HP Erg monitoring 1st – 5th March.

Trials – 11-13 March 2022 – Invitation List

The next step in the selection process is a 2k and 6k erg test (open rate and drag). The test is primarily for those athletes already invited to the HP training groups based on an accumulation of data from recent submissions. Erg testing must be completed to compete in water trials unless agreed with HPD. 

The testing format should be 

  • Day 1 2k 
  • Day 2 6k 

Scores should be submitted by completing the below excel document and submitting a picture of erg screen to michael.orourke@rowingireland.ie no later than the 6th of March.   

Following on from erg testing, a water trial will take place on 11-13 March. (The weekend 18th-20th will be used if the weather is not suitable) 

A provisional invitation list can be found below. Please note invitations will be revised and updated based on the results and performance of March erg testing. (Please note recent storms have caused damage at the NRC. We hope to have the facility back in working order before the proposed trial date confirmation of this will be sent out next week) 

Athletes disappointed not to be on this list will be free to submit erg scores at the next round of testing in March to show improved and competitive performances with the opportunity to be added to the next trial based on these results. Please study the benchmarks carefully for each category before submitting these scores. Junior athletes outside Junior Worlds/Coupe standard will also have an opportunity to trial for Home International selection later in the season, subject to selection criteria being achieved (TBC). 

Provisional plan (Please note if this trial must be postponed based on weather forecast it will be moved to the following weekend). 

  • Friday – arrival, rigging and briefing
  • Saturday – am 2k in small boats (1x/2-) or otherwise advised. PM based on AM results and other data 
  • Sunday – Decided based on Saturday results and other data.

*Times will be confirmed once entry is confirmed. 

* Please note that invitation to Sunday racing may be subject to Saturday performance

*Lightweights body weights should be agreed racing weight + 4kg (Erg tests and water trials)