Rowing events are split into two different boat categories, Sculling (2 oars per person) and Sweep Rowing (1 oar per person). Since I began rowing i have solely been a sculler when training and competing, to lose your novice status you have to compete at either a senior or a junior 16-18 level. On winning a race you will gain a point and therefore move to higher status.
This summer is the first year I have competed in sweep rowing, the first summer town regatta I went to was Stourport where I was racing in the Novice Coxed Four event with three other team mates from my rowing club, Trent RC. We raced this boat on the Saturday but unfortunately lost in the final to a good crew. We then did this same event on the Sunday and won beating two crews in the semi and final!