The General Management Committee of the Home International Regatta has informed Rowing Ireland that the 2021 regatta is cancelled.
The General Management Committee has communicated the following;
The nature of the event, which selects four teams of juniors and seniors from clubs across the United Kingdom and Ireland, where COVID restrictions continue to differ hugely, means that The Regatta cannot be run in a safe or equitable way.
We empathise with the organisers, officials, athletes, coaches, spectators and supporters of the regatta and understand their disappointment at this decision.
We look forward to 2022 where we feel confident that we will, at last, launch the exciting new racing schedule, including a new 500m sprint distance.
Zoe Davies, Chair of the GMC said: This has been a difficult decision for the GMC; we made several attempts to find a way to deliver a Home International Regatta but were faced with risks we couldn’t manage responsibly.
Our four nations and their respective governments are focused on the national effort to manage the pandemic risk which has meant restrictions on our sport, travel and accommodation. A HIR without all four nations would, quite simply, not be a HIR.
We look forward to seeing you when England host HIR2022 and we launch the new sprint races!