Race Information


Message from the Chief Umpire

Safety is paramount in any event but particularly on the tideway which is wide and fast-flowing. Crews are often unaware how quickly they can get into difficulty. However, there is always a feeling of “it couldn’t happen to me;” believe me it can.

The organising committee take every possible precaution to ensure the safety of all competitors. However, it is your responsibility to ensure that your boat is safe to train and compete in. Please remember to check any boat you row in, including borrowed boats.

Control Commission will be implemented at all main boating areas prior to the race.  Please ensure that your boat complies with the safety rules as you will not be allowed to boat until any identified fault is rectified.

Crew Competence – If a Club enters a crew which is deemed not to be sufficiently competent to race, the committee reserve the right to withdraw the crew from the race for their safety.

Please make sure that your boat complies with the rules for your safety and I hope all crews have an enjoyable race. Good luck!

Fiona Dennis
Chief Umpire

Entries for the 2015 race are now closed

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Please take note of any announcements made by the Control Commission personnel in your area. We will aim to advise crews 2hrs before the Race start time (i.e before crews go afloat) if the start of the race is in question and will also give a time (likely to be within the hour) whether the race will proceed or be cancelled. If you are in any doubt about going afloat please ask.

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