Rowing Ireland sends its condolences to our friends and colleagues on the passing of HM Queen Elizabeth II. Please see below statement from RI Ulster Branch Secretary, Gordon Reid.

RI Ulster Branch represents rowing clubs based in NI. 

We are saddened to learn of the passing of HM Queen Elizabeth II and send condolences to the Royal Family, and to any members of the rowing community who have been affected by this news. 

Our clubs are subject to guidance from the UK government (detail here) that sporting activities and events may continue to take place during the period of UK National Mourning including on the day of the State Funeral (yet to be announced). 

There is no obligation to cancel or postpone activities or events. This is at the discretion of individual organisations. 

As a mark of respect, organisations may wish to consider cancelling or postponing events or closing venues on the day of the State Funeral. Again, this is at their discretion. 

For activities or events on the day of the State Funeral, organisations may wish to adjust timings to avoid those of the funeral service and processions. As a mark of respect organisers may wish to hold a period of silence and crew members may wish to wear black armbands or ribbons. Clubs may wish to wear their flag at half mast. 

An official book of condolence is available on the Royal Family website at 

Yours in rowing, 

Gordon Reid, Secretary RI Ulster Branch