The Yare Cup

The Yare Cup Small Boats Head 2020

During the current threat from COVID-19, the Yare Cup organising committee are thinking hard how we may be able to offer racing on the planned date for this year’s Yare Cup Small Boats Head (Saturday 19th September).

Following the BR phased approach to a return to safe rowing, we are hoping that the sport will be in at least Phase E by then, allowing private matches between local clubs.


  • If in Phase E: Local inter-club private matches allowed

We will try to arrange an invitational programme of racing for clubs in the local area that have come to the Yare Cup in recent years. This must be a safe event that follows government guidelines on social distancing and ensuring the safety of all helpers and participants. Even if social distancing prevents crew racing we hope to have fun racing in singles!


  • If in Phase F: Affiliated Competitions restarted

The Yare Cup SBH will run in full, but we may shorten the course (from the usual 3,700 metres to 2,100 metres) bearing in mind that rowers will not have raced over the summer and not likely to have started their winter programmes of distance paddling, so will prefer a less challenging distance to race over. We await the advice of British Rowing’s Back to Racing Group on the return of open competitions.


WE WILL UPDATE THIS PAGE BY MID JUNE AND ALL BEING WELL WE WILL INVITE ENTRIES TO OUR COMPETITION IN WHATEVER FORM WE CAN RUN IT, FROM FRIDAY 19TH JUNE.

Please check back in June!

If you have suggestions or comment on this year’s Yare Cup Small Boats Head, please email the Entries Secretary at race-entries@yareboat.club Please let us know if your club would like an invitation to a private local event by emailing race-entries@yareboat.club


Stay safe and enjoy your rowing and sculling when you can.
The Yare Cup SBH Organising Committee

Norwich Rowing Club
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