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# ROWING: Delegates at the Rowing Ireland agm in the Garda Boat Club in Dublin gave overwhelming approval to the proposal to revamp the grading system. The new system, which will be introduced next year, will allow competitors from different grades to compete in the same boat, with the grade of the boat being decided by the weighting given to each athlete. Former rowers can also come back to the sport at a lower grade than that at which they left it. Rowing Ireland hope the new rules will aid in a drive to retain adult athletes in the sport.