THE SCHOOLS' HEAD OF THE RIVER RACE 2012
Date of Event: Tuesday 20th March 2012
Course: Chiswick Bridge to Putney [4.25 miles] Start: 1415
Deadline for entries: FIRST POST Friday 2nd March
Entries are invited for the following categories:
EIGHTS: Championship Eights FOURS: School/Junior Coxed
School first Eights NEW School/Junior Coxless NEW
School/Junior 2nd 8o Junior 16 Coxed
School/Junior 3rd 8o School/Junior Girls Coxed
School/Junior Girls Coxless NEW
J16 Championship Eights J16 Girls Coxed
J16 First Eights Junior under 15 coxed
J16 Second Eights QUADS:
J15 Championship Eights School/Junior coxless
J15 First Eights School/junior Girls coxless
J 15 Second Eights
Championship Girls Eights
J16 Girls Eights
J15 Girls Eights
The event is run under British Rowing Rules with these special Conditions:
1. All Participants in the race must be in full-time education in schools or sixth-form colleges, and must be 18 or younger on the day of the race.
2. No composite entries are allowed or flags of convenience crews.
3. A significant aim of the Schools Head [taking place on a School day] is to promote rowing in schools. For this reason clubs may enter a crew composed of rowers who satisfy Rule 1 above, but only where such rowers attend schools which have no existing active boat club.
Entries from clubs must indicate schools/sixth-form colleges attended, beside the name of each competitor, on the British rowing entry form.
A number of clubs have misunderstood this rule in the past.
4. All competitors must have attained their 13th birthday.
5. A club may only enter a 2nd or 3rd crew if a genuine first crew has been entered.
It is a condition of entry that all those taking part are competent swimmers. The committee take every precaution to ensure the safety of competitors, but is not to be held responsible for accidents.
The fastest Eight will receive the Head Trophy and a pennant. All other winning crews receive pennants. Individual medals will be awarded to all members of winning crews. The second and third crews in Championship events will be awarded silver and bronze medals.
The Thames Team Trophy will be awarded to the school with the fastest aggregate time of any three eights.
Please make your entries on the summary entry form enclosed. A GB rowing entry form PROPERLY COMPLETED, INCLUDING AGES, REGISTRATION NUMBERS, AND SCHOOL NAMES MUST BE ENCLOSED FOR EACH CREW ENTERED.
This form may be downloaded from the British Rowing site:
Entry Fees: Eights £95, Fours £50
Cheques payable to THE SCHOOLS' HEAD RACE
Details and entry forms for this year's race are enclosed. Entry forms/fees and all enquiries should be directed to the following address:
SCHOOLS` HEAD RACE
17, DEAN`S YARD
SWI P 3PB
If you have an urgent query, or wish to confirm that your entry has been received please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Race details will appear on the Schools Head Web site at: www.wsbc.org.uk/shorr
SUMMARY ENTRY FORM
The Schools' Head of the River Race 2012
Tuesday 20th March 1415
Championship 8o ___
School First Eight ___
School/Jun 2nd 8o ___
School/Jun 3rd 8o
J16 Championship 8o ____
J16 First Eight ____
J16 Second 8o ____
J15 Championship 8o ____
J15 First 8o _____
J 15 2nd 8o ____
Championship Girls 8o ___
J16 Girls 8o ____
J15 Girls 8o ____
School/Junior Coxless ____
School Junior Girls coxless ____
School/Junior Coxed ____
School/Junior Coxless ____
Junior Under 16 coxed ____
School/Junior Girls coxed ____
School/Junior Girls coxless ____
J16 Girls coxed ____
Junior Under 15 coxed ____
Thames Team Trophy: tick here if eligible ____
Please provide contact details:
Eights x £95=
Quads/Fours x £50=
I enclose a cheque payable to THE SCHOOLS' HEAD RACE
I enclose completed British Rowing entry forms for all crews
The above crews will be boating from
I have contacted the above club and have their permission.
I have read the rules and conditions of entry, and certify that this entry complies with those rules and conditions.
Address for Entries:
17, Dean`s Yard
It is now a British Rowing rule that ALL boats must display standard boat identification.
Further details can be obtained from British rowing.
All coxes should have watched the Tideway coxing video which may be accessed on youtube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSl8XiXfpng&playnext=1&list=PL8A215001684784E1&index=36
As before, we would like to remind coaches that the 3rd Eights event is for genuine 3rd Eights, and not an alternative J16 event
All crews should adhere to the Row safe code and note the following:
The Committee emphasise that rowing on the Tideway is very different from rowing on still or non-tidal waters. Good coxing and watermanship are essential if the race is to be an event which is safe and enjoyable for all participants. We therefore urge coaches to use their discretion in making their entries, and consider whether weaker crews should be entered. We also remind them that it is permissible to use coxes who are older than the age group they are coxing.
We would encourage you to make the same arrangements as you did last year, although boating at St. Pauls will be severely restricted. More boating capacity is available at Emanuel and at Barn Elms. High Tide will be around 1300 .
You MUST contact the club where you intend to boat in good time, and indicate your boating arrangements on the entry form, in the space provided.
The 2013 race will take place on Tuesday 7th March at 1400