Unofficial summary; if I've got anything wrong, please let me know.
For detail see BR rule 3-3-2c (2-3 from April 2017), (also see FISA rule 29 which is different)
Based on age on 1st September preceding the event, so remember that Junior competitors progress to the next age group for any races under BR rules from 1st September onwards (in order to keep the same age group throughout the academic year, rather than the calendar year).
For races from 1 Sep 2016 to 31 Aug 2017:
|Age group||Born on or after||Notes|
|J18||1 Sep 1998||Under FISA rule 29, no longer a Junior after 31st December of the year he reaches age of 18, so someone born on or before 31 Dec 1998 ceased to be a FISA Junior after 31 Dec 2016|
|1 Jan 1999||Still FISA Junior to 31 Dec 2017 (but would cease to be BR Junior after 31 Aug 2017 if born on or before 31 Aug 1999)|
|J17||1 Sep 1999|
|J16||1 Sep 2000|
|J15||1 Sep 2001|
|J14||1 Sep 2002|
|J13||1 Sep 2003|
|J12||1 Sep 2004|
|J11||1 Sep 2005|
|J10||1 Sep 2006|
|J9||1 Sep 2007|
BR rule 3-3-3 from 1 April 2013 (2-2-2 from April 2017).
May compete as Under 19 until 31st December of the year in which the competitor reaches the age of 18, hence for events in the year 2017 an Under 19 must have been born on or after 1 Jan 1999.
BR rule 3-3-4 (2-2-3 from April 2017), and FISA rule 30.
May compete as Under 23 until 31st December of the year in which the competitor reaches the age of 22, hence for events in the year 2017 an Under 23 must have been born on or after 1 Jan 1995.
For detail see BR rule 4-1-7a (4-7a from April 2017); (also see FISA rule 32 which is slightly different)
Based on average age of crew, measured in whole years attained during current year. [Each competitor must be qualified as Masters, i.e. qualified as Masters A].
For races 1 Jan 2017 to 31 Dec 2017:
|Masters category||Average age at end of year||A single sculler born on or before||Notes|
|A||27||31 Dec 1990||BR Masters category A is now age 27; now the same as FISA.|
|B||36||31 Dec 1981|
|C||43||31 Dec 1974|
|D||50||31 Dec 1967|
|E||55||31 Dec 1962|
|F||60||31 Dec 1957|
|G||65||31 Dec 1952|
|H||70||31 Dec 1947|
|I||75||31 Dec 1942|
|J||80||31 Dec 1937|
|K||85||31 Dec 1932||Introduced 2013 by FISA; included in BR rules from April 2016.|
|L||90||31 Dec 1927||Offered as a test at FISA Masters 2015; not yet included in FISA rules, and not yet considered for BR rules.|
Also see calculator on Nat Vets regatta website
Note that the above summary is unofficial; any comments or corrections to me please. For details please refer to the BR rules themselves (& of course to the FISA rules where these are referred to in the notes).
Page created 5 Nov 2000, last updated 27 Dec 2016.
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