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ROW i The BUCS Rowing Championships shall be conducted in accordance with the following BUCS sport specific regulations, the BUCS general regulations, and the British Rowing Rules of Racing. Further event specific requirements, rules, and regulations will be contained within the entry and pre-event information for each Championship.

ROW ii In the event that these regulations contradict the BUCS general regulations, these BUCS sport specific regulations will supersede, unless specifically stated otherwise.

ROW iii In the event that these regulations contradict those of the British Rowing Rules of Racing, these BUCS sport specific regulations will supersede, unless specifically stated otherwise.

ROW iv Institutions are advised to also refer to British Rowing’s RowSafe guidance.


ROW 1 Championships BUCS will host annually the following Championships:

ROW 1.1 Indoor Championships The programme shall include the events listed in Appendix 1 (‘BUCS Competition Offer and Associated BUCS Points’), subject to entry numbers.

ROW 1.2 4s and 8s Head The programme shall include the events listed in Appendix 1 (‘BUCS Competition Offer and Associated BUCS Points’), subject to entry numbers.

ROW 1.3 Regatta The programme shall include the events listed in Appendix 1 (‘BUCS Competition Offer and Associated BUCS Points’), subject to entry numbers.

ROW 1.4 Small Boats Head The programme shall include the events listed in Appendix 1 (‘BUCS Competition Offer and Associated BUCS Points’), subject to entry numbers.

ROW 2 Definitions

ROW 2.1 Beginner Only open to competitors in their first year of rowing or sculling, regardless of their discipline. This also applies to indoor rowing events.

ROW 2.2 Intermediate Open to any competitor. Competitors who have raced in the Championship, excluding Championship Lightweight, at the same event cannot race in the Intermediate category of the same boat type.

ROW 2.3 Championship and Championship Lightweight Open to all competitors and open to more than 1 entry for each institution as applicable. No competitors who have raced in Intermediate of the same boat type at the event can race in Championship, but may race in Championship Lightweight.

ROW 2.4 Lightweight categories of any boat type, unless otherwise specified, shall be a Championship category.

ROW 2.5 Competitor is taken to mean members of a crew excluding the cox (for the avoidance of doubt, a cox can cox in both Championship and Intermediate categories of the same boat type at the event). However, a cox must be from the same institution as the rest of the crew.

ROW 2.6 For the purpose of the application of these rules; the Regatta as an event shall be taken to include all 3 days of racing rather than 3 separate days and the 4s and 8s Head as an event shall be taken to include both days of racing rather than separate days. Sanctions for the breach of these rules will be in accordance with the sanctions within the rules of British Rowing and at the discretion of the Race Committee.

ROW 3 Weights

ROW 3.1 Coxswains Men’s crews: 55.0kg, Women’s crews: 50.0kg.

ROW 3.2 Lightweights Indoor Championships, 4s and 8s Head and Small Boats Head weight: Men 75.0kg, Women 61.5kg, Regatta weight: Men 72.5kg, Women 59.0kg. Lightweight crews are not averaged at any BUCS Rowing event.

ROW 3.3 The lightweight weigh-in will be from 2 hours before the beginning of the racing day up to 1 hour prior to the published start time of each category.

ROW 3.4 If racing in more than 1 lightweight event the competitor need only weigh in once.

ROW 4 Substitutions

ROW 4.1 A reserve list must be completed in addition to an institution’s entries. The inclusion of an eligible competitor on the reserve list allows event organisers to accept the student-athlete being substituted into a boat with the confidence of insurance cover via the respective Athletic Union (or equivalent).

ROW 4.2 100% of a crew, and additionally the cox, may be substituted before the crew’s first race in an event. These substitutions must be made from either the reserve list or between already competing crews (as long as this does not contravene any existing regulations regarding categories or doubling up). Failure to adhere to this regulation will result in a fine to be set at the event.

ROW 5 BUCS Points BUCS Points shall be awarded as per Appendix 1 (‘BUCS Competition Offer and Associated BUCS Points’), subject to entry numbers, in Championship events and for the final victor ludorum standings. If there is no Intermediate event then multiple Championship entries are permitted from 1 institution, with medals awarded to the top 3 crews as applicable, but only the highest placed institution crew will receive BUCS Points.

ROW 6 Disputes at events In line with REG 4.6.3, should a dispute occur at an event, the event appeal panel for Rowing shall comprise of the Chair of Race Committee, Members of Race Committee (if applicable) and a BUCS Staff Member.

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