Approximately 4600m raced with the tide.
Following the race British Rowing was alerted to potential discrepancies between the Molesey (Cassells) crew as entered on the entry form and that which raced on the day. The coaches at Molesey subsequently confirmed to British Rowing that an administrative error had occurred during their entry process and that indeed the crew that raced was not the crew that was entered. It is therefore, with regret, the decision of the Quintin Head Race Committee that crew 13 Molesey (Cassells) be disqualified in accordance with British Rowing Rules of Racing rule 5-5-4a. As a Race Committee we would like to make it absolutely clear that we do not consider this situation to be one of “unsportsmanlike behaviour”, but one of administrative error.
Congratulations to both Imperial College and CUWBC, winners of Open and Women’s Championship events respectively, and to all other pennant winners.
Congratulations also to Westminster School and Marlow Rowing Club for winning the Quintin Hogg Memorial Prizes for boys and girls respectively for the fastest combined Junior results across all three age groups.
Thank you to all competitors - we hope you enjoyed the day. Once again, apart from the cold, the weather gods smiled on us - no rain during the race.
See you again next year!
Imperial College Boat Club - Overall and Open Championship Pennant Winners
Cambridge University Women's Boat Club - Fastest Women and Women's Championship Pennant Winners
2019 Entry Details
Boat Types : Eights only
Open and Women:
Senior : Championship, Senior, Intermediate & Development
Junior : J18, J16, J15
Masters : Masters B and all older categories
Coxes must be aged at least 14 on the day of the race.
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.
Quintin Hogg Memorial Prize: Thanks to the Quintin Hogg Memorial Fund (Quintin Boat Club's landlord) there will be two junior victor ludorum prizes of a CoxOrb Platinum – 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. Crews that enter as senior even though their age would allow them to enter as junior will not count. The prize will not be awarded if only one school or club has crews in all three age groups.
Marston's Club Prize: Thanks to Marston's plc there will be prizes for the fastest open and women's club (non-academic) crews, each consisting of a 24-pack of Marston's beer. In addition, Marston's are laying on a keg of Oxford Gold beer for the prizegiving.
Banding: Senior open and senior women’s crews will be banded as Championship, Senior, Intermediate or Development according to their Crew Ranking Index, but:
— A crew may opt to be banded as Championship by requesting it in BROE’s notes box for the crew.
— We reserve the right to put a crew in a higher band than is implied by its CRI.
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 top two bands than in the lower two.
Enquiries: to Malcolm Cook (Entries Secretary) on 020 8658 0908 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Entry Fees : £96 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 Saturday 19th January, only via BROE. Entries opened at noon on Tuesday 11 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 email@example.com 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 both the last two years the number of entries has reached the 250 limit before the deadline. We will accept the first 250 paid entries.
If you wish to change the category of a crew that you have already entered, please do not withdraw it and re-enter it. Just email the Entries Secretary, who can easily change the category.
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 three 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.