British Domestic Lightweight Rowing

British Domestic Lightweight Rowing

Post by coac » Sat, 07 Jun 2008 02:49:13


Now that Marlow International Regatta no longer offers Lightweight
fours, an Olympic Class event, are there any UK regattas other than
the National Championships that offer races for lightweight oarsmen
and women?
 
 
 

British Domestic Lightweight Rowing

Post by two... » Sat, 07 Jun 2008 04:01:07

Twickenham Regatta inaugurated a new S3 Lwt 1x event this year, at the
behest of a TwRC member who offered to sponsor a trophy.

Entries were invited for both Open and Women's races.

No takers for the Women's event, but five fellas entered Open. And
they all turned up to race [which is more than can be said for some
other potentially qualifying events]

Congratulations go to Mr Hamblett of Sudbury RC for getting his name
on the pot first. The next opportunity for other low-point sculling-
skinnies to get their own name on it should be 23 May 2009.

 
 
 

British Domestic Lightweight Rowing

Post by Christopher Ker » Sat, 07 Jun 2008 04:19:06

Quote:

> Now that Marlow International Regatta no longer offers Lightweight
> fours, an Olympic Class event, are there any UK regattas other than
> the National Championships that offer races for lightweight oarsmen
> and women?

I think the other two Dorney regattas do (or at least used to until last
year - I haven't looked this year). Twickenham regatta have started
offering lwt 1x this year.
BUSA have a lightweight category, although the rules are slightly different
(no crew average, just a 72.5kg or 59kg individual maximum).

 
 
 

British Domestic Lightweight Rowing

Post by pdblas.. » Sat, 07 Jun 2008 05:29:29


Quote:
> Now that Marlow International Regatta no longer offers Lightweight
> fours, an Olympic Class event, are there any UK regattas other than
> the National Championships that offer races for lightweight oarsmen
> and women?

Richard,
We do offer lightweight racing for crews on Sunday and 1x on Saturday;
however we only get a few entries in crew boats but plenty of 1x.

See below:

MARLOW REGATTA

Sunday 22nd June 2008
Morning racing 2,000m, semi-finals & finals only
EVENTS
8o/8x   4+      4-      2-      4x-     2x      1x
E       E       E       E       E       E       E
U23     U23     Lwt     Lwt     Lwt     Lwt     Lwt
                        U23     U23     U23     U23     U23
Please note:    Doubling up is at competitors own risk; race sequence is
fixed

Peter

 
 
 

British Domestic Lightweight Rowing

Post by rdupa.. » Sat, 07 Jun 2008 06:03:23

Quote:

> > Now that Marlow International Regatta no longer offers Lightweight
> > fours, an Olympic Class event, are there any UK regattas other than
> > the National Championships that offer races for lightweight oarsmen
> > and women?

Not a regatta Richard, but we look forward to seeing you at HoR IVs

I'll deal in due course, and on its merits, with your crew's complaint
about its start position
[new event, likely to be random start order within that event]

Richard

 
 
 

British Domestic Lightweight Rowing

Post by Christopher Anto » Sat, 07 Jun 2008 07:29:58


Quote:
> Twickenham Regatta inaugurated a new S3 Lwt 1x event this year, at the
> behest of a TwRC member who offered to sponsor a trophy.

> Entries were invited for both Open and Women's races.

> No takers for the Women's event, but five fellas entered Open. And
> they all turned up to race [which is more than can be said for some
> other potentially qualifying events]

> Congratulations go to Mr Hamblett of Sudbury RC for getting his name
> on the pot first. The next opportunity for other low-point sculling-
> skinnies to get their own name on it should be 23 May 2009.

I hope you remembered to clip his card - although it's always confused me
how an obviously not-open event earns point.

It's good to see thoug. Bristol regatta stopped doing S3Lwt1x events about
10 years ago.

 
 
 

British Domestic Lightweight Rowing

Post by Christopher Anto » Sat, 07 Jun 2008 07:30:50


Quote:

>> Now that Marlow International Regatta no longer offers Lightweight
>> fours, an Olympic Class event, are there any UK regattas other than
>> the National Championships that offer races for lightweight oarsmen
>> and women?

> I think the other two Dorney regattas do (or at least used to until last
> year - I haven't looked this year). Twickenham regatta have started
> offering lwt 1x this year.
> BUSA have a lightweight category, although the rules are slightly
> different
> (no crew average, just a 72.5kg or 59kg individual maximum).

The Met does as I spent a very quiet duty weighing on Sunday afternoon.
 
 
 

British Domestic Lightweight Rowing

Post by Terr » Sat, 07 Jun 2008 16:20:17


Quote:
> Now that Marlow International Regatta no longer offers Lightweight
> fours, an Olympic Class event, are there any UK regattas other than
> the National Championships that offer races for lightweight oarsmen
> and women?

Strathclyde Park Regatta (open to all) and Scottish Rowing
Championships both offer lightweight events.

Is it a coincidence that Scotland won five of its eight medals at the
last Commonwealths in lightweight events, including both its Golds?

Does this suggest a correlation between the offering of events in
domestic competition and the likelihod of having a pool from which to
succeed in international? Lets face it, Giants of Sport programmes
arent exactly roaming the high streets looking for likely lightweights
to fast-track to the podium!