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 Scotland, on Saturday 27th July 2024.

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.

U19/Junior Athletes:

To register as a Welsh Identfied Junior Athlete, interested in representing Wales please click HERE 

Once registered, the athlete, coach & parent will be added to the 'Identified Athlete Group' and will recieve any communications from the U19 National Coach: William King - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Junior athletes will have the oppurtunity to join one of our U19 squads (Welsh U19 National Squad, Welsh U19 Talent Pool, Welsh Pathway Athletes) all of which will have the oppurtunity to attend training days and camps, with other Welsh athletes within the pathway. The aim of this is to not only raise the standard of our Welsh athlete's across the UK, but also give these athletes the chance to train together in crews, in advance of potential HIR sleection. For further information on the Welsh U19 Pathay Squads please click HERE

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information or with any questions. 

Senior/U23 Athletes:

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