The HoRR Committee met on 7 April to consider, amongst other matters, the subject of a possible part-refund of entry fees. As – unlike in 2013 – we had incurred almost all the costs of an “ordinary” race before the abandonment was declared, there is correspondingly less available for distribution.

The amount of a possible refund would be no more than £15 per crew. Clearly, the cost of time, effort and charges make this uneconomic to pay out, and the Committee has therefore undertaken to reduce next year’s entry fee to £80.00. This will apply to 2015 only, and will be available to all clubs entering the Race. The usual acceptance criteria will apply.