Raced under the old competition framework
River Conditions: The organising committee has been monitoring fluvial flow rates over the week, especially given that the PLA Ebb Tide Flag Warning status is currently yellow. The flow rate at Kingston is presently dropping and, whilst the PLA flag is unlikely to change to green on Saturday morning it will be close to the level that would cause it to change and it is heading in that direction. The race is also being run on a neap tide meaning that tidal flows will be less.
However, the committee is obliged to draw your attention to the PLA yellow flag advice given in The Rowing Code that “The Port of London Authority advise man-powered vessels, in particular; Beginners, Novices, Younger Junior (J15’s and younger) crews, or any weaker crews, and those that do not usually navigate on the tidal section of the river Thames not to go afloat on the Ebb Tide. All river users of man-powered vessels should navigate with extreme caution and consider whether it is safe for them to go afloat on the Ebb Tide”.
The committee reiterates its advice that if the coach of a crew whose cox has no, or very limited, experience of rowing on fast-flowing water wishes to scratch the entry for this reason then a full refund of the entry fee will be made. (Issued midday, Friday 26th January)
Approximately 4600m raced with the tide.
Boat Types : Eights only
Open, Women and Mixed:.
Senior : Elite, Senior, IM1, IM2, IM3 & Novice
Junior : J18, J16, J15
Masters : Masters B and all older categories
Coxes must be aged at least 14 on the day of the race.
Prizes: Medals for all members of crews winning a category with 3 or more entries
Masters categories with fewer than 3 entries may be combined with other masters categories and decided on handicap.
Raced under British Rowing Rules of Racing and in accordance with Row Safe and the Tideway Code of Practice.
Enquiries: to Malcolm Cook (Entries Secretary) on 020 8658 0908 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Entry Fees : £96 per crew. Unlike previous years, we are not charging a deposit for the plastic bow numbers. However, any crew that fails to return its bow number undamaged within a month of the race will be charged £15.
Entries By 6pm Saturday 20th January 2018,only via BROE (now closed).
Pay through British Rowing Online Entry system or by bank transfer to the Quintin Boat Club account 30-92-01 00055969 or by cheque payable to Quintin Boat Club and sent to Malcolm Cook, 15 Seychelle Court, Foxgrove Road, Beckenham, Kent BR3 5XU. If you pay by bank transfer please email email@example.com to make it clear which crews you have paid for.
Crews withdrawing after close of entries will still be liable for their entry fees.
BROE will require each crew to specify the club from which it will be boating. Visiting crews must obtain the host club’s permission before entering. Please note that the allocation for visiting boats at the UL boathouse is now fully taken up.
The race will be limited to 250 crews. Last year we received more than 250 entries and had to refuse some of them. We will accept the first 250 paid entries.
If you wish to change the category of a crew that you have already entered, please do not withdraw it and re-enter it. Just email the Entries Secretary, who can easily change the category.
No crew that includes any juniors will be accepted without a mobile phone number for a responsible person who can be contacted in an emergency.
Refunds: If the race has to be cancelled because of unsafe conditions crews will be given a partial refund which will take account of costs that have already been incurred.