HEAD OF THE RIVER RACE 2017
GENERAL ENTRY INSTRUCTIONS
(Under British Rowing Rules)
THE RACE from Mortlake to Putney
WILL START AT 1415 GMT ON SATURDAY 25th MARCH 2017
ENTRIES WILL BE OPEN
ENTRY FOR HORR 2017
Entry will again be through British Rowing On-Line Entry ONLY. It is essential that all Scottish clubs read very carefully the references to them on the Note to British Captains and that Overseas Clubs read the instructions for them on Notes and Entry Regulations for Overseas Clubs.
Only 400 crews will be accepted. For this reason, entries of crews which appear to be more suited to the Vesta Veterans’ HOR may be refused.
CREW NAMES AND CLASSIFICATIONS – SUBSTITUTES – SCRATCHING
Names of crews entered may be inspected after 4 March on application to the Hon. Secretary. Names of substitutes (maximum FOUR only apart from the coxswain) who are to row in the Race must be notified through the British Rowing on-line system ONLY up to one hour before the start of the Race. There will be a facility at Race HQ on Race day for crews without access to the internet.
To avoid problems on Race day, you are strongly urged to check by 17 March that any potential substitutes are properly BR-registered.
The new personal ranking system requires that the exact make-up of every crew is recorded. Therefore, your failure to record all substitutions will very likely result in the mis-allocation of ranking points when the new system goes live. Accordingly, any failure to record substitutions that requires the after-Race attention of HORR may well attract action under British Rowing Rules of Racing 2.7.3 and 2.7.5.
Notice of withdrawal (“scratching”) should be given to the Hon. Secretary in writing or, if this is not possible, by telephone before the start of the Race. For 2017, any club/crew not complying will be liable to be excluded at the Draw for places in 2018.
CAPTAINS ARE REMINDED THAT WOMEN MAY ONLY COMPETE IN THE RACE AS COXSWAINS
(Scottish Rowing Clubs please note)
BOW-STEERED EIGHTS ARE NOT PERMITTED
Any crew failing to comply with either of the above regulations is liable to disqualification.
REGULATIONS AND INSTRUCTIONS
Full instructions for crews will be posted on this website by the Chief Marshal not later than 1 February. It is the Club’s responsibility to read these.
Official Empacher and linen numbers will be distributed as usual ; they will be delivered to host clubs at least 24 hours before Race time , and therefore only crews boating from Putney need to collect theirs from Race HQ at Ranelagh Sailing Club. Equally, it is essential that any change in a crew’s host club is notified to the Secretary in good time . This page will list host clubs for all entrants after 10 March.
a) up to 2000 on Race Day, to Ranelagh Sailing Club
A charge of THIRTY POUNDS may be made for each number lost or damaged.
ACCOMMODATION AND PARKING
The Head of the River Race cannot assist in the provision of accommodation, or the loan of boats or oars. It is the responsibility of all visiting crews to make their own arrangements for boats, changing, embarkation and disembarkation directly with Tideway clubs and in particular with respect to any required loan or hire of boats or equipment.
No club should attempt to embark without having previously arranged to do so with the Tideway club whose facilities they wish to use.The Hon. Secretary must be informed of the boating arrangements of all non-Tideway crews. If this information is not supplied, the entry will be rejected.
Clubs are strongly advised to arrange to boat from and return to Chiswick, as the number of crews permitted to boat from Putney will again be limited by the Police, and the parking of trailers severely restricted.
Permits for access to Putney will not be granted to trailers of overseas clubs
Will be displayed at Putney Embankment clubs and elsewhere as they become available.
Results will also be available by electronic means; site addresses will be listed in the Official Programme
The prize-giving will take place at London Rowing Club in April 2017, by invitation.