The 159th Marlow Regatta will take place on Saturday 21st June 2014 at Dorney Lake, Eton.
(Dates are provisional and await confirmation by the British Rowing events calendar co-ordinator)
Marlow Regatta is one of the multi-lane regattas in the British Rowing calendar, attracting a large entry from schools, clubs and universities from around the UK along with overseas crews who are preparing for Henley Royal Regatta.
It is an independent regatta that is organised by a committee of volunteers on behalf of the regatta Subscribers.
Summer is nearly around the corner and with it the chance to finally put whatever training you have managed this winter to the test and race side by side. There will be the usual regular 2/3 lane river regattas most weekends from the end of April through to September, but if you are aiming higher you will probably be targeting the larger multi-lane events in your build up to HRR, HWR, Nat Schools or Junior Championships. Normally that would just mean selecting your target multi-lane regattas, entering your event, waiting for the draw and then hoping you will be able to be one of the top 3 in your heat to progress to the next round (The traditional multi-lane regatta race format in the UK). But for 2014 you may need to think again, especially the seniors, or at least slightly differently, as at least 3 of the 5 pre-Henley Royal multi-lane regattas are offering different formats this year.
As a trial for the 2014 Marlow Regatta the Intermediate 3 Eights category is going to be run as three separate classes; Club, University and Schools. Intermediate 2 Eights and above will continue to be offered as a single class.
The full list of events, plus the order the events will be run and an outline timetable, will be published on the Regatta pages by the end of April.
A short, 3 minute video has been produced with scenes from the 2014 Thames Valley Trial Head. The link to the video is available from the TVTH pages.
2014 Marlow Regatta - Saturday 21st June
2015 Trial Head - Sunday 1st February