Rules and Regulations

2018 Official Rule Changes

Changes for the 2018 Regatta:

Club Eligibility

Rule 1.1 (E): in the current calendar year compete in any Championship or Championship Lightweight event at the Henley Women’s Regatta (juniors excepted)

Rule 1.1 (F): in the current calendar year, compete in any Open event OR advance to a quarter final, semi-final, or final of an Intermediate or Student event at the Henley Royal Regatta (junior excepted)

Rule 1.1 (G): in the current calendar year:

  • finish in the final of any national team trials (juniors excepted)
  • compete in a national or international championship (e.g., FISA World Cup, Pan-Am Games, FISA Junior Worlds, World Under 23 Regatta, World University Games, World Rowing Championships)
  • Compete in the Copley or Jessop-Whittier events at the San Diego Crew Classic
  • compete in a first varsity eight event (lightweight or open weight) at EACR Springs, NCAA (Division I events only), or IRA

Youth Single Sculling Events

Similar to the Rules of the Youth Doubles, the Youth Single Sculls will now be eligible to change the athlete name until the line-up deadline in October once accepted.  Guaranteed entries will belong to the Institution rather than the individual, and each institution will only be able to submit one non-guaranteed entry and have a maximum of three entries in the event (guaranteed+non-guaranteed entries). Please reference Rule 2.1 for additional information.

Guaranteed Entry Event Transfer

Rule 3.2: A guaranteed entry may be transferred from a Masters [40+] sweep-oared event to a Senior-Master [50+] sweep-oared event of the same division (Men/Women) and boat type (Fours/Eights) by may not exceed entry limitations outlined in rule 3.2(B). Transfer Requests must be made to the Regatta Office ( prior to entry submission. Transferred entries will be seeded according to time based on prior year’s performances.