An EGM was held on the 13th of July to consider rule changes for the Irish Rowing Championships and Regatta Season 2021, and saw 30 clubs across Ireland in attendance. The two rules changes related to:

  • suspending the two regatta rule.
  • Allowing 2020 novices to row at novice grade in 2021.

The first proposal relates to a rule that championships are only open to rowers who have previously competed in and completed two regattas under Rowing Ireland rules during their rowing career. This was unanimously agreed upon, and the two regatta rule has been suspended for the 2021 season.

The second proposal relating to racing grades for boats this season, which is determined by the maximum permitted cumulative points allowed per boat, was also unanimously agreed upon, and all those who were eligible as novices in 2020 will now be deemed to be eligible as novices in the 2021 season.