URGENT and IMPORTANT - To All Competitors

Firstly thank you for your support to Marlow Regatta.  Our aim is to provide enjoyable, fair and well organised racing.  

You will be aware that because of the Olympic Games site restrictions the organisation of the Regatta in 2012 will be VERY DIFFERENT - It will be like a riverside regatta

Moreover a very large entry will compound the site problems and we ask for your cooperation, patience and support to make the regatta a success

Please ensure ALL CREWS UNDERSTAND THE FOLLOWING:

1.        BOATING:    

We have NO USE of the traditional boating area and rafts by Eton Boathouse

Boating will be into the return lake near the start

Boating will be 'TIDEWAY' style - there are NO RAFTS  

The boating area is VERY stony as well as wet and all competitors will need wellingtons or hard soled shoes

Each crew must have a support person when boating to help and collect boots and when returning to hand out boots - the ground is NOT suitable for bare feet.

There are NO TEMPORARY RACKS - you will need enough trestles for all boats

2.        WARM-UP

There will be very little opportunity to warm up on the lake once boated.  Crews must warm up on land

3.        SUPPORT

There is no access whatsoever for spectators past the 1500m point.  Your crews will have no support in the last 500m

Similarly coaches will not be allowed past 1500m on the island  

There will be no PA commentary - All commentary will be on Regatta Radio 87.9 fm

There may be construction work in progress.  Please take care
 

The 2012 Site Map can be downloaded here

It is important that you understand that this year's regatta will be difficult but with your cooperation and forbearance I am sure it will be a success              

By Mike Spencer-Jones
10th Jun, 4:43pm
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