The first Rowing Ireland 1K Classic is being held next weekend, July 9th, in the National Rowing Centre. After entry submissions on Wednesday, it’s a large showing with almost 500 crews racing across 91 straight finals.
Crews from 37 clubs around the country will race across the four categories of J13, J14, J15 and Masters. With 1000m straight finals it’s looking to be an extremely exciting day of racing. The start tower is being moved to the 1000m mark to allow for the best possible view of all the action. The day is split into two sessions, with racing from each category taking place in both the morning and afternoon sessions. The sequence of events can be seen below.
Some of the events to watch out for are the Mens and Womens J15 1x, with 63 scullers entered for the men, and 59 scullers entered for the women. The 1K Classic also has the highest entry of octuplets racing. Only as an option for the junior events, over 40 octs will race throughout the day. There’s a large entry across the masters events too, with 22 mens scullers and 12 womens scullers. The Masters eights will definitely be races to keep an eye out for and one of the many highlights of the day.
Up by the Finishing tower, there will be a ‘Food Village’ with different caterers to keep all coaches, athletes and spectators well fed! There will also be a merchandise tent located in the same area, so make sure to stop by to pick up your 1K Classic merch as well as other Rowing Ireland kit. The regatta office is located on the ground floor of the NRC beside the podium. It will be open until 18:00 on Friday and from 7:00 on Saturday.
With good weather and good racing on the forecast, it’s an event that can’t be missed. There will be live results posted on the link below, and be sure to have a look at the Rowing Ireland social medias to get updates throughout the day.
Live results: https://tinyurl.com/1K-Classic