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.

 

Prizes

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.

 

 

 

Entries

 

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:

                             http://www.britishrowing.org/competing/online-entry

 

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:

 

C.D.RICHES

SCHOOLS` HEAD RACE

WESTMINSTER SCHOOL

17, DEAN`S YARD

LONDON

SWI P 3PB

 

TELEPHONE AND ONLINE  ENTRIES ARE NOT POSSIBLE

 

If you have an urgent query, or wish to confirm that your entry has been received please email david.riches@westminster.org.uk        

 

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

 

    School/club Name:   …………………………………………………………                         

 

Eights                                  Number                                                                               

 

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                              ____

 

Quads

School/Junior Coxless               ____

School Junior Girls coxless        ____

 

Fours

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:

 

SCHOOL/CLUB:

 

NAME:

 

MOBILE:

EVENING:

 

E/MAIL:

     

      

Entry Fees

 

           Eights            x £95=                                                                                                     

 

            Quads/Fours x £50=                                                                                                     

 

 

                                           TOTAL:                                                                                         

 

 

I enclose a cheque payable to THE SCHOOLS' HEAD RACE

 

I enclose completed British Rowing entry forms for all crews

 

 

Boating Arrangements

 

The above crews will be boating from  ………………………………………………                     

 

I have contacted the above club and have their permission.

 

 

Declaration

 

I have read the rules and conditions of entry, and certify that this entry complies with those rules and conditions. 

       

                        Signed:       …………………………………………..                  

 

 

 

Address for Entries:

C.D.Riches

Westminster school

17, Dean`s Yard

WESTMINSTER

SW1P 3PB

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reminders

 

 

BOAT IDENTIFICATION

 

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. 

 

 

Boating Arrangements

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE COMMITTEE