School's Head 2013
Thursday 7th March, Start: 1300
Course: Chiswick Bridge to Putney [4.25 miles]
- Final Results
- Preliminary Results now available! Any queries to the race organiser. Many thanks to all involved.
- Start List and Instructions for Coaches and Crews added.
- Documentation updated, see sidebar.
- A summary of entries for the 2013 School's Head is now available here.
Rules of Racing
This event is run under British Rowing Rules with these special conditions:
- 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.
- No composite entries are allowed or "flags of convenience" crews.
- 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.
- All competitors must have attained their 13th birthday.
- 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: http://www.britishrowing.org/competing/online-entry
Eights: £100, Fours: £50
Cheques payable to THE SCHOOLS' HEAD RACE
Entry forms/fees and all enquiries should be directed to the following address:
SCHOOLS' HEAD RACE
17, DEAN`S YARD
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 email@example.com
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 Youyube.
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.