Race photographs are available from Ben Rodford Photography
Next year's race will be on Saturday, 23rd January 2021, starting (provisionally) at 11:00 am.
Congratulations to all this year's winners and thank you to all competitors for making the event a success. We hope to see you all again next year.
Update 23 Jan
Because of the quantity of land water coming from the upriver Thames, at low tide the stream has been turning considerably later than predicted in the tide tables. We have been closely monitoring this and have decided to delay the start of the race by 15 minutes to 12:15. All crews will now have to be in their marshalling positions by 12:05 rather than the 11:50 set out in the competitors' instructions.
Update 13 Jan
It is now confirmed that each of the two junior victor ludorum prizes will be a CoxOrb Platinum from Active Tools.
Update 10 Jan
We now have so many paid entries on the waiting list that crews at the bottom of the list are very unlikely to get a place in the race. We have therefore suspended BROE2 for new entries. Until 6pm on 17 Jan crews already entered may make unlimited changes and any unpaid crews may pay if they wish to be added to the waiting list.
Update at 5pm 4 Jan
As per the entry information below and on BROE2, we are accepting the first 250 paid entries. We now have more than 250 paid entries. There are bound to be withdrawals before the close of entries on 17 January. Any crews that pay now that the 250 limit is reached will be put on a waiting list. Crews that withdraw before the close of entries will then be replaced by crews on the waiting list in the order in which they paid.
Approximately 4800m raced with the tide.
Boat Types : Eights only
Categories for Open and Women:
Senior : Championship, Senior, Intermediate 1, Intermediate 2 & Development
Junior : J18, J16, J15
Masters : Masters B and all older categories
Coxes must be no younger than J15.
Prizes: Medals for all members of crews winning a category with 3 or more entries.
Masters categories with fewer than 3 entries may be combined with other masters categories and decided on handicap.
Banding: Senior open and senior women’s crews will be banded according to their Crew Ranking Index, but:
— a crew may opt to be banded as Championship (the top band) by ticking the box provided in BROE.
— we may put a crew in a higher band than is implied by its CRI if we consider such a move would make the band allocation fairer. In assessing such moves we may particularly take note of CRIMax.
The dividing lines between the bands will depend on how all the CRIs are distributed and will not be decided until entries have closed. There will not be equal numbers of crews in each band. We expect to put fewer crews in the higher bands than in the lower ones.
Junior victor ludorum:Thanks to the trustees of the Quintin Hogg Memorial Fund (Quintin Boat Club's landlord) there will be two junior victor ludorum prizes of a CoxOrb Platinum from Active Tools – one for boys and one for girls. For each gender the prize will go to the school or club with the fastest total time for its J18, J16 & J15 crews. If a school or club has more than one crew in an age group the time of its fastest crew will count..
Enquiries: to Malcolm Cook (Entries Secretary) on 020 8658 0908 or e-mail email@example.com
Entry Fees : £100 per crew. Any crew that fails to return its bow number undamaged within a month of the race will be charged £15.
Entries: By 6pm Friday 17th January, only via BROE.
Opened for entries at noon on Tuesday 10 December.
Pay through BROE or by bank transfer to the Quintin Boat Club account 30-92-01 00055969 or by cheque payable to Quintin Boat Club and sent to Malcolm Cook, 15 Seychelle Court, Foxgrove Road, Beckenham, Kent BR3 5XU. If you pay by bank transfer please email firstname.lastname@example.org to make it clear which crews you have paid for.
Crews withdrawing after close of entries will still be liable for their entry fees.
BROE will require each crew to specify the club from which it will be boating. Visiting crews must obtain the host club’s permission before entering.
The race will be limited to 250 crews. In recent years the race ahs been over-subscribed. We will accept the first 250 paid entries.
No crew that includes any juniors will be accepted without a mobile phone number for a responsible person who can be contacted in an emergency on the day of the race.
Substitutes: When we publish the start order we will also publish the highest CRI in each of the lower four bands for senior open and senior women’s crews. If a crew in one of those bands makes substitutions after the close of entries which take its CRI to more than 125% of the highest in that band the crew will be ineligible for the band prize but will still be eligible for the overall prize.
Refunds: If the race has to be cancelled because of unsafe conditions crews will be given a partial refund which will take account of costs that have already been incurred.
Raced under British Rowing Rules of Racing and in accordance with Row Safe and the Tideway Code of Practice.