During the 2019 season a trial was held using a separate table for Women’s and Girl’s Racing Standards from the Men’s and Boy’s table when determining promotions and demotions. This approach reflected the difference in times averaged over a suitable time period. While not having any impact on selections, it’s adoption will make it easier for more Women and Girls to progress through the classes and into the A classes than previously. It will also lower the entry requirement for each class by approximately 3 seconds. The times being used have been adjusted from the original proposal and do not 100% reflect the real difference between the upper (fastest) and lower (slower) bands as adjustment have been made for safety reasons to reduce the impact of the proposed changes on the lower bands and the minimum entry standard to race at the National Regattas. The Sprint Racing Committee (SRC) has approved the adoption of these times. This trial will be closely monitored and reviewed at the end of the season.
There is now a separate table for Standards for Sprint Racing for the Women’s and Girl’s classes. The Men’s and Boy’s classes will have their own table. The new tables will appear in the 2020 Racing Handbook. Preview copies of both tables are available on the link below.