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. 
- Having resided for not less than six consecutive months in Wales and having been a member of a rowing club therein during that time. 
- Where a rower lives in Home Country A and rows in Home Country B actively for more than six months that athlete may opt once to row for either country. 
- Where a rower has competed for Wales before. 
- Having been educated in country for 5 years at primary and/or secondary level 

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.

The Senior selection policy will be published soon, to register your interest to represent Wales please fill in the form here

The appeals policy for HIR-R 2022 is available here.


Home International Rowing Beach Sprints (HIR-BS)

This event is due to be held at St Andrews, Scotland on 20th August 2022. The Selection Policy for Team Wales is now released.


Commonwealth Regatta

The Commonwealth Regatta is due to be held in 2022 as a beach sprints event. The details of the event and the selection policy can be found here