veteran Fours Head in November are the most hotly contested Master events in the rowing calendar.

Below we have uploaded a Masters Handicap Interpolations Spreadsheet, to help work out interpolated handicap times for masters crews in head races.

For can find the calculation of Master’s age cateogries by following the below link to British Rowing’s Rules of Racing :

http://www.britishrowing.org/publication/rules-racing
Office spreadsheet icon Masters_Handicap_Interpolations_2011_0.xls