Competitors - Regulations

Events : Regulations : Access and Reporting : Trailer Access
Safety : Circulation on the Water : Child Protection
Sprint Eights : Victor Ludorum

Regulations

Racing

  1. The Regattas will be held in accordance with the British Rowing Rules of Racing and Row Safe Guide. Boats must also carry an Environment Agency registration plate to row on the Upper Thames, and display the British Rowing Identification. This consists of the three-letter club code followed by the three-digit fleet number (including zeros). All boats taking part in this event have to be licensed, either in advance through the EA/British Rowing Block Scheme, or through purchase of a day license directly from the EA. Ensure you allow sufficient time for purchase of your boat license.
  2. The Regattas will be rowed three abreast, downstream towards Kingston Bridge. Junior 14 2x and 1x and all younger events will be raced two abreast. 
  3. The Amateur Regatta will be raced over 1,000 metres from stake boats. The Borough Regatta will be raced over 500 metres with a free start.
  4. Mixed-sex crews must have at least 50% female competitors.
  5. In the event of changes in the river conditions, the Race Committee may change the degree of stagger at the finish. If this happens an announcement will be made.

Events and Entrance Fees

  1. The Regatta Committee reserves the right to withdraw an event and refund the entry fee, or to promote crews to the next senior event if there are insufficient entries. In the event of over-subscription to an event, priority will be given to early entries that have fully paid the entry fee. Please indicate on BROE if you do NOT want an entry to be raised to a higher status or age-group.
  2. The Borough Regatta committee will endeavour to accommodate crews whose status has changed as a result of a win at the Amateur regatta.   If this is not possible, entry fees will be returned.
  3. The entrance fee is £15 per seat, except the Jubilee Sprints:
    Eights   120
    Fours and Quads   60
    Pairs & Doubles   30
    Sculls   15
    There are no charges for coxwains.

    All entry fees must be paid using BROE.

  4. In the unlikely event of late regatta cancellation, one entry fee per competitor will be retained to cover costs.

Administration

  1. Entries must be submitted via BROE.
  2. Competitors who are racing in finals must present their racing licences before racing, and those who win qualifying events will have their cards updated before being returned.  Trophies will be withheld until licences for the whole crew have been updated.
  3. No competitor may represent more than one Club on one day of the Regatta.
  4. No competitor may race in more than one event within a division; they may race in one event in each division on each day. Note that any person rowing in any of Nov.1x, W.Nov.1x, Nov.2x or W.Nov.2x will not be allowed to take part in any other event.
  5. Details of boat sharing must be provided via BROE. Where possible, these will be catered for in the first round. Thereafter, although every effort will be made to avoid clashes, it is at the entrants’ risk.
  6. Competitors must supply their own boats and blades.
  7. Coxes are responsible for supplying their own weights if required.
  8. Boating facilities will be provided on the Middlesex bank, above Kingston Bridge.  Parking will be available for boat trailers, and separately for cars.  The Regatta will endeavour to ensure the security of all equipment, but cannot accept responsibility in this respect.  All competitors and clubs should insure their property and make their own arrangements for its safety. For SATNAV: key in KT1 4AA.

Health & Safety

  1. Crew instructions, safety instructions and a map of the course with the circulation pattern are available on this website. It is expected and required that competitors and those in charge of them (if juniors) will be fully familiar with the safety directions before boating.
  2. Clubs are responsible to ensure competitors are fit to row.

Child Protection

  1. Anyone observing apparent child abuse or inappropriate behaviour should report it to Race Control/the Regatta Welfare Officer who will respond to the matter according to the BR Safeguarding and Protecting Children Policy.

Entries

  1. Entries must be received, via BROE, by 10.00 am on Monday 3 July 2017.
  2. Crews that notify the Entries Secretary that they wish to withdraw after entries close are still liable to pay the entry fee.

Regulations

  1. Crews that fail to comply with these Regulations; the Access, Reporting, and Boating Instructions; or the On The Water Safety Instructions will be liable to a penalty.

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