Home International Regatta:
The Home International Regatta between Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales takes part during the second week of July. Selection for this event is external to the GB structure even though Final trials can influence who is selected.
GB v France:
GB v France is an annual match between the two nations at J16 level. In sweep a Boys 2-,4+,4- and 8+ are selected. The 4+,4- and 2- are selected as complete unit to race as that unit (i.e. in 2008 KCS raced the 4+ as GB J16 4+). The 8 is selected when any crews not successful in winning the J16 4+ or the J16 4-, race a second time. The 1st and second crew across the line are usually selected. There are occasions when there is a fast J16 4- that might be automatically selected from the 1st round of racing.
Selection Event: last week of June at the National Water sports centre in Nottingham
Competition event: alternates between various venues in GB and France