Rowing is encouraged across all grades and Masters is no exception, both recreational and competitive rowing is catered for and there is guaranteed to be something for you.
A rower may compete as a Master from the beginning of the year during which he/she attains the age of 27.
A Masters rower shall be placed in the age category corresponding to the age he or she attains during the current year:
A Minimum Age: 27 years or more
B Average Age: 36 years or more
C Average Age: 43 years or more
D Average Age: 50 years or more
E Average Age: 55 years or more
F Average Age: 60 years or more
G Average Age: 65 years or more
H Average Age: 70 years or more
I Average Age: 75 years or more
J Average Age: 80 years or more
K Average Age: 85 years or more
Age categories do not apply to coxwains. Each competitor shall be responsible for his/her own health and fitness.
Masters events are run on a staggered start or corrected time basis for heads, in accordance with operating notes.
Many Irish clubs have active Masters members competing in events at home and abroad. In recent years, Masters rowers have competed in Henley Veteran’s Regatta in the UK, the Head of the Charles in the US and the annual World Rowing Master’s Regatta (held in Varese, Italy in 2013). For more information on the World Master’s Regatta visit the event page here