• Entries must be submitted via the British Rowing Online Services. Please complete a British Rowing Online entry form
    (Overseas and SARA crews see note below before completing an British Rowing Online entry form)

  • Payment may be made online or by cheque made payable to "Women's Eights Head of the River Race." Payment must be received by close of entries for a crew to be accepted.
  • OVERSEAS and SCOTTISH (SARA) CREWS - Contact British Rowing (onlineentry@britishrowing.org) & give your club details and the names of your competing crews. British Rowing will register your details, enabling you to enter online through British Rowing Online Services.

    If you are a visiting crew to the Tideway, please read the notes to visiting crews before submitting your entry.


  • The Women's Head accepts women's crews only. Men are allowed to compete only as coxes.
  • Entries for all categories (excluding Masters) will be accepted including J15 oarswomen or coxes (minimum age 14 on 1st September 2014). However any member of the crew who is under 15 on the day of the race must have raced in a Tideway HORR in 2015 before competing in the WEHORR on 14 March 2015, thereby showing experience of competing on the Tideway. Any competitors who are aged 14 on race day will only be allowed to compete if they have fulfilled this requirement for safety reasons.

    Coaches must inform the Entries Secretary which HORR race the crew will be competing in prior to the WEHORR. The dates of birth of all J15 competitors will be checked and confirmation sought that the crew has raced in the HORR stated by the coach.
  • Novice Crews: All entries secretaries must include confirmation in the notes field of the entry that at least 6 of the 9 members of the crew (rowers and cox) have competed in at least one regatta or head race run under British Rowing rules prior to racing in the WEHoRR.
  • Front-loader (bow-coxed) boats are not allowed.

The Women's Head is run in accordance with British Rowing's Rules of Racing. More information is available from British Rowing.


  • Entries will close at 8pm on Thursday 19th February or when 320 entries are accepted, whichever occurs first.
  • Please note that entries will close on a Thursday this year (not Friday as in previous years). This is to allow time to liaise with British Rowing in case there are any problems with the Online Entries system.
    Unfortunately, late entries cannot be accepted. Please also note that we do not run a waiting list.
  • The start order will be published shortly after entries close. During the following 72-hour period, crews will be able to notify the Entries Secretary of any errors to the entry(s). During this time the Online Entries system will be frozen so that no substitutions can be made. Only errors with regard to Pennants (Club, University, etc.) can be corrected during this time.
    It is the responsibility of the crew to ensure that they have been entered into the correct Pennant category. Any Pennant-related errors or omissions notified to the organisers after the 72-hour period will not be changed.
  • After the 72-hour period, the Online Entries system will be opened again so that changes to crew order and substitutions under the British Rowing Rules of Racing, 2-3-4, can be made. Any substitutions which would change more than half of the crew will only be permitted on the basis of medical evidence produced by the crew or its club and must be agreed with the Entries Secretary.
  • After the draw, any substitutions which create a higher status crew will automatically move the crew to Elite (so remaining eligible for the Head Pennant and given a finish position). No Pennant category changes can be made other than dropping out of a category (e.g. becoming ineligible for the Club Pennant due to substitutions made).


  • A minimum of 4 crews must enter and 3 must row for any award to be presented. However, this may be waived at the Committee's discretion.  Each case will be taken on its merits.
  • No crew may win more than one WEHoRR award.
  • In the event of a tie, the higher-numbered crew takes precedence.

All enquiries about entries should directed to: Entries Secretary Mrs Emma Austin Tel: 020 8543 5281
Email: entrysec@wehorr.org

Entries for the 2015 race are now closed

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