INFORMATION FOR COMPETITORS - 2019
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This year's regatta takes place on Saturday 3rd August

BROE is now open for entries

A summary of the information on this page is in the Regatta Notice - you can download it via the link at the bottom of the page.

The regatta will run in two divisions as usual: this means you can comfortably race to a final in two events during the day, to make the most of your trip to Henley.  Doubling up within a division is entirely at your risk, and we don't adjust the timetable to accommodate it.  We will reject at the draw any entry that depends on an individual competing in more than two events in a division.

Division 1 will run from about 9am to 2pm, Division 2 from about 2pm to 7pm. The course runs for 800m upstream: approximately from 'Old Blades' to the 'Hole in the Wall'.

Entries for Senior events (Open, Women's, Mixed) events will be banded based on Ranking Points data. We would expect eights to be split into two or three bands, and all other boat types into up to five bands.

Experienced, top-end fours and quads should expect to race coxless, and less-experienced novice fours and quads should plan to race with a cox.  If you don't follow this guidance, you're unlikely to have any opposition.

Junior and Masters events continue to be classified by age: Masters events will be handicapped if necessary.

Visit the Safety/Welfare page for important competitor and river user information.

ENTRIES CLOSE at Noon on SATURDAY 27th JULY

EVENT SCHEDULE

BOAT TYPE

DIVISION 1

DIVISION 2

Eights

Open 8+

Women's Alumni 8+

Women 8+

Open Alumni 8+

Fours*

Women 4-/4+

Mixed 4+

Open 4-/4+

O&W Masters 4-

Quads*

Women 4x-/4x+

O&W Junior 4x-

Open 4x-/4x+

O&W Masters 4x-

O&W Junior 15 4x+

Pairs

Open 2-

Women 2-

Double Sculls

Open 2x

O&W Masters 2x

O&W J14-16 2x

Women 2x

O&W Junior 2x

Mixed 2x

Single Sculls

Women 1x

Open 1x

O&W J14-16 1x

* We would expect top-end fours and quads to be coxless, and less-experienced crews to be coxed. 

ENTRY INFORMATION

A. RESTRICTIONS ON ENTRIES

1.       If there are less than THREE entries for any Masters category, they may be combined with an adjacent category, and a handicap will be applied. State clearly when you enter on BROE if you do not wish to be re-allocated in this way.

2.       Competitors who enter more than one event in a Division do so at their own risk, and no-one (including coxswains) will be allowed to enter more than two events in a Division.

3.       Doubling up (including coxswains) and boat sharing within a Division must be clearly notified on the entry: we cannot guarantee it will be accommodated.

4.       Mixed crews must comprise an equal number of male and female competitors (excluding coxes).

5.       Alumni Eights must contain a minimum of 6 alumni of the relevant institution.

6.       All competitors must be registered with British Rowing.

B. SUBMITTING ENTRIES

1.       Entries close on Saturday 27th July at 12 Noon.  We do not accept late entries.

2.       Entries, including payment of entry fees, must be made via BROE.

3.       Unpaid entries will not be included in the Draw.

C. THE DRAW

1.       The draw will take place at Henley Rowing Club on Sunday 28th July.

2.       Senior (Open, Women's, Mixed) events will be banded at the time of the draw, using Ranking Points as a guide.  If competitors believe their Ranking Points do not fairly reflect their potential, they should explain this to us in an email BEFORE entries close on 27th July.  We make no commitment to adjust a crew's banding AFTER the draw.

3.       The Committee reserves the right to refuse an entry without giving a reason.

D. RACING                                                                                        

1.       Vehicles towing boat trailers will be admitted free: all other vehicles will be charged for parking.

2.       You must register on regatta day at least 45 minutes before the time of your first race.

3.       All competitors must bring their Racing Licences with them to the regatta.

4.       All boats must carry a 6-digit id in accordance with BR Rule of Racing 7-2-8-f.

5.       Coxes must provide their own deadweight.

Any questions regarding entries can be made to the Entries Secretary, Rod Murray: in the first instance, e-mail entries@henleytownregatta.org.uk

Under the new BR Framework, you only gain Ranking Points for your best event (in a given discipline) in the day.  For instance, if you race in a double in one Division, then in a quad or single in the other, you only get RPs for one of those events.  Similarly you can mix and match between eights, fours and pairs.  Doubling up within a Division is at your risk.


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