Categories of racing

The Welsh Sea Rowing Association recognises the following categories in league events:



Coxes may be male or female in all categories.

Juniors race at the age they will be at the end of the season ie 30 September. For example, a person born on 1 October 1995 will still be 18 on 30 September 2014 so is eligible to race Under 18's for the 2014 season.

Juniors must be 14 before they are permitted to row in any junior race.

An Under 14s participation event can be held at the discretion of a race host club, for juniors between the ages of 11 and 14. This is recommended to be an 800m straight line sprint.

Novice crews - race at the same time as Junior crews. The novice crews have no restrictions on gender and no age categories. Novices races do not earn league points.

A novice is classed as a person who is within their first year of affiliation to the WSRA, once they are affiliated for a second time, they are no longer classed as a novice. An affiliation year runs from 1st April until 31st March. If individuals wish to compete in a novice class, even when they are no longer a novice, they are welcome to do so, but the boat must be entered as a non-competitive crew on the race entry form.

Coastal Sculls

Coastal Sculls will race in the same races as the relevant category in longboat races. There is no breakdown of Yole size for league points due to the small number of competing boats.