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Boat classes

Scull Boats

Single Sculls (1x)

Single Sculls (1x) 1 Rower

Average length: 8.2 m (27 ft)
Minimum weight: 14 kg (30.8 lbs)
Junior CH Events: JW1x, JM1x
Double Sculls (2x)

Double Sculls (2x) 2 Rowers

Average length: 10.4 m (34 ft)
Minimum weight: 27 kg (59 lbs)
Junior CH Events: JW2x, JM2x
Quadruple Sculls (4x)

Quadruple Sculls (4x) 4 Rowers

Average length: 13.4 m (44 ft)
Minimum weight: 52 kg (114 lbs)
Junior CH Events: JW4x, JM4x

Sweep Boats

Pair (2-)

Pair (2-) 2 Rowers

Average length: 10.4 m (34 ft)
Minimum weight: 27 kg (59 lbs)
Junior CH Events: JW2-, JM2-
Four (4-)

Four (4-) 4 Rowers

Average length: 13.4 m (44 ft)
Minimum weight: 50 kg (112 lbs)
Junior CH Events: JW4-, JM4-
Coxed Four (4+)

Coxed Four (4+) 4 Rowers with cox

Average length: 13.7 m (45 ft)
Minimum weight: 51 kg (110 lbs)
Junior CH Events: JM4+
Eight (8+)

Eight (8+) 8 Rowers with cox

Average length: 19.9 m (62 ft)
Minimum weight: 96 kg (221 lbs)
Junior CH Events: JW8+, JM8+

What is Junior Rowing

A junior rower is 18 years old or younger, racing nationally or internationally. Junior rowers race in all boat classes, singles to eights. The ultimate aim of competitive junior rowers is to represent their country at the World Rowing Junior Championships. The World Rowing Junior Championships often launch junior athletes to future successes as under-23 and elite rowers.

Junior rowers are selected to row for their country after a series of trials similar to those held for senior rowers. International junior rowers can also be selected to compete in the Youth Olympic Games (YOG). The YOG is held every four years.

Junior rowers often first begin to row at high school and there is now a strong community of competitive school rowing worldwide. Most nations have national school regattas held annually. In school rowing there is a strong focus on crew boat rowing, teamwork, inclusivity, commitment and ambition. 

 

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