Wales will send teams to the Home International Regatta in 2022 for both river and beach sprints, as the 2020 and 2021 events were cancelled due to the Covid-19 outbreak.  

Home International Rowing Regatta (HIR-R)

The Home International Regatta is an event contested by Wales, Ireland, Scotland and England, in both senior and junior teams. The event has a long history and developed from the Empire Games.

Welsh Rowing is responsible for the selection and delivery of a team to the event each July.

The next Home International Regatta will be hosted by Ireland, the date and location are still to be announced

To represent Wales at the Home International Regatta you must fulfil one of the requirements below and be able to provide evidence in support of your eligibility: 
• Having been born in Wales.
• Having a parent or grandparent born in Wales.
• Be a resident in Wales for 6 of the 12 months prior to the HIRR and be a member of a club in Wales during that time.
• Having had 5 years of primary or secondary education in that country.
• Having competed for that country previously, subject to the requirement associated with competing for different countries in subsequent years.

For juniors, we would recommend attending our development days. The aim of which is to not only raise the standard of junior rowing in Wales, but also familiarise Welsh athletes with each other in advance of HIR. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information or with any questions. To register your interest in representing Wales at HIR please click here for the Junior selection policy which includes a link to sign up.
If you are interested in attending the Selection Trials, please see information and sign up link here 

The Senior selection policy an be accessed here, to register your interest to represent Wales please fill in the form here

The appeals policy for HIR-R 2023 is available here.


Home International Rowing Beach Sprints (HIR-BS)

This event is due to be held in Saundersfoot, Wales on 9th September 2023. The Selection Policy for Team Wales an be found here