Junior Inter-Regional Trials


The trials will take place on the morning of Saturday 17th March 2018 at Dorney Lake, with the main regatta at the NWSC on Saturday 21st April. The trials format will be a time trial over 1500m, with a rolling start. The main regatta is a 1500m multi-lane race with stake boat start.


The team manager this year is Lorna Hermes, contactable at thamesupriverJIRR@gmail.com, or falconjuniorrowing@gmail.com. The twitter account, @thames_upriver, will carry regular updates and results will be published there on the day.

Trials entries

Entries are accepted in the following events:

JIRR Events Offered

Entries will open on Friday 2nd February, and the entry deadline will be 6pm on Friday 9th March. If anyone is considering entering an eight, please ensure expressions of interest are received by email by 6pm on Friday 23rd February (this is not a formal entry exactly- but the number of eights looking to race will affect how we select the crews- whether another race (eg Schools Head) is a preferable method of selection).

Entries will cost £10 per head, NOT per seat (a flat rate per junior), and are payable to 'Falcon Rowing Club'. You can either pay by cheque, or by BACS transfer (Falcon Rowing Club: Account Number: 65672295 Sort Code: 08-92-99). Please ensure any transfer is clearly marked with the club name and 'JIRR'.

Entries are preferably to be made via the form attached below and can be emailed to thamesupriverJIRR@gmail.com, or by post to Lorna Hermes, 24 Corunna Crescent, Oxford OX4 2RB.

I will accept entries not on the entry form below via email, but they will only be accepted if they contain the sculler's full name, BR number, DOB and t-shirt size (S/M/L/XL). Juniors are only eligible to race if they are available for the main event itself on Saturday 21st April.


In order to combine both the need to select the fastest team, but also to encourage and develop growth at junior level, juniors will only be eligible for selection in one boat (excluding the eights). Juniors are invited to trial in multiple categories, but will not be selected in both if they win multiple trials. 

The Team Manager retains the right to select the team, and this will be done in discussion with the coaches of winning crews after the trials. This will also take into account the regatta timetable, the order of which is non-negotiable.

Marshals and Volunteers

Each club will be expected to provide at least one marshal for the trials, and possibly more dependent on the number of entries made. It is absolutely imperative that this is adhered to, as last year we suffered a number of problems when marshals failed to show up. Any club not presenting marshals to assist with the running of the event may find that they are penalised. We are all running the event as volunteers, and it simply cannot run without the clubs pitching in to assist.


Will be confirmed nearer the time. The briefing will likely be at 8am, with the racing finished by 12pm. The planned order of the divisions will be quads, fours, doubles, singles. Please advise if you have any unavoidable equipment clashes on your entry and we will do our best.